It may have taken a good number of months and a couple of directors, but as far as we can tell, Bond 25 is actually going to get made. With Danny Boyle out of the director’s chair, they’ve had to push back its December production to March of next year, but on the plus side, they have selected a worthy replacement in True Detective helmer Cary Joji Fukunaga.
With the movie still several months away from production, we have virtually no details regarding what the style and tone of the film will be, but that sure as hell won’t stop us from poring over everything Fukunaga has to say. Speaking with IndieWire, the filmmaker discussed his excitement at the prospect of tackling the project.
“Over the years, you’ve seen a lot of different iterations not only of Bond, but of films that have mimicked it or copied it. So I think the exciting part actually is going to the original source, and being able to play in a sandbox.”
So what does this mean?! Okay, if I were really stretching, I’d put emphasis on him “going to the original source” and emphasize that he’ll probably put something out that’s stylistically close to the novel, but realistically, I think it means he’s more likely to actually revisit the source material and figure it out from there.
But what do you think? How would you tackle the next Bond film in terms of style and tone? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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