The director of the pictures “American Beauty” and “Revolutionary Road” Sam Mendes agrees about the staging of the 23rd episode of James Bond. The severe course to realism, which was taken by the owners of the legendary franchise, will be kept again: the studio is likely to entrust the staging to serious people – without regard as to whether those are experienced in the production of the pure entertainment pictures or not (“Quantum of Solace”, we recall was entrusted to Marc Forster). Earlier there were rumors that the staging of “Bond 23″ was offered to Danny Boyle.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade who are regularly working on the Bond series (since the “World Is Not Enough”) are in response for the scenario. At this time to aid the tandem was dispatched the screenwriter Peter Morgan – another serious person, a writer of the pictures “Frost/Nixon,” “Queen” and “Last King of Scotland “. The producers of the picture are: Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Daniel Craig, by himself, will return to the role of agent 007.
The poor financial condition, in which ended up “MGM” (the studio could even be sold) does not affect the production schedule of “Bond 23″: the shooting is scheduled to begin in June, and the new film will be released next year.
Lets hope this is at least watchable. There are some bad remakes out there. I thing Jackie will prob carry the larger part of the movie, like England did. i just hope they don’t turn him into a damn clown like the later sequels. Craven’s take was damn right viscous and scary. This one so far looks like they’re going in that direction.