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Agreed. Most of the time when they try to pay homage to the past they end up stepping in it. The best Bond films tend to be the ones that blaze their own trail.

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The best way to pay homage to the classic Bond films is to make another great classic Bond film.

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30 days until the anniversary of Marc Forster being officially announced as Quantum of Solace director on 20 June 2007. I say this only because six months before production is the latest announcement of a Bond director; as far as I can find.

When will Boyle be officially announced?

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I guess I’m a fan that doesn’t need an announcement as long as he’s working on it. If they want to go until December when the traditional press conference is held announcing everything at once, fine with me. A lack of announcement doesn’t mean nothing is happening and I am owed nothing except what I pay my ticket for.

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Miles Messervy wrote:

Agreed. Most of the time when they try to pay homage to the past they end up stepping in it. The best Bond films tend to be the ones that blaze their own trail.

HowardB wrote:

The best way to pay homage to the classic Bond films is to make another great classic Bond film.

Absolutely agree with both of you guys.

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walther p99 wrote:
Miles Messervy wrote:

Agreed. Most of the time when they try to pay homage to the past they end up stepping in it. The best Bond films tend to be the ones that blaze their own trail.

HowardB wrote:

The best way to pay homage to the classic Bond films is to make another great classic Bond film.

Absolutely agree with both of you guys.

I will say we are a fickle bunch. When we got "new and fresh" many pined away for a return to "classic Bond". When we got more "classic Bond".. ...that maybe that wasn't so good we want "new and fresh". "New and fresh", "classic", a bit of both....doesn't really matter IMO. Comes down to the execution. Say what you will about how the car chase was edited in QOS....it was exciting when compared to that snoozefest of a car chase in SPECTRE. We just need a good Bond film that can stand on its own merits.

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which is the "classic Bond" film you think we got? are you talking about SPECTRE?  I'm sure it takes more than remembering to put the gunbarrel in the right place.

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Yeah, when I think “classic Bond” I’m thinking about Connery. I couldn’t give a rat’s behind where the gun barrel is. Make a stylish, entertaining film with a Bondian score. Casino Royale was closer to “classic Bond” than Spectre if you look beyond the superficial elements. It’s now going on 12 years and it has aged remarkably well IMO.

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I think "classic Bond" means different things to different people. I think Miles makes a great point about CR being closer to "classic Bond". QOS and SPECTRE were entertaining and had some great moments but IMO, CR and Skyfall were the complete package and stand with the best of the Bonds. I think that great auteur type directors like Mendes, who are big Bond fans have one great Bond film in them fueled by a combination of superior talent and inspiration make their own contribution to their boyhood hero. I think that may very well be the case with Danny Boyle. On the other hand, a good, journeyman director like Martin Campbell and some who preceded him who had a feel and understanding for Bond had the ability to direct multiple Bonds and maintain a level of quality.

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HowardB wrote:

I think "classic Bond" means different things to different people. I think Miles makes a great point about CR being closer to "classic Bond". QOS and SPECTRE were entertaining and had some great moments but IMO, CR and Skyfall were the complete package and stand with the best of the Bonds. I think that great auteur type directors like Mendes, who are big Bond fans have one great Bond film in them fueled by a combination of superior talent and inspiration make their own contribution to their boyhood hero. I think that may very well be the case with Danny Boyle. On the other hand, a good, journeyman director like Martin Campbell and some who preceded him who had a feel and understanding for Bond had the ability to direct multiple Bonds and maintain a level of quality.

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http://www.nme.com/news/film/danny-boyl … ontent=nme
Danny Boyle confirmed as director.

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I'm really looking forward to his vision of Bond... I've enjoyed all of the films he has directed, although I can't bring myself to watch 127 Hours  ajb007/crap

He's certainly been an innovative director bringing interesting ideas and techniques to the table over the years, so I hope he is allowed to continue in the same vein, without too much interference from the studio.

I hope for some fantasy; something not mired in misery of the world as it is, which Bond has been good at avoiding so far... lets keep it that way  ajb007/smile

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Empire 25 May 2018

Two of the biggest questions surrounding the future of the Bond series have now been settled. EON has announced that Universal has scored the rights to distribute the 25th official entry in the series outside the US and, as part of the announcement, confirmed that Danny Boyle will call the shots, with Daniel Craig, who had already agreed to return, as 007.

Boyle, of course, had been the latest name suggested and in recent months had said that he had been developing a script with regular collaborator John Hodge. He'll still be working with Richard Curtis on a music-themed comedy that will film this summer, and will now also be kicking off shooting the still-untitled Bond movie from 3 December. His Bond is setfor a UK release of 25 October 2019, ahead of an 8 November date in the States.


"We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise," said EON Productions' Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a statement. "We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor." Danny Boyle's going to be a busy man...

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Saying release date is November 2018 in the US - surely thats a typo?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44250056

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Boyle can handle many genres, but he always delivers movies with energy and good use of music. Other than the stepbrother mess those were the main problems with SPECTRE.

I also believe the rejected Purvis/Wade script was OHMSS version 2 and the Boyle/Hodges script is something more original.
I'm really looking forward to this  ajb007/bond

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Me too. I’m actually very excited that the script won’t be a Wade/Purvis one  ajb007/smile

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...not yet, anyway. It's not impossible they'll be called back in (it's happened before).

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As far as I can see Boyle has no standard DoP,  editor or composer. There are some he has used several times, though. I guess we should start  looking at their IMDB entries to see if Bond25 pops up.
Anyone who wants to guess who will be among the key crew members and when their involvement will be made public?

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I think David Arnold will return. And Jany Temime is probably close to a sure thing. Beyond that, not sure. I’d love to see Roger Deakins back as well, but that’s probably too much to ask.

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He's a British Scorcese. Fast, flash, smart but can knock stuff out that is a bit flashy and shallow, with no real heart. Also, they often need a good pop soundtrack to go with it, which might pose a problem.

But the fact he is interested is a good sign. He wouldn't do it unless he felt he had something to offer.

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MarkOOMark wrote:

... I've enjoyed all of the films he has directed, although I can't bring myself to watch 127 Hours

hey I gave up on that one too, fifteen minutes in, as soon as I realised exactly what true story was being adapted. Hopefully Bond will make it to the end of Bond25 with all four limbs still attached.

One useful thing from the 15 minutes I saw: I liked the way Boyle films cave scenes, he made the rockforms look beautiful and strange and got that claustrophobic you-are-there feel. Much better, than for example, the cave scenes in QoS.

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caractacus potts wrote:
MarkOOMark wrote:

... I've enjoyed all of the films he has directed, although I can't bring myself to watch 127 Hours

One useful thing from the 15 minutes I saw: I liked the way Boyle films cave scenes, he made the rockforms look beautiful and strange and got that claustrophobic you-are-there feel. Much better, than for example, the cave scenes in QoS.

Indeed... the DOP's for that were Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak.  The DOP's he works with always create a striking look, along with his vision for the look of the films he's done; I think he's quite hands-on in that respect.

Maybe I'll pluck up the courage to watch the whole of 127 Hours one day... although I must admit I can't stand Franco, so that's another reason not the watch  ajb007/wink

Napoleon Plural wrote:

Fast, smart, flashy and shallow, with no real heart.

Is that not Bond?  ajb007/lol

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

He's a British Scorcese. Fast, flash, smart but can knock stuff out that is a bit flashy and shallow, with no real heart.

I think you're using the word "Scorsese" wrong.

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I don't think Boyle is going to "mess' with Bond. I think a lot of our projections tend to be based on Trainspotting which was highly stylized. We need to keep in mind that Trainspotting was based on a novel that was considered unfilmable and Boyle and Hodge came up with a very successful approach to adapt it for the screen. With Craig back, Boyle is dealing with an established take on Fleming's Bond. Although the current folks at EON are more willing to make changes and allow their directors and Bond actor (at least Craig) to have more of a say they are still very protective of their brand and legacy and if the Boyle/Hodge script was off the wall there is no way they would have went for it. Boyle is also a dyed in the wool born and raised Bond fan. The Olympics opening was probably about the most "classic" Bond we've had since CR.  I doubt his vision is to  tear down Bond but to create the best Bond film he can and hopefully play to the strengths of Craig's Bond.

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Wonder why Hodges couldn't work in conjunction with Wade & Purvis on the script instead of Hodges himself.