Sam Mendes 'Can't Wait' To Watch James Bond Film 'No Time To Die' (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Filmmaker Sam Mendes says he is really forward to watching the latest James Bond film, "No Time To Die". Mendes is no stranger to the world of 007, having directed the previous two entries -- "Skywall" (2012) and "Spectre" (2015) -- in the long-running franchise. The director is currently receiving critical acclaim for the war drama, "1917".
The director's two Bond films, released in 2012 and 2015, grossed nearly USD 2 billion worldwide at the box office.
During an interview with Cinema Blend's Reel Blend podcast, Mendes was asked about the latest entry in the Bond franchise, "No Time To Die", directed by Cary Fukunaga. "Am I going to be able to enjoy it? Absolutely, yeah yeah. No, totally. I think doing this movie (1917) -- I think if I hadn't done another movie it would be weird.
Not that I wanted to do it, but it would seem very odd that there I was. "But I'd gone so far into another world, you know, and so immersed in it, that to me it just seems like, I can't wait (for 'No Time to Die')," the filmmaker said. Mendes also revealed that he will be attending the movie's global premiere.
"I'll be there at the premiere. It's my friends. I'm proud of a lot of them and I cast a lot of them. I look at the trailer -- there's Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw -- I cast all of them. It's a little bit like my bunch. So I feel possessive and very supportive of them. So yeah, I'm certainly going to be able to enjoy it," he added.
"No Time To Die", which marks Daniel Craig's fifth and final as the suave British spy, will release in April next year. PTI RB 1215