SAM MENDES

  • 'Spectre': New James Bond film will feature Monica Belluci, Lea Seydux as Bond girls; Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz as villains December 4, 2014

    The stage was set at the legendary Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, in England, where the name of the 24th James Bond movie was revealed on Thursday by director Sam Mandes. The latest film in the series is called 'Spectre', and will feature Daniel Craig as the sleek secret agent. While actresses Monica...
  • Helen Flanagan, Kate Upton in talks to play next Bond girl? October 29, 2013

    New York: 'Coronation Street' actress Helen Flanagan and model Kate Upton are reportedly among the top contenders for the coveted role of Bond girl in the 24th installment of James Bond. Flanagan, 23, is believed to have met the casting directors for 'Bond 24', reported Huffington Post. "They felt she...
  • Kate Winslet: Society is incredibly judgmental about single moms October 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Kate Winslet says life is an uphill task for single mothers as the society is judgemental about them. Winslet has two children Mia, 12, and Joe, 9, from her previous marriages to Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes respectively. The actress, who is now married to Ned Rocknroll,...
  • Next James Bond film to be titled 'Devil May Care'? July 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig are back with 24th film in the James Bond film series. It is reportedly titled 'Devil May Care'. The title is based on an eponymous novel, written to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of James Bond novels' creator Ian Fleming, reports contactmusic.com....
  • Looking forward to work with Daniel Craig in 24th Bond film: Sam Mendes July 12, 2013

    Los Angeles: Director Sam Mendes today announced that he returning to direct the 24th James Bond film with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the iconic spy. Mendes' followup to 'Skyfall', the highestgrossing film in the Bond franchise, is slated to arrive in theatres on October 23, 2015 in the...
  • I am in discussion over the next James Bond film: Sam Mendes June 28, 2013

    London: Director Sam Mendes confirms that he is in talks to direct the followup to hit Bond film 'Skyfall'. Mendes, 47, insisted he would not be back for Bond 24 shortly after the release of the last film in the 007 film franchise as he is busy with some other...
  • I felt sick at the prospect of 'Skyfall' sequel: Sam Mendes April 24, 2013

    London: Filmmaker Sam Mendes says he turned down the chance to direct another Bond film because the thought of working on a new 007 project made him feel sick. The 'American Beauty' director took charge of 'Skyfall', the 23rd movie in the superspy franchise, and it was a runaway hit, reported...
  • Danny Boyle to direct next James Bond film March 26, 2013

    London: Filmmaker Danny Boyle is tipped to make the next 007 blockbuster after 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes shot down the offer. Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is said to have chatted with Oscarwinner Boyle, 56, at London's Empire Film Awards on Sunday, reported Sun Online. 'Trainspotting' director, who won the Empire...
  • Next James Bond movie expected within 3 years March 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: Movie studio MGM said on Tuesday it expects to release the next James Bond movie within three years, and hopes to announce soon a new director after Sam Mendes decided to move on. In a conference call with investors, MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber said the...
  • I'm not letting Daniel Craig go: 'Skyfall' producer March 17, 2013

    London: While director Sam Mendes has quit the 007 franchise after directing 'Skyfall', producer Barbara Broccoli has confirmed that she will try her best to keep Craig in the iconic film role. Barbara, daughter of the late Bond producer Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli, said that she is determined to keep Craig,...
  • Skyfall's Oscar snub is a great pity: Judi Dench January 11, 2013

    London: Veteran actress Judi Dench is saddened that the new James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall' missed out on major nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards. The 78yearold British actress, who plays spy chief M in the film, was surprised to learn that Sam Mendes was not recognised in the Best Director...
  • Daniel Craig's 'Skyfall' joins the USD 1 billion club December 31, 2012

    Los Angeles: Daniel Craig starrer 'Skyfall' has become the most successful James Bond film in the 007 spy series by crossing the USD 1 billion mark worldwide. Directed by Sam Mendes and marking Craig's third turn as the iconic spy, the movie reached the milestone yesterday when its worldwide tally...
  • 'Skyfall' is UK's highestgrossing film of all time December 6, 2012

    London: James Bond movie 'Skyfall' has broken records at the UK box office by becoming the highest grossing movie in British cinema history. The 23rd installment of the 007 franchise, starring Daniel Craig as the suave superspy and directed by Sam Mendes, was an instant hit with audiences and critics...
  • 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes has a new Bond story November 21, 2012

    London: Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade say 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan have already come up with a story for the next film in the franchise. Mendes has not confirmed that he will be returning to direct Daniel Craig in the next outing for the iconic...
  • Skyfall: Sam Mendes considered quitting the film November 13, 2012

    Los Angeles: With Bond franchise facing an uncertain future following the financial trouble of MGM, Sam Mendes says he thought of walking out of making 'Skyfall'. Mendes, an Academyawardwinning filmmaker, was brought to work on the next superspy movie by its actor Daniel Craig and the director says the wait...
  • Skyfall: Why James Bond did not come to Mumbai November 12, 2012

    Los Angeles: Director Sam Mendes had to abandon his plans to shoot 23rd James Bond movie 'Skyfall' in Mumbai because he found it "incredibly difficult". The movie was meant to open in Mumbai, with a long chase that would have seen Bond racing through a densely populated market, jumping on a...
  • 'Skyfall' earns Rs 27.5 cr in weekend Box Office November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The hugely anticipated 23rd Bond film 'Skyfall', starring Daniel Craig and Oscarwinner Javier Bardem, has posted a gross of Rs 27.5 crore approximately in its fourday opening weekend in India. This makes it the second biggest opening weekend ever for a Hollywood film in India and the highest for a...
  • With 'Skyfall,' Craig puts his stamp on Bond November 8, 2012

    If you just looked at the cast and crew of 'Skyfall,' you could easily confuse the assembled talent for a prestige costume drama. Director Sam Mendes, actors Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, and cinematographer Roger Deakins might just as easily be mounting a Shakespeare adaptation. But 'Skyfall' is, of...
  • 'Skyfall's director to create vampire TV series November 7, 2012

    London, Nov 7: 'Skyfall' helmer Sam Mendes is creating a supernatural vampire thriller for TV. The 47yearold filmmaker is teaming up with his 'Skyfall' cowriter John Logan for the period show which he is developing and offering to UK broadcasters and Stateside cable channels, reported Sun online. "The show will be set...
  • James Bond is better than ever in 'Skyfall' November 6, 2012

    To borrow a line from Depeche Mode, death is everywhere in 'Skyfall.' James Bond's mortality has never been in such prominent focus, but the demise of the entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent, as well. Still, this 23rd entry in the enduring James Bond franchise is no...
  • Skyfall: Bardem one of the best Bond villains ever October 29, 2012

    London: Javier Bardem is being hailed by the British media for his performance in 'Skyfall', the latest installment in the James Bond series, with critics saying the character played by the Spanish actor may be one of the best villains to ever take on 007. Bardem plays Raoul Silva, a dandyish...
  • Sam Mendes won't direct Bond films after 'Skyfall' October 25, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'Skyfall' helmer Sam Mendes says he is not sure he will direct more Bond films after his latest 007 venture. The Bond movie has been dubbed the best James Bond film so far by a number of reviewers but mendes said that the film has been a very...
  • Judi Dench loves bossing James Bond around October 24, 2012

    London: Veteran actress Judi Dench loved playing MI6 chief M in 'Skyfall' because she got to boss James Bond around. The 77yearold actress relished being able to exert her authority over Bond in Sam Mendes' new chapter of the spy franchise 'Skyfall', reported Showbizspy. "As head of MI6 I have...
  • I'll be too old to play Bond at 44: Daniel Craig October 24, 2012

    London: Bond star Daniel Craig, who has been getting rave reviews for his new 007 film 'Skyfall', says he will be too old to play the secret agent at the age of 44 and threequarters. When asked when he'll be too old for the job, Craig said in jest, "I...
  • Indian Bond girl? Why not, says producer October 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The cast and crew of latest James Bond film 'Skyfall' felt it was "too ambitious" to shoot certain action sequences for the movie in India, but producer Barbara Broccoli says they haven't ruled out coming to the country for a new 007 installment, and won't even mind roping in...
  • Judi Dench's character 'M' to die in 'Skyfall'? April 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actress Judi Dench's character M, the Head of Secret Intelligence Service also known as MI6 in the James Bond film will reportedly meet her demise in 'Skyfall'. A source from the production team revealed that there is going to be "a fairly momentous death" in the forthcoming 007 movie...
  • 23rd Bond film to be called 'Carte Blanche'? August 31, 2011

    Los Angeles: The 23rd Bond film, which is still in its initial stages of production, will reportedly be called 'Carte Blanche'. The possible title comes out along with a report suggesting that a Serbian cellist by the name of Jelena Mihailovic has been asked to provide 'the opening score' for Bond...
  • Kate Winslet finds singlehood empowering March 8, 2011

    Los Angeles: Oscarwinning actress Kate Winslet has opened up about her split from director Sam Mendes, calling her single status "empowering". The 'Titanic' star announced the end of her relationship with the filmmaker, her second husband, last March after nearly seven years of wedlock. The 35yearold actress, who was linked to male...
  • Masand's Movie Review: Away We Go warm morality tale September 26, 2009

    Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Maggie Gylenhaal Director: Sam Mendes Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes is a sweet little film about a happy but moreorless unprepared couple awaiting the birth of their first child. John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph star as Burt and Verona, unmarried thirty somethings who've...
  • Ent Wrap: Kylie bags highest Glamour award title June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Singer Kylie Minogue bags the highest Glamour award title, while Oscar winner Kate Winslet opts for the barelook on the red carpet and Conan O'Brien makes his audience sit up and take notice on his debut as the new host of The Tonight Show. CONAN IN LENO'S SHOES The Tonight...