A few weeks ago, "Skyfall" helmer Sam Mendes declined an offer to return to the director's chair for the next James Bond film.
He hasn't, however, shut the door on returning to the franchise again, saying:
"Bond movies, they need someone working on it now... I'm doing my theatre projects and then I'll work out... I've definitely left the door open though... I've never really repeated myself, done the same type of movie one after the other, so just give me a chance to think about what I actually want to say."
Now, series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson say they are determined to get him back down the line sometime.
Broccoli: "We will get him back. We haven't given up hope... Maybe not for the next one… but we will get him back again."
Wilson: "We are working on him. We hope that maybe he will have gotten inspired to come back."
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