‘Sicario’ Director Denis Villeneuve Would “Love” To Tackle James Bond

Sep 30, 2015


Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes recently gave the impression he might be finished with the Bond franchise, so when directors talk about interest in 007 our ears perk-up slightly.

During an interview with Coming Soon (via The Playlist), Sicario director Denis Villeneuve revealed he’d love to direct a Bond movie one day. A promising idea as the director is about to tackle the sequel to Blade Runner starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, but who knows if this would end-up happening.

“I understand that each genre has its own specific rules, but for me, they are all movies. I’m just attracted to try to do different things, and I was very excited to make a movie that required more action…I was raised with James Bond. I love James Bond movies. I would love to do a James Bond movie one day. Action is very cinematic. I’m not someone that loves dialogue – I am someone that loves movement. Action, if it’s well done, can be very poetic and meaningful.”

While Christopher Nolan would be nice, it’s unlikely he’d be able to deal with the producers having a majority of the say when it comes to the films, from casting to locations. Plus, if Daniel Craig did indeed stick around for a couple more movies, Nolan won’t want to be involved. In my opinion, Villeneuve could be an excellent replacement for Sam Mendes.

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One of the key things about this potential, is that we could see the return of cinematographer Roger Deakins (The Big Lebowski, O Brother, No Country For Old Men, True Grit, Unbroken) to the franchise, who shot the gorgeous Skyfall. Roger has worked with Denis on Prisoners, Sicario, and they’ll be reuniting for a third time on Blade Runner 2.


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