A few months ago, Sam Mendes regretfully announced he wouldn't direct a Skyfall followup (Skyfallowup?) because theatrical productions of King Lear and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would require his "complete focus over the next year and beyond." Now Deadline reports that Sony and MGM are in new talks with Mendes. "They’ve decided to wait for him to work through those other commitments, and he’s now making a deal to start production probably next year." Smart thinking, everyone.