With Sam Mendes swearing that “Spectre” will be his last time directing a James Bond film, it raises the obvious question regarding who would make a suitable replacement.
Now, one exciting name has popped up – acclaimed French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners,” “Enemy”) who is coming off the success of the action-heavy drug cartel drama “Sicario”.
Villeneuve reveals in a new interview with Coming Soon that he was excited to do “Sicario” as it offered him more action and to avoid the general rules of genre movies. He also professed his love for all things Bond saying:
“I was raised with James Bond. I love James Bond movies. I would love to do a James Bond movie one day.”
Villeneuve seems a perfect fit, especially as his films love exploring male leads with damaged psyches. He is next slated to helm the sci-fi films “Story of Your Life” and the “Blade Runner” sequel which is due to film next year.
Should Villeneuve do the next Bond – likely Daniel Craig’s last in the role – the hope would be that his regular cohort and “Skyfall” cinematographer Roger Deakins would also join him.