James Bond Producer Says ‘We’re Reinventing 007’ Next Movie in 2 Years – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed that it will be “at least two years” before filming begins on the next 007 film and that the task of finding an actor to replace Daniel Craig has not begun “because it’s a reinvention of Bond.”
Speaking to us at a star-studded private event in central London to honor Broccoli and his brother Michael G. Wilson for their BFI scholarships, Broccoli wouldn’t be fired on who would play Bond next, but offered an update. on decision making treat.
“No one is in the running,” she revealed. “We are working on where to go with him, we are talking about it. There’s no script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next movie because, really, it’s a Bond reimagining. We are reinventing who he is and that takes time. I would say that the shooting is in at least two years.
The private dinner took place at Claridge’s Hotel in central London and was hosted by British Film Institute President Tim Richards.
EON duo Broccoli and Wilson received their BFI scholarships from Bond regulars Ralph Fiennes, who plays spy chief M, and Naomie Harris who plays Miss Moneypenny.
Fiennes described Broccoli and Wilson as “examples of film producers and filmmakers” and praised their “transcendent tenacity”.
Noting that the two producers “killed Bond” by No time to Die, Fiennes joked that “Naomie and I are the people to fix it. Find him and we’ll train him.
Ben Roberts, chief executive of BFI, hailed Broccoli and Wilson as “two giants of cinema”, not only for keeping the Bond flame alive, but for their production of independent films outside the franchise and for their tireless support for organizations such as The London Film Academy, the innovative North London film school she and Wilson founded with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Lisa Bryer and Harry Potter producer David Heyman.
The night was a feast of Bond love, peppered with warm and witty video messages from Bond luminaries including Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek and director Sam Mendes. celestial fall and Spectrum.
Composer David Arnold played a grand piano, including the 1967 Bond picture theme song you only live twice with accompanying Nancy Sinatra soundtrack.
Billed as the President’s Dinner, Monday night’s event drew 150 guests, a mix of filmmakers, film and theater executives, and many associated with Bond for many decades.
The latter category included casting director Debbie McWilliams, hair and makeup artist Naomi Donne, EON publicity manager Stephanie Wenborn, screenwriter Robert Wade, Maryam d’Abo (Living Daylights), and Marc Forster, who directed the Bond film in 2008 Quantum of comfort.
Others in attendance included director Paul Feig, producer Eric Fellner, filmmaker Hugh Hudson, producer and BFI administrator Elizabeth Karlsen, Fiona Lamptey, director of British feature films at Netflix, Netflix awards executive Tolley Shields, Kate Mara and her husband Jamie Bell (who starred in Movie stars don’t die in Liverpool which was produced by Broccoli and Wilson), IMDB founder Col Needham, and director Edgar Wright (Last night in Soho), both of which are sources of all knowledge about Bond. Actress Joely Richardson and production legend Jeremy Thomas were also present at the event along with theater producer Michael Rose and writer and filmmaker Terry Gilliam.