Despite the phenomenal success of Skyfall it's been unclear whether or not Sam Mendes would be back in the director's chair for the next Bond film, but a Sony Press release today confirmed that Sam Mendes will return…
He had the following to say about directing the next film,
I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time,
Bond 24 will be released in UK cinemas on the 23rd of October 2015 and in American cinemas on the 6th of November 2015.