Since CBN moved we no longer seem to have a thread dedicated to potential Bond directors, so i thought i’d kick one off…
Recently the ‘News onBond 25’ thread has been soaking everything up. Hopefully this thread can allow that one to focus upon 25.
I’ll kick this off with the obvious:
The inevitabilities of life: Death, taxes and Chris Nolan one day directing a Bond movie - is there really any way that this won’t happen?
However, i think he’ll want to wait until he can participate in recasting Bond. I’m sure he’d love to work with Craig, who’s fantastic in the part, but Nolan strikes me as someone who’ll want to stamp his own brand upon the franchise, so he’ll want a fresh start.
Personally i’m very excited to see what Nolan will do with Bond and like the idea of him being part of recasting, since he’s shown pretty good taste thus far in his movies, from Guy Pearce to Christian Bale and the host of unknowns in Dunkirk.
Denis V (fed up trying to remember the spelling)
With each movie he’s impressed me more. After Sicario i was sold, but after the magnificent masterpiece of Blade Runner 2049 i’m absolutely drooling at the prospect of a Denis V Bond movie.
I totally respect him for his candour in choosing Dune above Bond and to be honest i agree; Frank Herbert’s Dune is a literary masterwork that is ever timely while wars rage over oil in the Middle East.
However, Blade Runner’s poor box office may yet put the kibosh on his Dune movie, so he might be doing Bond sooner than he thought - who knows?
Denis V would no doubt bring Roger Deakins back to Bond and that is just as (if not more) exciting a prospect as any Director in this list.
Sure he’s on the list for Bond 25, but even if he fails to snag that gig i think he’ll be on the list for each successive Bond movie for some time after his impressive work on Starred Up and Hell or High Water.
That’s the obvious names, but there’s plenty more i can think of. However, i’ll leave it to you folk to throw your suggestions into the hat…
…Ok, there’s just one more name i want to add:
IMO he’s long been the best writer of action in the business: Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Good Night. Now he’s one of the best action Writer/Directors: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys and soon The Predator.
His work showcases intelligent, witty, never cheesy dialogue and plot and drama that knows where to put the enfaces to elicit the tensions and high stakes necessary, telling stories at once archetypal, yet original.
He was my dark horse favourite (or at least my fantasy choice) to get the Bond gig. But just perhaps that fantasy has taken a small, yet significant step towards one day being a reality…
Black and his writing partner Fred Dekker are currently rebooting The Avengers for TV. If this is greenlit and proves a success it’ll be hard for Eon not to entertain to idea of a Shane Black Written & Directed Bond movie. And that will be a sweet day.
Here’s the story
Shane Black is Writing A Reboot of the 1960s ‘The Avengers’ TV Show
Looking forward to hearing some Directorial names that i hadn’t heard, or thought of…