There are so many different elements to a James Bond movie that need to be spot on for the film to become a success and, while most of the talk is about the James Bond actor, the Bond Girls, and the Bond theme, it is also important to get the right director on board. British director Sam Mendes directed the last James Bond movie Skyfall, while he is also taking on the new film Spectre.
Sam Mendes has now opened up about directing James Bond movies, admitting that there is a lot of work that goes into doing them and that it is a lot harder than many people would understand. It is for this reason, among others, that Sam has stated that Spectre will be his last James Bond movie and that he will not direct any more in the future.
Mendes explained, "I do think this is probably it. I don't think I could go down that road again. You do have to put everything else on hold.... It really is more a lifestyle choice than a job. You really do feel it. This is a bigger movie than Skyfall. It's shot in more places... We were in Mexico City and Tangiers and northern Sahara and Rome and the Alps and London. It's been an enormous undertaking."
While we have Sam Mendes returning to direct Spectre, we also have Daniel Craig back in the role of James Bond, while the rest of the cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Léa Seydoux, and Naomie Harris. Spectre is set to hit the big screen on November 6.