Sam Mendes will direct Daniel Craig as 007 in the next James Bond film.
The 24th Bond movie is set for release in the autumn of 2015. The previous film, Skyfall, also directed by Mendes, earned $US1.1 billion at the box office worldwide.
The screenplay for the film will be written by John Logan, who also worked on Skyfall.
Mendes, 47, has a long background in theatre direction. He won an Academy Award for his debut feature "American Beauty