When it looked at its worse for Bond, there didn’t seem to be much hope. Though “Casino Royale” proved to be quite popular, “Quantum of Solace” was underwhelming. But, just like the titular character, Bond has picked himself by the boot straps and carried on. He will not be the only one to return, but so will director Sam Mendes.
Mendes whose best work is “American Beauty” will seemingly return after “Skyfall” came out with its best financial windfall ever. Though originally, it was planned to make back-to-back Bond movies, the production would have taken four years as well as given long, arduous acting stretches for the cast. It has been said that it is a seventy-five percent possibility that Mendes will come back.
Before he fully commits, John Logan must complete his script. So, far the treatments form only a rough outline. The only people who have a clue as to what may happen are the producing tandem of Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and a few high-level executives.
Mendes is currently on a theatrical roll. He is working on Shakespeare’s “King Lear” which will open at England’s National Theatre. There is also the musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which will be presented on May 18. If all the working parts gel, pre-production can take place as soon as late 2013 or early 2014.
The studio is hoping for a 2014 release, but it seems the film will take a bit longer. The cast, especially Daniel Craig, look ready to come back. In due time, we will see the pitfalls Bond will face in his latest.
Source: Daily Mail