The Director of Bond 23 Is...

The Hollywood Reporter is calling Sam Mendes as the next Bond director. Mendes resume looks a little like this:

Away We Go

Revolutionary Road

Jarhead

Road to Perdition

American Beauty

Sam Mendes will bring his stunning visual eye to the world of Bond, you might recall he won the Best Director Academy Award in 2000 for American Beauty, and his films have received 17 nominations overall, taking home six of the coveted golden statues.

When can you expect the film? Let's say the summer of 2011, if all proceeds according to plan.

**Update**

Might Mendes only be a consultant on Bond 23?