Bond 24 of course, is inevitable but not only because the most recent Bond film ‘Skyfall’ has grossed approximately $1.1 billion at the world wide box office but well, because it’s Bond. The more interesting question is who will direct the next Bond film?There has been much speculation in recent weeks, with various names mentioned in the context of Bond. One of the more popular rumours of course places Christopher Nolan behind the helm of a Bond film, his love of the franchise is clear through its influence on the Dark Knight trilogy and he’s proven himself an excellent film maker.
Other suggestions included both Ang Lee and Nicolas Winding Refn who directed the 2011 film ‘Drive’. All of this appears to have been nothing further than speculation as it is now being reported that Sony Pictures and MGM have started talks with none other than ‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes to return and direct the next Bond film.
It’s likely that the next Bond film would go into production in 2014 for an apparent release sometime during 2016. Unfortunately that will mean another four year gap between Bond, which is the length of time between ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’. More traditionally they’ve been a little closer together but if the quality of ‘Skyfall’ is maintained it’ll be worth the wait.
So while this isn’t an official announcement, it’s currently highly likely Mendes will be back for more. Assuming for some reason he decided not to, let us know your first pick for the next Bond film in the comments below.