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Topic: OFFICIAL: Marc Forster to direct Bond 22

Yep, it's true...

http://commanderbond.net/article/4355

Last edited by zencat (19th Jun 2007 19:39)

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Very unorthodox, but fantastic news!

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Hes had wide ranging work, I take it he was hired because he can bring alot to the table.

I still wanna see Paul Haggis take a shot at one.

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Who the hell writes this stuff?:

While some may feel that Forster, born in Ulm, Germany in 1969 is a bit of a departure for Eon Productions, because the recent slate of directors have hailed from the British Commonwealth, Forster will not be the first Bond director from outside the Commonwealth with Terence Young born in China and Guy Hamilton born in France.

Since when was Young Chinese and Hamilton French?

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Furthermore, just because you're born somewhere doesnt mean that you're not of that nationality.  I heard Young's parents were living in China at the time, but that he was a British resident.

And wasnt one director born in India?

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ajb007/cheers Great news.  I loved Stranger than Fiction.  I think this is quite an ambitious move, and proof that Eon intend to follow up CR with something special, rather than an assembly line product, that the fans will accept, because we are fans.

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Awesome news! ajb007/cheers  Great choice and looking forward to what he brings to the team.

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Wow..he's an interesting choice. He did a great job with Finding Neverland and Monster's Ball, but has he ever done action?

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Looks like I need to see some of this guy's work...   ajb007/embarrassed

This is very much 'in character' for Eon, when you think about it...not unlike picking Apted to helm TWINE...they're never afraid to give a huge project to a director who's 'made his bones' with smaller, personal-type pictures.

Wow...filming's not that far away, actually...  ajb007/smile

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Loeff, Forster is a very different type of director than Apted IMO.  Check out "Stranger Than Fiction."  Good stuff.

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blueman wrote:

Loeff, Forster is a very different type of director than Apted IMO.  Check out "Stranger Than Fiction."  Good stuff.

Not having seen any of his stuff, I wouldn't know; the fact that they both specialized in 'small' films prior to Bond was my only observation.

I'll put it in my Netflix queue  ajb007/wink  Thanks for the tip  ajb007/cheers

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He certainly has an eclectic body of work.  I have to admit, I didn't like Finding Neverland, but his other two films were terrific.  It'll be interesting to see what he does with Bond.

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Looks like I need to see some of this guy's work...   ajb007/embarrassed

Me too. I haven't seen any of his work so I will have to go and have a look before I can have an opinion either way.

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Monique wrote:

Wow..he's an interesting choice. He did a great job with Finding Neverland and Monster's Ball, but has he ever done action?

Exactly. I don't know if this is really a good idea. He's a talented director but his best films are small intimate dramas/comedies.

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Dan, I think we're in for a treat. ajb007/wink  Best bit of Bond news since the Craig casting IMO.

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Interesting. He isn't commonwealth, hasn't done action or really big films. But his films are good, and he really knowns how to instruct actors.
I think the danger is if the action scenes don't work or have atoo diffrent style and tone than the rest of the film. I'm looking forward to this.

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The BBC writes: "It will be based on a script developed by Forster and Crash director Paul Haggis".
What, no Purvis and Wade? Surely the BBC must be mistaken ...

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Confirmation here.

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Number24 wrote:

The BBC writes: "It will be based on a script developed by Forster and Crash director Paul Haggis".
What, no Purvis and Wade? Surely the BBC must be mistaken ...

On the link Tilly posted the last paragraph says ...

'Bond 22 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios in London in December, based on a screenplay drafted by Neil Purvis and Robert Wade. '

I didn't think we would escape them completely. ajb007/lol

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The only movie of his that I saw was Monster's Ball, which I liked.  However, looking at his credits I don't see much experience with action scenes, which could be a concern.  I guess this is his chance to show us he can do it.

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blueman wrote:

Dan, I think we're in for a treat. ajb007/wink

We could ideed be. ajb007/biggrin I am concerned about Forster due to his lack of action experience, but I am not disappointed. I will wait to see what further developments are in store. I'm a little surprised that Campbell was not given another go, due to the commercial success of CR. However, I can't help but be happy that another director has been called up, as I was less than thrilled with Campbell's direction of CR (particularly his love of psychoanalyzing. ajb007/crap)

Last edited by Dan Same (20th Jun 2007 13:42)

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Worth dropping in to comment on this I think! What an exciting choice for Director. I think it will work like it did with Michael Apted with Foster doing the drama and Second Unit Directors handling the action (I think that's right! ajb007/smile ).

Whatever, it will make for interesting character driven movie I think!

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words wrote:

I think it will work like it did with Michael Apted with Foster doing the drama and Second Unit Directors handling the action (I think that's right! ajb007/smile ).

I think that's probably correct.  Foster has been hired to make the sequences between the action sequences work and the 2nd Unit will handle most of the big set-pieces.

Whatever, it will make for interesting character driven movie I think!

Foster has proved he can coax terrific performances from actors.  I think he will work really well with Daniel Craig.  Here's a clip from Stranger than Fiction that somebody put on Youtube.  It's one of my favourite moments from that movie, or actually any movie from the last year or so.  Will Ferrell singing 'Whole Wide World' before being pounced on by Maggie Gyllenhaal. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXAKEeYm … mp;search=

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By deduction, does this mean that the Director of Photography will be Roberto Schaefer and the editor will be Matt Chesse who have shot and edited respectively Marc Forster's previous films?

Marc Forster appears to be the youngest Bond director.
He was born in 1969.

Last edited by TOOTS (20th Jun 2007 16:50)

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Dan Same wrote:
Monique wrote:

Wow..he's an interesting choice. He did a great job with Finding Neverland and Monster's Ball, but has he ever done action?

Exactly. I don't know if this is really a good idea. He's a talented director but his best films are small intimate dramas/comedies.

Daniel Craig had never done action either but look how good he was! ajb007/tongue ajb007/wink