Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Who will direct the next James Bond film? Quentin Tarantino ?

Narada Desk | May 31, 2016 7:08 pm Print
Reports circulating that Tarantino got the gig this time!

Though Skyfall was the most commercially successful Bond film of all time, Sam Mendes announced on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 , that he will not direct the next film. Who do you think will be the next director?

While the discussion going around with different names, internet facing a carpet bombing news that saying, Quention Taratino will be directing the next one.

He once said about his plan to remake Casino Royale

“Someday I`m going to get the rights to do “Casino Royale”, the first James Bond novel, and do it the right way. I really wanted it to be my followup to “Pulp Fiction” and do it with Pierce Brosnan, but have it take place after the events of “On Her Majesty`s Secret Service” – after Bond`s wife, Tracy, has been killed.

I want Bond to be in mourning when he falls in love with Vesper Lynd, the woman in the novel. From what I know of Brosnan and read in interviews, I think he`d want to go in the direction I`d want to take Bond, though I`m not certain producers of the series would agree.”

He kept on talking about his plan in that interview with NYT

The reason they did [the 2006] Casino Royale all comes down to me. I made it a point, I said I wanted to do Casino Royale. They were already on record as saying the movie was unfilmable but then after I said it and talked about it for a little bit — then the big thing on all the internets was that that was what all the fans wanted to see and so that’s when they said, ‘Oh, maybe it’s not so un-filmable.’ Actually if I had done the film, I wouldn’t have done it with Daniel Craig, I would have done it with Pierce Brosnan.”

A website published a note

But nobody confirmed about this scenario so far.

But if we are looking forward about the new Bond movie Lets check out who all will be there

Brad Bird

He is always there in book, is the most likely candidate.  He has proven his spy film abilities in the vastly successful Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and with the Bond franchise finally going back to the fun angle of the franchise, albeit partnered with the edgy side that the Craig films have offered, Bird is the clear choice here.  He’s the most capable to keep in tune with what Skyfall introduced.

David Fincher

Like Mendes, but far more successful overall, Fincher is an auteur director that has handled thriller films very well, and with style (Se7en, The Game, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).  He’s the clear second runner up and may even have an edge on Bird because James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, has director approval.  And if you remember, Craig starred in Fincher’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Paul Thomas Anderson

It would be his first major production.  He reminds me of Mendes as far as being a certain kind of director that chooses projects in a certain way and doesn’t work as often as most.  They both have their own style that really doesn’t match up with Bond movies, yet Mendes pulled it off.  P.T. has the visual flare and it’d be amazing to see him take the helm.  A HUGE long shot though. 

Steven Spielberg

He’s always wanted to direct a Bond film.  Sure, he “settled” for Indiana Jones, however you never know if the man, approaching his twilight years, might want to play the Bond game finally.  This is an even bigger long shot than P.T. obviously.

Whoever it is, just don’t let it be Quentin Tarantino.  He pitched himself hard for Casino Royale, even handing in a script.  That possibility just scares the shit out of me though.  The last thing we want to see is endless homages to previous Bond incarnations, moments, etc.  And you know QT’s Bond would be full of those.

That said, We would love to see his recent favorite actor Christoph Waltz as the next Bond villain.  THAT would be a great choice!

This variety article discussed about this some days back

Christopher Nolan

He would add a complete new atmosphere, much more threatening and much more dark as everything we would have seen. He might split the timeline of the movie and tell it in flashbacks. The Dark Night, Inception, Prestige and Memento are examples for stunning storytelling.

But Tom Tykwer and Kathrin Bygelow would ne awesome choices as well.

Three years back there was a news that Tarantino said no to all about it