7 November 2012 12:11 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, is finally set to hit U.S. theaters this Friday, and given the immense positive buzz surrounding the film, director Sam Mendes is poised to become very much in-demand for a number of studios' large-scale projects.  He’s already proven his talent at drama—he won the Best Directing Oscar for his feature debut American Beauty—but early word is that he’s crafted one hell of an action thriller with Skyfall.  Mendes was actually set to make his genre debut a few years ago with an adaptation of the graphic novel series Preacher scripted by John Logan, but he eventually left that project to tackle Bond. Steve recently sat down with Mendes for an extended video interview for Skyfall, but during the course of their conversation the director also talked a bit about Preacher.  He discussed how Skyfall flexed the muscle he was trying stretch with Preacher, »

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