Sam Mendes To Direct New Bond Film

Oscar winning Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) is in negotiations to direct James Bond number 23 – slated for a release sometime in 2011. Upgrading from strollers to sports cars, the union comes off the back of Mendes’ road trip indie flick “Away We Go” which grossed a mere $10 million in America.

A background in pyrotechnic action however, as “Quantum of Solace” Director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) proved in 2008, is not a prerequisite to helm the franchise. Unsurprisingly Mendes will be reunited with “Road To Perdition” star Daniel Craig who will reprise his role as Agent 007.

The Hollywood Reporter via Collider