[Movies] Bond 24 Producers Want Sam Mendes To Direct
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.22.2013
They want him to return...
In an interview with IGN, James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said they wanted Skyfall director Sam Mendes back for Bond 24. Here are highlights:
On how they could top Skyfall: "It's very difficult.The key thing for us is Daniel Craig, who I think has brought a tremendous amount to the films. His reinterpretation of the character is very contemporary. I think he pushes the envelope, he manages to be very dangerous and yet have tremendous humanity. He's our secret weapon. Then of course the challenge is to create a story that is worthy of him. And a story that explores Bond's emotional life and takes him emotionally to places that he hasn't been to before. And then pits him up against a contemporary villain. We always look at what the world is afraid of then try to create a villain that is the physical interpretation of that fear. That's where we start. Then writers create a script. Then we get a director on. With each person they bring another layer of complexity and talent."
On if Sam Mendes has another Bond film in him: "Oh my God yes. Are you kidding me? He's got a lot of great movies left in him, and hopefully another Bond at least."
On bringing back Miss Moneypenny: "Naomie's an extraordinarily actress and she's got a lot of guts. She challenges Bond as a woman, and as a fellow agent. It's one of the most beloved characters in the series, and it was a very difficult decision to find someone who would give a new interpretation and spin on the character. We've loved her work for many, many years. She and Daniel have a wonderful chemistry onscreen."