Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Bond's next challenge
Having beaten the odds by successfully casting Daniel Craig as 007, the Bond team has taken on a new challenge: Director Marc Forster, the prestige hack behind Monster's Ball (for which Bond girl-to-be Halle Berry won her Oscar), Finding Neverland, Stay (flee!), and Stranger Than Fiction, which looked too twee for me to bother with. His slick, empty movies have won awards, some praise, etc., but there's not much going on under the hood of his vehicles, and little to suggest he's right for the series. As the gamble on Craig more than worked out, I can only trust the producers on this one, but wish Martin Campbell, who got the series off the ropes with GoldenEye and rebooted it with Casino Royale, had stuck around for the as-yet-untitled Bond 22.