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What worries me is it seems like there isn't a strong singular vision for B25 considering the list of high profile directors who have been approached by EON and Craig.

@deanwdunlevy

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If there is a delay in shooting - next year, who knows, perhaps Craig will reconsider. Seems doubtful. He's had enough time to prepare for his return. He's getting paid millions, probably over 20 million. I can't see him turning it down... but you never know.  ajb007/wink

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Wow! Somebody really didn't want to do a long, drawn out close up of that new Omega ....

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bonded123 wrote:

If there is a delay in shooting - next year, who knows, perhaps Craig will reconsider. Seems doubtful. He's had enough time to prepare for his return. He's getting paid millions, probably over 20 million. I can't see him turning it down... but you never know.  ajb007/wink

I believe the presence of his name in the press release was meant to reassure people that he is still involved with Bond 25.

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Hmm...

https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/10 … 0081204224

ajb007/confused He's American. Can't see EON wanting him.

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Wonder if the whole Idris Elba situation in the press had anything to do with this.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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bonded123 wrote:

Hmm...

https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/10 … 0081204224

ajb007/confused He's American. Can't see EON wanting him.

I doubt he would want to do another big set piece spy film after Fallout anyway.

@deanwdunlevy

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Gymkata wrote:

Wonder if the whole Idris Elba situation in the press had anything to do with this.

Oh yes. For sure. That’s definitely it.  ajb007/rolleyes

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It's that man again!  ajb007/lol Idris will sort it out.  ajb007/biggrin

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Gymkata wrote:

Betcha Craig walks.  If memory serves, Boyle was the main thing keeping him for a 5th film.

Don't think so......Craig announced he was returning before Boyle came aboard. Plus the announcement came from a small group including Craig.

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HowardB wrote:
Gymkata wrote:

Betcha Craig walks.  If memory serves, Boyle was the main thing keeping him for a 5th film.

Don't think so......Craig announced he was returning before Boyle came aboard. Plus the announcement came from a small group including Craig.

I agree. Craig is in it for the money, not creative reasons. He signed on with a Purvis and Wade script!

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Cheverian wrote:

Just saw this on Twitter.

But according to you, Someone, Boyle was never directing Bond 25!  ajb007/bond

It does make you wonder whether they have someone in the wings. The logical candidate would be Mendes, I'm afraid.

Eh, my hypothesis is somewhat torpedoed...

This does suggest that what we have been watching has been the proverbial cluster and not something well organised.

I imagine now that Harris, Fiennes and Whishaw have said nothing because they know nothing because it has been mismanaged that badly.

What an utter disaster.

I refer the honourable gentlemen to my earlier comments about B25 being Quantum of Solace all over again.

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I think David McKenzie and Yann Demange are still available. Either one works for me. The big question is really the script. Do they go back to the P&W script? Before the Hodge/Boyle script EON was apparently ready to move forward with P&W's script. If they can get Demange on board (who is also a writer) maybe he can do a quick polish, inject a few of his own ideas, re-write a few things and Bond 25 can proceed as scheduled. For EON to give Boyle the bounce, things must have gone a bit far off the rails.
Credit to Someone....they did say that Boyle would not direct Bond 25 ajb007/lol

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Frankly I did not see this coming at all. I can also say I'm disapointed. SF and SPECTRE had much I enjoy, but sometimes the action didn't have the urgency and energy they needed. The Rome car chase in SP is the obvious example. Danny Boyle's movies are different from eachother in some ways, but they all had that energy.

If Mendes is busty with his WWI movie I guess they'll ask one of they have considered earlier in the process.

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Matt S wrote:
HowardB wrote:
Gymkata wrote:

Betcha Craig walks.  If memory serves, Boyle was the main thing keeping him for a 5th film.

Don't think so......Craig announced he was returning before Boyle came aboard. Plus the announcement came from a small group including Craig.

I agree. Craig is in it for the money, not creative reasons. He signed on with a Purvis and Wade script!

They wrote Casino. They didn't write Quantum. They were asked to salvage Spectre, it made $880 million.

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ichaice wrote:

I’m hoping Martin Campbell comes in. What a wonderful job he did with Casino Royale and Goldeneye was very good as well.

+1 I thought he did a great job with the CR reboot. He knows the character, the team and could be good to see DC out after all these years in his finale.

DB probably wanted to kill him off or it was all just a dream just like Dallas  ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!

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Sam Mendes - three in a row? I wonder what the odds are of his return. Perhaps he can delay his other projects and parachute into Bond 25. I'd rather see a new director but Mendes would be a safe decision.

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I believe this is another first for the Bond franchise. Don't recall a director publicly quitting this close to announcing the beginning of a production, which I assume would have been later this year.

Oh dear. How embarrassing for EON. Delayed production anyone?

This is all becoming an object lesson in how not to manage a multi-million dollar franchise. Thanks BB and MGW. Just as well the fans are really patient.

Mendes/Purvis?Wade again? Ugh

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ajb007/amazed  wow !

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Martin Campbell has two movies i the pipeline. He and Mendes is the closest to a "in-house" director for EON.

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David Mackenzie has nothing on IMDB after "Outlaw king" premiers in November!

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Someone wrote:
Cheverian wrote:

Just saw this on Twitter.

But according to you, Someone, Boyle was never directing Bond 25!  ajb007/bond

It does make you wonder whether they have someone in the wings. The logical candidate would be Mendes, I'm afraid.

Eh, my hypothesis is somewhat torpedoed...

This does suggest that what we have been watching has been the proverbial cluster and not something well organised.

I imagine now that Harris, Fiennes and Whishaw have said nothing because they know nothing because it has been mismanaged that badly.

What an utter disaster.
I refer the honourable gentlemen to my earlier comments about B25 being Quantum of Solace all over again.


I wouldn't jump to any conclusions on this one. Apparently the Hodge/Boyle script appealed to EON, et al. We don't know what kind of crazy Boyle tried to push on EON subsequently. Why do people continue to paint this picture of EON being a bunch of fools who can't get out of their own way. They are the stewards of the most successful movie franchise in history. I know that Cubby and Harry
were the architects of the franchise but the children have carried on very successfully.

Here's an interesting list of films which turned out to be very successful despite the director being replaced:
Spartacus, Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Apocolypse Now, Toy Story 2, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Superman 2.

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MrGore wrote:

I believe this is another first for the Bond franchise. Don't recall a director publicly quitting this close to announcing the beginning of a production, which I assume would have been later this year.

Oh dear. How embarrassing for EON. Delayed production anyone?

This is all becoming an object lesson in how not to manage a multi-million dollar franchise. Thanks BB and MGW. Just as well the fans are really patient.

Mendes/Purvis?Wade again? Ugh

It's not as bad as a director being fired in the middle of production. Look at the PR disaster that Solo was! Still, it turned out to be a good film.

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They wrote Casino. They didn't write Quantum. They were asked to salvage Spectre, it made $880 million.

And Sony probably made about $50 million profit after costs, according to sources. Not much for a reported production/P&A total cost of almost $350 million. Studio gets 50% of worldwide rentals. $400 million. (25% of gross rentals in China) Bingo. $50 million profit. I'm sure they were thrilled with that. Not.

There are some fantastic writers in the business who could write a far better script than P/W. Everyone who loves this franchise welcomes fresh ideas. On Casino Royale P/W had the blessing of fabulous 60 year old source material.

New writers + new director. Please.

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Maybe it’s all part of the rouse for Bond 25 keep everyone guessing what is going on - I kinda like all the drama stops things being boring  ajb007/lol

Cheers  ajb007/bond

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!