Back in March, Skyfall director Sam Mendes regretfully announced that he would not be returning for the next Bond film because of his prior commitments, particularly theater productions of King Lear and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Then in May, we learned that Bond's producers were willing to wait for Mendes, which is reasonable considering the $1.1. billion his version took in. It appears the waiting worked, as today it was announced that Mendes officially will return for the 24th Bond film, which will be written by Skyfall scribe John Logan, who pitched it as the first installment in a two-film arc. The film is set for release in U.K. theaters on October 23, 2015, and in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2015. Mendes commented, "I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli for a second time." Yeah, who needs theater when you can recreate the ending of Home Alone, but just make it more British and sexy?
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