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Sam Mendes Explains To Charlie Rose His Return To 'Bond' Franchise

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10 Things We're Thankful For This Year – Sam Mendes' James Bond
When news broke that Sam Mendes would officially be returning as director for Bond 24 there was a huge feeling of relief among fans. Mendes and Bond star Daniel Craig are a match made in heaven; Skyfall proved that by being both a critical and box-office hit. Mendes recently chatted with talk show host Charlie Rose and revealed to him why he finally...

'Bond 24': Sam Mendes Officially Confirmed To Direct 'Skyfall' Sequel

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It’s been a long and rocky road to finally come to the day in which Skyfall director Sam Mendes is officially confirmed as the director of the as-yet untitled 24th James Bond film—as we’ve previously reported, Mendes deferred, stating his busy schedule wouldn’t allow it.  Then, it was reported that MGM was courting Mendes to return, and the director was open to negotiate.  And...

'Bond 24': Sam Mendes Is Still Ambiguous About Helming 'Skyfall' Sequel

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Following Skyfall’s staggering $1 billion success in worldwide box office receipts, it was certainly no surprise that Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson were fast-tracking the as-yet untitled Bond 24, with Daniel Craig and Skyfall screenwriter John Logan signed on to return.  Broccoli and Wilson...

Penelope Cruz Set to Join 'Bond 24'

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Though it feels like the paper isn't dry or even signed for Sam Mendes's return to James Bond, we're already getting casting notices for the film. It seems likely that Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris will definitely be returning, but the latest word is that Penelope Cruz will be joining the cast.

Sam Mendes May be in For Two More James Bond Films

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Last we heard, Sam Mendes was the front runner for directing Bond 24, following his billion dollar triumph with Skyfall. That might not be true, as it appears that Mendes won't just be back for the next Bond adventure... He may be making a trilogy.

'Bond 24': Sam Mendes May Be Returning After All

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There has been a wild flurry of news today related to Bond 24, the follow-up James Bond film to Sam Mendes’ smash hit, Skyfall.  First, it appeared that Nicholas Winding Refn, the director of Bronson, Drive, and Only God Forgives, was in the running to get the gig.  Just a bit later, a whole slew of directors...

10 Filmmakers Who Went Outside Their Comfort Zones

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10 Filmmakers Who Stepped Out Of Their Comfort Zone
Actors aren't the only ones who get typecast and put into a category. Prestigious filmmakers are almost always given projects that fit their signature work. You usually don't hear of a horror filmmaker directing a romantic comedy, per say. But every now and then, directors will venture outside of their comfort zones and shock us with something truly different, as Michael Bay is trying this...

'Bond 24': Sam Mendes Will Not Direct 'Skyfall' Sequel

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As recently as mid-February, news was coming from the James Bond camp that the director of Skyfall, Sam Mendes, would be returning to direct the as-yet unnamed 24th James Bond film.  Source noted that, following the extreme success of the film (high critical ratings, the highest box office grosses of any Bond film ever, two Academy Award wins and three more nominations), Mendes was...

'Skyfall' Director Sam Mendes Likely To Helm The Next Bond Film

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James Bond franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson infamously made a misstep following the success of Casino Royale by hiring Marc Forster to helm Quantum of Solace (the man simply can’t shoot his way out of a paper bag if a moving camera or action sequence is required); so it...

Danny Boyle Passes On Directing Next James Bond Film

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Since Skyfall has been showered with enormous success that its garnered in the box office, with critics and fans alike, we've all been curious to see who will be the next director to take on the reigns. After all, Sam Mendes and company did quite an impressive job with Skyfall, who would be the right person for the impending sequel? Well one thing's for sure,...

The 10 Things We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is nearly here, and there are a lot of things to be grateful for in the world of movies and television. We all like to poke fun at Hollywood for some of the crappy movies they invest in, and also some of the unfunny comedies that are still airing on TV, but the truth is we love this stuff. It's why we write about it. Thanksgiving is about reflecting and giving thanks, so...

'Skyfall' Sequel: Sam Mendes Is Developing The Next James Bond Film

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Some interesting James Bond news broke today—while Skyfall, the 23rd entry into the long-running James Bond franchise, is breaking Bond box office records and will likely go on to be the most successful (in unadjusted dollars) of the series, plans are already underway for the next film.

Interview: Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, and Producers Barbara Broccoli and...

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For the press conference, for Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson were on a victory lap after the huge opening the film has enjoyed internationally. You can tell when talent is feeling relaxed about their films, and it’s easy to see why with Skyfall. It’s a winner. Here’s our interview with the group.

'Skyfall' Enjoys Record-Breaking Opening Weekend Overseas

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While the American box office didn’t exactly set any records over the weekend—unless you count it as a new low (high?) in general audiences apathy towards forward-thinking flicks, seeing as how Cloud Atlas heavily crashed and burned—overseas, it was a different story.  In the European market, there was one name above all:  Bond, James Bond (ugh, forgive me for doing that, it...

Skyfall: Movie Review

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Skyfall offers the triumphant return of James Bond for his fiftieth anniversary. But Daniel Craig's Bond gets no pensioner's watch for his service,  instead he gets one of the best entries in the franchise. Offering one of the greatest casts and the best cinematography in the franchise's long history, Skyfall is the event blockbuster you...

'Skyfall' International Trailer: Javier Bardem's Hair Is Terrifying Once...

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While the domestic trailer for Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film and the third to star Daniel Craig, featured a more well-rounded look at the film’s plot and the relationship between Bond (Craig) and M (Judy Dench), the newest international trailer gives us more of a glimpse of Javier Bardem’s bizarrely coiffed new villain, Raoul Silva.  Once again, Javier Bardem...

'Skyfall' Gets An Official Poster, Adele To Perform Theme Song

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While the buzz continues to build around Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film and the third to star Daniel Craig, more and more tidbits about the film are breaking loose and falling our way.  Today, we have both the new domestic poster for the film, as well as information about the film’s theme song.

'Skyfall' Banner Highlights New James Bond Characters

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a great Bond film—2006’s Casino Royale was great fun, but 2008’s Quantum of Solace was hastily-edited silliness—and it looks like this year’s Skyfall may fit the bill for Bond excellence.  With Daniel Craig returning as 007, Javier Bardem showing up as an oddly-coifed Big Bad, and...

New 'Skyfall' International Trailer Features James Bond's Murder, Blond...

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Yesterday, we showed you the Olympic teaser for the 23rd James Bond flick, Skyfall, and now and now we have the full international trailer.  And despite the fact that it appears to have the exact same plot as the first Mission: Impossible film—a secret government agency loses the list of names of all current secret agents in the field—the Sam...