Bond 24 director?

Bond 24 director?

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.




Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.