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    '12 Year A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For Main Villain Role In 'Bond 24'

    Coming off an outstanding performance in “12 Years A Slave,” one that earned him an Academy Award nomination, there will be no shortage of work for actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. He’s already met with J.J. Abrams, possibly about “Star Wars: Episode VII,” (though potentially about any number of Bad Robot pr...

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    Attention Filmmakers: Here Are Sam Mendes' 25 Tips on How To Be a 'Happier Director'

    Sam Mendes, who scored the biggest hit of his career with his first Bond outing "Skyfall," was recently honored by the Roundabout Theater Company at a spring gala held in his honor. Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson and Alan Cumming all paid honor the film/theater director, but the highlight f...

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    Here Are Sam Mendes' 25 Rules for Directors

    Director Sam Mendes, who has "Bond 24" coming up next year, was recently feted at New York's Roundabout Theater Company's spring gala. In his acceptance of the honor, Mendes read aloud the 25 rules for "becoming a happier director" he's accrued over his career. Check those out, below.

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    Watch: There Be Monsters In The Trailer for Showtime's Horror Series 'Penny Dreadful,' Created By 'Hugo' Writer John Logan

    Created by John Logan, writer of "Hugo" and "Skyfall," and executive produced by Sam Mendes, horror series "Penny Dreadful" finds Showtime swinging for the fences in terms of high-end genre programming.

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    Watch: New Teasers for Showtime's Horror Series 'Penny Dreadful' Explore the 'Place in the Shadows'

    Josh Hartnett and Eva Green star in Showtime's upcoming psychosexual horror series "Penny Dreadful," created and written by John Logan ("Hugo") and executive produced by Sam Mendes.

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    Watch: Showtime Teases 'Dexter' Fans with Upcoming Psycho-Horror Series 'Penny Dreadful'

    Last night's "Dexter" finale didn't mark the end of Showtime's psycho-horror storytelling trend -- it was accompanied by a teaser for the network's upcoming series "Penny Dreadful."

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    Watch: A Trailer for the Star-Studded Sam Mendes-Produced Shakespeare Series 'The Hollow Crown'

    A trio of Shakespeare's most gripping plays gets the epic treatment in "The Hollow Crown," a series of filmed adaptations brought to life by Neal Street Productions, NBCUniversal Internatinonal and THIRTEEN.

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    Bond and 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels Are Interlocked, Whither Fincher?

    Daniel Craig is starring in two major franchises with sequels in progress. Director Sam Mendes is back on board Bond 24, while a new writer, Andrew Kevin Walker (Fincher's "Seven" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") has come aboard to rewrite Steve Zaillian's script for "The Girl Who Played with Fir...

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    Sam Mendes Finally Officially Confirmed For Real To Direct 'Bond 24,' 2015 Release Date Set

    For fucks sakes, finally. After declaring the prospect of directing a "Skyfall" followup as making him "physically ill," and then being reported as "likely" returning and possibly even directing two movies in the franchise, Sam Mendes scuttled all of that last month by saying he was still thinking a...

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    Sam Mendes Returns to Direct 'Bond 24'

    The "will he or won't he" is now over. Director Sam Mendes is confirmed to return to helm "Bond 24."

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