James Bond directors have been a hot topic on the internet today. A few names thrown out earlier included Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, and Shane Black. Now Deadline has jumped on board the Bond 24 news wagon, and they're throwing in their own news update, saying that Sam Mendes is actually back in talks with the studio! It still amazes me sometimes how fast news like this can change. This is surprising, because Mendes is incredibly busy with directing several stage plays. He has said time and time again that he wasn't going to do it. Mendes did an amazing job with Skyfall, and it ended up being the most successful Bond movie so far, pulling in over $1.1 billion. It was a pretty amazing Bond film!
Apparently the studio has decided to wait for Mendes to work through his stage play commitments, and they are looking to make a deal with him to start production on Bond 24 next year. The report confidently states that "Mendes will be the director of the next Bond." They don't say he might, maybe, or possibly be directing. They say he will.
Are you excited to hear that Mendes is coming back for more Bond?
Over the past 50 years James Bond has had no shortage of lovely ladies. Shortage of good scripts or directors... maybe. But of babes? Never.
Here's a very well-made infographic of all the Bond girls put together by CableTV.Com celebrating the Golden Anniversary of 007.
My vote for the hottest Bond girl since I've been born has to be Famke Janssen. Her look is totally dated now, unlike the timeless bond girls of the now cool again 60's, but she had my full attention in Goldeneye.
Cutest has to be Gemma Arterton in Quantum of Solace.
Stupidest... Halle Berry. She was the icing on the "this movie is terrible" cake.
Who are your favorite Bond girls???