List of directors revealed for James Bond 24

James Bond 24

The James Bond 24 director roulette has officially begun. News that Skyfall director Sam Mendes would leave the project due to his West End launch of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a stage production of King Lear has opened up various possibilities as to who would eventually take up the director’s chair on James Bond 24. Below is the list of directors who are rumored to be in the running for James Bond 24:

  • Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
  • Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
  • Tom Hooper (Les Misérables)
  • David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
  • Shane Black (Iron Man 3)

Of course, the clear fan-favorite choice would be Christopher Nolan as he has stated on several occasions that he is a fan of the franchise and is willing to direct a Bond movie at one point. Unfortunately, because of his commitments to interstellar and his desire to start with a new Bond actor makes it unlikely that he would be directing James Bond 24. However, Sony and Eon state that it will take time for a decision to be made on the next director as the studio are still meeting with potential directors and also negotiating a deal to extend Daniel Craig’s contract.

Does this mean that Sony and Eon are willing to wait for Sam Mendes to complete his commitments? Deadline seems to think so. The website reveals that “he [Mendes] and the producers got back in touch, and they’ve decided to wait for him to work through those other commitments. While Mendes looked doubtful, a bunch of names have been floated, from Ang Lee to Nicolas Winding Refn and Christopher Nolan. I’m not sure there is much validity to any of them, and not it is a moot point, because Mendes will be the director of the next Bond.” Sounds like Mendes will be the man at the director’s chair again.

Despite what you thought of Skyfall, I thought the film was a fantastic film and Mendes (along with cinematographer Roger Deakins) did a great job in making a Bond film that was both thrilling and beautiful at the same time. The only downside to all this, if Deadline’s story is accurate, is that we will have to wait a long time before we get another Bond film. Let’s just hope it’s not as long as the four-year gap between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

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