While Sam Mendes has yet to confirm that he’ll be returning to direct another Bond film, the signs are looking increasingly promising that the Skyfall helmer will take the reins on 007’s next outing.
According to long-term Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, Mendes already has an idea in place for a potential follow-up, although they themselves will be leaving the franchise after a five-film residency.
“We’re very happy to have done five Bond movies,” said Wade in an official statement. “I think we’ve gotten it to a good place. I know that John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with a plot for another one, which takes the pressure off because these films take up a lot of time.”
The duo worked on the scripts for all the Daniel Craig films, as well as The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day . They co-wrote Skyfall with Logan, giving them an opportunity to “go out on a high”.
Mendes has remained tight-lipped on his chances of returning, although with Skyfall smashing box office records left right and centre, we’d be surprised if Sony let him go without a fight. And, given that he’s come up with the idea for Bond 24, it should at least have his fingerprints over it…