Video: Sam Mendes talks about why he is directing the new James Bond movie as production begins on “Skyfall”
After all the questions and delays and interruptions, it looks like we really are going to get a 23rd James Bond movie.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, who is taking the helm in the latest installment of the venerable franchise, has posted his first video blog from the set of “Skyfall,” where shooting is now apparently underway.
The “American Beauty” director professes to be quite a fan of the series, particularly of 2006′s “Casino Royale,” the Martin Campbell-directed reboot that introduced Daniel Craig as 007. Craig will reprise the role of the suave super-spy in “Skyfall.”
“It is still possible to make a big, fabulous, glamorous, escapist movie, and yet to say something about the world that we’re living in,” Mendes says in the video.
Mendes also says in the video that “Skyfall” will be his first filmmaking experience in his native England.
“Skyfall” is due in theaters on Nov. 9.