#Bondwatch is a train that will never stop here at BoomHowdy. A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Danny Boyle was parting ways with MGM and Eon. In the interim we got word that Daniel Craig would be making a mystery movie with Rian Johnson while a search for a new director began. Today, we know who that new Director will be; Cary Fukunaga.
Fukanaga is best known as the man who directed the first season of ‘True Detective’. His work on the anthology series was lauded and lead to him winning the Emmy for best direction. Fukunaga has also directed the films ‘Sin Nombre’, ‘Jane Eyre’ & ‘Beasts of No Nation’. The director has also made the miniseries ‘Manaic’ for Netflix. The show will premier September 21, 2018.
It seems likely that every idea from the Danny Boyle version of the film is being scrapped. The producer will instead resurrect the original script for ‘Bond 25‘ written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Although, one would assume Fukunaga might give is a rewrite and make it a little more his own.
I think Cary Fukunaga is an odd choice for this film. However, it’s one that definitely has potential to be inspired. After all, I don’t know how many people though Sam Mendes had something like ‘Skyfall’ in him when he was first announced. Fukunaga is an excellent filmmaker who can craft both moving emotional moments and breathtaking action set-pieces. Look no further than his work ‘True Detective’.
Fukunaga can also make a play for the mainstream. We, sadly, never got to see what his version of ‘It’ would have been, but it is clear that he was instrumental in get the project made.
What do you think of a Cary Fukunaga James Bond movie? Will you riot if there isn’t a 7 minute long take somewhere in the film? let us know in the comments and be sure to checkout our homepage and follow us on Facebook & Twitter. Always check back with Boom Howdy for more up-to-date news, reviews & podcasts!