Sam Mendes to direct Daniel Craig in 24th James Bond

By HT

Sam Mendes will direct Daniel Craig as 007 in the 24th instalment of the blockbuster James Bond film franchise about the fictional British spy, its producers said on Thursday. The film is set for release in the autumn of 2015 and follows on the success of Mendes-directed predecessor
"Skyfall", which earned $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide and was the highest-grossing film of all time in Britain, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement.

The screenplay for the Sony Pictures Entertainment (6758.T) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc MGMYR.UL film will be written by John Logan, who also worked on "Skyfall".

"Following the extraordinary success of 'Skyfall', we're really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and Joh