News - December 3, 2018

Cary Fukunaga gives update on his plans for new James Bond movie
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Cary Fukunaga gives update on his plans for new James Bond movi

Director Cary Fukunaga has given an update on his plans for the next James Bond movie.

Fukunaga, who is best known as the creator of True Detective, took the role after the departure of Danny Boyle earlier this year. 

The director told that the story will continue from the arc that began with Daniel Craig's debut in Casino Royale. 

He said: “In terms of what I can bring to change the character, Bond is on a character arc that started with Casino Royale, and I will be carrying that on. There will be changes, I am sure. As in any story, a character has to change in order [to have] a narrative.”

Fukunaga was also quick to shoot down rumours that Christoph Waltz and Ben Whishaw would not be returning for the new movie, adding that work on the screenplay was still ongoing. 

He added: "Who is saying those rumours? We haven’t finished the screenplay, so there is no way that anyone could know that. Those are two extraordinary actors, so if there is space for them in the story, I would absolutely want them there. But I don’t know yet what it’s going to be."

Production on the new Bond will begin on March 4th in 2019, with the film hitting cinemas on February 14th in 2020. 

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriters on Skyfall and Spectre, have returned to work on the new movie, which is widely expected to be Craig's last as 007. 

Spectre, Bond's last outing, is out now on DVD and available to order from hmv's online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. You can check out the full Bond catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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