WARNING: Possible plot spoilers
It is nothing new to see discussion on the next James Bond film, in this case Bond 22, with the newest one yet to be released. In an interview with CHUD, producer Barbara Broccoli has spoken about the directions both Casino Royale and Bond 22 are travelling in.
‘At the end of this film there’s unfinished business,’ she said. ‘It’s clear in this story that there’s someone out there. In fact there’s a line at the end of the book Casino Royale where Bond makes a decision that he’s going to take on this task, he’s going to become a warrior and try to find the hand that holds the whip. The big menace out there, the man who manipulates people and gets them to do evil things. That’s very much the spirit of the book and that’s the direction we’re going to continue on.’
Many Bond fans have wondered whether we’ll be seeing remakes of such films as From Russia With Love or Goldfinger, but Broccoli said that isn’t the plan.
‘There’s unfinished business in terms of an evil force but there’s also unfinished business internally that he has to resolve. We’re planning to go forward and resolve some of this. Quite how we do it, I don’t know at the moment. It’s a great starting point for the future journey.’
‘Although these are not political films, we like to get the atmosphere of the world situation, and terrorism is a big subject on everybody’s mind,’ she continues. ‘It’s not just the terrorism but the financing of terrorism, and that’s a big challenge for all the secret services of the world, to find the financing and track the financing. When we did Casino Royale it was easy to adapt the Le Chiffre character and make him the banker to the world’s terrorists. I think we’ll continue down that path of trying to find a relevant and more realistic story–not a political story.’
Daniel Craig can’t wait as well. ‘In June of this year, when I finished this movie, the last thing in the world I wanted to do was make another Bond movie,’ he says. ‘I now feel much more pumped up about the idea of taking this on, and it’s going to be interesting.’
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