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If you told us your source it might add to the credibility otherwise it's pie in the sky. Personally I don't feel like Boyle's directorial style suits Bond. I like him, not for Bond imo.
But please @gandalfgrey, I think it's fair that you reveal exactly who you heard this from.
Agreed. I just feel his visual style would not suit Bond. He has a very distinct style that can sometimes snap you out of the story if you're not used to his sense shot composition and tendancy for surrealism. Not that this should be any reason to criticise him but I'd rather have a cracking story for Bond 24 and a classic sense of composition. I don't think his photography has the gloss one should expect of a Bond film.
This would be great.
Sure beats the stiffs of some of the recent films.
I respect what you're saying about classical composition, but don't forget that above all, Boyle is a gifted storyteller. If he has a great script to work with, which hopefully he will, then that can only serve to bring out the best of his style. You also mention his photography not being glossy. In the case of Slumdog Millionaire, I completely disagree. While not my favorite film of his, he made a movie that takes place in slums look absolutely beautiful in certain sequences.
Assuming what your saying is true (i'm 50 50 on this) any other info like any idea on the title :D
My source is someone who works at Eon, albeit fairly low down in the overall scheme of things, but that is what she is aware of being discussed at the moment. I obviously cannot name names, and fully acknowledge that this is very early on to be discussing, but I just thought I would share, and really don't mind if you don't believe me!
I think his style and creativity would be good for Bond.
I'm thinking I'm not sure I'm that fussed any more about him directing Bond the same way I touted Fassbender for Bond years before many knew who he was (another one I was aware about long before X-men just like Craig before Bond ), that I'm past thinking or even bothered that he is next 007.
I'm past caring whether Chris does it, he's capable of more than just blockbusters and would like to see him step out of the arena and make something more personal. I only saw TDKR once but even from the first showing I found it too long, bloated and parts just didn't ring true at all ( Bruce captive for supposed 6 months). TDK was just for me far more of cohesive film and better paced, part of me thinks I preferred Begins more, I think I want to see something different from Nolan.
Not that I'd go all nolannotbond if it happened but this idea of Boyle, a director I'm not that really fussed about as much as some (although Trainspotting is tour de force film making) I've not really seen anything apart from 28 days Later that impressed me but I think yeah Boyle for Bond and the idea of Sam returning for Dan's possible last sounds great.
If it's a done deal it's fine by me, American Beauty is the only Mendes film I've really liked, Revolution Road is fine but I can't buy Tom Hanks as a ruthless hit man so Road To Perdition doesn't work for me despite Newman & Craig's fine work in it. Though when he was announced I was naturally curious but thought this was a great choice and I think Boyle is another good move, letting Brits direct seems to be the key, Skyfall seems to revel in patriotism and although I don't want to see another Bond film based in London, just because it's set in another country doesn't mean the character has to abandon his roots.
Ha ha, are you one of those people who listens to bands no one else has heard of?
@Shardlake You're not a hipster are you :P
I'd heard of Craig before Bond too (our friends in the north) but I'd never thought about him actually being Bond. I'd never heard of Nolan until Batman.
"Why so serious? Let's put a smile back on that face..."
I wish this would be Nolan's philosophy if he became director
His Batman films have some funny lines in (like the bit in the prison in Begins). His films are serious for the most part but they have funny moments and he's still a good choice, but he's a huge name now. Might be too big for Bond.
Now if we're looking for somebody who can do action and humour well, who's not too big but not another arty director nobody has heard of like Forster or Tamahori, well I still think Edgar Wright is a really cool choice.
I want Mendes to return but I wouldn't mind him having a film off. He's doing the chocloate factory thing anyway, and it'd mean we'd have a bit of variety. Mendes, Boyle, Mendes is a pretty good idea imo.
I listen to many bands some you've heard some you might not have, I have music retail background and have been exposed to many different genres.
Oh god. Please! We're not worthy! :D
Joe Cornish (in the future - better than Edgar Wright IMO)
That's actually a good choice. He can do action, that's for sure. And he's Welsh, so since he's from the UK, maybe he's a fan?
He did Attack The Block, right? He could be a good choice once he's more experienced, but for now Wright is a better choice imo.