We have an update on director Cary Fukunaga planned for his version of James Bond 25 starring Daniel Craig.
Cary Fukunaga was hired by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to helm what will be Daniel Craig’s last go-around as 007 following the departure or Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Read on for the latest update on James Bond 25…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Fukunaga has been re-developing James Bond 25 alongside veteran franchise screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Instead of the movie being, yet another standalone MI6 movie, director Cary Fukunaga intends to continue the story that started back with Daniel Craig’s first Bond movie, Casino Royale.
Fukunaga weighed in on the upcoming project changes:
In his first Bond movie, Casino Royale, he brought an incredible amount of vulnerability and humanity to the character, which was a big shift from Pierce Brosnan’s run. In terms of what I can bring to change the character, Bond is on a character arc that started with ‘Casino Royale,’ and I will be carrying that on. There will be changes, I am sure. As in any story, a character has to change in order [to have] a narrative.
When it comes to the rumors that Christoph Waltz may not return as Blofeld, or to Ben Whishaw possibly not coming back as Q, Cary Fukunaga dispelled any such notion.
We haven’t finished the screenplay, so there is no way that anyone could know that. Those are two extraordinary actors, so if there is space for them in the story, I would absolutely want them there. But I don’t know yet what it’s going to be.
Lastly, the director addressed the possibility of seeing some of the class tropes associated with Bond showing up in his movie.
Yeah, there will be the things in the Bond-verse that you have come to expect. I can’t say too much, though.
We like we are hearing, and hopefully, Craig will stay on board for another.
At this point, production is expected to begin in the first half of 2019, but no production start date has been revealed yet. This news was first reported by Inquirer.