British director Danny Boyle did a fantastic James Bond segment at his opening ceremony for the London Olympics last year, which led people to suggest that he could direct a James Bond movie in the future. Now that Sam Mendes has pulled out of directing the next James Bond film, many called for Danny to take the helm. Unfortunately, Danny has stated that he will never direct a James Bond movie, as big budget films are simply not for him.
Boyle was talking at the South by Southwest Film Festival, when he explained, "It’s not for me, I’m afraid. Because of the Bond thing in the Olympics, I visited the [Skyfall] set a few times and saw Sam, Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson and Daniel Craig and everybody. They’re different kinds of films, you know? They’re huge. They’re just huge. They wouldn’t get the best out of me, doing that sort of thing."
Boyle also told The Playlist, "No. I much prefer to have a ceiling. A ceiling that is limiting us and you try and break through. We want our films to look like $100 million dollars, that’s for sure. And we want them to sound like $200 million. But you try and do that with that cap on them. And that’s where the energy, belief and evangelical nature of the process comes from. I love watching those movies, I’m a big fan. Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott and they mustn't stop making them, but they are not really the ones for me."
Meanwhile, Danny Boyle did recently admit that he would be looking to get the original cast of Trainspotting back together for a sequel, aiming to have it released in 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Trainspotting.
Who would you like to see directing the next James Bond movie?