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Bond, James Bond.

 

 

Following up 2015's unexpectedly disappointing SPECTRE, comes the 25th installment in the iconic franchise.

 

 

Unfortunately it doesn't look like they're casting Idris Elba as James Bond anytime soon.

 

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But the good news is that they finally settled on a director, Cary Fukunaga, known best for the riveting HBO show, True Detective.

 

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Per CinemaBlend,

 

"Cary Fukunaga steps into a director seat that most recently was occupied by Danny Boyle...There was word that Boyle wanted to tell a standalone Bond story (still structured around Daniel Craig) that wouldn't look to continue any of the narrative presented in Spectre, the way that all four Craig Bond movies -- Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre -- seemed to be telling chapters of the same story. Now, though, the storyline goes back to being a mystery.

 

Deadline suggests that the "creative differences" that led to Danny Boyle's departure was a big swing of a story that would have been written by Danny's longtime collaborator, John Hodge. Instead, with Cary Fukunaga in the seat, the Bond franchise will go back to the story that they wanted to tell originally, with regular screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade handling scripting duties.

 

Cary Fukunaga is an exciting hire because he has brought grit and style to his previous projects, and demonstrates a storytelling skillset that should fit the James Bond franchise like a custom-designed suit. Anyone who watched his entire first season of HBO's True Detective knows that he can coach incredible performances out of damaged actors, so there's a strong chance he will push Daniel Craig in ways that Sam Mendes did for Skyfall -- but not for Spectre. And then there was that BRILLIANT single-cam shot in True Detective that still has us gawking, wondering how Fukunaga and his team pulled this off."

 

 

For anyone who made the mistake of not watching True Detective, you should just go back and watch the whole thing.  But for those of us who forgot, or perhaps simply haven't seen it in a long time, here is that six-minute single-cam shot that everyone lost their mind over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for the film, unfortunately we don't know much more as of yet.  I sure hope this film follows the pattern established by previous Craig-era Bond films (success-dud-success-dud) and turns out to be one of the good ones.  I can't wait to see what Fukunaga does with this property and hopefully he'll have some input into the screenwriting process as well.

 

 

Expect the new film to appear sometime in early 2020.

 

Edited by Krakalakachkn

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1 hour ago, Nolder said:

I think it's been over a decade since I was excited for a new Bond movie.

 

Pierce Brosnan ruin it for you?

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