Edgar Wright Leads Shortlist of Rumored ‘Bond 25’ Directors

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It’s only been a few days since the major announcement about Danny Boyle‘s departure from ‘Bond 25‘, but #bondwatch is now in full effect. Deadline has reported on some of the new directors who are rumored to be up for the job. The list includes Edgar Wright, Jean-Marc Vallee, David Mackenzie & Yann Demange. EON productions isn’t commenting on the veracity of the list. It is possible that the studio is taking their time with this replacement process. However, they will need to move quickly in finding a new director if they hope to make their November 2019 release date.

Jean-Marc Vallee is a really interesting choice. ‘Big Little Lies’ & ‘Sharp Object’ has made him the newest golden boy of peak TV. Vallee is really bold choice. He’s an Oscar nominee who doesn’t normally work in this genre. If it goes well he’d be like Sam Mendes. Michael Apted’s ‘The World is Not Enough’ would be the worst case scenario.

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David Mackenzie & Yann Demange are both solid choices. Mackenzie’s ‘Hell or Highwater’ is outstanding and shows his talent for mixing human drama and exciting action. Demange’s success with ‘*71’ brought many accolades. Also, I know I am alone on an island; but I believe in ‘White Boy Rick’.

Edgar Wright has the most potential for me of any name on this list. Last year‘s ‘Baby Driver’ proved that he is just as gifted with action as he is with comedy. Wright is also a huge fan of the franchise and has gone on record before saying he would love to make a Bond film. Although if Boyle was released from the project because of creative differences, One could easily see the same fate for Wright. Especially given his history with Working with in a franchise.

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