Now that Daniel Craig is back as Bond, will Monica Bellucci be back as his “girl”? Bellucci is being coy about rumors that Craig wants her to reprise her role from the last Bond outing, “Spectre,” in the new installment of the franchise. Bellucci’s agent told Variety on Wednesday that the actress is neither confirming nor denying […]
James Bond's next mission is a little over two years away, meaning producers are currently on the hunt for a man or woman to direct Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as the iconic British secret agent. Shortly after EON Productions officially announced Bond 25, a shortlist of potential directors emerged online. According to Deadline, producers are considering Yann Demange, David Mackenzie and Denis Villeneuve for the director's chair.
While Daniel Craig is still only rumoured to be back for Bond 25, Eon Productions has three directors in the mix to take the reigns from Sam Mendes.
Just because everyone wants Daniel Craig to return as Ian Fleming's James Bond in 'Bond 25', it doesn't make it a done deal.
According to Page Six, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has all but persuaded him to play 007 for the historic 25th movie in the series. Plus, it’s said that she’s really not keen on having the likes of Tom Hiddleston – said to have been in the frame to replace Craig – picking up the Walther PPK, as he’s ‘too smug’ and ‘not tough enough’. A ‘Hollywood source’ told them: “Daniel was very pleased with how ‘Othello’ went and the great reviews.
It might not have its actual Bond in place yet, but according to reports it’s got an early location in the pipeline. Bond news site MI6 HQ reckons that production company Eon is in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the city of Dubrovnik for Bond 25. MI6 HQ cites confirmation from the city’s mayor, Andro Vlahušić, who dropped the tidbit while discussing details of ‘Robin Hood: Origins’, which is also shooting in the medieval city. “James Bond is in an advanced stage of negotiations,” Vlahušić told local press. ...