Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes won't direct next James Bond film

Sam Mendes won't direct next James Bond film

Sam Mendes says it’s time for a new director to tackle James Bond. 

The British director said Saturday that he would not return to helm the next installment in the long-running spy series, telling the audience at the Hay Festival of literature in Wales he believed it was “time for somebody else.”

“It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it,” Mendes said of the five years he worked on the two most recent franchise films, according to an Associated Press report. But, he explained, "I'm a...

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