Bond producers discuss the Sony script leak, Craig's comments and the future
Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have given an interview to AP
about bringing 'SPECTRE' to the screen, the Sony hack, and what may lay in store for the series.
On the subject of the Sony Pictures hack and leaks of the script: "It was a bit tricky for us," Broccoli acknowledged. But beyond making sure the copyrighted script was taken offline, she said they essentially just proceeded with making the film.
"You know what they say, you shouldn't see how a sausage is made," Wilson said.
"They're challenging films to make because of the size of what we do," Broccoli added. "I always say, if you don't like problems, don't become a film producer."
Discussing the media hype about Craig saying he would rather "slit his wrists" than make another Bond movie (in an interview done in July but held until October by Time Out), Broccoli explained: "We had an 8-month shoot and he was tired. I think we all feel at the end of a movie that the thought of doing another one right away is always a little bit too much to contemplate. It's like childbirth. You don't ask a woman who's just given birth, 'oh when are you going to do it again?'"
Craig later stated that he'll keep going as long as he's "physically able."
Neither Broccoli nor Wilson will even entertain the question of which actor, or actress, might take up the mantle if Craig decides not to continue. "Daniel Craig is our James Bond and until that's no longer the case we're not going to speculate," said Broccoli. "We love him and we want to hang on to him. Let's hope we can."
Finally, the producing duo were asked what they thought about Marvel announcing so many movie release dates years in to the future. "Good for them if they can do it," said Wilson. "We just set about trying to make a good movie and we do it the best we can."
"And in our time," added Broccoli. "I don't think we can comment on other people's process, but that's our process. We'll just stick to that."
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