Before that can happen, Mendes must first finish directing a stage version of "Richard III" for The Old Vic theater in London, where Kevin Spacey is artistic director, and then take the show to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This all means we're still looking at fall 2011 at the absolute earliest to begin shooting.
We're not putting anything in our calendars just yet, but obviously we're pleased that plans are moving forward on a new Bond film. Though we remain underwhelmed with the choice of Mendes as director, who has done nothing thus far to convince he's up to the task of helming something like a 007 film, a third film with Daniel Craig in the iconic role has potential.
We're still holding out fanboy hope that Chris Nolan, who was openly campaigning for the job earlier this year, gets the gig.