Sam Mendes keert toch terug voor Bond 24

Sam Mendes

Het is 007-producenten Michael G. Wilson en Barbara Broccoli toch gelukt om Sam Mendes te strikken om terug te keren naar de James Bond-franchise. Bond 24 wordt op 23 oktober 2015 uitgebracht in Engeland en op 6 november in Amerika. De 23ste James Bond film Skyfall bracht $1.1 miljard wereldwijd op en was de best bezochte film aller tijden in Engeland. Wilson en Broccoli zeiden:

“Following the extraordinary success of Skyfall, we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”

Mendes zei:

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.”

Gary Barber (Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) voegde toe:

“We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure. As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze.”

Michael Lynton (CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc) en Amy Pascal (Co-Chairman Sony Pictures) zeiden tenslotte:

“It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to Skyfall and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world.”