Poll: Can Sam Mendes shake up (and stir) the James Bond franchise?
The prospect that Sam Mendes will direct the new James Bond movie (provided that MGM and/or new owners can finance said movie) has the blogosphere buzzing. Mendes would be following the highly successful and acclaimed "Casino Royale" and the somewhat less acclaimed but still successful "Quantum of Solace."
It’s worth pointing out that some of the best Bond movies, at least for our money, were not directed by the most notable directors (Guy Hamilton directed “Goldfinger”) while some of the more acclaimed directors did some of the more middling or campy efforts (Lewis Gilbert directed “Moonraker”).
Which makes you wonder how Mendes, who directed the Oscar-winning “American Beauty,” will fare. Which in turns leads us to the below poll.