Suggestion: Bond, James Bond Needs a New Director

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With the disappointing news that director Danny Boyle has left the Bond 25 (2019) project due to "creative differences" (reportedly a casting dispute) Eon Productions, led by Cubby Broccoli's heirs, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, is on the hunt for a new director, fast. Shooting was supposed to commence soon and a delay in the project threatens its planned release date in November 2019.

While several names have been bandied about as replacements, there are a few that appear to be front-runners. Who would you choose to direct Daniel Craig's swansong?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029526040
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J.J. Abrams  Unfortunately he's busy with Star Wars: Episode IX
Lana Wachowski , Lilly Wachowski
Tarantino is busy
Brett Ratner  WHO
Here is my reasoning
He Directed
Red Dragon (2002) with Anthony Hopkins ...as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
And he has directed all 3 Rush Hour Movies
He is capable of putting some more tongue in cheek humor, back into the series.
This is the same thing that JJ Abrams did with Star Trek.
Just a suggestion for the list.

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Ratner has been persona non grata since the Me Too Movement got going, and he's involved in some lawsuits right now. Besides, EON would NEVER let him - he is the antithesis of what they are looking for.

The Wachowskis are also NOT what EON would be looking for. They've been on the down low since Sense8 got axed.

An American has never directed an EON Bond film.

HOWEVER, I will add them.
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Add them for what?
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Wow so many guys getting hit with this it has unfortunately become commonplace. Too bad this went for so long without it coming out earlier.
I don't watch much news. Too depressing. So I did not catch Brett's indiscretions. Sorry I suggested it now.
Maybe it's time they look over the pond, at Bond, from a different Yankee viewpoint. On another board I suggested Melissa George as Jaime Bond! Time to shake up 007!
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Cliff's suggestions
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Not to many warmed up to the idea of "M" played by Judi Dench
A Female Bond! I think if Ian Flemming was alive today he might write a story that has James bond having a Daughter. He after all, he is a ladies man. The idea that he would never have an offspring is ludicrous. And why would any child not want to be like their father or mother. That is if your mother/father were secret agents!
Bruce Willis' recent Die Hard had his son as a character.








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Also how about Peter Jackson as an addition.
Non American, Indirectly British
Also is it me, but does it seem that the gadgets that "Q" used to come up with are utilized less and less. Bond usually had and used 4-6 of these gadgets in most of the Connery era pictures.
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Jackson is in post-production on a project.

I think the new Q works a bit more on the fly - he pops up as needed, sometimes even under fire, rather offering an explanation of a few gadgets at the beginning and disappearing for the rest of the movie.
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Hey Jackson. Work quickly. Her Majesties Secret Service needs you.
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FYC:
Guy Ritchie
And  Christopher Nolan would be great too

Steve McQueen also a good choice, but I guess he's better for the upcoming black Bond.
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It's not that Nolan would be great, when the news came out, most commentators were talking about Nolan. Nolan wins this poll.
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I've read several articles and NOT ONE has mentioned has mentioned Nolan.

I've thought about it and I'm going to drop Ranter and the Wachowskis. It's silly to include someone who has zero chance.
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I was talking about users' comments (via Facebook or comment sections). Maybe Nolan's named hasn't been mentioned by any movie expert, but I think it's a quasi-mathematical certainty that if you drop Nolan in this poll, he'll be in the Top 3 at least, and I bet he'll be the first choice. That's all.
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I recommended Nolan because he have great experiences with serious drama action movie like he did with Dark Knight. Bond is nothing with action. The Bond, Skyfall, was so successful because in my opinion, a very good mix of drama and action. Nolan could bring it back. 
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Guy Ritchie would be amazing.

Now if they cannot get him on The MCU there are some very good choices for EON to steal and do very interesting things with James Bond

The Russo Brothers after they Finish with Avengers 4. With their work on Winter Soldier they know the spying world and they are perfect for Craig Bond.

John Fabreau who knows how to work with a character who uses a lot of technology but is still human he could bring some of the humor the franchise had when Pierce Brosnan was Bond.

Ryan Coogler The Black Panther Film had a few Bond like moments and getting the director of the first Billion dollar film of the year would be a step in the right direction.

Taika Waitity
Ok The Bond Franchise needs a refreshing look. Very few people care about it anymore so Taika could bring something completely new and make Bond cool again.
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A black director can only direct a black actor? Really?

Guy Ritchie is on post on Aladdin.

Chris Nolan is free but would never do it unless he could pick his own Bond.
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Wouldn't that depend upon what Steve McQueen as a specific individual thinks of the matter? He seems more than capable of directing (and perhaps willing to) a Bond actor of any color. He should know that, but we'd have to ask him to be sure.
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That's why I questioned that statement. The fact that McQueen has used Michael Fassbender as the lead in several of his films shows that he doesn't only work with black actors.
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I'm glad you pointed that out, Jen. I hadn't even heard about Hunger or Shame, until recently. Thanks.
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I didn't say that a black director can only direct a black actor. In facts, McQueen got his biggest prize by directed and produced, I'm sorry for my word, I don't mean to be racist, a "black movie with "black lead actor". 

I'm pretty sure he would be great too to direct last Craig's Bond, but he's probably the best English director at the moment if the franchise decided to make a black Bond.
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I think the world has gone so sensitive that whatever one would say about any subject related to gender, sexuality or ethnicity, anyone can take offense of it. I can imagine the following dialogue:

"- How racist! So you don't think there can't be a Black James Bond?
- Sure it's possible, but then the film must be directed by a black director.
- How patronizing! So you think black directors can only make movies with black protagonists?
- You're right, a white director can do it as well.
- How condescending! Now, you're saying that a black director can't direct a blockbuster James Bond movie?"

Reminds me of a scene where Skinner handled feminists in "The Simpsons" and ended on the floor victim of a stroke.
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ElM., it may be more about questioning assumptions. People are sensitive about age, weight, fitness, nationality, affiliation, income, profession and educational attainment too. There are people who are talented at a number of things, but for some reason, they are only popularly recognized for one of those talents. It's perfectly reasonable that the situation might displease them. The takeaway for all of this is that people should think about why they think they way they think. Seemingly most people will not bother to do that until asked to do it.
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People should think about why they think the way they think, that's a quote for the ages, I think it sums up perfectly the way I also feel about these so-called touchy issues. Speaking for myself, I'm glad I can be open to any subject and don't take offense easily, the only things that can get on my nerves is 'double standards' and even that, I learned to deal with it.
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Elm, you seem to be preaching this argument a ton this last month. We get it. Just because someone feels X way doesn't mean you have to charge in and crap all over it with an anti-PC rant.
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Ryan Coogler would be another great choice or maybe try with Paty Jenkins
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Elm, you seem to be preaching this argument a ton this last month. We get it. Just because someone feels X way doesn't mean you have to charge in and crap all over it with an anti-PC rant.

Wow, Jen !!!! Just wow, I just read what you wrote now.

Not only what you're saying is outrageous but it's completely untrue not to give it a dirty word, I dare you to copy-paste links that would make your point, if anything I had spent the whole last month making new polls that I've tried to keep as original as possible. So maybe you should just moderate your own anti-anti-PC radar.

And just because you disagree with me doesn't mean you should throw all your anger on my face like you just did, I'm really disappointed, that was a nasty blow at me and if I posted something like that to someone, I would be ashamed of myself.

Thanks very much.

ElM.
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What is going in here?
[laugh]
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Nothing's happening, it's all rabbits and butterflies as you can see...
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ElM., it may be more about questioning assumptions. People are sensitive about age, weight, fitness, nationality, affiliation, income, profession and educational attainment too. There are people who are talented at a number of things, but for some reason, they are only popularly recognized for one of those talents. It's perfectly reasonable that the situation might displease them. The takeaway for all of this is that people should think about why they think they way they think. Seemingly most people will not bother to do that until asked to do it.
I know that Jeorj. But I won't develop my point further, not here anyway, if we could exchange in private, you would see it has nothing to do with any "anti-PC" hysteria or other nonsense. I do believe there are things worthy of correctness (at least curtesy in Internet forums)
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*BUMP*
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These are my suggestions

The Russo Brothers after they Finish with Avengers 4. With their work on Winter Soldier they know the spying world and they are perfect for Craig Bond.

John Fabreau who knows how to work with a character who uses a lot of technology but is still human he could bring some of the humor the franchise had when Pierce Brosnan was Bond.

Ryan Coogler The Black Panther Film had a few Bond like moments and getting the director of the first Billion dollar film of the year would be a step in the right direction.

Taika Waitity
Ok The Bond Franchise needs a refreshing look. Very few people care about it anymore so Taika could bring something completely new and make Bond cool again.
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I'm not going to take any Americans as an American has never directed a Bond film. Adding Taika though.
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Ohh okay fair enough though independently from your poll I think EoN should take a risk and hire an American director
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Wow! Shocking, yet excellent choice. They are so far against the gun for their already-booked release date, I hope EON doesn't steam-roller him into using a bunch of decisions that were already make by them/Boyle.
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PS - the article was a week ago. Seems kind of odd that it didn't show up on IMDb's home page news section or any of the other usual places...
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Seems like Craig booked another film in lieu of the stalled Bond film. Wonder what will happen now... 


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How does This guy get to direct a James Bond movie ? ?
about fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming


Bond 25  (2020)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382320/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382320/reference

Daniel Craig   ...  James Bond  - Born: March 2, 1968  in Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga - Born: July 10, 1977  in Oakland, California, USA
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1560977/
Cary's father is from a Japanese family

Director: Movie (6 credits)
The American (pre-production)
Bond 25 (pre-production) 2020
Beasts of No Nation  2015
Jane Eyre  2011
Chinatown Film Project (as Cary Fukunaga)  2009 
Sin Nombre (as Cary Jôji Fukunaga)  2009 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond



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