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Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24

Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24

Jul 11 2013, 11:36am CDT | by

Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24 for a 2015 release date. The 'Skyfall' director - who previously ruled himself out of helming the next instalment in the spy franchise - will return...

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Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24

Jul 11 2013, 11:36am CDT | by

Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24 for a 2015 release date.

The 'Skyfall' director - who previously ruled himself out of helming the next instalment in the spy franchise - will return as director of the next 007 adventure starring Daniel Craig, while 'Skyfall' screenwriter John Logan will pen the script.

The as-yet-untitled movie will be released in the UK on October 23, 2015, followed by its United States release two weeks later on November 6, 2015.

The filmmaker previously said he wouldn't return for Bond 24 due to his theatre commitments - which include a new West End musical production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - but he has recently been in talks with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson about returning to the franchise after they agreed to accommodate the film around his schedule.

In a statement, Mendes said: ''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.''

'Skyfall' became the most successful 007 movie of all time upon its release last year, taking over $1 billion at the global box office, as well as picking up two Oscars at the Academy Awards earlier this year.

The film earned the Best Original Song prize for 'Skyfall', written and performed by British superstar Adele, and also won Best Sound Editing.

The blockbuster movie saw Craig play 007 for a third time, while Javier Bardem played nemesis Silva and Dame Judi Dench reprised her role as M for a final time.

The film also introduced Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.

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BBC/PBS Period Drama ‘Call The Midwife’ Given Season 5 Order

Nov 3 2014 5:05am CST | Source: Deadline

Popular period medical drama Call The Midwife has received a fifth season order as filming on its fourth season wraps. The BBC One series, which airs on PBS in the U.S., is produced by Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and has been one of the most-watched dramas in Britain with all three runs to date averaging over 10M viewers per episode (delayed viewing included). The season 3 UK premiere last January was the highest-rated ever of the show ...
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4 weeks ago

Magic Faraway Tree Film Planned

Oct 21 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptationGenerally, the adaptations in Sam Mendes cinematic career to date have been heavier dramas or the violent likes of Road To Perdition. But for a new producing job, he’s shepherding a much more whimsical story to the screen, overseeing work on a film of Enid Blyton’s book The Magical Faraway Tree.Blyton’s series of four novels, The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Fol ...
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6 weeks ago

BOND 24 Finds Its ‘Iconic Henchman’!!

Oct 13 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: aintitcool

A new antagonist to stalk 007 in the November 2015 release. Read the full article on AICN A month or two ago we learned that the next James Bond movie was looking to cast “an iconic henchman” - a la Jaws, or Handjob Oddjob. Via LR comes words that this role has now been filled by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Dave Bautista.   I’ve previously said here on the site, and Tweeted as well (which apparently makes thoughts *thatmuch* more important these days), that Bautista was the stand-out surprise ...
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6 weeks ago

Dave Bautista Cast As Villain In ‘Bond 24′

Oct 13 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Wrestler Dave Bautista is going from Marvel to martinis. The Guardians of the Galaxy star has reportedly be cast as a major henchman named Hinx in Sam Mendes’ Bond 24. The film starts filming in December aimed at a November 6, 2015 release. Latino Review broke the news of the Bond 24 villain casting. Bautista fits the description producers gave a few weeks back about what they were looking for in the Bond 24 villain: We are looking to follow in the tradition of JAWS and ODDJOB in findin ...
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6 weeks ago

Is Dave Bautista On For Bond 24?

Oct 13 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's rumoured for henchman HinxAs with the Lea Seydoux reports from Friday, today's Bond 24 news remains unconfirmed by any official word from EON. But reports are coming in that Dave Bautista has also scored a role in the as-yet untitled Bond 24. If Latino Review's secret sources are accurate, we can expect to see the former wrestler as a henchman called Hinx.As per the casting call, Sam Mendes and his team were looking for someone " ...
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6 weeks ago

Dave Bautista For Bond 24?

Oct 13 2014 3:32am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Rumoured for henchman HinxAs with the Lea Seydoux "reveal" from Friday, this remains unconfirmed until official word from EON. But reports are coming in that Dave Bautista has also scored a role in the as-yet untitled Bond 24. If Latino Review's secret sources are accurate, we can expect to see the former wrestler as a henchman called Hinx.As per the casting call, Sam Mendes and his team were looking for someone "ideally over 6'2"... ...
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6 weeks ago

Lea Seydoux Confirmed for Femme Fatale Role in James Bond 24

Oct 10 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: First Showing

Briefly: After being rumored back in August, it appears Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux will be taking a role in the still untitled James Bond 24. Baz Bamigboye, who has a sterling record when it comes to James Bond movie news, reports Seydoux is now signed to take a "femme fatale" role in the next 007 adventure sated for release on November 6th, 2015. Production is supposed to begin before the end of the year with Daniel C ...
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6 weeks ago

Léa Seydoux Tipped as Femme Fatale in ‘Bond 24′

Oct 10 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Let’s say it: Bond is the Warmest Color. OK, that’s out of the way. Bond 24 is set to shoot in just over a month under the direction of Sam Mendes, and now we may have the first official new cast member. Léa Seydoux, of Blue is the Warmest Color and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (above), will reportedly have a prominent role in the film.  Baz Bamigboye at The Daily Mail reports vague details of Lea Seydoux in Bond 24, saying she has signed on for the fi ...
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7 weeks ago

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Richard III In The Hollow Crown

Oct 1 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

And Sherlock's Andrew Scott will be King Louis in Henry VI Part 2Now is the winter of our Benedict content, made glorious summer by this new look at Sir Cumber of Batch playing Richard III as part of the new cycle of the Beeb’s The Hollow Crown. For this second set of Shakespeare adaptations – subtitled The Wars Of The Roses – we’ll see Richard’s tale plus the two parts of Henry VI.And in addition to Cumberbatch, the cast for this new set of films features a typically r ...
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