Tell me why I should be even faintly excited about Sam Mendes having agreed to make Bond #24, i.e., Son of Skyfall? I find it vaguely depressing that guys like Mendes, who should be directing films like Road to Perdition, American Beauty and Revolutionary Road (as well as producing films like Things We Lost In The Fire), are having such a difficult time getting their pet projects funded that they take jobs directing franchise crap because it pays well, etc. This is a sign of the times, and the times aren’t good for guys who want to make real movies. Bond #24 will be written by John Logan. It’ll open on 11.6.15 in the U.S.