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Has next 007 movie got its director?

May 29th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Ok, we’re not afraid to admit it, but we really loved Skyfall. Well, I really loved Skyfall… the royal we 🙂

So while it was exciting to think of Christopher Nolan doing a Bond movie as rumoured last week – although, some might argue he did that already in the last third of Inception – it looks like the rumour mill has went right back to Sam Mendes.

While Beaks over at aintitcool pointed out that several directors were in the mix – Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Shane Black and David Yates (I love the idea of Lee or Black doing Bond) – it seems that the Broccolis were waiting for Mendes to clear his schedule.

Deadline are reporting  that they will hold  off until Mendes finishes his musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and King Lear and then they will hand him the 007 reigns again. Well, in fairness, he did make the highest grossing Bond of all time.

I’m happy to hear this, I think they could have been bolder, but that said if Mendes can continue Skyfall then I can’t wait to see what’s coming next… What do you guys say?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….