Cary Fukunaga recently sat down with IndieWire. Naturally the discussion covered 007.
We’re still more than four months away before filming gets underway on Bond 25. Beyond Daniel Craig reprising the role of 007 the only other thing confirmed by Eon Productions is Cary Fukunaga will direct.
IndieWire published an interview with the director yesterday in which they naturally quizzed him about 007. Fukunaga told the interviewer his first Bond film was A View to Kill but he refused to pick a favourite, explaining:
[E]very single one of them has brought their thing to it and its nice to have that difference, it’s nice to have the change of the character over time.
He goes on to say:
Over the years, you’ve seen a lot of different iterations not only of Bond, but of films that have mimicked it or copied it. So I think the exciting part actually is going to the original source, and being able to play in a sandbox.
As to what to expect from a Cary Fukunaga direct Bond film, he says:
Genres come with tropes and expectations and in the post-modern era, you can deliver exactly what’s expected of the genre, or you can try to twist it in an intelligent way which subverts the genre but still stays faithful to it. So, when you’re drawing from a certain style, you can play with audience expectations while still surprising them.
There’s not really much to go on there. Hopefully Bond 25 won’t be influenced by A View to Kill but when he talks about going back to “original source” presumably he means Ian Fleming – that’s going in the right direction.
Far less sure is whether he delivers audiences with what they expect or twist it. We’ll have to wait until February 2020 for the answer.
What do you think he’ll do? Let me know in the comments.