Updated: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:30:00 GMT | By Neil Smith
10 people who could direct the next Bond movie

As Sam Mendes announces he will not be taking on the next James Bond film, we ponder other directors who could take the job

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It’s official – Skyfall director Sam Mendes will not be behind the camera when the next Bond film goes into production.

Which means there’s a vacancy for a director confident or foolhardy enough to follow in the footsteps of a man who brought the venerable 007 franchise unprecedented financial, critical and Oscar success.

Who will that be, though?

Here MSN Movies names 10 potential candidates…