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HowardB wrote:
ToTheRight wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:

He sounds pretty positive and keen. 

My only fear is EON delaying Bond 25 to fit his busy schedule!!

I could see EON delaying until 2022 to fit his schedule and give Craig and even longer break.

IMO, that is not happening. The release date for Bond 25 has been announced and I am sure it ties in with whoever gets
the distribution deal, Craig is not getting any younger, the date for Purity has also been officially pushed back and MGM needs the
revenue that a new Bond film brings in. If Villenueve's schedule doesn't work, EON will go with another director...there are plenty of talented young directors out there who would be more than happy to do Bond 25 (and would probably cost a lot less $$$ than Villenueve who is the hot name right now).

I think you are right.After all the delay and uncertainty the release date is the release date and I can't see that shifting.

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zaphod99 wrote:
HowardB wrote:
ToTheRight wrote:

I could see EON delaying until 2022 to fit his schedule and give Craig and even longer break.

IMO, that is not happening. The release date for Bond 25 has been announced and I am sure it ties in with whoever gets
the distribution deal, Craig is not getting any younger, the date for Purity has also been officially pushed back and MGM needs the
revenue that a new Bond film brings in. If Villenueve's schedule doesn't work, EON will go with another director...there are plenty of talented young directors out there who would be more than happy to do Bond 25 (and would probably cost a lot less $$$ than Villenueve who is the hot name right now).

I think you are right.After all the delay and uncertainty the release date is the release date and I can't see that shifting.

It's possible Denis may want to direct Bond before production on his dream project to distance himself from another sci-fi film for a bit.

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I too can't see eon pushing the release date back any further.  In fact despite the speculation I'd imagine the director is a done deal....whoever it is.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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I think so too. I doubt Craig would sign up again without a script and a director.

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I don't think eon would announce a release date with such essential details as the director not being known.  They would run the risk of looking very unprofessional if it all went tips up and they had to bring in an unpreffered director at short notice.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

I don't think eon would announce a release date with such essential details as the director not being known.  They would run the risk of looking very unprofessional if it all went tips up and they had to bring in an unpreffered director at short notice.

Agreed.  Just mildly disappointed that September has come and gone without more concrete info  ajb007/crap  Hopefully soon.

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I would also think that whether the director is Villenueve or someone else they would need/want some time to polish P&W's script...maybe even bring someone else in to work on it. This isn't unusual, in fact there is a long history of this with the Bond films.
Based on all the advanced notice and great reviews Blade Runner 2049 is getting, having Villenueve on board for Bond 25 would be considered a quite a coup for EON and reflects well on the Bond films being taken more seriously by film makers. Also, from the reviews I read, Villenueve has managed to maintain and build upon what was great about the original Blade Runner while putting his own mark on it. This would be something that could work well for Bond. With Villenueve at the helm, I think we would be back to a hard edged, more focused Bond film minus the shoe gazing which I think would play much better to Craig's strengths as Bond.

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They have gone to press and set the release date.

The producers and team behind Bond are experts at what they do. Id be shocked if the director wasn't signed up pre date announcement.

I'd say the main reason behind no further news is that the director is finalising the cast he wants in, negotiating terms with the actors he wants agents and having a little input on the final polished script. And of course distribution and marketing rights. What it'd be to be a fly on EON's wall.

I'm as keen as anyone for news and do my daily scout on AJB for anything new, we must me edging closer to a press conference with just over 2 yeas to release date. Although I can imagine a press conference bang on two years to the day of release...................  ajb007/martini

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I haven't seen this posted elsewhere, so forgive me if it has been. But Martin Campbell says he's not really interested unless another actor is chosen for Bond, not as a slight to Craig but just because he'd prefer to do something fresher:

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/m/72cf6 … eneye.html

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Hopefully Campbell will be interested in 2021-2022. Knowing EON, they'll want the 60th anniversary to also be the debut of Bond#7.
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Remington wrote:

Hopefully Campbell will be interested in 2021-2022. Knowing EON, they'll want the 60th anniversary to also be the debut of Bond#7.
ajb007/martini

Will a man who's pushing 80 be able to direct a Bond film? Just because he's done it twice before doesn't mean it will be a walk in the park.

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Matt S wrote:
Remington wrote:

Hopefully Campbell will be interested in 2021-2022. Knowing EON, they'll want the 60th anniversary to also be the debut of Bond#7.
ajb007/martini

Will a man who's pushing 80 be able to direct a Bond film? Just because he's done it twice before doesn't mean it will be a walk in the park.

Yeah that's the problem.
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"And youth is no guarantee of innovation"    ajb007/wink

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Thunderpussy wrote:

"And youth is no guarantee of innovation"    ajb007/wink

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Yes, they should get the director of "Beyond borders" and "The Green Lantern"   ajb007/biggrin

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Wild guess: it's about the money.

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Number24 wrote:

Yes, they should get the director of "Beyond borders" and "The Green Lantern"   ajb007/biggrin

Martin Campbell has directed the best two Bond movies of the last 25 years.  I'd be good with him.

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Blade Runner 2049 to Bond 25: yes, Mr Villeneuve, we expect you to direct
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/o … e-director

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I was actually convinced Bond25 had a director in place when Craig signed on, but clearly that's not the case. I hope they chose one soon along with a distribusion deal because this has to be the next official news.

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The director is in place I'm sure,  as was Craig long before his. Announcement.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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According to MI6community Barbara Broccoli said very recently that the director was not yet in place. Denis Villeneuve has also made statements to that effect.

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I wouldn't believe anything you read on " the other place"

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Perhaps not, but they have a link to an interview from the premiere of "Film stars don't die in Liverpool". She says they "aren't there yet" when it comes to a director.

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Number24 wrote:

According to MI6community Barbara Broccoli said very recently that the director was not yet in place. Denis Villeneuve has also made statements to that effect.

The SAME MORNING Craig announced his return, he was on a radio show saying he hadn't made up his mind. That night, he said he'd signed on a few months earlier.

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Yes, I admit she might be disponest. (mumbles misogynist remarks)