Who Will Sony Tap to Direct Next ‘Bond’ Movie? Tyldum Joins List, Mendes Reps Still Deny Involvement

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Eon has met with directors including Ang Lee, Tom Hooper and Shane Black

UPDATED: With Eon and Sony Pictures planning two more James Bond pics with star Daniel Craig, the studio is currently on the hunt for the helmer to helm the next installment.

SEE ALSO: John Logan to Write Next Two Bond Films

As of now, no choice has been made, though Firstshowing.net has reported that Nicolas Winding Refn talked about being considered during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival.

Though he is in the running, Refn is just one of the directors in whom Eon has shown interest. The shingle has also considered helmers including Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black. “Headhunters” helmer Morten Tyldum also said in a recent interview that he has met with producers for the gig.

Sources tell Variety it could still be some time until a decision is made — not only because they are still meeting with helmers, but also because the details of Craig’s deal are still being worked out. Given how successful the franchise has been with Craig as the star, especially the last pic, the star’s deal is expected to be very lucrative and probably also involves director approval.

Recent reports have also said that Sam Mendes is back in the mix, though his reps still stay he has moved on from Bond. It is very possible that Mendes could return given that MGM and Sony are in no rush to get the project going right away, and Mendes has said he wanted to focus on other commitments.

As of now, John Logan, who wrote “Skyfall,” is on board to write the screenplay, with plans to get a film released by 2016.

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  1. Jon says:

    Hmm, well Deadline is today reporting that none other than Sam Mendes is back in negotiations to direct the next Bond film. Just so you know.

  2. occultology says:

    Would love to see the next Bond movie directed by John Waters; Divine would have made a lovely ‘Bond Girl’!

  3. AgentJarrod says:

    They don’t hire Americans to direct these movies and probably won’t anytime soon. So you can cross those candidates off the list.

  4. profhickman says:

    How will Craig’s schedule for these two Bond movies affect his involvement with the two sequels to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Will he do the Dragon sequels or not?

  5. The Kingslayer says:

    Atrocious list. There’s only four directors out there who should be in consideration for Bond 24 and they are Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Martin Campbell and Kathryn Bigelow.

    Unfortunately Nolan won’t be available because he’s directing Interstellar at the moment.

  6. Ezzy says:

    Won’t be Black because he’s already committed to Doc Savage. Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan has stated many times that he’d be interested in directing one.

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