On one condition, the filmmaker of GoldenEye and Casino Royale would return to direct James Bond.
Martin Campbell, the director of GOLDENEYE AND CASINO ROYALE, has said he would direct James Bond again after Daniel Craig’s No Time To Die, but only on one condition.
GoldenEye and Casino Royale are two of the best James Bond films, both of which relaunched the franchise by introducing new 007s in Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, respectively. Surprisingly, both films were directed by the same director, Martin Campbell. Now, the 77-year-old has said that he would like to helm a third Bond film, but only on one condition.
Campbell took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session yesterday to promote his new film The Protégé, in which he was quizzed on his Bond films.
“GoldenEye and Casino Royale are two of the finest Bond movies ever!” one admirer exclaimed. Do you think you’d be interested in doing another one?”
To which the director answered, “Yes, I would,” with one condition. I adore the franchise, and it would be with a new Bond, which is always exciting, especially because the Bonds in my two previous Bond films were different.”
This isn’t surprising, given that Campbell was requested to helm every Bond film from GoldenEye to Skyfall, according to Bond news site MI6 HQ, but he only agreed when it was a new 007.
Given that No Time To Die is Craig’s fifth and last Bond film, Campbell would be an excellent choice to direct Bond 26 because he knows how to introduce a new actor in a way that is distinct from what fans have seen previously.
“In your previous experience with Bond films, what was the trick to drawing both longtime fans and individuals who have never seen (and may not have been interested in) previous Bond films?” the Kiwi director was also asked during the Reddit AMA.
“Just making it better than any of the previous Bonds,” he said.
“After all, Bond has it all: women adore him, men aspire to be him, and the films are a potent blend of sex, violence, fantastic action, adventure, and exotic locales.”
Martin Campbell has informed us in interviews over the years that he was approached to direct every Bond film after GoldenEye until Skyfall. He only agreed to take on Casino Royale because it offered him the opportunity to try something different. Will he be successful? “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”