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007: Quantum Of Solace
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:19:57 PM »
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Who Will Direct Bond 22?
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The rumor and possible big news that I am trying to confirm is that James Bond 22 is out to Marc Forster to direct.  Supposedly Marc Forster, Tony Scott, Alex Proyas, and Jonathan Mostow all met on it for the job of directing the next Bond flick.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 01:27:56 PM »
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Tony Scott would be the interesting choice. He hasn't made a film that was conventional in a while and I don't know if he would sacrifice his style to the pressure of the producers. All the other filmmakers, while two of them are quality, have been able to transition.

Word is that Marc Foster is the front runner. The best to hope from him is he will keep a handle on the script.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 11:36:48 AM »
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the best hope for him is he will sink this franchise into the ground once and for all.




and revive the "Carry On" series.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 01:09:00 PM »
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and revive the "Carry On" series.

With Chris Columbus directing.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 11:20:02 AM »
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Haggis has Bond's number -- again
Source: Los Angeles Times

Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning writer-director of "Crash" and co-writer of "Casino Royale," is cementing a reputation for ruthless efficiency and resourcefulness as distinctive as 007's. Sony has finally lured Haggis back to work on the script for the "Royale" follow-up, temporarily titled "Bond 22," which is slated for release on Nov. 7, 2008.

Haggis is currently in the editing room finishing up "In the Valley of Elah," a drama inspired by real events that he wrote and directed about a career officer investigating the disappearance of his soldier son after he returns from the most recent Iraq conflict. He has additional projects lined up as producer, director and/or writer, so the Bond producers must have dangled, shall we say, very seductive creative and financial incentives for him to return to the Bond juggernaut.

Haggis has more than earned whatever he's being paid to rework the "Bond 22" screenplay by regular Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade ("The World Is Not Enough," "Die Another Day"). His rewrite of Purvis and Wade's "Casino Royale" script helped to revitalize the aging franchise and give it the edgier credibility it needed to hook a new generation of fans and score the franchise's biggest box office — $588 million worldwide. (Don't cry for Purvis and Wade; they keep getting the Bond assignments and they're writing the new "Barbarella" screenplay that Robert Rodriguez just signed on to direct for Universal on Monday.)

Last year, director Roger Michell ("Venus") and screenwriter Ted Griffin ("Ocean's Eleven") were briefly attached to the "Bond 22" project, and Haggis had turned down the offer to helm it. Now, there are whisperings that four directors are in the final running for the gig — action vets Tony Scott ("Déjà Vu," "Spy Game"), Jonathan Mostow ("Breakdown," "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"), Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball," "Stranger Than Fiction") and Alex Proyas ("I, Robot," "Dark City").

After 20 years in television, writing for shows such as "The Facts of Life," "thirtysomething" and "L.A. Law," Haggis jumped from the TV gravy train to become the first screenwriter to write successive best picture winners, "Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash." He's pushing hard to deliver his cut of "Elah," which bows in September as a potential Oscar magnet, to Warner Bros. as he prepares to careen back into Bond's world, which is on its own insistent timeline (the producers had to bump the release date once already).

But, like the famed British superspy, Haggis is unlikely to buckle under the pressure — even the heart attack he suffered during the "Crash" shoot slowed him down for only two weeks. In any case, it's nothing some well-shaken martinis and exotic locales wouldn't cure.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 12:12:24 PM »
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I hate Haggis. He should do a project with Tarantino and Ratner so that a hitman can go and just eliminate them all together.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 01:32:32 PM »
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I hate Haggis. He should do a project with Tarantino and Ratner so that a hitman can go and just eliminate them all together.

Did you like Casino Royale? The only difference with that one is that Haggis came in and made the necessary edits to save the script. It would have likely been terrible without him.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 06:17:01 PM »
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070619/ap_en_mo/people_marc_forster

Marc Forster to direct next Bond film
Tue Jun 19, 3:50 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - James Bond has a new handler.

Marc Forster will direct the next Bond adventure, due out Nov. 7, 2008.

"I have always been drawn to different kinds of stories and I have also always been a Bond fan, so it is very exciting to take on this challenge," Forster said in a statement Tuesday from Sony Pictures, one of the studios behind the Bond franchise.

"The new direction that the Bond character has taken offers a director a host of fresh possibilities," said Forster, director of last fall's Will Ferrell comedy "Stranger Than Fiction," "Monster's Ball," which won
Halle Berry the best-actress Academy Award, and "Finding Neverland," a best-picture Oscar nominee.

Daniel Craig will return to play Bond after his debut as the British superspy in last year's "Casino Royale," a hit with critics that became the top-grossing Bond movie with nearly $600 million worldwide.

The not-yet-titled 22nd Bond movie begins shooting in London this December.

Forster worked with Sony on "Stranger Than Fiction," which starred Ferrell as a meek tax accountant suddenly able to hear the voice of a mysterious narrator in his head recounting his life and foretelling his death.

"He's an actor's director," said Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures. "He approaches material with intelligence and taste. What makes him the perfect choice for `Bond 22' is that he will bring to this film all the elements Bond audiences expect — action, humor, suspense and thrills."

The Bond films are produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for Sony and MGM.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2007, 09:47:11 PM »
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While I'm sure this will be the best of the Bond films in quite some time... I'm still disappointed. I don't think of Forster as a studio shill in the slightest, and I think that's really the best kind of director for these films at this point.

They have the potential to be something really great, but there are too many commodities on the line. Too many endorsement deals, too much revenue... I really don't think the director gets much of a voice in these, because it's studio rule. Forster has a voice that I think gets more interesting every film. I'd rather see it grow than get muted.

Eh, maybe I'm just not that big of a Bond fan to begin with.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2007, 11:36:01 PM »
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The positive for Marc Foster over the others is that he better control of his scripts. Proyas is a great visualist, but as far as I, Robot is concerned, he can be happy with mediocre stories. Scott would get into a fist fight to over-indulge the story with his style. Marc Foster, a filmmaker able to move from story to story, has shown the best ability to keep the scripts tight and interesting.

It's true that the director will have little control in the big picture. He will not be able to change big stunts and action scenes. The producers will make sure they are there, but in the day to day work of filming scenes and rewriting them, he will be best to keep the quality control going. Haggis will do a lot of good with his rewrites, but Foster will make them make sense in a filmmaking capacity.

Martin Campbell had laughable black and white shots at the beginning of Casino Royale. All directors who try to mimic the "art film" style, do so first with just awkward angles. It felt like that is what Campbell was doing. And in normal scenes I felt he tried to do too much with editing. I think Foster will simplify the storytelling and make the scenes work better.


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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2007, 08:22:53 AM »
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i dont care about this one way or the other, though tony scott would have been badass but incredibly improbable, marc forster is a director who is definitely not above a misfire.  watching Stay or even Stranger Than Fiction its clear that while a decent visualist, he does not neccesarily know how to tell a story.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2007, 01:38:57 PM »
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You can throw Monster's Ball in there too. 

I'm less skeptical that he'll turn out a decent film than I was about Casino Royale being good with Haggis writing.  Forster will probably turn out an OK movie, though maybe not as good as Casino Royale, since Campbell had previous experience as both an action director and a Bond director. 

This is like when Mike Newell got the job directing Harry Potter 4.  It's just kind of like... him?

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 03:52:28 PM »
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I haven't seen Stranger than Fiction, but Stay is another matter. It was a pretty experimental work and its success depends little on a film like Casino Royale working. They are two different beasts.

Monster's Ball is fine, but it is correct to assume Haggis will be the main factor. Like I said, Foster will clean up the filmmaking from Campbell's clunkiness and be better to survey the quality of the scenes than Campbell ever could. Campbell was an everyday director. Foster at least has some talent.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2007, 08:50:47 PM »
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'Bond 22' Set In The Alps?
Marc Forster talks about possible location
Source: CommanderBond

In an interview with Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick, Bond 22 director Marc Forster has revealed that he plans to use the Swiss Alps as a location for the upcoming Bond film.

“There can’t be any better place than the alps”, Forster said. “No matter if you plan to do romantic scenes or hard action, the alps will be the perfect background for a Bond movie.” Anyhow, definite decisions are yet to be made. The Swiss alps have already served as a location for 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

While Forster has already talked to Daniel Craig about the film, no decisions concerning the Bond girls have been made. “To cast the girls for a Bond movie gives pleasure”, the director said.

Forster also revealed that he was surprised when he got the offer to direct a Bond film. He asked himself if the producers hadn’t called the wrong number, but he understood their motives after their first talk about the film: “They certainly did not want to hire an ‘action director’”, he said. “They pretty much knew what they wanted: a young and unconsumed ‘drama director’ with his own visions.”
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2007, 10:54:28 PM »
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“There can’t be any better place than the alps”, Forster said. “No matter if you plan to do romantic scenes or hard action, the alps will be the perfect background for a Bond movie.”

“To cast the girls for a Bond movie gives pleasure”, the director said.

“They certainly did not want to hire an ‘action director’”, he said. “They pretty much knew what they wanted: a young and unconsumed ‘drama director’ with his own visions.”

haha what the fuck? i see why GT loves this guy, they speak the same language. especially the bit about the bond girls. i imagine him saying that in Conan's geek voice and readjusting his glasses at the end. what a dork.
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