December 20, 2011

James Bond Producers Want Daniel Craig For Five More Films

Russ Fischer, writing for /Film:

“How good is Daniel Craig in Skyfall? So good that producer Michael G. Wilson reportedly wants Craig to play James Bond for another five films, bringing him to a grand total of eight.”

(Via parislemon.)

Craig is my favorite Bond actor of the modern era. He captures the quiet, yet explosively sociopathic aspect of MI6’s assassin, with just the right dash of style and humor. I’d rate his Bond equal to Sean Connery’s, overall, though there’s a feel to the early sixties films that has never been re-captured.

Even better, then: producer Michael G. Wilson’s description of the upcoming Skyfall:

The director Sam Mendes and Daniel are taking it back to a 60s feel – more Sean. I think that’s what the fans wanted. There’s a magical “Goldfinger” feel surrounding it all. It’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for people to see the movie because I think we’re making a very special Bond.

Daniel Craig playing Bond with a Sean Connery flair. How awesome is this film going to be?

Skyfall is set to open in the US November 9, 2012.