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

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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Antoine Fuqua would've been a terrific choice for a Craig era Bond film. The first era, anyway.
  • Widows is getting good reviews at Toronto. Steve McQueen for Bond.
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    I believe it's going to be Kathryn bigelow being associated with Annapurna but other Considerable choices could be- Michael Mann and if one wants an action packed finale for DC then Antonie fuqua(I loved what he did with shooter).
    I wonder if they ever considered Michael Mann. He seems like he could use a big project.

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    Widows is getting good reviews at Toronto. Steve McQueen for Bond.
    Wouldn't that be something? I'd love it.
  • DrClatterhandDrClatterhand United Kingdom
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    Doug Liman would be a good choice. The first Bourne film had a completely different feel to the sequels by Paul Greengrass. It was very European and oozed style.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Doug Liman would be a good choice. The first Bourne film had a completely different feel to the sequels by Paul Greengrass. It was very European and oozed style.
    +1. I'd be fully on board with this.
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    Doug Liman would be a good choice. The first Bourne film had a completely different feel to the sequels by Paul Greengrass. It was very European and oozed style.
    +1. I'd be fully on board with this.

    +2, fairly eclectic guy, too.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Univex wrote: »
    Doug Liman would be a good choice. The first Bourne film had a completely different feel to the sequels by Paul Greengrass. It was very European and oozed style.
    +1. I'd be fully on board with this.

    +2, fairly eclectic guy, too.

    +3 Very much a fan of Liman. Also a big Michael Mann fan (the man who directed my favourite film, Heat) , but I don't see it happening unfortunately.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Where world collide and days are dark
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    boldfinger wrote: »
    I believe it's going to be Kathryn bigelow being associated with Annapurna but other Considerable choices could be- Michael Mann and if one wants an action packed finale for DC then Antonie fuqua(I loved what he did with shooter).
    I wonder if they ever considered Michael Mann. He seems like he could use a big project.

    No I don't suppose they ever considered him but they could still consider Antonie fuqua for bond 25.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Univex wrote: »
    Doug Liman would be a good choice. The first Bourne film had a completely different feel to the sequels by Paul Greengrass. It was very European and oozed style.
    +1. I'd be fully on board with this.

    +2, fairly eclectic guy, too.

    +3 Very much a fan of Liman. Also a big Michael Mann fan (the man who directed my favourite film, Heat) , but I don't see it happening unfortunately.
    +4. I like Liman as well. He has quite a bit of range and has proven that he can handle action as well as more low key spy oriented fare. Michael Mann, like David Fincher, would be a dream but I can't see it happening either.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Where world collide and days are dark
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    https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/screenrant.com/bond-25-villain-wonder-woman-actor/amp/


    We don’t know who the director will be, and the producers don’t know if they’re going to go Russian or Middle East with the baddie right now. I literally just received a message saying: ‘If they go Middle East, it’s you. If they go Russian, it’s someone else.’

    It looks like Bond25 will most probably be shot in Middle East or Russia.
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    Hell lets throw Martin Scorsese into the ring and really beef Craigs final film up!
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Hell lets throw Martin Scorsese into the ring and really beef Craigs final film up!

    I would support that!
  • edited September 2018 Posts: 184
    Doug Liman would be a good choice. The first Bourne film had a completely different feel to the sequels by Paul Greengrass. It was very European and oozed style.

    Greengrass is the European of the two.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya “We are thrilled to delay B25”
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    John glen
  • BennyBenny Visiting Osato Chemicals later in 2019.
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    John glen
    Wouldn’t that be something.
    30 years after LTK. John Glen knew how to make a good Bond film. I’d welcome his comeback
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Benny wrote: »
    John glen
    Wouldn’t that be something.
    30 years after LTK. John Glen knew how to make a good Bond film. I’d welcome his comeback

    Indeed, I also mentioned Glen not too long ago. Give us another TLD-ish Bond, would you pretty please, Mr. Glen
  • Yann Demange confirms at TIFF that he will not direct Bond 25



    It seems this is a straight race between SJ Clarkson and Bart Layton...
  • BennyBenny Visiting Osato Chemicals later in 2019.
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    Yann Demange confirms at TIFF that he will not direct Bond 25



    It seems this is a straight race between SJ Clarkson and Bart Layton...

    So is Edgar Wright a confirmed no as well?

    Edit:

    I quite like the idea of an up and coming director taking the reigns. EON always keep a close eye on proceedings no matter who directs. But a young director getting their break into films. Why not?
    Something fresh and exciting.



  • I think Demange would have been terrific but I think the news of him wanting to make a Ken Loach remake seemingly ruled him out. Demange seems to be going down a similar career route as Loach and he wants to make films about working class culture and modern day poverty. He has a great gritty and sincere approach that is very well-suited to that genre.

    It's a real shame though because 71 seemed to suggest that he could have been a great action director.

    I think Bart Layton seems most likely. Both his films have got rave reviews and he won a BAFTA. He's qualified.

    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?
  • RC7RC7
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    I think Demange would have been terrific but I think the news of him wanting to make a Ken Loach remake seemingly ruled him out. Demange seems to be going down a similar career route as Loach and he wants to make films about working class culture and modern day poverty. He has a great gritty and sincere approach that is very well-suited to that genre.

    It's a real shame though because 71 seemed to suggest that he could have been a great action director.

    I think Bart Layton seems most likely. Both his films have got rave reviews and he won a BAFTA. He's qualified.

    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?

    I haven’t seen American Animals yet, but The Imposter is very good. He’s a storyteller.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe 1962 - 2002
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    I think Demange would have been terrific but I think the news of him wanting to make a Ken Loach remake seemingly ruled him out. Demange seems to be going down a similar career route as Loach and he wants to make films about working class culture and modern day poverty. He has a great gritty and sincere approach that is very well-suited to that genre.

    It's a real shame though because 71 seemed to suggest that he could have been a great action director.

    I think Bart Layton seems most likely. Both his films have got rave reviews and he won a BAFTA. He's qualified.

    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?

    This is kind off big news, no? The supposed frontrunner suddenly out of the race.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I think Demange would have been terrific but I think the news of him wanting to make a Ken Loach remake seemingly ruled him out. Demange seems to be going down a similar career route as Loach and he wants to make films about working class culture and modern day poverty. He has a great gritty and sincere approach that is very well-suited to that genre.

    It's a real shame though because 71 seemed to suggest that he could have been a great action director.

    I think Bart Layton seems most likely. Both his films have got rave reviews and he won a BAFTA. He's qualified.

    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?

    This is kind off big news, no? The supposed frontrunner suddenly out of the race.
    It's not a surprise to me at all. As I mentioned earlier, they had him in their sights for a long time but never pulled the trigger for whatever reason. It just wasn't meant to be.

    I think it's Layton because he has the screenwriter expertise in combination with being a hotshot director - which is what they apparently are looking for.
  • edited September 2018 Posts: 8,147
    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?

    Looks like The Imposter is available on Youtube:
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    The Imposter is terrific, I wholeheartedly recommend everyone to give it try. I'm glad Demange is off the table and if it had to be anyone of the three then definitely Layton for me.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe 1962 - 2002
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I think Demange would have been terrific but I think the news of him wanting to make a Ken Loach remake seemingly ruled him out. Demange seems to be going down a similar career route as Loach and he wants to make films about working class culture and modern day poverty. He has a great gritty and sincere approach that is very well-suited to that genre.

    It's a real shame though because 71 seemed to suggest that he could have been a great action director.

    I think Bart Layton seems most likely. Both his films have got rave reviews and he won a BAFTA. He's qualified.

    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?

    This is kind off big news, no? The supposed frontrunner suddenly out of the race.
    It's not a surprise to me at all. As I mentioned earlier, they had him in their sights for a long time but never pulled the trigger for whatever reason. It just wasn't meant to be.

    I think it's Layton because he has the screenwriter expertise in combination with being a hotshot director - which is what they apparently are looking for.

    They are forced into a corner a bit, if sets are already being built as speculated. The director/writer they bring on won't be able to create their own screenplay from scratch, presumably. They also need to get rolling soon, so he/she will have limited time to prepare. It's tricky, and I recall Roger Michell passed on Quantum for this very reason.
  • It's a shame that Demange decided to withdraw. @peter mentioned that after Boyle dropped out, Eon contacted Demange's reps and sent him the script. So he was a real prospect. I suppose either script wasn't for him or he had other things going on.

    I'm planning on watching The Imposter tonight, but I hear that it blends the thriller/documentary format very well. I'm just surprised I hadn't heard Layton's name before.

    Did anyone see SJ Clarkson's show Collateral? I found the trailer online, and must admit it does look very stylish:

  • edited September 2018 Posts: 8,147
    Did anyone see SJ Clarkson's show Collateral? I found the trailer online, and must admit it does look very stylish:


    Haven't watched Collateral, but I've happened to see other things she's done (not being aware she'd directed it at the time), and some of that stuff is not bad at all. She directed the first two episodes of Hunted, a spy drama, back in 2012. Here's a part of that first episode:

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I think Demange would have been terrific but I think the news of him wanting to make a Ken Loach remake seemingly ruled him out. Demange seems to be going down a similar career route as Loach and he wants to make films about working class culture and modern day poverty. He has a great gritty and sincere approach that is very well-suited to that genre.

    It's a real shame though because 71 seemed to suggest that he could have been a great action director.

    I think Bart Layton seems most likely. Both his films have got rave reviews and he won a BAFTA. He's qualified.

    Anyone seen American Animals or The Imposter? Thoughts?

    This is kind off big news, no? The supposed frontrunner suddenly out of the race.
    It's not a surprise to me at all. As I mentioned earlier, they had him in their sights for a long time but never pulled the trigger for whatever reason. It just wasn't meant to be.

    I think it's Layton because he has the screenwriter expertise in combination with being a hotshot director - which is what they apparently are looking for.

    They are forced into a corner a bit, if sets are already being built as speculated. The director/writer they bring on won't be able to create their own screenplay from scratch, presumably. They also need to get rolling soon, so he/she will have limited time to prepare. It's tricky, and I recall Roger Michell passed on Quantum for this very reason.
    I agree.

    No doubt timing is a potential issue and consdieration. This is certainly a big catch for a relative newbie, but also is risky for their future reputation given expectations - screw it up and ones budding career can go down the toilet. If they need someone to polish an existing script, then perhaps Layton is preferred. If they need someone who can hit the ground running then maybe Clarkson suits things better due to her tv skills.

    I can see a case for either and they both can be marketable (Layton on account of his new buzzy film and Clarkson on account of being the first female director). Isn't Star Trek 4 in a bit of a limbo at present due to salary disputes? If so, Clarkson's schedule may be open.

    Presumably we will know soon enough.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    It's a shame that Demange decided to withdraw. @peter mentioned that after Boyle dropped out, Eon contacted Demange's reps and sent him the script. So he was a real prospect. I suppose either script wasn't for him or he had other things going on.

    I'm planning on watching The Imposter tonight, but I hear that it blends the thriller/documentary format very well. I'm just surprised I hadn't heard Layton's name before.

    Did anyone see SJ Clarkson's show Collateral? I found the trailer online, and must admit it does look very stylish:


    Like most Netflix productions, nothing out of the ordinary... Have fun with The Imposter!
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