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Chris Nolan would be a great choice But I remember reading a Post here
on AJB, that he has too much work lined up to do Bond at the moment.
Although there's always a future Bond movie, so Fingers crossed.  ajb007/bond

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Smithers500 wrote:

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...

I think you can rule out Christopher Nolan regards Bond 24. It has been announced that he will be making a film called Interstellar, a science fiction space adventure involving "time travel and alternate dimensions, which sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole". Interstellar is due to be released on the 7th November 2014.

Christopher Nolan's new film confirmed and dated
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/interst … -and-dated

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That's a shame - I'd love to see what Nolan could bring to Bond.

What about Danny Boyle? After all, he's already directed a Bond film, which seemed to go down well!

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Smithers500 wrote:

That's a shame - I'd love to see what Nolan could bring to Bond.

What about Danny Boyle? After all, he's already directed a Bond film, which seemed to go down well!

Danny Boyle ruled himself out a couple of months ago, saying that big budget films didn't suit him. He said he was not good with large amounts of money, that his experience working on 'The Beach' had put him off.

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I think the box office success of Skyfall may deter some big names, after all, who would want to be the guy that directed the Bond movie ' not quite as successful as Skyfall' It's by no means a given that the next one won't equal the numbers, but a lot of post Olympics British profile must have helped. Personally I would not mind if it was not the equal in terms of Box Office, but a more satisfying film overall. I am far from a 'hater' but not quite in the ' best Bond movie ever' camp either.

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Good point zaphod, The pressure will be on the next guy.  ajb007/martini

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Whoever they choose, I hope its somebody who is a huge Bond fan. My biggest concern is that we get another movie like QoS where its just non stop action and a big mess because the director doesn't know what he's doing.

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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?

IMHO he's just not the right man for the job.

I'm hoping that with Mendes out of the way, David Arnold will be free to return.

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I agree, Guy Ritchie is a categoric "no" in my opinion. I cannot see what makes him the bookies favourite, given the wealth of talented Brit directors currently at work.  Someone mentioned Rupert Wyatt, who did Rise of the Planet of the Apes film recently -anyone have any thoughts about him?

Re David Arnold, I had the pleasure of meeting him late last year, just before Skyfall opened.  I was under the mistaken impression that he picked to do the Olympics over Skyfall, but he told me he would have loved to do both, but Mendes wanted Newman to score it.

I'd like Arnold back, but having said that Newman's score was actually quite good I thought, and his award nominations may make him a leading candidate, in spite of the fact that Mendes won't be back...

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Smithers500 wrote:

Re David Arnold, I had the pleasure of meeting him late last year, just before Skyfall opened.  ...

[searches for jealousy icon]  ajb007/biggrin

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I think Matthew Waughn is a good candidate. There is Layer Cake of cource. But remember Kick-Ass shows he can do action and Stardust shows he can do adventure.

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In a Guardian interview, Sam Mendes explains why he turned down Bond 24. "Was I willing to go straight back into a room with a writer and start work on the same set of characters and the same scenarios as I've been working on for the last three years? No. The idea made me physically ill." He also says, "Maybe I should go on to one of the [Bond] chat threads and change my mind? I don't think that's going to happen."

And about killing off Judi Dench's M, "Ha! You can't kill him [Bond], lets kill her instead! I thought I was going to get so much s**t for that. But you know you shock people into rediscovering their first acquaintance with the characters."

The FULL interview.
Sam Mendes: life is sweet
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/ … e-is-sweet

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Well, there you have it. Most folk would love to dream up new situations for Bond. Thing is, that was when Bond was a cipher, it was more about the people he met, so the villains, babes and so on would all be different, locations too. Now they are not exotic, Eve is bound to show up in another extended role isn't she and it will be all about Bond's personal demons. So yeah, that does get repetitive.

Most directors only want to do the one it seems, Apted an exception.

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Moore Than wrote:

In a Guardian interview, Sam Mendes explains why he turned down Bond 24. "Was I willing to go straight back into a room with a writer and start work on the same set of characters and the same scenarios as I've been working on for the last three years? No. The idea made me physically ill." He also says, "Maybe I should go on to one of the [Bond] chat threads and change my mind? I don't think that's going to happen."

And about killing off Judi Dench's M, "Ha! You can't kill him [Bond], lets kill her instead! I thought I was going to get so much s**t for that. But you know you shock people into rediscovering their first acquaintance with the characters."

The FULL interview.
Sam Mendes: life is sweet
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/ … e-is-sweet

I read the interview and felt like he came across as a super-smug Luvvie. I for one am not sorry that he won't direct 24, no particular objection to him doing another at some point as I'm not a  Skyfall 'hater' I regard it as a good but somewhat disappointing instalment that failed to deliver all it promised, but certainly not a disaster.