What Directors Should Helm A Bond Film?

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  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,340
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    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.

    I believe he was considered for Casino Royale but negotiations fell through. Him and EON didn't see eye to eye it seems. He's had his chance now, so I can't see it happening. I'd like it but he's got X-Men to get on with and that should make him a big enough name if he isn't already.
  • David Fincher if it hasn't been mentioned

    That would be something to behold
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    David Fincher if it hasn't been mentioned

    That would be something to behold

    "The Feel Bad Bond Movie Of The Century"
  • Have you ever seen Se7en, Fight Club, The Game ? etc, Ok maybe the man isn't really tailored to a 007 project but for those amazing movies alone, there'd be no harm in trying
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 5,745
    Have you ever seen Se7en, Fight Club, The Game ? etc, Ok maybe the man isn't really tailored to a 007 project but for those amazing movies alone, there'd be no harm in trying

    It was a joke. The tag line for TGWTDTT was "The Feel Bad Movie Of The Year" or something like that.


    He's an excellent director, don't get me wrong. But I have a feeling we'd miss out on the humor everyone is so dire to have. I'd be okay with it, however. A good FRWL vibe, straight-foward storyline would suit him.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    "The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas" is the tag line.

    Anyway, Fincher is American so that rules him out straight away. Right now, I'd rather he did The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.
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    Samuel001 wrote:
    "The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas" is the tag line.

    Ah, yes.

    And has every director actually been British?

    With Craig having worked with Fincher on the trilogy, I wouldn't be surprised, with all his influence, if he pulled him onto a Bond flick. It seems like Eon is giving him that power.
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    Would love to see Fincher direct so that there isn't any needless humour. DO NOT want a return to the Roger Moore era.
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    LeChiffre wrote:
    Would love to see Fincher direct so that there isn't any needless humour. DO NOT want a return to the Roger Moore era.

    Do you deny that the Connery films had humor?
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 401
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Do you deny that the Connery films had humor?
    He was talking about needless humor though. Most of Connery's humor was actually well written. Putting a Tarzan yell in your film isn't funny.

  • Fight Club was full of humor under Fincher, the black sort at least

    and also, we could put the - 'all the Bond actors in a fight' scenario in for good measure
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,340
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    And has every director actually been British?

    No. Campbell and Tamahori are from New Zealand, Spottiswoode from Canada and Forster is German-Swiss. They're all from the Commonwealth though.
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    With Craig having worked with Fincher on the trilogy, I wouldn't be surprised, with all his influence, if he pulled him onto a Bond flick. It seems like Eon is giving him that power.

    Craig may think along the same lines though, that an American isn't what Bond needs. If Skyfall works they'll be a push to get Mendes back if he doesn't say yes straight away I feel.
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    Samuel001 wrote:
    Craig may think along the same lines though, that an American isn't what Bond needs. If Skyfall works they'll be a push to get Mendes back if he doesn't say yes straight away I feel.

    I think that as far as direction, an American wouldn't completely Americanize the franchise, or whatever odd fear Eon has. Now a writer or actor I could see some serious risk, but the director displays the sense of style for the flick, and Fincher definitely has some style.

    Just imagine those action scenes. *Shivers*
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,340
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Craig may think along the same lines though, that an American isn't what Bond needs. If Skyfall works they'll be a push to get Mendes back if he doesn't say yes straight away I feel.

    I think that as far as direction, an American wouldn't completely Americanize the franchise, or whatever odd fear Eon has. Now a writer or actor I could see some serious risk, but the director displays the sense of style for the flick, and Fincher definitely has some style.

    Just imagine those action scenes. *Shivers*

    Yet Mankiewicz struck gold. It's funny how things work.

    I agree an American may be fine but why change what works, that may be EON's thinking with the issue.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Samuel001 wrote:
    Yet Mankiewicz struck gold.

    Debatable.
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    Here's my short-list:

    - Matthew Vaughn
    - Martin McDonagh
    - Bruce Robinson
    - Kevin Macdonald

    And I'll not be liked for this one, but I think he'd do a good job:

    - Guy Ritchie
  • Everyone saying Nolan is on the money and that isn't all that unlikely. I would also like Martin Scorsesee (no clue how to spell :D)
  • I'm intrigued by Steve McQueen. Not definite, but intrigued in what he could bring to the movies.

    Oh, and absolutely no hesitation for Peter Morgan or Tomas Alfredson to take the helm anytime.
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    Nicholas Winding Refn is my director of the moment (mainly because I just got Drive on BD) but I think he could bring a style to Bond that's never been seen before. Plus I like how involved he seems to be with the whole process (making actors move in with him etc).
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 12,436
    For me i would like to see JJ Abrams and in particular? Chris Nolan! My wild card would have to be Spielberg!
  • Posts: 5,745
    I'm thinking, with all the buzz around The Artist, and Eon wanting to return to a 60's feel of Bond movies why not..

    Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist.

    Have a Bond film set mainly in France, with a French villain of some sort. Have him direct, and pump it full of a 60's film vibe. It'd be quite the adventure.

    Plus, The Artist is up to almost 100 award nominations total, so that doesn't hurt!
  • Posts: 12,436
    I think they only wanna give it a 60's vibe because its the 50th anniversary?
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    RogueAgent wrote:
    I think they only wanna give it a 60's vibe because its the 50th anniversary?

    Mmmmm.. maybe. But I'd like to see them keep it unique. Bond's long history is what differentiates him from the other spy franchises out there, don't want him to adapt TOO much.
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    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    I think they only wanna give it a 60's vibe because its the 50th anniversary?

    Mmmmm.. maybe. But I'd like to see them keep it unique. Bond's long history is what differentiates him from the other spy franchises out there, don't want him to adapt TOO much.

    Yep, i agree, i just think if you took him back in time in terms of the date/year ....etc. You could risk the Austin Powers link....etc. Bond is special and should be well looked after, but keep him modern.
  • Posts: 5,745
    RogueAgent wrote:
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    I think they only wanna give it a 60's vibe because its the 50th anniversary?

    Mmmmm.. maybe. But I'd like to see them keep it unique. Bond's long history is what differentiates him from the other spy franchises out there, don't want him to adapt TOO much.

    Yep, i agree, i just think if you took him back in time in terms of the date/year ....etc. You could risk the Austin Powers link....etc. Bond is special and should be well looked after, but keep him modern.

    No, I was just saying I think they should keep a similar feel to the films, even if they're not necessarily realistic to today's world. Not necessarily go back in time.
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    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    I think they only wanna give it a 60's vibe because its the 50th anniversary?

    Mmmmm.. maybe. But I'd like to see them keep it unique. Bond's long history is what differentiates him from the other spy franchises out there, don't want him to adapt TOO much.

    Yep, i agree, i just think if you took him back in time in terms of the date/year ....etc. You could risk the Austin Powers link....etc. Bond is special and should be well looked after, but keep him modern.

    No, I was just saying I think they should keep a similar feel to the films, even if they're not necessarily realistic to today's world. Not necessarily go back in time.

    sorry, misunderstood what you wrote. I am not sure if that is something that DC's Bond will allow. He is obviously taking a more grittier take on the role. However? Perhaps Skyfall will introduce a few more lighter elements back into the series? Only time will tell?
  • JWESTBROOK wrote:
    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.

    only if bond teams up with an 11 year old superhero who kills drug dealers and swears like hell (kickass reference FTW)
  • Quentin tarantino, christopher nolan, guy ritchie and steven spielberg (he's not retired yet)
  • Tarantino or Ritchie would be a definite no no for some, me included

    Hasn't anyone mentioned Walter Hill, I was a bit of a fan of his work such as Southern Comfort, 48 hours and Aliens, he's still active and there would be worse avenues to go down, I know Bond directors should ideally be British, but that hasn't always been the case and well it's one name I thought I'd throw in the ring
  • Posts: 501
    Well I think Mendes is a quite good choice. However, I'd love to see Nolan's Bond. After what he's done to Batman and what he's done with Inception.
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