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Daniel Craig 'excited' to be working with Bond 23 director Sam Mendes

06-Jul-2011 • Skyfall

Daniel Craig is returning for a third outing as James Bond in the 23rd James Bond adventure, promoting Cowboys & Aliens and has his English language adaptation of the 'Dragon Tattoo' series coming in late 2011. In a recent interview with Esquire, Craig gives voice to his excitement to be working with "Road To Perdition" director, Sam Mendes, once more.

On Bond 23

"Sam's gonna do it, Sam Mendes, and I'm really ****ing really lookin' forward to the fact that he's gonna do it," he says, snapping to. Mendes directed him in the gloomy thriller Road to Perdition in 2002. Craig tricks out a little smirk then. A concession, a comfort maybe.

"This has become my way, it's as simple as that," he says. "I mean, since I've just become James Bond. And I think, you know, that means being something that people feel they own. And all of the sudden I'm getting magazine covers, when I got nothing for ten years before that. I say it's just pure luck. And doing covers, people interviewing me, and they want to know everything and I'm going, I'm not gonna ****ing tell you!"

Craig settles once more into the clutch of his muscular recline. "Well, you know," he says, sliding the Ray-Bans from his nose. "I mean this is actually very nice. We can talk about anything else, and hopefully it can be made interesting."

On 'Dragon Tattoo'

"It's as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we ****ing all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you ****ing serious?"

Thanks to `Risico007` for the alert.

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