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First and foremost, I'd love to see a non-Eon Bond film directed by Tarantino, but that's never going to happen. As far as the official Bond films go, I sadly can't think of any super current American directors who I would want to direct a Bond film. The only American directors I can think of who I'd trust with Bond are guys like De Palma, William Friedkin, John Carpenter, and a few other 70's-centric guys. But I don't think any of them would make a very good Bond film today.

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I'm sceptical about JJ Abrams. I think it's a good tradition to use British directors, first of all. But Abrams has directed a Mission Impossible movie, the main competition for Bond. I think Bond should have a style that's different from most action movies, and hiring an director who litterally produces a string of huge American action franchises (MI, Star Wars, Fast and Furious) may not be the best way to go about it.
The Act of Valor directors have few movies under their belt and all of them are slick action movies. I think they would strugle with scenes such as the gambling in CR or Silva's first scene in SF.

I would rather see see a top notch british/commonwealth director who has both made quality drama, some action scenes and has experience in handling big projects.  Danny Boyle,  Christopher Nolan, Alec Garland, Steve McQeen, Duncan Jones, Peter Weir, Joe Wright ....... there are so many experienced and talented British/Australian/NZ directors out there I see no reason to look for American action directors.

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In my view, the best case scenario at this point is that EON/MGM announce in July or August that Christopher Nolan has agreed to direct 25 for an October/November 2019 release with he and his brother writing the script.

That'll be enough to get a distribution deal and then everything should fall into place.

I'm not the world's biggest Nolan fan (I still think Memento was his best film) but the announcement would be enough to get things moving and he's the only prominent director I know that has publicly said that he's interested in directing a Bond film.

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My only problem with Nolan is that he would bring Hans Zimmer in to do the score, and Zimmer can drag a film down more than Thomas Newman can.

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Matt S wrote:

My only problem with Nolan is that he would bring Hans Zimmer in to do the score, and Zimmer can drag a film down even more than Thomas Newman can.

Fixed that for you ajb007/biggrin

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Matt S wrote:

My only problem with Nolan is that he would bring Hans Zimmer in to do the score, and Zimmer can drag a film down more than Thomas Newman can.

I think Skyfall is essentially as close to a Zimmer Bond score as we have at the moment, and I don't think Zimmer's Bond score would be nearly as atrocious as Spectre's. That's one of the most lackluster scores I've ever heard. Since Nolan is a huge Bond fan he would probably want the score to sound Barry-ish.

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Gala Brand wrote:

In my view, the best case scenario at this point is that EON/MGM announce in July or August that Christopher Nolan has agreed to direct 25 for an October/November 2019 release with he and his brother writing the script.

That'll be enough to get a distribution deal and then everything should fall into place.

I'm not the world's biggest Nolan fan (I still think Memento was his best film) but the announcement would be enough to get things moving and he's the only prominent director I know that has publicly said that he's interested in directing a Bond film.

Do you believe that Eon/MGM can't get a distribution then...without a 'big name' director on board ?  ajb007/amazed

Trust me...Eon/MGM will be fighting them off with a stick  ajb007/lol

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Matt S wrote:

My only problem with Nolan is that he would bring Hans Zimmer in to do the score, and Zimmer can drag a film down more than Thomas Newman can.

And that would be good news for me as I love Zimmer's work  ajb007/martini

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walther p99 wrote:
Matt S wrote:

My only problem with Nolan is that he would bring Hans Zimmer in to do the score, and Zimmer can drag a film down more than Thomas Newman can.

I think Skyfall is essentially as close to a Zimmer Bond score as we have at the moment, and I don't think Zimmer's Bond score would be nearly as atrocious as Spectre's. That's one of the most lackluster scores I've ever heard. Since Nolan is a huge Bond fan he would probably want the score to sound Barry-ish.

That's what I'm hoping and praying for!  ajb007/martini
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One would think the Bond franchise alone should guarantee a distribusion deal,  especially if Craig returns?
Would they really need a director as famous as Nolan too?

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I think a distribution deal is more dependent on whether Craig returns than any director. To be clear, Craig or no Craig, a distribution deal will get done; I just think that the terms would be more favorable to MGM if Craig is returning.

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Sir Miles wrote:
Gala Brand wrote:

In my view, the best case scenario at this point is that EON/MGM announce in July or August that Christopher Nolan has agreed to direct 25 for an October/November 2019 release with he and his brother writing the script.

That'll be enough to get a distribution deal and then everything should fall into place.

I'm not the world's biggest Nolan fan (I still think Memento was his best film) but the announcement would be enough to get things moving and he's the only prominent director I know that has publicly said that he's interested in directing a Bond film.

Do you believe that Eon/MGM can't get a distribution then...without a 'big name' director on board ?  ajb007/amazed

Trust me...Eon/MGM will be fighting them off with a stick  ajb007/lol

You mean as they have been for the last 14 months?

Time to put that stick away and make a deal.

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Gala Brand wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Gala Brand wrote:

In my view, the best case scenario at this point is that EON/MGM announce in July or August that Christopher Nolan has agreed to direct 25 for an October/November 2019 release with he and his brother writing the script.

That'll be enough to get a distribution deal and then everything should fall into place.

I'm not the world's biggest Nolan fan (I still think Memento was his best film) but the announcement would be enough to get things moving and he's the only prominent director I know that has publicly said that he's interested in directing a Bond film.

Do you believe that Eon/MGM can't get a distribution then...without a 'big name' director on board ?  ajb007/amazed

Trust me...Eon/MGM will be fighting them off with a stick  ajb007/lol

You mean as they have been for the last 14 months?

Time to put that stick away and make a deal.

So you do believe Eon/MGM are finished without Craig  ajb007/amazed

Why rush a deal...?...do it when you are ready...

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Sir Miles wrote:
Gala Brand wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

Do you believe that Eon/MGM can't get a distribution then...without a 'big name' director on board ?  ajb007/amazed

Trust me...Eon/MGM will be fighting them off with a stick  ajb007/lol

You mean as they have been for the last 14 months?

Time to put that stick away and make a deal.

So you do believe Eon/MGM are finished without Craig  ajb007/amazed

Why rush a deal...?...do it when you are ready...

No, I never said EON/MGM is "finished" without Craig.

In fact if you look at this very thread you'll see on June 12, 2016 that I predicted that a Bond film directed by Nolan and starring Christian Bale would make $1.5 billion (far more than any Craig film).  ajb007/shifty

In fact, I think a Bond film directed by Nolan and starring Jackman or Fassbender would probably do over $1 billion.

I think a Bond film directed by a journeyman director and starring Jackman or Fassbender would do in the $700 million area.

I do think a Bond film directed by a journeyman director and starring a relative unknown as Bond and featuring a script by Purvis and Wade runs a risk of being a flop at the box office.

It's my guess that this is what EON/MGM are trying to peddle to prospective distributors and nobody is buying.

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Gala Brand wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Gala Brand wrote:

You mean as they have been for the last 14 months?

Time to put that stick away and make a deal.

So you do believe Eon/MGM are finished without Craig  ajb007/amazed

Why rush a deal...?...do it when you are ready...

No, I never said EON/MGM is "finished" without Craig.

In fact if you look at this very thread you'll see on June 12, 2016 that I predicted that a Bond film directed by Nolan and starring Christian Bale would make $1.5 billion (far more than any Craig film).  ajb007/shifty

In fact, I think a Bond film directed by Nolan and starring Jackman or Fassbender would probably do over $1 billion.

I think a Bond film directed by a journeyman director and starring Jackman or Fassbender would do in the $700 million area.

I do think a Bond film directed by a journeyman director and starring a relative unknown as Bond and featuring a script by Purvis and Wade runs a risk of being a flop at the box office.

It's my guess that this is what EON/MGM are trying to peddle to prospective distributors and nobody is buying.

Ah, ok.

Even if your guess was correct there would STILL be a queue to distribute the film...Bond films guarantee a healthy profit  ajb007/martini

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He is right.  All Bond films have produceda a surplus,  usually a very large one.  It's more likely EON wants to keep as much of the surplus as possible and the distribution companies want to get hold of as much of the future surplus' as possible.

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I think Ben Wheatley is a promising director. He made movies such as "A field in England", "Kill list", "High-rise" and the action movie "Free fire".  Great! He might need more experience in big movies. Administration is a large part of directiong Bond. "Free fire" takes place in one room and I think I can guess the main loctation of "A field in England"  ajb007/lol

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The Australian Justin Kurtzel shows promise. He is best known for Macbeth and Assassin's Creed, both starring Michael Fassbender. Kurtzel is very good at drama, the visual and action. I admit Assassin's Creed wasn't as good as it should have been, but in my opinion that was mainly because of the script. Macbeth had a exellent scriptwriter, so that movie turned out really well  ajb007/biggrin

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George Miller is another Australian who could direct James Bond. He is best known for the Mad Max movies obviously, but he also directed Susan Sarandon to an Oscar for Lorenzo's Oil.

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Number24 wrote:

George Miller is another Australian who could direct James Bond. He is best known for the Mad Max movies obviously, but he also directed Susan Sarandon to an Oscar for Lorenzo's Oil.

Nomination, not an Oscar.

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James Gunn who directed Guardians of the galaxy and its sequel?

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:
Number24 wrote:

George Miller is another Australian who could direct James Bond. He is best known for the Mad Max movies obviously, but he also directed Susan Sarandon to an Oscar for Lorenzo's Oil.

Nomination, not an Oscar.

I stand corrected  ajb007/smile

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James Suzuki wrote:

James Gunn who directed Guardians of the galaxy and its sequel?

I loved Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither. If Gunn was British, Australian or NZ he would be agreat candidate, but I think the "hire Commonwealth" - tradition should continue.

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Kenneth Branagh gets my vote. We all know he is extremely talented at gearing Shakespeare for modern audiences but He has also shown he is brilliant with doing crowd pleasing blockbusters such as Thor. I think he is very much a Guy Hamilton or Lewis Gilbert for his generation.

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Eh, I saw JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT.