It was only around a day ago we first heard the official news that Danny Boyle had left Bond 25 over the usual ‘creative differences’. Now we have further details on exactly just what these creative differences were.
In a report by a UK based newspaper, they say insiders have spilled the beans on exactly what the nature of the split entailed. It was previously thought that Bond producers were unhappy with the decision to have Bond go up against the Russians in a new Cold War. Of course, the Cold War was the birthplace of Bond and the spy movie genre itself. But with real-life relations between Russia and the UK at the lowest point since before the Berlin Wall fell, it was said the producers were uneasy.
However, the report by The Telegraph paints a slightly different picture and says that the major point of contention was the casting of the movies main villain. Apparently, Danny Boyle wanted to cast Polish actor Tomasz Kot (Cold War), a relative unknown for Western audiences. This was seen as a very left-field choice to play the big villain in a Bond movie.
The report also goes on to say that one of the people who had most issue with this casting choice was James Bond himself Daniel Craig. The source says that Craig has a huge say in casting decisions for the Bond movies and personally chose all of his Bond girls from a selection of strong candidates.
The source says that returning to a Cold War-type movie was never the problem, this is why Boyle was brought in to direct in the first place. They do, however, make some strong suggestions that Daniel Craig was the one most responsible for the parting of Danny Boyle.
However, until we hear something official, (which we won’t) I’ll take it all with a grain of salt. Whilst The Telegraph is not really a tabloid newspaper, I still don’t ever feel comfortable fully putting my faith in their sources. Still, something went wrong between Bond and Boyle, whether figuratively or literally?
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SOURCE: The Telegraph