The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Dan Bradley will be the second unit director for the upcoming 22nd James Bond pic.
Dan Bradley won the Best 2nd Unit Director Taurus award at the 2005 World Stunt Awards for The Bourne Supremacy
Bradley most recently served as second unit director and stunt coodinator on The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. His very extensive resumé also includes second unit director roles on Seabiscuit, Swordfish, Spider-man 2, Spiderman-3 and Superman Returns. He is currently working on the fourth Indiana Jones film.
Bradley choreographed and directed the critically-acclaimed fight scenes and car chases in the two most recent Jason Bourne films, directed by Paul Greengrass. The 007 producers reportedly want Bradley to work in a similar capacity to build upon the gritty, realistic style established in Casino Royale.
In an interview with the Bourne Stunt Simulator, an enthusiastic Bradley even hinted at what vehicles we can expect to see in Bond 22. “I’m hearing that there’s Aston Martin and GT40s in the next Bond. I can’t wait.”Ironically, Bradley takes over from Casino Royale‘s Alexander Witt, who was second unit director on The Bourne Identity.
He joins director Marc Forster, writers Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis and production designer Dennis Gassner, as part of the growing Bond 22 crew.
It is also worth noting that the IMDb lists Casino Royale stunt coordinator Gary Powell as part of the Bond 22 crew; Powell worked with Bradley on The Bourne Ultimatum. Oscar-nominee and regular Forster collaborator Matt Chesse has also been listed as Bond 22‘s editor.
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