Delay Still Possible But Bond 23 Now Gets Sam Mendes As Director?

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Fresh off the heels of all those sordid Bond 23 delay rumours comes this report that Sam Mendes, director of “American Beauty” and “Away We Go”, is in negotiations to direct the next Bond film. MGM is up for sale and that started the fuss. When word of the delay started hitting the news, the Sam Mendes story dropped out of orbit mighty fast. I guess a company about to make a movie with a talented established director that is bound to pull in plenty of cash makes the company worth a lot more. Just a theory.

Anyway, Sam Mendes is a fantastic director. “Away We Go” is a great movie, just released on the DVD/Blu if you haven’t seen it. With the probable addition of Sam to the team comes the already busy working Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who helped on the first two Daniel Craig Bonds and also Peter Morgan, he of Frost Nixen. Thanks to the Hollywood Reporter and the  Heat Vision blog for the further enlightenment on today’s earlier story.

Author: endymion

Endy is a slightly mangy and gristly citizen of the Great White North. He loves movies big time. How big? In Canada, back in the old days in the ice city where he lived, there would just be one theatre that would be allowed to show any given movie. Some of these theatres were not the giganto-plex or mall theatres that we know and love today. No no, these were the kind of theatres where you had to wait Outside to see a movie. When a big moving picture would open in these single theatres, beaver pelt sporting fellas like Endy would have to wait outside in line for hours while fighting off the human hankering giant Polar Bear or packs of Endy knawing timber wolves. Endy is a dedicated movie watcher. Otherwise, Endy loves him a good Moose jerky, football teams with manly names like the Steelers or Vikings and the thawing embrace of his fine German woman. All these things are good. But you know what is best.
  • ulik

    All I have to say is let Chewitel Ejiofor be the new Bond and get Matthew Santos to sing the theme song.

  • ulik

    All I have to say is let Chewitel Ejiofor be the new Bond and get Matthew Santos to sing the theme song.

  • Cousin Bucky

    Th’d be “Chiwetel”. He is goood. But, he don’t fit the normal bond look, all.

  • Cousin Bucky

    Th’d be “Chiwetel”. He is goood. But, he don’t fit the normal bond look, all.