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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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    Still Not Confirmed: Sam Mendes Continues To Mull Decision To Direct 'Bond 24'

    While it seemed that the matter was finally settled last month, it looks we’re still playing our favorite game: trying to guess who will direct “Bond 24.” Though it seemed that Sam Mendes finally came to peace with heading back into the world of Bond, it appears that a final decision still hasn’t be...

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    Watch: 40-Minute Talk With Sam Mendes & Paul Greengrass About 'Skyfall,' 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight' & More

    Well, here's a pretty fascinating converastion for anyone interested in watching two seasoned, veteran directors talk about their craft and more.

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    'The Impossible' Filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona Will Direct the First Two Episodes of Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

    "Penny Dreadful," Showtime's upcoming "psychosexual horror series" executive produced by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") has snagged an impressive director for its first two episodes. Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible") will helm the first two of the eight installments in the sea...

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    Oh, Sam Mendes Apparently Will Direct Next Two Bond Movies Now

    Geez, it's been quite the topsy turvy week for the Bond franchise. Mere hours after names like Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black were tossed around as considerations for the director's chair of "Bond 24," Sam Mendes went ahead and re-upped for the job himself. I...

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    Immersed in Movies: What Sam Mendes Will Do If He Returns for 'Bond 24'

    So, after all the jostling the last couple of weeks to find the next Bond director (the list of suspects included Chris Nolan, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, Matthew Vaughn, and Nicolas Winding Refn), Sam Mendes is back in play for 'Bond 24.' What producer Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig want, they usu...

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    So Actually, Sam Mendes Likely Returning To Direct The Next Bond After All

    The tantalizing possibilities: Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Shane Black, Nicolas Winding Refn were all evidently being considered for the next James Bond movie (though one manager for one filmmaker we won't name called the claim "funny"; Christopher Nolan's name also popped up.) But before we c...

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    Sam Mendes Says He Felt "Physically Ill" At Prospect Of 'Skyfall' Sequel

    The $1 billion worldwide box office, awards nominations, and widespread critical acclaim -- Sam Mendes is having none of it following the aftermath of “Skyfall,” and his announced departure from the series. Even as Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has essentially put out a Maya-esque manhunt to convin...

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