Sam Mendes will direct the next ‘James Bond’ movie

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Sam Mendes directed the 23th James Bond film, “007: Skyfall Coordinate” launched in 2012, and now he will also direct the 24th film.

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24,” Mendes said in a statement.

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The script to the following film in the franchise will be signed by John Logan, the screenwriter of feature film “Skyfall”.

Sam Mendes, actress Kate Winslet’s former husband, is the director of the famous movies “Revolutionary Road” (2008) and “American Beauty” (1999), which earned him the Oscar for directing.