1. Martin Campbell to Return for Bond 21?

    By @mrpauldunphy on 2003-07-04

    Rumours surrounding the forthcoming Bond film continue to swarm across the Internet, and today is no different with directorial rumours coming out of the blue. A respected insider has reported that Martin Campbell, director of GoldenEye (1995) is “close to signing” to the film.

    He would join the hallowed ranks of Terence Young, Guy Hamilton, Lewis Gilbert and John Glen to direct more than one Bond film if this rumour turned out to be fact.

    The New Zealand born director, since helming Brosnan’s more than successful debut, has taken the director’s chair on The Mask Of Zorro in 1998, icy action movie Vertical Limit in 2000 and most recently Beyond Borders (2003). Vertical Limit featured Bond beauty Isabella Scorupco, Bond’s Russian programmer and lover Natalya Siminova in GoldenEye.

    The news, however, comes a few months after Campbell was quoted as saying he’d rather not return to helm a Bond film as he was sick of ‘blowing things up’.

    Die Another Day director Lee Tamahori went on record several times during the production of DAD to state that he felt Campbell had set the standard for future Bond films.

    CommanderBond.Net must reiterate that this ‘news’ is merely a rumour and, as yet, has no grounding in fact as it has neither been confirmed nor denied by Eon Productions or MGM.

    If you would like to discuss this news, then please take advantage of this thread of the CBn forums.