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Mendes - "I very much look forward to taking up the reins again"

It has been confirmed that Skyfall director Sam Mendes will return for the next James Bond film, with Daniel Craig once again in the lead role and Skyfall's John Logan writing the script.

In a statement, producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: "Following the extraordinary success of Skyfall, we're really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan."

Mendes said: "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."

Mendes added: "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."

The next 007 adventure will be released on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the US.

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