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The new Bond movie, Spectre, will focus on James Bond’s childhood as an orphan, director Sam Mendes has revealed.

“Spectre is a movie entirely driven by Bond,” Sam Mendes explained in a new behind-the-scenes Vlog.

“He is on a mission from the very beginning.”

Sam Mendes also said the storyline would develop the characters of Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q.

The vlog also features footage of the characters shooting scenes, in addition to a glimpse of a car chase.

Spectre will be Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as 007, but he has hinted it will be his final film in the franchise.Spectre Daniel Craig

Sam Mendes directed Daniel Craig as 007 in Skyfall in 2012.

“The reasons I’m doing the second Bond movie are the reasons I would do any movie, really, which is all to do with the story,” he said.

James Bond’s tragic childhood in Scotland and the death of his parents featured in Skyfall – which shared the name of his family home.

Sam Mendes said the new film returned to the theme.

“It’s about whether or not to pursue the life he’s always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not.”

The first picture of Dave Bautista as the villainous assassin Mr. Hinx was publicly unveiled on February 26.

Spectre‘s cast also includes Lea Seydoux, Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.

The new James Bond movie will open in cinemas worldwide on November 6.

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Sam Mendes is to direct the 24th James Bond film, due for release in 2015, it has been announced.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007, with the script penned by Oscar winner, John Logan.

Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”

Bond 24 is due for release in the UK on 23 October 2015 and on 6 November 2015 in the US.

Skyfall’s Sam Mendes, who directed the recently-opened West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, said he was “very much looking forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time”.

Sam Mendes is to direct the 24th James Bond film, due for release in 2015

Sam Mendes is to direct the 24th James Bond film, due for release in 2015

He added: “I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honor all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24.”

Skyfall made $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office and won two Oscars – singer Adele’s theme song of the same name won best original song and there was an award for sound editing.

It was also named the outstanding British film by BAFTA.

It was reported in May that Sam Mendes had resumed talks with producers about directing the next Bond film, having previously ruled himself out due to other commitments.

Sam Mendes is due to follow Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by directing Shakespeare’s King Lear at the National Theatre in January 2014.

The last film-maker to lead consecutive Bond movies was former editor John Glen, who directed five films in a row between 1981 to 1989.

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Director Sam Mendes has resumed talks with the producers of the James Bond films about the possibility of directing the next in the series.

The Skyfall director previously ruled himself out due to other commitments but is believed to be reconsidering.

According to industry website Deadline, his change of heart was prompted by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s willingness to wait for him.

Skyfall, the 23rd official Bond film, earned more than $1.1 billion.

It was named best British film at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards and is the highest-grossing movie in UK box office history.

Sam Mendes has resumed talks with the producers of the James Bond films about the possibility of directing the next in the series

Sam Mendes has resumed talks with the producers of the James Bond films about the possibility of directing the next in the series

Sam Mendes, 47, was invited to direct Skyfall‘s successor but turned down the job due to theatre commitments in London.

His musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in previews and he is scheduled to follow it with a staging of King Lear at the National Theatre.

It is understood, though, that the Bond team are prepared to postpone production on the next 007 feature until he is available.

Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan and Nicolas Winding Refn are among other leading directors rumored to have been approached.

Speaking in March, Sam Mendes said he felt “very honored to have been part of the Bond family” and that he “very much” hoped to work with the 007 team again.

The last film-maker to helm consecutive Bond movies was former editor John Glen, who directed five installments in a row between 1981 and 1989.

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Sam Mendes, director of the latest Bond film Skyfall, has revealed that he will not direct the next installment of the series.

Sam Mendes told Empire Magazine it was a “very difficult decision”.

The director, who is currently working on a stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, says his current work needs his “complete focus over the next year and beyond”.

Sam Mendes added he had not ruled out the possibility of returning to the 007 franchise in the future.

“I feel very honored to have been part of the Bond family and very much hope I have a chance to work with them again,” he said.

The Oscar-winning director picked up the outstanding British film award, for Bond’s 23rd outing, alongside producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli at this year’s BAFTAs.

“It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie,” explained Sam Mendes.

“Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life.”

Sam Mendes, director of the latest Bond film Skyfall, has revealed that he will not direct the next installment of the series

Sam Mendes, director of the latest Bond film Skyfall, has revealed that he will not direct the next installment of the series

There had been doubts about whether the director would make a second Bond film after he described Skyfall as “completely exhausting”.

“I felt like everything I wanted to do with a Bond movie, I put into this film,” Sam Mendes was quoted as saying last year.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement that they hope to work with the director again in the future, adding they “completely respect his decision to focus on other projects”.

Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have worked on five installments of the series, have also revealed they are quitting the franchise.

Speaking during an appearance at the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival in November 2012, Robert Wade said that screenwriter John Logan had been working with Sam Mendes on a follow-up to Skyfall.

Skyfall became the highest-grossing movie in UK box office history in December. To date, the film has earned £102.8 million ($165 million) in the UK and Ireland.

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