There was some back and forth on the matter, but at last it's been confirmed that Sam Mendes will again help out Daniel Craig by pointing where to grimace. MGM and Sony today announced the director is returning to direct the next Bond, which Skyfall writer John Logan is already penning. As was previously suspected, it seems Mendes's theater obligations will delay production until next year, but producers are confident the film will make a late 2015 debut. They've set an October 23, 2015 release for the UK and a November 6 start for the US. And this time the villain's a horse!