“We now have a terrific script that John August wrote. We were originally talking with Sam Mendes about doing the movie. Sam Mendes is going to go off and do the Bond movie, so there’s another director that we’re talking to right now.”
So said Neal Moritz interviewed by Steve Weintraub on Collider.com seeming to confirm the rumours that Mendes will direct Bond 23 – Moritz is producer of Preacher. Prior to this, Mendes’ involvement with Preacher seemed to conflict with the Bond 23 rumour but it would now appear that he is definitely on board as director.