Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bond goes Stranger Than Fiction

A story today provides conclusive report that Marc Forster who directed a diversity of movies like Monster's Ball, Stay, Stranger Than Fiction, and The Kite Runner. I'm not sure which way I want to go with this one. I think its definitely a risk, considering the guy hasn't directed a solid action movie, and he definitely hasn't done a Bond before like Cambell has. Also, even the movies he has done (I know nothing about Stay) do not seem to be close to the type of movies that are "Bond-like." At the same time, this could also be a really inspired choice - a risk that could pay off with a new touch on a franchise that is looking to keep growing past Casino Royale. Hopefully Forster will look to keep doing something new, like he has in his other movies. To me Forster seems to be an interesting choice because most of his movies have characters that are deeply introspective. While Bond was certainly introspective in Royale, it would seem that the Bond in the next movie should be cold and bitter. In this sense, Forster's introspective speciality would seem to translate little more than brooding sadness - not exactly exciting action fare.

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