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Danny Boyle bows out of Bond 25 over "creative differences"


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10 hours ago, thewhyteboar said:

He should narrate as well.

 

Would love that movie. 

 

I'm one of the few that thought the first 2/3's of Spectre were an incredible Le Carre-type spy movie and then the movie shits the bed when Bond gets back to London at the end. So I'm excited for a follow up with Craig but it'll all depend on the director. I was excited for Boyle. We'll see who they get instead before I decide I should still be excited or not but I'm glad Craig is back. 

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I'd like a Gareth Edwards take where the perspective is from the bad guys organization and Bond is their boogeyman. Almost a teen slasher flick with the protagonists being picked off one-by-one as their plan falls apart, and the desperate attempts by the ringleader to survive long enough to pull off taking over the world.

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5 hours ago, Wild said:

I'd like a Gareth Edwards take where the perspective is from the bad guys organization and Bond is their boogeyman. Almost a teen slasher flick with the protagonists being picked off one-by-one as their plan falls apart, and the desperate attempts by the ringleader to survive long enough to pull off taking over the world.

 

That would be pretty awesome - I'd watch that premise in a heart beat if executed well. Both are great directors, but just to be clear, did you mean Gareth Edwards or Gareth Evans?

 

37 minutes ago, 5timechamp said:

Brought to us by Green Lantern director..I still dont know how he misstepped so badly..Zorro, Casino Royale with cheese, Goldeneye were great.. thought he'd found his rythm

 

Director Martin Campbell is a journeyman director - he's only as good as his script and how interested in the material he is. When he's on, he does excellent work like GoldenEye, Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, and arguably Edge of Darkness and The Foreigner. But he can also be absolute trash; see: No Escape, Vertical Limit, Beyond Borders, The Legend of Zorro, and Green Lantern.

 

So it all depends with journeyman directors like him. 

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12 hours ago, gamer.tv said:

I had a look through some twitter comments last night.  Some calls for Nolan to have a go.  I would personally love Edgar Wright to be given a go.  The fun, snappy approach would work for me.

 

As long as the Broccolis are so opinionated in the making of these films, I don't think we'll see anyone with too much style take the reins on a Bond film.

 

I'd love to see a Bond movie where Nolan had complete creative control.

 

Edgar Wright would be a great choice, though I'd like to see him get a new lead. Make Bond fun and campy again. More Marvel than DC. Again, that would probably only work if he had real control over the project, otherwise we'd end up in another Ant-Man situation.

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17 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

That would be pretty awesome - I'd watch that premise in a heart beat if executed well. Both are great directors, but just to be clear, did you mean Gareth Edwards or Gareth Evans?

 

Edwards. I'm a big fan of the way he handles an impending threat in his films, and then pays them off with a sharp sequence. Monsters was a creative low-budget thrill, Godzilla had a genuine sense of foreboding, and Rogue One gave Vader the sort of mythos you would expect the Rebels to hold him up to. He knows that your imagination fills in scarier gaps with subtle clues versus showing everything. I think those skills applied to Bond as the "monster", plus the fact Edwards can clearly get fresh work done in a studio driven environment, would make him a good fit for 007.

 

But Evans would be pretty sweet, as well. Would have some great fights.

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16 hours ago, TwinIon said:

 

As long as the Broccolis are so opinionated in the making of these films, I don't think we'll see anyone with too much style take the reins on a Bond film.

 

I'd love to see a Bond movie where Nolan had complete creative control.

 

I think that's a bit of an exaggeration - Casino Royale is very much a Martin Campbell film, Quantum of Solace is very much a Marc Forster film, and Skyfall and Spectre are very much Sam Mendes films (except for the last part of Spectre - what the fuck was that?). All of them have clear trademarks of their directors - I'd argue with the same scripts those movies would not come out the way they did except for having these specific directors at the helm (visually, etc.). 

 

Hell, Campbell might be a journeyman director, but Marc Forster and Sam Mendes have clear directorial styles and talent. :) 

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On 8/23/2018 at 9:00 AM, Wild said:

I'd like a Gareth Edwards take where the perspective is from the bad guys organization and Bond is their boogeyman. Almost a teen slasher flick with the protagonists being picked off one-by-one as their plan falls apart, and the desperate attempts by the ringleader to survive long enough to pull off taking over the world.

 

I don't think Tony Gilroy is available though.

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