By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
First a fire on the set of Casino Royale and now this. After announcing that Roger Michell will direct the next Bond, currently titled Bond 22, the negotiations with the director have recently fallen through.
Bond 22 Director Search
Daniel Craig will return as James Bond in Bond 22 for Columbia Pictures. When it was announced that Michell was on board, things seemed well underway for the sequel. The only problem is the "creative differences" that have plagued so many big-budget films of late.
Roger Mitchell, known for films such as Notting Hill, has recently stepped out of negotiations with Columbia Pictures because of these, well, differences.
Though it would seem that Columbia Pictures still has time on Bond 22 considering Casino Royale is still months away from theatrical release, the studio has already set a release date for May 2, 2008 and is hoping to keep by that promise. I don't know about you, but two years seems like more than enough time.
The only question that remains is who would make a great Bond director?
Casino Royale comes to theatres on November 17th.
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