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 storyteller and at the end of the day...

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