Pierce Brosnan confirmed this morning on AMC’s Sunday Morning Shootout that his future as 007 is still very much in doubt. Pierce once again used the word ‘opaque’ but this time elaborated in more detail. When co-host Peter Bart asked if he was coming back for a fifth James Bond [Bond 21] film, this was his answer…
Brosnan: “That’s a good question, Peter. I don’t know. We’re in a very opaque land at the moment. I’m certainly willing to come back for a fifth and final one. But I think the producers are certain a kind of paralysis has set in. And they don’t know where to go, how to go with this film. So if it happens, great. If it doesn’t, I’ve done my four – the contract was for four…”
Peter Guber: “Do they have a script?”
Brosnan: “No, there’s no script.”
After a brief comment by Peter Bart on how Hollywood uses multiple screenwriters, Pierce concluded this section of interview with this…
Brosnan: “We set a fine bar there with the last picture. And from what I can gather from Barbara and Michael, they don’t know what to do.”
At the end of the show during the fade out, this exchange was overheard…
Peter Bart: “Good luck on the Bond film.”
Brosnan: “Thanks. If not, see you on Kauai [Brosnan has a house there].”
Peter Bart: “Unless they pay you a fortune.”
Brosnan then nods.
Brosnan appeared with director Bret Ratner (‘After the Sunset’) who confirmed that he was in the running to direct Die Another Day per Brosnan’s request.
UPDATE 3/15: Windows Media Player & Realtime users… Watch the entire ‘Shootout’ eppisode with Brosnan. Courtesy of Yahoo movies.