Emmerich wants to direct Bond film (exclusive)

Independence Day helmer would love a crack at 007, but only if he could do it his way.

‘Independence Day’ and ‘White House Down’ director Roland Emmerich told Yahoo Movies he wants to direct a James Bond film.

He dispelled online rumours that at one point he was to direct ‘Die Another Day’, but said he was keen on the franchise.

[Will Smith eyeing 'Independence Day 2']

“Especially after the last one [‘Skyfall’],” he said, “because they’ve finally have the guts to go in different moods.”

He added: “I think [directing] a classic Bond film, no. But if they would let me do my Bond film the same way they let English director Sam Mendes do his Bond film, then that’d be interesting. Have a word with Barbara Broccoli when you get back.”

We wish we had that power, Roland.

Sam Mendes won rave reviews for his unique take on Bond, and will return to direct the 24th instalment.  The approach of the director of 'Independence Day', '2012' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' might be somewhat different. It’d definitely be louder.

The director’s next big project is ‘Independence Day 2’, while his latest film ‘White House Down’ is released in the UK on 13 September. Watch a trailer below.