Enough 007 for Men­des

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

BRI­TISH di­rec­tor Sam Men­des says he prob­a­bly won’t work on any more James Bond films af­ter the latest in­stal­ment of the lon­grun­ning film se­ries, Spec­tre, which opens in Lon­don in Oc­to­ber.

“I said no to the last one and then ended up do­ing it, and was pil­lo­ried by all my friends,” Men­des has told the BBC. “But I do think this is prob­a­bly it.

“It feels al­most, even though we’ve just fin­ished shoot­ing it, like one big ex­pe­ri­ence and it was a fan­tas­tic life- chang­ing thing.”

Men­des, 49, di­rected the stage pro­duc­tion of Char­lie and the Cho­co­late Fac­tory be­tween work­ing on the Bond films Sky­fall and Spec­tre.

“I’m hap­pi­est re­hears­ing a play or edit­ing a movie,’’ the di­rec­tor said.

“It feels like home.’’

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