Mendes, 46, said that he would like to present Bond as a vulnerable character as portrayed in the original Ian Fleming novels, reported Ace Showbiz. "
You always go back to the Fleming because the character Fleming created over a number of novels was incredibly complex.
Some people sometimes forget in the cliche of Bond, which is the international playboy, and someone who's always untroubled, and almost never breaks a sweat, that actually what [Fleming] created was a very conflicted character," the filmmaker said.
The former husband of actress Kate Winslet explained that "Skyfall" will see Bond facing a combination of lassitude, boredom, depression and difficulty. "That makes him a much more interesting character, and some of those things are explored in this movie, because Daniel [Craig] as an actor is capable of exploring them," he added.