Sam Mendes could make second James Bond film after Skyfall's success

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Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Director Sam Mendes could return for a further James Bond film following the success of his 007 debut Skyfall.

The Oscar-winner is said to have been working on a plot for a follow-up, according to the regular screenwriters of the series.

Scriptwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have worked on five instalments of the series about the secret agent, also revealed they are quitting the franchise.

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Daniel Craig during a scene in Skyfall.

Speaking during an appearance at the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Wade said:

We're very happy to have done five Bond movies, I think we've gotten it to a good place.

I know that John Logan (screenwriter) and Sam Mendes have come up with a plot for another one, which takes the pressure off because these films take up a lot of time.

Purvis, who has had a screenwriting partnership with Wade for 28 years, added:

We were going to stop with Quantum of Solace but it's good to go out on a high with Skyfall.

Daniel Craig has appeared as James Bond in three films and is contracted for another two.

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Daniel Craig has appeared in three James Bond films. Credit: PA

Skyfall became the UK's biggest box office hit of the year in the space of just 12 days. It is also the most financially successful Bond film, superseding 2006's Casino Royale.