Sam Mendes‘ Skyfall helped bring back James Bond after the franchise took a slight misstep with Quantum Of Solace. With Mendes set to return for Spectre, the director is saying that he will not be turning for a third time.
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Mendes has said that he wouldn’t return for Spectre after finishing Skyfall, and look how that worked out. Here’s what he told the BBC in a recent interview,
“I said no to the last one and then ended up doing it, and was pilloried by all my friends,” Mendes tells the BBC. “But I do think this is probably it…I don’t think I could go down that road again. You do have to put everything else on hold.”
Mendes also talked about the scope of Spectre, and assures us that it will be bigger than Skyfall,
“This is a bigger movie than Skyfall. It’s shot in more places – we were in Mexico City and Tangiers and northern Sahara and Rome and the Alps and London. It’s been an enormous undertaking.”
The director also confirmed that the theme song has been completed, but wouldn’t reveal the artist or title. He did say that we “won’t have to wait long” before the announcement would be made. Seeing that Spectre comes out in November, it’s quite possible that the artist could be revealed sometime in the next few weeks.
Spectre stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later), Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Monica Bellucci (Shoot ‘Em Up). Sony has scheduled to release the film in the U.S. on November 6th, 2015, while the U.K. will get a much earlier October 26th, 2015 release.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.