Notting Hill director tipped for next Bond film
Roger Michell, who directed Brit-flick Notting Hill as well as Changing Lanes and Enduring Love, is apparently in negotiations to shoot the follow up film, which will be the 22nd in the Bond series.
An announcement is expected to be made on whether Michell will be the director, although details for the film remain sketchy and a writer has yet to be hired.
It is thought that 'Bond 22' will be based on an original idea from Bond producer Michael Wilson, unlike Casino Royale, which is based on the 1953 novel by Ian Fleming.
Meanwhile, new Bond Daniel Craig is reported to be signed up for Bond 22, with a source telling the News of the World that "Daniel is the ultimate Bond. The producers have seen rough cuts from the film and are convinced it's going to be a big hit."
Doubts were raised about Craig's ability to play Bond after his monosyllabic performance at the press call when he was announced as the new Bond.
Yet co-star Caterina Murino, who plays Bond's lover in the forthcoming film, has raved about Craig's talents, saying that he brings "to this James Bond something else we never saw before".
"This James Bond doesn't look like a little cartoon like before, like the last one or so charming and playful like the first James Bond," she said. "This is new."
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