What Directors Should Helm A Bond Film?

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  • edited September 2011 Posts: 4,619

    The difference is Vaughn, Boyle, Nolan and Fincher had already had big commercial or critical hits, that rules them out I would say. Foster and Mendes not so much, in my view at least.
    Vaughn? Has he ever had a such critical hit as Mendes in 1999? Has he ever won an Academy Award for Best Director? No. As for commercial success: American Beauty made more money at the cinemas worldwide than Vaughn's biggesst commercial hit, X-Men: First Class!

    American Beauty worldwide box office: $356,296,601
    X-Men: First Class worldwide box office: $352,577,495

    Vaughn only wishes he could direct a Bond film.

    Would either of you say Vaughn, Boyle, Nolan or Fincher have a chance of directing Bond 24? I'm just wondering what people think the odds are of them being hired, should Mendes choice not to return.
    Mendes will more than likely choose not to return: he doesn't direct movies that often, he will probably want to work on something else after Bond 23.

    Boyle has already said he's not interested, Fincher is American, so they are out. Vaughn and Nolan already said that they would love to direct a Bond film, so the question is: is EON willing to hire either of them? I hope we'll never see a Vaughn directed Bond film (he is simply not good enough), as for Nolan: EON will probably never hire him, but who knows...
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Katherine Bigalow

    Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane 2009) http://michaeljbassett.wordpress.com/

    Bond 24:

    Cameron Crowe (Vanilla Sky). American. With consider Jonathan Sanger & Ronan O'Connor as second united directers ( (Vanilla Sky).), directer of photography by John Toll (Vanilla Sky, The Last Samurai) or Lance Acord (Lost In translation).


    Richard Kwietniowski (Owning Mahowny) English. http://www.sonyclassics.com/owning/core/hasFlash.html

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    Steven Spielberg
  • Kathryn Bigelow or Mimi Leder - good action directors who just happen to be female.
    Phillip Noyce
    Danny Boyle
    Alfonso Cuaron
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    OK, I'm going with : Christopher Nolan, Matthew Vaughn, David Cronenberg, Martin Campbell, and Catherine Bigelow. Just please not Guy Ritchie. I do rather enjoy his films - but he never lets you forget that you are being DIRECTED by GUY RITCHIE. Nolan and Cronenberg may be my top two choices.
  • edited October 2011 Posts: 42
    For me, they are:
    1. Quentin Tarantino, he's stated that he'd like to be the director of Bond film. Personally, I think he'll be a good director for Bond film. If U see, all movies he direct are all successful
    2. Christopher Nolan, a good director to lead a Bond film. He's quite successful in directing movie
    3. Steven Spielberg, He's intention to direct a Bond film. He wanted to direct Moonraker (If I'm not mistaken). If he directed a Bond Film, I believe it's more than just a success, maybe it can win the Oscar.
    4. Alfred Hitchchock, If he were alive, He'd bring Bond film to the best peak, :)
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Hitchcock would have been great, I think! I like Quentin but I am afraid he would go too full blown over the top helming a Bond film. And Spielberg is just a great director. I did not know he was ever interested in directing a Bond movie.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Matt Vaugn
    David Yates

    Sorry but I don't want Nolan touching Bond as good as he is.
  • Matthew Vaughn is my dream Bond director right now. He impressed me with Kick Ass but in X-Men First Class he delivered the classic 60's Bond look and feel (and without someone like Ken Adam to help) not to mention the evocation of a stone cold classic Bondian bad a$$ performance from Michael Fassbender as Magneto. Throw in Henry Jackman as composer and I think you would have an unstoppable Bond team. As evidence I cite the Argentina sequence in XMFC.

    I'm also fond of the work of Guy Ritchie and J.J. Abrahms. The latter's work with Chris Pine in Star Trek has me thinking he'd have a good handle on the Bond character.

    I'm in a minority that has no desire to see either Nolan or Tarantino anywhere near a Bond movie. Nolan arguably already has a Bond film under his belt with Inception which isn't a personal fave of mine (ironic that Nolan's inspiration and favorite Bond movie is OHMSS). Tarantino on the other hand has promise, but he can't seem to avoid putting bits of over the top stupidity in most of his movies and this is not something I'm keen to see in a Bond movie. In many ways Tarantino is something of an A-list Kevin Smith.
  • christopher nolan would be great, he saved batman and inception was pretty good
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    I'm in a minority that has no desire to see either Nolan or Tarantino anywhere near a Bond movie. Nolan arguably already has a Bond film under his belt with Inception which isn't a personal fave of mine (ironic that Nolan's inspiration and favorite Bond movie is OHMSS).
    I think Tarantino would be perfect for a lighter, more campy film. Perhaps when the new Bond comes around, if they edge off of this seriousness and go a little easier, Tarantino would be perfect. The perfect mix of dry and rough humor mixed with perfect action direction, all why maintaining the intensity and stress* that make a great film, and an even better Bond.

    *Stress, as in tension in a movie. Tarantino is famous for his tense dialogue and sudden release of violence. I personally am addicted to his work.

    I honestly think he would be very tame if given the honor to direct Bond. He would never get to write it himself, he would have Eon's writers to set him straight, and I think he would go for a more serious film. Look to Inglorious Basterds as his type of Bond film. Great plot, dry humor, and amazing action and tension that make an excellent film. That would be how Tarantino approached Bond.
    Tarantino usually writes his own material, thus having to create unique characters for his films. I think that's why he gets out there sometimes. But Bond is an established universe, and I'm positive he has stated before he wouldn't go against what Bond's universe has been established as.
    And plus, just imagine the complexities of the villain Tarantino could produce. It would be historical.
  • If Tarantino kept entirely within the vein of all the bits of Inglourious Basterds along the lines of the opening scene and the scene in the pub, it would be amazing. Pulp Fiction and the first Kill Bill are favorites of mine.
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    If Tarantino kept entirely within the vein of all the bits of Inglourious Basterds along the lines of the opening scene and the scene in the pub, it would be amazing. Pulp Fiction and the first Kill Bill are favorites of mine.
    I would love to see him create some meaty Bond dialogue. Gets my mouth watering. ;)
  • DiscoVolanteDiscoVolante Stockholm, Sweden
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    Christopher Nolan, with Michael Caine having a minor role of course ;)
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited October 2011 Posts: 15,534
    Christopher Nolan, with Michael Caine having a minor role of course ;)
    M !!

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    I think Caine is a bit old for a multi-movie contract though. It'd be a short lived prospect.
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    4. Alfred Hitchchock, If he were alive, He'd bring Bond film to the best peak, :)
    He already did! It was called North by Northwest ;-)

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I think Christopher Nolan is on everyone's list, and I sure would love to see what he would do helming the project.
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    Peter Jackson, he really would be in the same boat as Mandes.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I can go with Vaughn. Seeing what he did with X-Men, I've grown to like the man.

    How about Jonathan Demme?
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    How about Jonathan Demme?
    I had to look him up, but he hasn't done a film since 2004. He's likely not even near Eon's radar.

    But it would be interesting to see how B24 would turn out after a decade of no feature films.

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    Maybe Ridley Scott, He's also a good director, all movies he directed always stay on top, especially Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Body of Lies. I somehow dream Ridley Scott to direct James Bond film.
  • alot of you might disagree with me, but how about noel clarke??? he did great on kidulthood n adulthood and that heist film he did wasnt too bad. he said that he wants to do more than just stuff like kidulthood so i think a bond film would be the perfect thing for more people to take him seriously as a director. if not, then he'd make a decent bond himself, he's a good actor (see dr who, kidulthood/adulthood) so i bet he could put on a bond type accent
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    Christopher Nolan
  • edited October 2011 Posts: 5,745
    Christopher Nolan
    Riveting addition to this post. :P
  • SAMSAM
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    I agree with many of the proposals put forward i.e. Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, X Men First Class).

    But their are several directors that have not been mentioned including:

    Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
    Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, K19: The Widowmaker)
    Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan)
    David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method)

    or Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale)
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 3,063
    I think Vic Armstrong deserves a shot. He has done great work as a 2nd unit director mainly in charge of the actionscenes in movies like Thor, I am Legend, Salt, MI3 and three Bondmovies (TND-DAD) and he's been involved in several Bondmovies as stuntcoordinator since LALD!
  • Michael Mann or Joe Wright (Hanna)
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    With the announcement of the XMEN First Class sequel,

    How about Matthew Vaugn? He's got a good 60's vibe he could embed back into the films (not necessarily having a film set in that period, just the vibe).

    I'd be down.
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 401
    I think Christopher Nolan is on everyone's list
    Not mine. An extremely overrated director.
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