No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    The idea that this is the script is ludicrous.
  • DonnyDB5DonnyDB5 Buffalo, New York
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    But if Boyle is no longer on board I’m guessing you can pretty much kiss the script goodbye.
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    Jeffrey wrote: »
    Tuxedo wrote: »
    Creative differences. That sounds like they didn't like the script Hodge wrote and Boyle rather wanted to tell that story than doing a Bond film based on a different plot.

    At this stage I don’t think BB, MGW and DC didn’t like the script. They would’ve known way earlier if they didn’t like it.

    Yes, I can't see the script - which they've had for months - being a problem. Boyle has now been free to start the pre-production and differences in approach have arisen.

    We may yet have dodged a bullet. If this had to happen, much better it happened now than bring the production into complete disarray.
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    Being a Bond fan ever since seeing Goldfinger first run and then losing my interest in Bond after Skyfall and Spectre I could care less about the trials and tribulations of 25, but having said that, they need a new producing team and someone who has enough sense to hire Martin Campbell at any cost right about now.
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    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    What’s even more of a slap in the face is that they tell us they’ve lost their director with no details, no explanation, and no apparent remedy. We’ve only waited for what seems like an eternity for this film to finally get going, and now this. Give us some reassurance, EON.

    This is because this is business as usual for them. The director is gone, but everything else is in place. They've already spent a lot of money on the script, casting director and staff, locations; they've got permits to shoot in certain places... It's business as usual.

    And, I still think they will go with Hodge's script. That is, until Mendes or a safe director is hired.

    If that happens, the locations, casting and script get canned; they go back to the P&W script. Delay by three to four months to polish that script, and get back on the horse.

    Keep an eye on the director. If he's edgy-- and that includes Demange-- I see a polished Hodge script (with a writer/writers to "up" the action); if it's a Mendes-type, I can see a u-turn back to P&W...



  • I'm very dissappointed in this, I was already excited at the prospect of Boyle helming this.

    I hope we don't get a much less exciting choice now.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Sources tell Variety that Eon and Boyle were in the early stages of casting the new Bond girl and villain prior to the December production start. Producers will now act quickly to find Boyle’s replacement.

    https://variety.com/2018/film/news/bond-25-danny-boyle-exits-1202911993/
    TR007 wrote: »
    Shardlake wrote: »
    I seriously hope JBR are not right and Mendes doesn't get within a hundred miles of Bond 25.

    If he comes back my expectation will be seriously downgraded. I think Dan is unlikely to work with him again on a Bond film at least, so hoping that he doesn't get the call.

    They seem pretty sure it's the idea that has caused the exit, although for site many of you seem to like it seems very unlikely that a script that was signed off by BB, MGW & DC is all of sudden the reason Boyle has parted and these 2 are about as clueless as others on the internet.

    What exactly happened between Craig and Mendes during SP? The JBR guys allude to this but I'd love to know more.
    The only think I've ever heard on the matter other than thr occasional bicker om set. I've also beard Dan say he'd work with him again "tomorrow."
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    Jeffrey wrote: »
    Tuxedo wrote: »
    Creative differences. That sounds like they didn't like the script Hodge wrote and Boyle rather wanted to tell that story than doing a Bond film based on a different plot.

    At this stage I don’t think BB, MGW and DC didn’t like the script. They would’ve known way earlier if they didn’t like it.

    I can't believe it's the script since they started crewing and casting... so the story seems sound... It's something in how Boyle was going to execute this story that scared EoN...
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
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    Martin Campbell. It's gonna be Martin Campbell.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    It's a business and just like any business if someone quits, they start interviewing candidates. They just don't stop work just because.

    So for everyone thinks that a delay will happen, just stop it won't. The only way there will be a delay is if Craig drops out.
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    Martin Campbell. It's gonna be Martin Campbell.

    Campbell is not on their radar...
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Hopefully it will be a action director, no more of these artsy drama directors who have never done action action scenes before Bond.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Red_Snow wrote: »
    If there's any bad blood between EON/MGM and Warner Brothers after the distribution deal fiasco, they could keep the Oct/Nov 2019 release date and hire a female director, then sit back and watch WB sweat it out over there precious WW84 box office figures.
    WW84 has nothing to worry about. Honestly. There will be huge buzz for that film, and even I'm excited for it, despite not liking the first one as much as many people.
    dragonsky wrote: »
    Martin McDonaugh would be a fantastic choice! I actually hope they do get him now..can't believe I never thought of him..
    Martin McDonaugh just directed a movie that won 2 acting Oscars and got nominated for Best Picture. He is at the top of the world. Why on Earth would he agree to direct Bond 25 now when the production is in a deep mess?

    That's the worst thing about this development: unless the movie is delayed or they get someone they already have a relationship with (Campbell or Mendes), they will have to pick a C- or D-list director. Even Demange would be a dream scenario for them now.
    You raise an interesting point. Which director worth his/her salt would want to be seen as 2nd choice? Normally in these instances, the replacement gets saddled with the blame if the film doesn't live up to expectations, and we all know that the press can be ruthless and will go on and on about what could have been with poster boy Boyle. It really doesn't bode well from a marketing standpoint if they just replace the director and move forward with the old script as a result. They may be forced to try a different approach just in order to have a better marketing spin for the release.

    Either that or they need a big enough name to compensate for Boyle's departure, even with one of the old scripts. I can only think of Mendes at this point, due to his recent familiarity with all things Bond, but it will mean a delay.
    Anyone else think they've had time to kick back and watch the plaudits and cash thrown at 'MI: Fallout' and thought...we might want something like that?
    It's possible but doubtful. I hope not at least. They won't be able to do it, at least based on the evidence of the past 20 years.
    I think this Boyle experience, and the fractured Spectre shoot before it should have cured EON of going for Oscar winning directors who want to deliver a unique Bond. Especially if that isn't what EON want.
    I certainly hope so. They seemed to be on that new trajectory (Demange, Mackenzie etc.) until Craig agreed to come back, so may go in that direction with B26.
    GetCarter wrote: »
    If the call for more action is indeed true, I’m down with that.

    Bravura action sequences interspersed with lifestyle porn is what the Craig canon so badly needs.

    Enough with the angsty claptrap.
    It's what Bond needs imho, but I'm not sure it's what Craig wants. That's not his game, and I'm not convinced he can credibly deliver that. So I'd rather he not try.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    talos7 wrote: »

    The man cut his chops as a writer before director (which would help in quickly shaping a script that he will direct)... I wouldn't bet against McQuarrie being the first Yank director-- although still a long shot.
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    He's my top choice
    If he can do for Bond what he did with Mission Impossible then i'd be all for it
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    peter wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »

    The man cut his chops as a writer before director (which would help in quickly shaping a script that he will direct)... I wouldn't bet against McQuarrie being the first Yank director-- although still a long shot.

    Desperate times, desperate measures. ;)
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Sorry guys, can't see it. As much chance of this happening as Elba being Bond #007. Zero.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    bondjames wrote: »
    Sorry guys, can't see it. As much chance of this happening as Elba being Bond #007. Zero.

    I wouldn’t go this far.

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    Reasons to be bummed: no Boyle Bond, potential delay in release, smaller chance of Boyle regulars like composer John Murphy coming onboard

    Reasons to be hopeful: an opening for Martin Campbell, sounds like the script is still in good shape, avoiding a director who has bitten off more than he can chew or whose heart just isn’t in it (a la SPECTRE), the return of David Arnold? Dennis Gassner?

    Reasons to be terrified: they wouldn’t possibly go back to Sam Mendes...would they? WOULD THEY???
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    talos7 wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Sorry guys, can't see it. As much chance of this happening as Elba being Bond #007. Zero.

    I wouldn’t go this far.
    B26 with his spin on the script? Yes. Not B25.

    Didn't they go through a relatively long process of trying to get a director for this film already? I'm pretty sure they were trying to get a fit with Craig. I'd assume the replacement will be someone who he's either worked with, or can work with very quickly. They don't have a lot of time to get this going. Either that or they delay and reimagine it, in which case McQ may be interested.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Reasons to be bummed: no Boyle Bond, potential delay in release, smaller chance of Boyle regulars like composer John Murphy coming onboard

    Reasons to be hopeful: an opening for Martin
    Campbell, sounds like the script is still in good shape, avoiding a director who has bitten off more than he can chew or who’s heart just isn’t in it (a la SPECTRE), the return of David Arnold? Dennis Gassner?

    Reasons to be terrified: they wouldn’t possibly go back to Sam Mendes...would they? WOULD THEY???

    Another reason to be terrified: they go back to Purvis and Wade's script, or just solely stick to them! If anyone needs to go (based on their comments before Spectre, and now with Trump), they probably feel they have run their course with Bond. New writers, please!
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    It’s the only silver lining in a sea of darkness
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    MI:F started filming without a finished script .
    Now realistically I know It’s highly unlikely. But what if the would give him a 5 or 6 month delay?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Witness. Bond history.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    1. Some of you need to STOP with the Martin Campbell nonsense!!!!! Seriously.
    2. No indication that the script has been scrapped.
    3. The fact that DC's name is on the announcement means he is still on board
    4. Finding a director, with a script in place, won't be much of an issue.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    TripAces wrote: »
    1. Some of you need to STOP with the Martin Campbell nonsense!!!!! Seriously.

    Or you could stop. Just sayin.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    Martin campbell deserves his own bond actor and his own film, not some sloppy seconds
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Not many directors have made a trilogy, with the third film being the best. So I agree stop with Martin Campbell, and hope for a actual action director, realistically.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    =))
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