And Renn has a suggestion for who should replace him...
SKYFALL IS WHERE WE END: MENDES OFF BOND 24
And it would be really cool to hear John Williams do his own Bond score. I doubt any of that would happen, but one can dream.
Aren't they generally trying to stick with British directors for the series? Well, there was Tamahori and Forster, but they both yielded disastrous results. Oh, and some guy from New Zealand named Martin Campbell. Okay, British Colonial directors.
If they go British, I'm guessing Joe Wright, because of his arthouse/prestige efforts and Hanna.
Edited by Doc Phibes - 3/6/13 at 8:11am
Those were my joke choices but you never know, he's been pretty successful with the Sherlock films.
My fan casting choice would be Nicolas Winding Refn, but that would never happen.
I'm curious as to what a David Fincher directed Bond would be like, especially since he worked with Craig on TGWTDT. Would his dark and extremely idiosyncratic style mesh well with the Bond world? I'm not sure, but it would definitely be intriguing.
Way overrated. And his action scenes are way too jerky.
A better choice would be Unexpected Indie Director Who's Only Ever Directed One Movie. He might provide a fresh perspective on the character.
I think you need to keep in mind Washed Up Hack Who Made One Good Movie Thirty Years Ago. Hack's Good Movie was really well done, and showed he can do a Bond film.
I thought Renn said Joel Shumacher?
Joe Wright for another good looking Bond. Vaughan for a workmanlike but serviceable Bond. Joe Cornish for Idris Elba's first Bond. Paul W S Anderson (he's English) for "Milla Jovovich....is Janine Bond".
Affleck for the next Bourne.
Brilliant response, although sadly it does beat trying to say a billion dollar franchise that's lasted for fifty years "sucked" before this movie came along. Well played!
Ugh...I loathe to imagine a Bond film full of exaggerated close-ups & pointlessly lengthy steady cam shots.
I don't particularly care that Mendes is gone, because there are any number of directors out there who could do the franchise justice, but I do think it's silly to "breathe a sigh of relief" that the guy who made one of the best, if not the best Bond film in years is gone. Maybe you like Bond to be cheesy and formulaic, if so, more power to you. Skyfall actually left the door open to return to that more classic Bond formula if the producers so choose, so maybe you'll get your wish and the series will become mostly awful again.
Alfonso Cuaron has already done one tentpole franchise sequel & he'd be stellar.
If not him, maybe the new M could pull in his old Constant Gardener director, Fernando Meirelles?
And, thinking of it now, it's a shame that Tony Scott never helmed a Bond.
(but for now, I'd really like to see what Matthew Vaughn could do - and keep Roger Deakins)
NOOOOOOO! Someone send Elba copies of Bruno's album stat!