Sam Mendes In Talks to Helm 'Bond 23'


Sam Mendes


The man behind 'Revolutionary Road' is in negotiations to direct his first action movie, which is expected to start production in June.

Sam Mendes is close to direct his first action movie project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British filmmaker is in negotiations to serve behind the lens for the next installment of James Bond film franchise, "Bond 23".

Though MGM is now on sale, the site reported that "production is being fast-tracked and could begin as early as June with an eye toward a 2011 release." Moreover, the company has denied rumors that the movie is on hold, claiming scripting is still underway.

"Bond 23" has tapped Peter Morgan, Robert Wade and Neal Purvis to write the script with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson set to produce. Daniel Craig will reprise his role of the famous British spy for the third time, while Judi Dench has also confirmed her return to "Bond 23" to reprise her role of MI6 chief "M".

Sam Mendes made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed and box-office success "American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey. He later directed Oscar-winning movie "Road to Perdition" and Oscar nominated film "Revolutionary Road". Most recently, he completed work on a comedy-drama called "Away We Go", which has been released in 2009.

© AceShowbiz.com


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