Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sam Mendes to direct Bond 23?

For the Count: the latest update on the next 007 movie.

Sam Mendes is engaged in discussions to become the next Bond maestro, potentially making him the first Oscar winner ever to direct England’s suavest spy.

The “American Beauty” director is actually an old friend of Bond leading man Daniel Craig and introduced the actor to wider American audiences by casting him in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition.” "Bond 23" already has Peter Morgan, Oscar nominee for “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon,” scripting moody character turns for 007, alongside Bond screenwriting stalwarts Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. MGM declined to confirm the report.

I'd personally love to see Paul Greengrass (The Bourne series and United 93) or...wait for it...Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction) take a crack at a Bond picture, but Mendes would be interesting as well. a Question for the Count: Who should be the next bond Girl and which artist/band should do the theme song to the next Bond movie?

From the Count: The link from I had heard the movie might be delayed because of the financial problems and the sale of MGM but I guess it is moving as planned now and will be out in 2011.

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