New James Bond will be a shock choice, says UK director Sam Mendes
The person chosen to play the next James Bond will be an unexpected one, the franchise's outgoing director has said.
British film-maker Sam Mendes said the sole choice for the next star of the hugely successful franchise lies with producer Barbara Broccoli.
He also confirmed he will not be returning to direct the next film, saying he is ready to work on something new.
Mendes said both the choice of director and lead role is likely to be a little unexpected.
He said: "I can guarantee whatever happens with it, it will not be what you expect. That's what she (Broccoli) has been brilliant at, and that's how it'll survive."