With Eon and Sony Pictures planning two more James Bond pics with star Daniel Craig, the studio is currently on the hunt for the helmer to helm the next installment.
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Though he is in the running, Refn is just one of the directors who Eon has shown interest in. The shingle has also considered helmers including Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black.
Sources tell Variety it could still be some time until a decision is made -- not only because they are still meeting with helmers, but also because the details of Craig's deal are still being worked out. Given how successful the franchise has been with Craig as the star, especially the last pic, the star's deal is expected to be very lucrative and probably also involves director approval.
As of now, John Logan, who wrote "Skyfall," is on board to write the screenplay, with plans to get a film released by 2016. Sam Mendes was originally asked to return but passed on the offer to focus on other commitments.