Skyfall director says 'no' to next Bond film

  • 7 March 2013
Sam Mendes

The award winning director of 'Skyfall' has turned down the chance to make the next James Bond film.

Sam Mendes said it was a "very difficult decision" to turn down an offer to direct Daniel Craig in Bond's 24th outing, but had already chosen to focus on a theatre production of Charlie and Chocolate Factory.

Mendes helped Skyfall win two Oscars, a first for a Bond film.

The movie also made more than £700 million at the box office.