The latest James Bond movie Skyfall is set to hit the big screen later this month and it has already been receiving some rave reviews. Many of those reviews have commented on the similarities between what Sam Mendes has done with Skyfall and what Christopher Nolan did with The Dark Knight. Now, Sam has admitted that he was influenced by what Christopher did with his Batman trilogy.
Mendes told The Playlist, “In terms of what [Nolan] achieved, specifically The Dark Knight, the second movie, what it achieved, which is something exceptional. It was a game changer for everybody.”
He added, “What Nolan proved was that you can make a huge movie that is thrilling and entertaining and has a lot to say about the world we live in, even if, in the case with The Dark Knight, it’s not even set in our world… That did help give me the confidence to take this movie in directions that, without The Dark Knight, might not have been possible.”
Skyfall will see Daniel Craig in his third outing as 007 agent James Bond and co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench. Skyfall is set to be released in the UK on October 26 before then being released in the US on November 9.