One of the great things about Skyfall (and there are many) is the phenomenal cinematography by Roger Deakins. Obviously Deakins always turns in fantastic work, but his collaboration with director Sam Mendes on the James Bond pic was jaw-droppingly gorgeous—which makes the news that Deakins won’t be returning for Bond 24 that much more disappointing. After some wavering, Mendes and Skyfall screenwriter John Logan agreed to direct and write the next Bond film, respectively, but In Contention’s Kris Tapley took to Twitter today to break the sad news that Deakins will not be back as cinematographer. Hit the jump for more.

SKYFALL Cinematographer Roger Deakins Not Returning for BOND 24 | Collider