الأربعاء , يونيو 10 2020

'No more Bond' for director Mendes

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes was in charge of more than 1,000 cast and crew members for Spectre

James Bond director Sam Mendes has said he does not want to make any more 007 films after the next instalment, which comes out in October.

“I said no to the last one and then ended up doing it, and was pilloried by all my friends,” he said. “But I do think this is probably it.”

Mendes directed 2012’s Skyfall and the forthcoming Bond film, titled Spectre.

“I don’t think I could go down that road again,” he said. “You do have to put everything else on hold.”

Spectre, in which Daniel Craig will make his fourth appearance as the MI6 agent, will come out on 26 October in the UK and 6 November in the US.


The Spectre plot involves “a cryptic message from Bond’s past”

Spectre and Skyfall took a total of five years to make, he told BBC Radio’s Test Match Special.

“It feels almost, even though we’ve just finished shooting it, like one big experience and it was a fantastic life-changing thing,” he said. But he added he did not think he could go through it again.

“It really is more a lifestyle choice than a job,” he said.

Mendes made his name in theatre, and directed a new stage production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in between making the Bond films.

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