Skyfall was a massive success, and amazingly is still playing in some cinemas here in the UK. The 23rd Bond became the biggest British film of all time, and that success has given the almighty Bond a huge boost. Naturally talk of Bond 24 and 25 has been hitting headlines since Skyfall came out, but just who would be directing the next films?
Originally Bond 24 and 25 was planned as a two-part movie which would take some four year to make. Skyfall writer John Logan had been hired to write the next two films, and initially his plans were for a two-part film, but for a director like Mendes (who also directs theatre), four years was simply too long to commit to, and it sounds like Bond actor Daniel Craig felt the same: “You can’t write one movie thinking about the next. All we’re trying to do is get the next one sorted out and it’ll stand on its own and if I’m able I’ll do another one after that” said Craig back in October.
Now it would seem that Logan’s plans for a two-part Bond film have changed, and he is instead going to write two stand-alone films, something Mendes is interested in. The Daily Mail is also now reporting that Mendes is “75% ” ready to direct Bond 24, and this should be great news for fans.
Logan’s plans for Bond 24 are “in the form of two treatment papers outlining a rough idea of the plot.” Mendes wants to see the finished script before he commits to directing, but it is thought that Mendes, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig and a handful of MGM and Sony key executives have already seen the blueprint for the next script.
With Mendes already seeing the blueprint and saying he wants to see the finished script before committing, he is basically saying that he is pretty much onboard for directing Bond 24. We will just have to hope that Logan’s script is good enough to convince him to make it.
(Source: Daily Mail)