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Michael G. Wilson Talks 'Bond 23', His Favourites And More
‘Being producer of James Bond is as good as it seems,’ Wilson said in the video interview. ‘In fact it’s better.’
The rather hostile reception to Daniel Craig being announced as the sixth James Bond in October 2005 only cemented the fact that both Bond fans and the general public take a great deal of interest in who will be portraying the British secret agent.
Wilson said: ‘Every time we recast Bond the character ends up being reinvented. It comes with the territory. They are all leading men who are appropriate to a specific time and place and their interpretation inevitably takes the film in a different direction.’
‘He silenced the critics with his performance and now many think he’s one of the best, if not the best Bond ever.’ – Michael G. Wilson on Daniel Craig as 007‘Roger Moore was certainly a change from Sean Connery,’ he continued, ‘and Timothy Dalton was a departure from Roger. There was a sense when we cast Pierce Brosnan that we were going back to the original vision and not everyone was happy about that.’
‘He may be a fictious character, but 007 has become a matter of public property and the public doesn’t like people messing with their vision of what Bond should be. I sympathise with them. They are our public and we don’t want to let them down.’
Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announcing Daniel Craig as the new James Bond in October 2005‘With Daniel he was pretty much an unknown in the role and I think people couldn’t visualise how he was going to play it. He silenced the critics with his performance and now many think he’s one of the best, if not the best Bond ever.’
‘At the moment the third Daniel Craig movie is not even a glimmer in its mother’s eye…’ – On Bond 23‘You can only write for so long and I knew my time would probably be better spent on other things,’ he said. ‘It’s just about impossible to find someone who can take on a whole script individually so instead we have a team of writers which Barbara [Broccoli] and I supervise.’
While he admitted he doesn’t have a favourite amongst the actors who’ve taken on the Bond role over the years, Wilson did admit that he did have his preferences when choosing between their various films.
As for what lies ahead for the series, Wilson reaffirmed his previous statements that it may be a while until Bond 23 hits theatres.
‘At the moment the third Daniel Craig movie is not even a glimmer in its mother’s eye,’ he said. ‘Filming Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace back to back took a lot out of time and energy so at the moment we are all just recharging our batteries.’
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|Anonymous||Not really "Bond 23" since Quantom wasn't Bond||6||Jul 2 2009, 11:49 PM EDT by Anonymous|
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I think the next "Bond" movie should be called "Bond 22" since the last one had virtually nothing bond-like in it. Perhaps its time to pull the plug on the series. Perhaps the producer already has, since he seems to want to make Jason bourne movies instead of Bond movies.
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