The Daily Mail is reporting that Sam Mendes is “75% of the way towards” returning for James Bond 24.
Last year, Collider.com reported that Mendes has reportedly dreamt up a new scenario with Skyfall screenwriter John Logan for a new film, however he soon shot down those rumours by saying he had done everything he wanted to do with a Bond movie in Skyfall.
Then it was reported that next Bond would be a two-parter however Daniel Craig then denied this saying: “You can’t write one movie thinking about the next. All we’re trying to do is get the next one sorted out and it’ll stand on its own and if I’m able I’ll do another one after that.”
A two-part sequel also put off Mendes because the back-to-back filming would have consumed four years of the director’s time.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, Bond 24 and 25 will be standalone pictures, and “Logan’s thoughts for Bond 24 are in the form of two treatment papers outlining a rough idea of the plot”.
Mendes wants to see the finished script before he signs back on.