12 July 2013 3:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The saga surrounding Sam Mendes' on-off involvement with the next instalment in the James Bond franchise has drawn to a close today with the news that the Skyfall director will reunite with leading man Daniel Craig to helm the 24th entry in the long-running spy series.

"I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24", said Mendes, who is currently directing a West End musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. "I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24."

Bond 24 will see Mendes reuniting Skyfall screenwriter John Logan, and the film will hit UK cinemas on October 23rd, 2015 ahead of a North American release on November 6th, »

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