Saturday, January 09, 2010

Director Sam Mendes to be a Consultant on the new Bond movie (Will he be the Director?)

James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are in final negotiations with CAA for director Sam Mendes to come on as a consultant to the 23rd James Bond film (as yet untitled). There is still no official confirmation if he is going to be the director or just a consultant.

Bond#23 is currently in pre-production for release in 2011 whose story begins after Quantum Of Solace. Bond actor Daniel Craig has already announced months ago that the filming shall commence late 2010. According to writer Nikki Finke, Craig is "insisting" on Mendes' hiring because the actor was stung by criticism of the last Bond film. (And Sam directed Daniel in Road To Perdition.) Oscar-winner Peter Morgan with Quantum Of Solace and Casino Royale alumni Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, is writing the script for the latest film.

Being a champion of numerous Best director awards, Sam Mendes is best known for his work as the director of American Beauty (which won him the Academy Awards Best Director), Road to Perdition, Jarhead, and Revolutionary Road.


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