Sam Mendes Will Not Direct Bond 24

Nigel Druitt

An avid Flickcharter since 2009, Nigel is a self-described fanboy whose Top 20 is dominated by the likes of Indiana Jones, Frodo Baggins and Marty McFly. Nigel is the Canadian arm of the Flickchart Blog, but try not to hold that against him. You can find him on Flickchart as johnmason.

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5 Responses

  1. bourahioro says:

    Bring back Martin Campbell. If Mendes is unavailable it makes sense to bring back. The director that made the newer Bond movies popular and plausible.

  2. MysticSpoon says:

    Christopher Nolan would be an interesting pick, because he constantly references James Bond in his movies and apparently the producers really want him. I doubt that it’ll happen, but who knows.

    Speaking of a director who’s a fan of the James Bond movies and always wanted to direct one: Steven Spielberg. I mean sure, Indiana Jones was more or less HIS James Bond and again, I doubt it’ll happen, but wouldn’t it be cool? Spielberg has worked with Craig in the past, so the link is there.

    A possible return for Martin Campbell sounds interesting.

    David Fincher, perhaps? He has also worked with Craig in the past, and his style is similar to that of Mendes’. He’s also my favorite director. I do wonder if he can direct action well though.

  3. Nigel Druitt says:

    All interesting ideas. Somehow “David Fincher’s 007” appeals to me greatly.

    Campbell is the first and most obvious choice to my mind; he did make Brosnan’s and Craig’s best Bond movies. (I’m not ready to call Skyfall better than Casino Royale yet; maybe it is, marginally.)

    I think having Spielberg do it could be great fun; I also think it would be nice for the franchise to keep things British.

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