Sam Mendes to Direct New Bond Movie

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The Hollywood Reporter blog Heat Vision is reporting that American Beauty director Sam Mendes is being tapped to helm the next James Bond movie!

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Apparently, the production is being fast tracked for a June start in the hopes of a 2011 release, despite a possible sale of MGM. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are producing.

Quantum of Solace, the latest Bond film, was the largest moneymaker for the franchise, grossing $586 million worldwide.

Bond 23 will again star Daniel Craig. Franchise regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are writing the script, this time with Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan.

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