It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie. Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.
Doesn’t surprise me. Go out on a high note.
I say either bring back Martin Campbell, or better yet, bring in Christopher Nolan. He wants to, and I think he could totally pull it off.