Bond 25 (and Beyond) directors you consider. This can be directors, second Unit Director or D.O.P.

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    cooperman2 wrote:
    Just read an interview in latest issue of Empire magazine with Kenneth Branaugh from the set of the new Jack Ryan movie. He is shooting on the 007 stage at Pinewood and mentions Bond, saying how much he likes Spy Who Loved Me. More convinced than ever he should be on list of future directors.

    I would have thought Brannagh is a good idea, then knowing he loved TSWLM that puts him off my list.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    cooperman2 wrote:
    Just read an interview in latest issue of Empire magazine with Kenneth Branaugh from the set of the new Jack Ryan movie. He is shooting on the 007 stage at Pinewood and mentions Bond, saying how much he likes Spy Who Loved Me. More convinced than ever he should be on list of future directors.
    There is a new Ryan movie shooting? This is news to me.
  • RC7RC7
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    cooperman2 wrote:
    Just read an interview in latest issue of Empire magazine with Kenneth Branaugh from the set of the new Jack Ryan movie. He is shooting on the 007 stage at Pinewood and mentions Bond, saying how much he likes Spy Who Loved Me. More convinced than ever he should be on list of future directors.
    There is a new Ryan movie shooting? This is news to me.

    With Chris Pine.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    RC7 wrote:
    cooperman2 wrote:
    Just read an interview in latest issue of Empire magazine with Kenneth Branaugh from the set of the new Jack Ryan movie. He is shooting on the 007 stage at Pinewood and mentions Bond, saying how much he likes Spy Who Loved Me. More convinced than ever he should be on list of future directors.
    There is a new Ryan movie shooting? This is news to me.

    With Chris Pine.

    Hmm, interesting. Does it have a title?
  • RC7RC7
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    RC7 wrote:
    cooperman2 wrote:
    Just read an interview in latest issue of Empire magazine with Kenneth Branaugh from the set of the new Jack Ryan movie. He is shooting on the 007 stage at Pinewood and mentions Bond, saying how much he likes Spy Who Loved Me. More convinced than ever he should be on list of future directors.
    There is a new Ryan movie shooting? This is news to me.

    With Chris Pine.

    Hmm, interesting. Does it have a title?

    'Jack Ryan' - Branagh is also in it, as a villain I think.
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 11,958
    RC7 wrote:
    cooperman2 wrote:
    Just read an interview in latest issue of Empire magazine with Kenneth Branaugh from the set of the new Jack Ryan movie. He is shooting on the 007 stage at Pinewood and mentions Bond, saying how much he likes Spy Who Loved Me. More convinced than ever he should be on list of future directors.
    There is a new Ryan movie shooting? This is news to me.

    With Chris Pine.

    Hmm, interesting. Does it have a title?

    Yep, "Jack Ryan" It's a reboot. EDIT: @RC7 just beat me to it.

    I liked Red October and the Ford films, and I've enjoyed some of Clancy's books, but this new one doesn't really intrest me much.

    I might change my mind when I see a trailer or something.
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    No Branaugh. Thor was a shoddily told dull story. I personally vouch for Joe Wright or Fincher. But only if Mendes doesn't want back in.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    TheHotMess wrote:
    Id like to see James Cameron do Bond 24, he made some really good action movies in the late 80's and early 90's.

    Although a Bond film would look kinda weird with at bluish hue Cameron likes to put in all his movies

    It would work great with Dan's gorgeous eyes.
  • The great thing about this thread is how, for the most part, we're talking about serious, talented directors and they're now a real possibility. The journeyman director days seem like a distant memory now. However, I was thinking of an interesting choice if they ever go back to the journeyman route.

    One name which is totally out of left field (and would never happen) is George Tillman Jr. Although he's American and has a filmography that seems completely out of place for Bond I was quite impressed with what he did with Faster. I only recently saw it as it didn't get the best reviews but for a simple movie it was quite well done. He made it visually interesting, he had (and directed) actors that brought a lot of character even if they had small parts, and he was able to add a nice level of intensity that drove the film along.

    Just being American would likely put him out of the running, but whether it's Bond or something else I'd love to see what he could do with a major, big budget film with an A-list cast (the closest he got was Men of Honour with DeNiro and Cuba Gooding Jr. but that was more of a drama).
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    It's official, Sam Mendes won't direct Bond 24.

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    It's plain and simple for me now, as the Christopher Nolan films ('Inception', 'The Dark Knight') already served as a template for director Sam Mendes and 'Skyfall':

    BRING. IN. CHRISTOPHER. NOLAN. PERIOD. now Sam Mendes confirmed he will not be directing Bond 24.

    Nolan could continue the legacy that 'Skyfall' created. His name could attach another high-ranking Oscar worthy crew to Bond 24 (Perhaps cinematographer Wally Pfister??). And I do believe Bond 24 should be of similar or perhaps better quality than 'Skyfall'.

    Also, from a sheer marketing point of view, it makes another 1 Billion Dollar Bond film more realistic.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    my choices - realistic and unrealistic, are ones that if chosen i would be happy with..

    Matthew Vaughn
    Pierre Morel
    Katherine Bigelow
    Guillermo del Toro
    Quentin Tarantino (lol pipe dream)
    Steven Spielberg (lol pipe dream)
    The Cohen Brothers
    David Fincher
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Tom Hooper
    Andrew Dominik
    Neill Blomkamp
    Martin McDonagh
    Gus Van Sant
    Peter Weir
    David Lynch
    Michael Mann
    Steven Soderbergh
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    Christophen Nolan should direct a Bond film after Craig is finished with the role, so that he can cast his own Bond actor. On the other hand I would say now is the perfect time for Steven Spielberg to direct a Bond film.

    Spielberg has a good working relationship with Daniel Craig and has no upcoming movies since Robopocalypse got delayed.
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    Give me a few valid reasons why we should not consider Christopher Nolan for Bond 24. Because I can't think of any huge reasons...
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    Give me a few valid reasons why we should not consider Christopher Nolan for Bond 24. Because I can't think of any huge reasons...

    because he's fast at work on his next writing/directing project "Interstellar".. so he is likely out of the running...
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    Somebody, somewhere, mentioned David Fincher. There was a discussion about whether an American should direct a Bond film, especially given recent focus on the classical British aspects of the Bond series. This was countered by the argument that Fincher understands "European sensitivities - look to TGWTDT". (hat-tip to whoever said that).

    I personally think its a great choice. He makes such tense films, and would be brilliant to pick up from where Mendes set off. (Which, by the way, is sad. Nonetheless encouraging that he wants to play a role in the future!)
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Tom Hooper's probably licking his lips right about now.

    Anyway, it's going to be very interesting who EoN get.
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    I think with 'Skyfall' a Bond director never got so much creative freedom, carte-blanche, before. Yes, it's not to the extend Chris Nolan is enjoying, but the whole production process of 'Skyfall' has been kind of unique, kind of 'liberal' within the franchise. Some examples:

    --> The screenplay of 'Skyfall' was tailored around actor Javier Bardem. With him in mind they wrote the screenplay. It worked, Javier wanted to join
    --> Daniel Craig basically suggested director Sam Mendes, so the current Bond producers are way more willing to take into account other people's (both crew and actor) suggestions. That's different from Cubby's original approach.
    --> High-profile crewmembers (Oscar heavy, world famous) do work for Bond now as well. Both Barbara and Michael do know now that attaching big names to Bond 24 will likely result in another '1 Billion Dollar Bond'.
    --> 'Skyfall's success triggered a new clausule in the contract of every cast- and crewmember. Not only Craig, but also director Sam Mendes was entitled to an extra bonus, because Bond reached more than 900 Million worldwide. This has never happened before since Barbara and Michael came the sole Bond producers. This bonus clausule could proof a worthy negotiation point in hiring a Bond director.
    --> Because of all this, a percentage points of the gross might be open for negotiation as well. If I were Barbara and Michael, I would look into it.

    If, just IF Christopher Nolan is not available due to officially confirmed work on 'Interstellar' (I would still try and 'kidnap' him!), then another big Oscar-heavy, world famous director needs to be attracted to the production of Bond 24. Fellow British directors Danny Boyle ('127 Hours', 'Sunshine'), Paul Greengrass ('The Bourne Ultimatum', 'United 93'), Tom Hooper ('The Damned United', 'The King's Speech') or Guy Ritchie ('Snatch', 'Sherlock Holmes') perhaps? Or Brad Bird ('Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'), David Fincher ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo') or J.J. Abrahms.

    Anyway, after relatively famous director Marc Forster and Oscar heavy-weight Sam Mendes, I think the logical search motto for Bond 24 would be: 'Another Big Name Director'.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    @Gustav, mate, is it really necessary for you to paste the same post in multiple threads?
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    @Gustav_Graves

    J.J. Abrams is directing the next Star Wars movie, due out in 2015.... he is officially out of the running as well.

    but i forgot about Ritchie - solid choice.
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    doubleoego wrote:
    @Gustav, mate, is it really necessary for you to paste the same post in multiple threads?

    Sorry @doubleoego. I should not do that. But for me it's also a bit unclear in what topic I should continue this discussion. The topic where we discuss alternatives or the one where the news about Mendes' 'No' is announced? Anyway, you're right mate :-).
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    haserot wrote:
    @Gustav_Graves

    J.J. Abrams is directing the next Star Wars movie, due out in 2015.... he is officially out of the running as well.

    but i forgot about Ritchie - solid choice.

    Thanks. I did know he will be doing 'Star Wars', but I wasn't very certain when the production of Disney's 'Star Wars' starts.
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    @Gustav, all the directors you list are either involved in other projects or aren't interested in directing a Bond picture, such as Danny Boyle or Paul Greengrass. The only one that's marginally feasible is Tom Hooper but after seeing his shaky-cam approach to Les Mis I've revised my list and struck him off.

    Also, Ritchie is involved in The Man From UNCLE movie, which to be honest, I'd rather see him continue with rather than attempt a Bond picture.
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    What are these comments that Tom Hooper made about Bond?
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 11,119
    bondsum wrote:
    @Gustav, all the directors you list are either involved in other projects or aren't interested in directing a Bond picture, such as Danny Boyle or Paul Greengrass. The only one that's marginally feasible is Tom Hooper but after seeing his shaky-cam approach to Les Mis I've revised my list and struck him off.

    Also, Ritchie is involved in The Man From UNCLE movie, which to be honest, I'd rather see him continue with rather than attempt a Bond picture.

    Hmm, wouldn't this make it more realistic to see a 2015 or 2016 premiere of Bond 24? I mean, I can imagine now that Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson do want to stick with a big name director. That means that, due to the scheduling conflicts that will be involved with the above directors, Barbara and Michael might prefer to wait until 2015/2016 before they can ask these directors again.

    A premiere of Bond 24 for me still seems......a bit too rushed for today's production standards of Bond (especially 'Skyfall')....if you ask me. And after 'Skyfall' I can't believe the Bond producers instead would choose a lesser-known, less Oscar-heavy director.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    haserot wrote:
    @Gustav_Graves

    J.J. Abrams is directing the next Star Wars movie, due out in 2015.... he is officially out of the running as well.

    but i forgot about Ritchie - solid choice.

    Thanks. I did know he will be doing 'Star Wars', but I wasn't very certain when the production of Disney's 'Star Wars' starts.

    if Disney sticks to it's plan of a 2015 release, then the spring/summer of 2014 will be spent filming, which means (going backwards here) from the start of filming going back to probably well into late to mid 2013, he'll be busy with loads of preproduction work...

    EON will want someone who is ready to go by the fall of this year - if it is indeed true that drafts of the treatment for Bond 24 have already been submitted by Logan.
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 11,119
    haserot wrote:
    EON will want someone who is ready to go by the fall of this year - if it is indeed true that drafts of the treatment for Bond 24 have already been submitted by Logan.

    Hmm, not so sure about that @Haserot. It'll be a difficult choice for EON. They have indeed two options:

    A) Focus on a fall 2014 premiere of Bond 24 by hiring a lesser known, less Oscar-heavy director. This'll make the time for extensive revisions/rewrites of Logan's screenplay quite limited. 'Scheduling conflicts' will be the keyword for this choice. And allthough Sony/MGM/EON can cash money way earlier, the worldwide total gross will be substantially lower than that of 'Skyfall', perhaps a figure closer to $650 to $750 Million.

    B) Focus on a late 2015/2016 premiere by opting for a certain well-known, Oscar-heavy director during his already busy schedule, then officially signing the contract with him until he's available (Like they did with Sam Mendes). There's more time for screenplay rewrites/revisions, the (pre-)production can be substantially extended, which did help 'Casino Royale' and 'Skyfall'. And allthough Sony/MGM/EON won't be able to cash money that soon, the worldwide total gross will most likely near 'Skyfall's 1.1 Billion Dollar milestone.

    Also, if you ask me....look to the longer (production) gaps between two 'Mission: Impossible' movies, two 'Dark Knight' movies, two 'Jason Bourne' movies....it only helped the next outing of that film to be of higher/difefrent quality. A two year gap between Bond films? As of 2013 I'd say 'No' to that. Bond 24 has got a more likely chance to be a rushed event. And for today's blockbuster productions, a two year gap seems asking a bit too much. We're not living in the 1980's anymore.
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    Hmm, wouldn't this make it more realistic to see a 2015 or 2016 premiere of Bond 24? I mean, I can imagine now that Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson do want to stick with a big name director. That means that, due to the scheduling conflicts that will be involved with the above directors, Barbara and Michael might prefer to wait until 2015/2016 before they can ask these directors again.

    A premiere of Bond 24 for me still seems......a bit too rushed for today's production standards of Bond (especially 'Skyfall')....if you ask me. And after 'Skyfall' I can't believe the Bond producers instead would choose a lesser-known, less Oscar-heavy director.
    I don't agree that Barbara and Michael have to stick with a "big name" director. I personally think it's more important to find someone who shares both Logan and the producer's vision rather than a maverick who wants to put their stamp on things and demand unnecessary rewrites. I also don't see the logic in Bond being tailor-made as a vehicle for a potential Oscar haul when the cinema going public couldn't care less whether it won awards or not, that isn't the reason people go to see a Bond movie.
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 11,119
    bondsum wrote:
    Hmm, wouldn't this make it more realistic to see a 2015 or 2016 premiere of Bond 24? I mean, I can imagine now that Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson do want to stick with a big name director. That means that, due to the scheduling conflicts that will be involved with the above directors, Barbara and Michael might prefer to wait until 2015/2016 before they can ask these directors again.

    A premiere of Bond 24 for me still seems......a bit too rushed for today's production standards of Bond (especially 'Skyfall')....if you ask me. And after 'Skyfall' I can't believe the Bond producers instead would choose a lesser-known, less Oscar-heavy director.
    I don't agree that Barbara and Michael have to stick with a "big name" director. I personally think it's more important to find someone who shares both Logan and the producer's vision rather than a maverick who wants to put their stamp on things and demand unnecessary rewrites. I also don't see the logic in Bond being tailor-made as a vehicle for a potential Oscar haul when the cinema going public couldn't care less whether it won awards or not, that isn't the reason people go to see a Bond movie.

    See my latest comment in the other topic ;-) http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/5951/confirmed-sam-mendes-will-not-direct-bond-24#Item_25

    No, Bond 24 should not necessarily be tailor made as a vehicle for a potential Oscar haul. That's a bit stupid, allthough personally I wouldn't mind it.

    Still, producers are sheer marketeers as well. They have an eye for money, allthough they won't always admit that. But the success of 'Skyfall' is something Barbara and Michael will not ignore. They want to repeat that success again.

    Moreover, Sam Mendes was some kind of maverick for me. Barbara and Michael gave him a lot of creative freedom. Perhaps for your taste too much. That's why 'Skyfall' for me does not only feel as a Bond film, but also as another great Sam Mendes multi-layered cinematic drama/thriller. And that worked. You cannot underestimate this, but cinemas were crawling with not only Bond fans, but also a great number of other movie lovers.

    We tend to see everything from a Bond fan's point of view. And off course our comments are respected by Barbara and Michael, but so are all other visitors who made this incredible 1.1 Billion Dollar film possible. Be certain of a similar approach for Bond 24.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    haserot wrote:
    EON will want someone who is ready to go by the fall of this year - if it is indeed true that drafts of the treatment for Bond 24 have already been submitted by Logan.

    Hmm, not so sure about that @Haserot. It'll be a difficult choice for EON. They have indeed two options:

    A) Focus on a fall 2014 premiere of Bond 24 by hiring a lesser known, less Oscar-heavy director. This'll make the time for extensive revisions/rewrites of Logan's screenplay quite limited. 'Scheduling conflicts' will be the keyword for this choice. And allthough Sony/MGM/EON can cash money way earlier, the worldwide total gross will be substantially lower than that of 'Skyfall', perhaps a figure closer to $650 to $750 Million.

    B) Focus on a late 2015/2016 premiere by opting for a certain well-known, Oscar-heavy director during his already busy schedule, then officially signing the contract with him until he's available (Like they did with Sam Mendes). There's more time for screenplay rewrites/revisions, the (pre-)production can be substantially extended, which did help 'Casino Royale' and 'Skyfall'. And allthough Sony/MGM/EON won't be able to cash money that soon, the worldwide total gross will most likely near 'Skyfall's 1.1 Billion Dollar milestone.

    Also, if you ask me....look to the longer (production) gaps between two 'Mission: Impossible' movies, two 'Dark Knight' movies, two 'Jason Bourne' movies....it only helped the next outing of that film to be of higher/difefrent quality. A two year gap between Bond films? As of 2013 I'd say 'No' to that. Bond 24 has got a more likely chance to be a rushed event. And for today's blockbuster productions, a two year gap seems asking a bit too much. We're not living in the 1980's anymore.

    i am well aware that it's not the 1980s anymore, but GE thru TWINE were all filmed with the standard 2 year gap, as was CR and QOS.. the problem with QOS was not the 2 year gap, but the unfortunate timing of circumstances surrounding the production.. as well the awful editing..

    also bear in mind who owns half of Bond, that is MGM... granted they might be a little more flexible with a timetable now that Skyfall grossed over a billion - BUT - they are still working their way out of a debt, so they may want that next film by 2014.. also, MGM has gone on record as to saying they want to go back to releasing Bond films every other year.. and the fact that Logan already has turned in a draft of the treatment means we are on schedule for a 2014 release.. no treatment would be turned in this early if a release wasn't until 2015 or 2016.

    but by focusing on a 2015 or 2016 release, that begs the question of how much longer will Craig go?.. by your estimations, this next film would be his last - if Bond 24 opens in 2016, then Bond 25 wont be out until 2019 or 2020?... 2 Bond films in an 8 year period is a bit a stretch, i dont see that happening..

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