No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • Posts: 13,331
    I think Eon are clearly talking to directors right now. i imagine there must be a big meeting happening this morning in Hyde Park with all senior figures making a final decision on the directors.

    Personally, i think Jean-Marc Vallee is the most qualified. He's directed a number of Oscar-nomiated movies and has just filmed two hit HBO shows. He's on a major role, plus I get the impression that he'll listen and shoot the script.

    He seems like an intellectual guy and someone interested in character. I think he feels like an upgrade from Sam Mendes and also somewhat of a natural successor.


    I agree. Vallee is great, an A list director who is not too famous and has a certain humility. I wouldn't need to drag my wife to watch Bond 25 (a first since CD) : she loved C.R.A.Z.Y. and Little Big Lies.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
    Posts: 2,729
    This is half the problem solved for me as I always expected after the hate QOS gets, Forster would never return to bond, however, he seems like he would. This is news to me, and music to my ears.
  • Posts: 12,842
    Walecs wrote: »
    I can't believe EON made 16 movies in the first 27 years and made only half of those in the following 27. Even if we don't take the LTK-GE gap into account, Cubby made 14 movies in 23 years whereas Babs and MGW could only make 8 in the same number of years.

    By those calculations, as it dwindles down, the next 27 years should only bring us 4 more films.
  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,512
    The 80s is a good case in point -three of those films I love - TLD, LTK and FYEO - and Glenn may not be the greatest director but he delivered at least three top half bond films (with MGW and Maibums writing plus cubby producing. Barry's scores don't hurt either! it's this team dynamic that may be missing a little - and why they've tried to keep purvis and wade on for fluency).

    Long story short - EON produced five films in the 80s - in the same length of time now - EON have produced two - and one of them was Spectre...

    Well, the 80's have long gone, Cubby died in 1996, Barry (who did not work for Bond for 24 years) passed away in 2011, Maibaum is also no longer with us. One might get melancholic and sad about that, but we as well as the Bond franchise have to move on.
    I grew up with Sir Rog as Bond, OP being my first Bond at the movie theatre. And maybe we should really calm down a little until EON gives an official announcement on the whereabouts of Bond 25. The one internet meida source says this, another one says that, and others report other "facts", which are specualtons and rumours. There is nothing wrong about us speculating (that's why we are all here), but maybe we can do this in a bit of a more relaxed manner. We can't do anything about it, it's EON (and Universal), who pull the strings.

    Well put. We simply aren’t going back and people need to get used to it. I’m sure we’d all love a Bond film every two years - but that can’t be gauranteed in this day and age, so I suggest people focus more on their preferences for Bond going forward, not how frequently they get them.

    The landscape is vastly different from the one Cubby was producing in at his height (as I’m now bored of reiterating) and even then he was not ‘top dog’ beyond the late 60s. Nothing B&M have done is any less impressive than Cubby, they’ve just done it less frequently.

    The bottom line is that this era, while infrequent, has been very successful and, I hate to say this, but I genuinely think a few posters need to seriously consider if Bond is for them anymore. If I harboured the vitriol for the series and those involved that I regularly see on here, I’d be seriously questioning whether it was time to hit the divorce court in the hope of getting custody of the 60s-80s.

    I’ve always been of the mind that I’ll see what happens. I have preferences, but I don’t pine for very specific outcomes mainly because it’s out of my control.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    edited August 2018 Posts: 4,326
    What is becoming clear to me, based on all the reports I have read, is that Boyle QUIT. So I find it odd that so-called "Bond fans" are on here trashing the producer and the star, suggesting both should leave the franchise. Craig has been described as "bratty" and a "baby" and yet, has anyone considered that the real villain, here, is Boyle. He's the one who, apparently, had a fit over not being able to cast a nobody as the lead villain and walked. THAT is the very definition of a diva, of primadonna. It's Boyle who has now left this film in this predicament, not Babs, not Wilson, not Craig.

    Babs has worked on how many Bond films? How many successful?
    Daniel Craig has starred as Bond in how many films? How many successful?
    Boyle has directed how many Bond films?

    Time to start laying the blame where it deserved to be.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
    edited August 2018 Posts: 7,316
    People are saying Bond 25 will definitely move ahead with Craig because Universal want him, but what if there is a delay and he simply decides he doesn't want to continue anymore. What if he decides he'd rather spend the time with his new family, and enjoy actually seeing his newborn instead of looking at pictures on his phone on the set of Bond 25. If Craig bails, then they have to find someone else tlwhether it's what they want to do or not.

    Also, I don't see what's so insulting about the idea of a new guy in the role. Craig has been around well over a decade now, that's longer than all the others. I think he even surpassed Moore for longest running tenure? So why is it so preposterous that fans are starting to feel the need for someone else to play Bond? It seems natural to me after a certain time, that we are ready for something new and fresh, and shouldn't be mocked or belittled for it.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 5,918
    RC7 wrote: »
    The 80s is a good case in point -three of those films I love - TLD, LTK and FYEO - and Glenn may not be the greatest director but he delivered at least three top half bond films (with MGW and Maibums writing plus cubby producing. Barry's scores don't hurt either! it's this team dynamic that may be missing a little - and why they've tried to keep purvis and wade on for fluency).

    Long story short - EON produced five films in the 80s - in the same length of time now - EON have produced two - and one of them was Spectre...

    Well, the 80's have long gone, Cubby died in 1996, Barry (who did not work for Bond for 24 years) passed away in 2011, Maibaum is also no longer with us. One might get melancholic and sad about that, but we as well as the Bond franchise have to move on.
    I grew up with Sir Rog as Bond, OP being my first Bond at the movie theatre. And maybe we should really calm down a little until EON gives an official announcement on the whereabouts of Bond 25. The one internet meida source says this, another one says that, and others report other "facts", which are specualtons and rumours. There is nothing wrong about us speculating (that's why we are all here), but maybe we can do this in a bit of a more relaxed manner. We can't do anything about it, it's EON (and Universal), who pull the strings.

    Well put. We simply aren’t going back and people need to get used to it. I’m sure we’d all love a Bond film every two years - but that can’t be gauranteed in this day and age, so I suggest people focus more on their preferences for Bond going forward, not how frequently they get them.

    The landscape is vastly different from the one Cubby was producing in at his height (as I’m now bored of reiterating) and even then he was not ‘top dog’ beyond the late 60s. Nothing B&M have done is any less impressive than Cubby, they’ve just done it less frequently.

    The bottom line is that this era, while infrequent, has been very successful and, I hate to say this, but I genuinely think a few posters need to seriously consider if Bond is for them anymore. If I harboured the vitriol for the series and those involved that I regularly see on here, I’d be seriously questioning whether it was time to hit the divorce court in the hope of getting custody of the 60s-80s.

    I’ve always been of the mind that I’ll see what happens. I have preferences, but I don’t pine for very specific outcomes mainly because it’s out of my control.

    Very well put (and funny as well)
  • Posts: 5,767
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    When that is done, The Pussy thinks the thing will be indiscernible from previous efforts and will take less than Spectre. Then, and only then, will they find the courage to change the formula, move away from the formula and give the franchise the complete reboot that it so badly needs.
    I agree on the indiscernible part. However a change of formula is not at all what´s needed, but a return to living the formula instead of trying to ape it by means of a checklist. I watched Moonraker the other day with a pal, and we both agreed that no matter if you like or hate the silliness, that film is pure class. That´s what Bond needs, regardless of the degree of extravagance.

  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,512
    People are saying Bond 25 will definitely move ahead with Craig because Universal want him, but what if there is a delay and he simply decides he doesn't want to continue anymore. What if he decides he'd rather spend the time with his new family, and enjoy actually seeing his newborn instead of looking at pictures on his phone on the set of Bond 25. If Craig bails, then they have to find someone else tlwhether it's what they want to do or not.

    I don’t think anyone has argued with this point. People make decisions. Right now he hasn’t made that decision.
  • Posts: 5,733
    Probably because there won't be a delay. Not a significant one at least.
    That being said, just rewatched Baby Driver and I now hope Wright has the job. Based on that car chase alone... Also, he could put on his journeyman director cap on just for Bond and then do his other projects with his own magic spells.
  • Posts: 1,680
    I have a feeling babs will take whoever says yes first, which isn't necessarily good imo.
  • Posts: 1,680
    It sounds like babs & craig crafted the picture based on their own ideas & just need someone to shoot the picture. It's doesn't feel as if their going around asking what kind of bond film would you like to make?
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 4,521
    1700 pages and still in preproduction!
  • 007Blofeld wrote: »
    apparently there is going to be an announcement tomorrow by eon according to the James Bond radio https://www.facebook.com/jamesbondradio/photos/a.1453543911549039/2265025277067561/?type=3&theater

    This is all summarizing the Archivo 007 story.
  • attempts are being made to bring Sam Mendes back.

    If you were Barbara Broccoli, how would you try to convince Mendes to return and take over an already troubled movie after the negative experience he had directing Spectre? What can they possibly offer him to convince him to return? I don't think a huge sum of money will be enough this time.

    millionaire_idiot_fail.jpg
    Instead of posting nonsensical pictures, can you man up and elaborate what exactly and why you are disagreeing with?
    I've skimmed many, many posts over the past few days. Just a factoid or two:

    --On a previous page is said Skyfall had box office $248 million (or 248 million USD, if you prefer). It was $304.4 million (or $304.36 million to be more precise).
    I wrote that Skyfall earned $248 million in the US in the first 26 days of its release.

    Apologies.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 19,983
    @Tuck91 and @AlexanderWaverly
    Can you please avoid double posting? You can use the edit button (under options) --> see the little wheel that appears when you move your cursor around a bit.

    icon-ios7-gear-512.png

    Thank you. :)
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 2,115
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    @Tuck91 and @AlexanderWaverly
    Can you please avoid double posting? You can use the edit button (under options) --> see the little wheel that appears when you move your cursor around a bit.

    icon-ios7-gear-512.png

    Thank you. :)

    When did I double post? I apologized to the one poster and I noted how Archivo 007 was the source of something James Bond Radio cited. Also, I am familiar with the little edit icon. I just used it to expand this post.
  • Posts: 178
    David Mackenzie would be interesting, I'd love Edgar Wright but he'd probably want a lot more time and I'd have no complaints about Demange. Whether Demange and Mackenzie have an eye for action is an unknown.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,883
    boldfinger wrote: »
    ....
    When that is done, The Pussy thinks the thing will be indiscernible from previous efforts and will take less than Spectre. Then, and only then, will they find the courage to change the formula, move away from the formula and give the franchise the complete reboot that it so badly needs.
    I agree on the indiscernible part. However a change of formula is not at all what´s needed, but a return to living the formula instead of trying to ape it by means of a checklist. I watched Moonraker the other day with a pal, and we both agreed that no matter if you like or hate the silliness, that film is pure class. That´s what Bond needs, regardless of the degree of extravagance.
    I quite agree and MR is definitely class.
  • Posts: 15,600
    Univex wrote: »
    Probably because there won't be a delay. Not a significant one at least.
    That being said, just rewatched Baby Driver and I now hope Wright has the job. Based on that car chase alone... Also, he could put on his journeyman director cap on just for Bond and then do his other projects with his own magic spells.


    Haven't watched Baby Driver, but this clip was very enjoyable!
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld In the freedom of the West.
    Posts: 3,126
    apparently danny boyle was looking at set building when he decided to quit according to JBR they are looking for workmen like directors
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 6,589
    M_Blaise wrote: »
    David Mackenzie would be interesting, I'd love Edgar Wright but he'd probably want a lot more time and I'd have no complaints about Demange. Whether Demange and Mackenzie have an eye for action is an unknown.

    Demange definitely does. It's of the more gritty and visceral type, though.
  • Posts: 4,353
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    007Blofeld wrote: »
    apparently danny boyle was looking at set building when he decided to quit according to JBR they are looking for workmen like directors

    I wouldn't trust these idiots.

    Deadline Hollywood - a trusted Hollywood trade website - is saying that 4 very talented directors (who are far from workman-like) are under consideration.

  • Posts: 5,733
    Univex wrote: »
    Probably because there won't be a delay. Not a significant one at least.
    That being said, just rewatched Baby Driver and I now hope Wright has the job. Based on that car chase alone... Also, he could put on his journeyman director cap on just for Bond and then do his other projects with his own magic spells.


    Haven't watched Baby Driver, but this clip was very enjoyable!

    Now imagine that with a DBS Superleggera in cote d'azur or something.
  • Posts: 178
    M_Blaise wrote: »
    David Mackenzie would be interesting, I'd love Edgar Wright but he'd probably want a lot more time and I'd have no complaints about Demange. Whether Demange and Mackenzie have an eye for action is an unknown.

    Demange definitely does. It's of the more gritty and visceral type, though.

    I've only seen the trailer, it doesn't convince me he would do the steady action Bond films need.
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    M_Blaise wrote: »
    David Mackenzie would be interesting, I'd love Edgar Wright but he'd probably want a lot more time and I'd have no complaints about Demange. Whether Demange and Mackenzie have an eye for action is an unknown.

    Have you seen 'Hell or high water'?
    Mackenzie can handle action and tell a good Story! I wouldn't mind Demange but would prefer Mackenzie!
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
    Posts: 1,499
    I really liked Hell or High Water, so I wouldn't mind MacKenzie.
  • Posts: 5,733
    Anyone here more worried about cinematography? I know I am. After SPECTRE's pi** colour that's the thing that worries me. A lot.
  • Posts: 565
    Univex wrote: »
    Probably because there won't be a delay. Not a significant one at least.
    That being said, just rewatched Baby Driver and I now hope Wright has the job. Based on that car chase alone... Also, he could put on his journeyman director cap on just for Bond and then do his other projects with his own magic spells.

    Cripes, that looked terrible. As soon as the kid broke into his bopping and lip-synching, I was cringing.

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