Filmmaker Sam Mendes has confirmed that he is not going to be returning because the director for the subsequent James Bond film.
The British director, recognized for critically-acclaimed motion pictures American Magnificence, Street To Perdition, Revolutionary Street and 1917, had tackled two Bond movies —2012’s Skyfall and Spectre (2015), starring Daniel Craig as the enduring spy.
In an interview with UK leisure information outlet Empire, Mendes stated he acquired a “beneficiant supply” from franchise producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli to direct a brand new movie however he determined in opposition to it.
“Directing Skyfall was the most effective experiences of my skilled life, however I’ve theatre and different commitments, together with productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility‘ and King Lear, that want my full focus over the subsequent 12 months and past,” Mendes stated.
The latest entry within the spy collection was 2021’s No Time To Die, which was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. It marked Craig’s closing look as Bond.
Mendes’ earlier directorial effort was romance drama Empire of Gentle (2022), that includes Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones and Colin Firth.