This director refuses to work on the new James Bond movie!
sam mendes, a well-known British director, has turned down an offer to direct the latest James Bond film. TO Empire, Sam Mendes said that James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson offered him the new film, but he decided not to participate in it. Sam Mendes later added, “Although directing Skyfall was the most incredible experience of my professional life, I had commitments to theater and others.”
Mendes then continued, “I’ll be directing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and King Lear for the next year, and I want to fully concentrate on these two projects.” Sam is known as a great director in Hollywood. Some of the iconic films he has made are American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road and 1917, as well as two James Bond films, Skyfall in 2012 and Specter in 2015.
Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, who was playing James Bond for the second time. Both Skyfall and Mendes’ Specter, both movies were huge successes and received positive reviews. While the No Time To Die movie will be released in 2021, marking Craig’s last appearance as James Bond, the film will no longer be directed by Mendes, but by Cary Fukunaga instead.
Last year Mendes directed a romantic drama called Empire of Light, starring Olivia Colman, Toby Jones, Michael Ward and Colin Firth. Mendes’ decision to turn down the offer to direct a new James Bond movie may disappoint some fans of the franchise. However, Mendes’ reasons for focusing on theater projects and other engagements are a sign that he constantly seeks new challenges and strives to deliver high-quality work in a variety of fields.
The James Bond franchise has been one of the most successful in movie history, boasting several acclaimed directors who have made unique contributions. Although Mendes will not be involved in this latest project, fans can still look forward to the exciting adventures of James Bond in upcoming films that will be directed by someone new and offer a fresh take on this iconic character.