UPDATE: Nicholas Winding Refn In Line To Direct The Next JAMES BOND Movie
As you'll see for yourself, the Only God Forgives director's response to being asked about possibly taking the reigns on the James Bond franchise is VERY interesting. Check it out after the jump. UPDATED with new info.
First Showing's Alex Billington has heard that Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson, Only God Forgives) might be one of the names being looked at to take over from Sam Mendes on the James Bond franchise. This alone would be a cool enough little rumor, as Refn could definitely bring something very unique to 007, but when Alex got the chance to ask the director a few questions he mentioned this to him, and his response..well, take a look for yourself.
"I had been tipped that Refn might be interested in the new Bond, as it sounds like EON has been meeting with a large number of unique directors recently (including Chris Nolan, Danny Boyle, J.A. Bayona). So I asked him if he's considering doing Bond coming up. "Where did you hear that?" was his immediate response. I pushed him a bit more and tried to get confirmation, but alas "I love Bond... I love him," is all he said. Check out the smile when I hint that perhaps we have to wait for an announcement coming up."
For me, that's either a sure sign that Refn has at least had a meeting about it, or he's winding Alex up -- but my money is on the former. What do you guys think? Would Refn be a good fit for Bond?
UPDATE: Variety confirm that Refn is indeed one of the names being looked at for the gig. See the article a few above this one to find out who else is in contention.
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