Would You See a Danny Boyle Directed James Bond Movie?
by Alex Billington
March 3, 2009
That's exactly what The Sun is reporting - that Danny Boyle is being pursued by EON Productions for the upcoming Bond 23. But considering we all know The Sun is a hack newspaper full of bullshit reports, we can't trust them at all. That said, why not entertain the idea anyway? I mean, Boyle did just win an Oscar and got Slumdog Millionaire seven more, so he's probably being hunted down by every last producer in the world anyway. Boyle does also have a relationship with Callum McDougall, which means he has an inside track. "The EON team love his vision and think that it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond."
Obviously the bigger question is whether or not a Danny Boyle directed James Bond movie would be any good? I personally love Danny Boyle and thought he was/is an amazing director before he went on to become the awards season sensation, but his movies have a very intimate and energetic style that, oddly enough, just doesn't feel very James Bond to me. Even though he is British, I've just never thought of him as a possibility for Bond, maybe because I don't see him as a very action-oriented director. Obviously he has a very wide range, but again, Boyle directing Bond just really doesn't seem like a match made in heaven.
There's probably no truth to this rumor, but it's worth discussing. Would you want to see Danny Boyle direct Bond 23? Would his style and sensibilities result in a better Bond than before?