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No Time To Die: Bond 25 - Out Now


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18 hours ago, gizmo1990 said:

I think the landscape has changed considerably since the last recast and 'younger' actors are unwilling to sign a large portion of their career away to playing one character. And all the attendant rigamarole that it entails personally and media wise. Would say Tom Hardy fancy doing the character for the next 6+ years? Sure he'd be offered lots of cash, but hey, he already gets lots of cash plus the freedom to do what the hell he likes.

 

Case in point would be the new Doctor Who casting. I can't imagine the actress they ended up going with being anywhere near their first choice. It was much more likely that she was the pick of the bunch who were willing to take on the role (shooting schedule, media commitments, upping sticks) and everything else that went with it.

 

That doesn't make much sense to me. Actors seemingly have no reservations signing up to be a franchise superhero for movie after movie, promotional appearances and cameos in others' films.

 

I think being in a long-running franchise is likely a dream for younger actors in this day and age. And I have no insight into the Dr Who casting process, but I'd bet she was near the top of the list before they even started.

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I think Craig receives more stick than is truly warranted, personally. Casino Royale shows that he is, or at least is capable of being, a pretty great Bond, and it's easy to forget how fresh that take was at the time, despite the presence of the Bourne films. Sure, the subsequent films have provided ever diminishing returns, but I would place far more blame on the scripts and directors for that. Spectre, for example, would have been exactly as bad regardless of Craig's efforts. Ultimately a major part of your job as director is to extract the right performance from your actors, and despite his various comments in interviews between films I don't think it's really the case that Craig has given up on the whole thing or genuinely hates it.

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I'm surprised we haven't had a 'young Bond' spin-off / prequel up until now. Feel like each film should exist without the need to have seen any of the other films, yet contain enough familiarity that fans feel satisfied, which is probably a fairly deft balancing act. Being beholden to a franchise story must be a nightmare to keep consistent, and as Spectre showed, curtails creativity somewhat. Arcing stories are not impossible to achieve but feel they should have been the intention of a film series all along, to avoid much of the retconning and hoop-jumping required to make plots and sub-plots fit together.

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5 hours ago, glb said:

I'm surprised we haven't had a 'young Bond' spin-off / prequel up until now. Feel like each film should exist without the need to have seen any of the other films, yet contain enough familiarity that fans feel satisfied, which is probably a fairly deft balancing act. Being beholden to a franchise story must be a nightmare to keep consistent, and as Spectre showed, curtails creativity somewhat. Arcing stories are not impossible to achieve but feel they should have been the intention of a film series all along, to avoid much of the retconning and hoop-jumping required to make plots and sub-plots fit together.

 

This is exactly how Bond used to work before the Craig era and it's what they should return to with the next Bond if they want to continue for another 55 years.

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Director front runners according to Deadline - and they confirm that all three have met with the Bond producing team. 

 

Denis Villeneuve - The long shot given he's got Dune lined up next and seems to have four or five other projects in the offing. 

 

David Mackenzie - Recently directed Hell or High Water

 

Yann Demange - Directed '71 and has White Boy Rick, which stars Matthew McConaughey, out next year. According to the site, Demange is the current favourite. 

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3 hours ago, Goose said:

Director front runners according to Deadline - and they confirm that all three have met with the Bond producing team. 

 

Denis Villeneuve - The long shot given he's got Dune lined up next and seems to have four or five other projects in the offing. 

 

David Mackenzie - Recently directed Hell or High Water

 

Yann Demange - Directed '71 and has White Boy Rick, which stars Matthew McConaughey, out next year. According to the site, Demange is the current favourite. 

 

Ha !

 

On 05/09/2016 at 18:52, pervent aline perio grow d said:

They always go low key and non American though. (Mendes was probably the most high profile appointment). Wouldn't be surprised if they went with someone like Scotland-born David McKenzie, whose latest film Hell or High Water is getting rave reviews, as a thoughtful thriller. I also loved Starred Up.

 

8-)

 

I thought 71 was incredibly well directed as well. I'd prefer either those two to get the job over Villeneuve actually, although there is the curiosity of what he'd do.

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I thought Hell or High Water was pretty dull, it didn't grab me at all - it felt like an episode of the Dukes of Hazzard with unusually good guest stars. Yann Demange would be a great choice though - '71 had exactly the kind of energy and dynamism that you'd want to put into the Bond series. Admittedly, he's only done one film, but Top Boy was great as well.

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  • 2 weeks later...

great two more whiny shit bonds. We have tons of filsm with whiny heroes whinging on... can't we just have one that bucks the trend and is about a superspy who dances through the film with no angst.

 

One day the franchise will come back to the Moore style ... one day.

 

 

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On 29/07/2017 at 07:02, Goose said:

Yes, true.

 

I'm not sure where they could go but I reckon we need a proper megalomaniac as the villian. Forget Spectre, let's got The Spy Who Loved Me.  

 

Looking at the very contemporary and increasingly awful plotting of the last few Bond films - all this modern shite basically - isn't it likely that they'll just feel the need to start making anachronistic Bond films?

 

Y'know, something set in the 60s,70s, or 80s.

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