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Re: Poll: Who should direct Bond25?

At the end of the day, I trust BB and MGW to pick a director from the list over me. I never would have chosen Sam Mendes for a Bond film back in the day and yet then he went on to make one of my favorite ones, so what do I know...

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Voted Campbell.
Not Villenueve, since the end of Arrival just went off the rails, storywise.

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HowardB wrote:

IMO, Mendes brought some great things to Skyfall but unfortunately SPECTRE, while not a disaster, fell short of expectations and was a squandered opportunity. I think Mendes' original gut feeling that he only had one Bond film in him might have been true. My preference would be for him not to return and new blood to be brought in. My choice would be Yann Damange but I'd also be fine with most of the younger directors mentioned here.

Yeah Mendes has said that he threw everything he could've wanted in a Bond film into Skyfall.

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Loeffelholz wrote:

My vote was for Susanne Bier. The Night Manager displays a talent for the broader genre, and pacing. Give her an experienced 2nd Unit director and let her go.

Now that is an interesting idea.

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I say give Tarantino a chance. He's been eager to do it for ages.

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82 votes so far, that's very nice. ajb007/bond

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Please not Sam Mendes !

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Sylvester Stallone as director and villain !

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Denis Villenueve for sure. The way he builds tension in Sicario had me glued to the screen. He worked with Roger Deakins who I think masterfully filmed the movie.

So I feel like it would make sense to have Villenueve as director and bring back Roger Deakins from Skyfall as well.

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100 votes in today! ajb007/biggrin

While many memebers haven't voted yet, the most popular directors are without a doubt Mendes, Waughn, Campbell and Nolan.
After the announcement that Craig will return in Bond25, hopefully the next news will be the director.

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Next news will be the director. If they really want to have Bond 25 ready in 2019 a director has been hired these days. Because I don't believe Craig agrees to do a Bond film without knowing who will direct it.

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BondJasonBond006 wrote:

Next news will be the director. If they really want to have Bond 25 ready in 2019 a director has been hired these days. Because I don't believe Craig agrees to do a Bond film without knowing who will direct it.

Unless he wants a say in who it will be.  But, that said, I do suspect you're right.

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Dryden wrote:
BondJasonBond006 wrote:

Next news will be the director. If they really want to have Bond 25 ready in 2019 a director has been hired these days. Because I don't believe Craig agrees to do a Bond film without knowing who will direct it.

Unless he wants a say in who it will be.  But, that said, I do suspect you're right.

I think so too. He wouldn't agree to a movie without knowing who the director is.

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Think some of the mistakes in Mendes take are due to the fact that the director is larger than the movie itself.
Bond's directors should be at service of the story and character, not vice-versa.
Martin Campbell should be the perfect choice: apart from knowing exactly which strings need to be touched (CR being to me the best flick of the whole series...) there's also a sense of symmetry on letting him close the Craig era.

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Martin Campbell

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Or Paul greengrass

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Dennis Villeneuve.

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I'm hoping for Martin Campbell.

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HLD wrote:

Denis Villenueve for sure. The way he builds tension in Sicario had me glued to the screen. He worked with Roger Deakins who I think masterfully filmed the movie.

So I feel like it would make sense to have Villenueve as director and bring back Roger Deakins from Skyfall as well.

Marketto007 wrote:

Dennis Villeneuve.

Denis is slated to direct "Dune" after he delivers "Blade Runner 2049."  I'm thrilled with that news as I will now get the chance to work with him.   ajb007/martini

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I thought Craig said he wouldn't do another Bond film unless Mendes directed it. Maybe I'm imagining it. I say go with someone new to keep it fresh. Tarrantino is a good idea as he would definitely give many nods to the originals while adding his spin on it, very creative director.

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MinSpy wrote:

I thought Craig said he wouldn't do another Bond film unless Mendes directed it.

Matt Damon said something similar re the next Bourne film and Paul Greengrass and, having got his wish churned out the worst one of the series.

Martin Campbell would be a steady hand but Nolan (if he toed the company line) ideal.

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Dryden wrote:
MinSpy wrote:

I thought Craig said he wouldn't do another Bond film unless Mendes directed it.

Matt Damon said something similar re the next Bourne film and Paul Greengrass and, having got his wish churned out the worst one of the series.

Martin Campbell would be a steady hand but Nolan (if he toed the company line) ideal.


I love Nolan's work but again, the risk is that the director's weight could smash the movie.

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I wouldn't call Campbell a "steady hand". He made two very good Bond movies, but outside of Bond he has made everything from entertaining successes ("The Mask of Zorro") to absolute stinkers ("The Green Lantern"). That's not steady, that's staggering all over the place.

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Number24 wrote:

I wouldn't call Campbell a "steady hand". He made two very good Bond movies, but outside of Bond he has made everything from entertaining successes ("The Mask of Zorro") to absolute stinkers ("The Green Lantern"). That's not steady, that's staggering all over the place.

Well, after Goldeneye and CR it could be said that at least on Bond franchise he knows the right recipe...

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BruceMurdock wrote:

I'm hoping for Martin Campbell.

Me too.

Daniel Bond wrote:

Please not Sam Mendes !

I completely agree.