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Topic: Mendes won't direct Bond 24.

Apparently, a bunch of money wasn't enough to seal the deal.  Let the speculation begin.  My money's on Matthew Vaughn.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/ … R920130306

Last edited by Gala Brand (6th Mar 2013 16:09)

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I'd like Vaughn to do it but in a way he may be out of their league, if money is a factor. But Craig and he has history, it's just he might be miffed at the producers as he got turned down for CR.

Layer Cake has most everything I'd like in a Bond film. 'Cept Craig of course...   ajb007/biggrin    ajb007/takecover

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Too bad... Well, he can always pull a Campbell. As directors are concerned, there are plenty good ones out there.

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Isnt Vaughn jam packed busy with the various X-Men stuff?

He would be great though.

Im not particularly sad about Mendes decision, Skyfall was great but for some reason I cant see the tone changing if Mendes continued and I think Bond needs to kick on from the last few films and doesn't need anymore redemption, rebirth or revenge

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welshboy78 wrote:

Isnt Vaughn jam packed busy with the various X-Men stuff?

He would be great though.

Im not particularly sad about Mendes decision, Skyfall was great but for some reason I cant see the tone changing if Mendes continued and I think Bond needs to kick on from the last few films and doesn't need anymore redemption, rebirth or revenge

Vaughn's not directing the next X-Men installment, Bryan Singer is.  Vaughn wrote the screenplay and has some producer role.  Shouldn't stop him from directing Bond 24.

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While Mendes may not  command Speilberg money, I'm sure he didn't come cheap to direct "Skyfall". I don't think that EON will hesitate to pony up for what they would consider the "right" director for Bond 24. Vaughn would seem to fit the bill. What is usually the kiss of death with EON is wanting a producer role or % of the profits. Barbara and Michael seem to be more flexible when it comes to paying out the big bucks for talent as long as it boosts the box office return but they definately draw the line when it comes to producer credits and % of the gross.

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Can't say I am that surprised given all the projects Sam Mendes had already been reported to have been involved with. Ultimately though, he may have felt that he had nothing to gain and everything to lose by returning for Bond 24. I join those in support of Matthew Vaughn, he would be a very good choice.

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I guess one thing in favour for EONs drawing power is that Bond is now up there with Batman etc for box office power due to the gigantic box office success and the budget should be rather large for Bond 24!!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21687612

According to BBC screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are done with the franchise as well.

I agree with Moore Than that perhaps Mendes feels like he's done a good enough job for a Bond film and would risk loosing what he's done for the franchise in Bond 24. Or maybe it would take so much focus that he wouldn't be able to give his 150% while working on other projects.

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welshboy78 wrote:

Isnt Vaughn jam packed busy with the various X-Men stuff?

He would be great though.

Im not particularly sad about Mendes decision, Skyfall was great but for some reason I cant see the tone changing if Mendes continued and I think Bond needs to kick on from the last few films and doesn't need anymore redemption, rebirth or revenge

Could not agree more. It would be fine to do another one at some point, but Skyfall completed an arc, and it's time to move on. I'd like Daniel to finally give us the complete package now all the elements are in place and handover afterwards.

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I agree with others in believing that Mendes probably declined to return to Bond 24 not just because of his filled schedule for the next few years but also because hes just made the most financially and critically acclaimed Bond film ever, the only place he can go now is down.

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Let's hope that the next director moves forward instead of backwards like what happened with QOS.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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I think Casino Royale and Goldeneye are both better than SkyFall so... Martin Campbell. I beg the gods.

welshboy78 wrote:

Isnt Vaughn jam packed busy with the various X-Men stuff?

He would be great though.

Im not particularly sad about Mendes decision, Skyfall was great but for some reason I cant see the tone changing if Mendes continued and I think Bond needs to kick on from the last few films and doesn't need anymore redemption, rebirth or revenge

I'm not upset about Mendes. SkyFall is well-made, but not close to being the smartest Bond film. It sacrificed believability a lot of times in ways that weren't part of the Craig era. So many lines and reveals. Too new to be a classic, and too stiff to be genius. It sure as hell overtly tried for the classic (and sometimes cheesily so) Bond elements from past entries.

I'd still rate it an A film, but I don't want it to happen again.

I'll take Campbell or a new director over Mendes.

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Personally, I would have no problem with Campbell coming back. I think he's the "safe" choice and I don't mean that in a derisive manner. That being said, I've always had this feeling that Ridley Scott has the ability to make a fabulous Bond film but could not work within EON's little "family" way of making a film.....and that is not a shot at EON in any way. Scott is just too big in every way to fit comfortably into that type of collaboration. Mendes, while brilliant, appears to be a more self effacing type who fit very well into that family, especially with his pre-existing friendship with Craig and to a lesser extent Barbara B.

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Gala Brand wrote:

Apparently, a bunch of money wasn't enough to seal the deal.  Let the speculation begin.  My money's on Matthew Vaughn.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/ … R920130306


I would prefer Joe Wright. I guess that would mean that Dario Marianelli would score the movie.

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perdogg wrote:
Gala Brand wrote:

Apparently, a bunch of money wasn't enough to seal the deal.  Let the speculation begin.  My money's on Matthew Vaughn.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/ … R920130306


I would prefer Joe Wright. I guess that would mean that Dario Marianelli would score the movie.

Joe Wright is a total visionary. He uses colors and Keira Knightley like nobody's business. Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Hanna, Anna Karenina. Some of the most gorgeous, high-budget films of recent history, and personally, that I've ever seen.

He is one of my favorite directors.

If you haven't seen Hanna, you've missed some of the most praised fight choreography ever, with ridiculously few cuts compared to most films, especially of the post-Bourne and Quantum of Solace era.

Eric Bana fights in Hanna: http://youtu.be/DZzcxcKPcrI?t=1m42s

As for music, Dario Marianelli's score for Anna Karenina was Oscar-nominated this year, and his work with and without Joe Wright has been excellent.

That said, David Arnold has me forever charmed by his Casino Royale score that matched fast and elegant Bond so well. I'd take him back over any other in a heartbeat.

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I haven't seen Hanna, But I'll keep an eye out for it.  ajb007/smile
I think some directors who Don't understand fight scenes film
everthing from various angles, then cut it together with quick
cuts to try and make it look interesting.
   While a Talented Director who knows what he's doing can film it
as shown, in One shot. Which is more impressive  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/guy-ritchie- … 32302.html

Guy Ritchie is 'bookies favourite' to direct the next Bond film

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Guy Ritchie is 'bookies favourite' to direct the next Bond film

Oh Gawd no....

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Barbel wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

Guy Ritchie is 'bookies favourite' to direct the next Bond film

Oh Gawd no....

?? Why is that? Don't you like him?

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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James Suzuki wrote:
Barbel wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

Guy Ritchie is 'bookies favourite' to direct the next Bond film

Oh Gawd no....

?? Why is that? Don't you like him?


Brilliant first Guy Ritchie now this great piece of news

http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/wannabe- … 52535.html

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alphaagent wrote:
James Suzuki wrote:
Barbel wrote:

Oh Gawd no....

?? Why is that? Don't you like him?


Brilliant first Guy Ritchie now this great piece of news

http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/wannabe- … 52535.html

Regarding Guy Ritchie, I think the closest he should get to Craig now is something outside the Bond series, if anything. Layer Cake was at one point almost Guy Ritchie's film, which is obvious when you watch it. I really don't have much desire to see what he would do with Craig or Bond after the very satisfying results of Layer Cake.

His style isn't particularly suited to Bond.

As for the link to Weisz, she was supposedly considered for Quantum of Solace and SkyFall, but it hasn't ever happened. I imagine the Bourne role may make the Bond girl opportunity very slim at this point.

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Mr Beech wrote:
alphaagent wrote:
James Suzuki wrote:

?? Why is that? Don't you like him?


Brilliant first Guy Ritchie now this great piece of news

http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/wannabe- … 52535.html

Regarding Guy Ritchie, I think the closest he should get to Craig now is something outside the Bond series, if anything. Layer Cake was at one point almost Guy Ritchie's film, which is obvious when you watch it. I really don't have much desire to see what he would do with Craig or Bond after the very satisfying results of Layer Cake.

His style isn't particularly suited to Bond.

As for the link to Weisz, she was supposedly considered for Quantum of Solace and SkyFall, but it hasn't ever happened. I imagine the Bourne role may make the Bond girl opportunity very slim at this point.

Shame, as DC may actually have some chemistry with her ajb007/lol

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Guy Ritchie, was one of my Suggestions as I think He's a great
Director. Snatch and Two smoking barrels are Classics. Even
the Sherlock Holmes Movies are Fun. So if he gets the Gig
I'd be very Happy, But it's still early days who knows who
else will be in the running.  ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Surely Chris Nolan has to be a contender - he's made no secret of his admiration for the Bond films, has a proven critical and commercial successful series of films and is British as well...

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