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Kojak007

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The Spy Who Loved Me
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  • peter wrote: » Yes, I think early on in preproduction Demange seemed to be a front runner… I wonder if he’s done enough in the last few years to show he could lead a big production such as Bond? I don’t know, but he certainly has an edge (and I wa…
  • Well SF felt very sad until the last few seconds, CR wasn't that much of a difference. This basically leaves SP with the only "happy" end (and would have been the better ending for the Craig era, but that's just my opinion).
  • Simon wrote: » I get it - the world Bond operates in is dark; but can we please have a film that is (whisper it...)... ...fun? It would be nice to walk out of a Bond film and feel excited and happy at what I just saw, and not needing to look up th…
  • I see TLD is mentioned a lot here and I agree, the movie would be a good template for the next movie and to start the next era. It basically had everything: A solid (relatively grounded) story, lots of action and well done stunts, thrill, humor, a …
  • Scaramanga1974 wrote: » We can't go back to jokey Bond now. Of course they could go back to a lighter Bond. They did the same after Dalton, and there needs to be at least a little bit of a difference to the Craig era. I think, given the cu…
  • peter wrote: » I hope that’s not too convoluted, 😂!! Absolutely not - very interesting reading your thoughts on this topic, thank you for that. And it certainly would make sense if they talk to Villeneuve, especially since the last time was…
  • Thank you for your information, @peter! Do you think Villeneuve is the only director they are talking to at the moment? In theory I think it would probably make more sense to be in contact with other directors at the same time. Unless, of course, th…
  • So is Villeneuve waiting for EON having a treatment (or even first script) done? Or is it the other way around and EON is awaiting the decision of Villeneuve, if he has time to join the project?
  • I'm still hoping Pierce Brosnan will join the cast, for example as a rival detective. 😉
  • Great to hear that Andrew Scott will be in Knives Out 3. Great actor, such a pitty he was underused in Spectre. He should have been the main villain in a Bond movie.
  • Well, I hope the next era is more my cup of tea. I really liked CR and the more grounded/darker style at first, it certainly was refreshing especially after the over-the-top DAD. But with the following films I got increasingly bored with the more s…
  • So are Nolan and Villeneuve the only directors out there? Sometimes it seems we are only talking about them. :-? It's funny, because I probably would go in the opposite direction and look into talent from TV and streaming shows. I'm sure there ar…
  • DarthDimi wrote: » So can I. Sort of proves my point that Eurovision is about copying what has been done many times before, celebrating mediocrity, and putting on the same show over and over again. Well, I don't remember any rap parts in a …
  • Jonathan Nolan is an interesting suggestion, @peter. Honestly I haven't seen "Fallout" because I think it's not exactly my cup of tea, but based on the trailer and the reviews he could bring some fresh ideas into Bond, even including some solid humo…
  • Thank you for the clarifications @peter. Yes, scheduling seems to be a very real issue when it comes to hiring a director. And a well-known director like Villeneuve certainly receives a lot of different offers and has a lot of projects. To clarif…
  • Disappointed to hear that Villeneuve still seems to be the favored director for Bond 26. With this rumor and with Broccoli saying in early 2023* that future Bonds would need the same "emotional heft" like Bond in the Craig era (is this "emotional he…
  • I think Mark Mylod is a pretty good idea. "The Menu" was very entertaining. Sadly David McKenzie will most likely be busy in the coming months. He starts filming a movie with Aaron Taylor-Johnson in June, so I guess this will rule him out.
  • Surprised nobody has mentioned Luke Newton (from "Bridgerton") yet. Too young, I guess. Don't know anything about his acting, haven't seen the show.
  • Bird would be a fantastic choice. Not only would he most likely bring back more humor and a little lightness after the mostly serious Craig era, I think he could be able to balance all the important "ingredients" (action, thrill, humor, gadgets) wel…
  • Colonel_Venus wrote: » I am fully prepared to mostly ignore Bond 26 if a director who is not to my liking is chosen to direct. That may also be the case for me. I'm a huge Bond fan, but I've been disappointed with the series for some time now…
  • peter wrote: » But I am curious, what is a Craig 2.0 film? Well roughly summarized a mostly dark, gritty and emotional movie with a plot that becomes very personal for Bond or someone very close to him.
  • Risico007 wrote: » heck if the conspiracy theories are true Babs already has her man and its just about story tone and direction Well, assuming they intend to hire Villeneuve, the direction they're aiming for in terms of style and tone shou…
  • Colonel_Venus wrote: » Also, to complicate things, fresh rumours about Villeneuve being in talks to direct Bond, this time from Monreal, Villeneuve's home town: https://www.985fm.ca/audio/616961/et-si-le-prochain-james-bond-etait-realise-par-denis…
  • Looks like we now know Villeneuves "secret project": https://deadline.com/2024/04/nuclear-war-movie-denis-villeneuve-legendary-dune-part-two-bestselling-book-1235876114/ The chances of him taking over as director for Bond 26 are now probably get…
  • sandbagger1 wrote: » A retired James Bond is called back into the business and teams up with a new 007 to stop a diabolical mastermind, meets his own daughter along the way, then dies at the end in a big explosion... Sounds awful. Hopefully…
  • peter wrote: » But I don’t want a rehash of Craig, nor a Craig 2.0. I fear if they hire Nolan or Villeneuve it will be (mostly) exactly this - a Craig 2.0. Maybe I'm wrong, but I get the feeling that they don't want to deviate much from th…
  • I wonder how big the chances are that there will be some official news this year... I'm starting to think we may have to wait until next year regarding Bond 26 news. Maybe the first official information we hear could be the choice of the director?
  • Personally, I would have preferred it if Villeneuve directed NTTD (although I think Fukunaga did a good job directing-wise) instead of the next movie. For various reasons, Villeneuves directing style would fit very well to the Craig era: Slow, dark,…
  • peter wrote: » I’ll tell you what I think is happening: A script is being written, and Villeneuve will be attached as director, if it’s finished in a time that fits his schedule. I'm not sure if I missed something? If I remember correctl…
  • Why are we (almost) only talking about Nolan and Villeneuve lately? I think there are a lot of other interesting and talented directors out there...🙂