'Sherlock' director Paul McGuigan rumored for Bond 25 consideration

02-May-2017 • Bond 25

'Indie' director Paul McGuigan is under consideration to direct Bond 25 according to an unsourced report on IndieWire.

"Word is, the producers are so pleased with 'Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,' directed by Scotsman Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock,” “Lucky Number Slevin,” “Victor Frankenstein”), that he too is under consideration."

The film was produced by Barbara Broccoli and EON Productions. 

EON has hired made some interesting directorial choices since Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson took over control of the franchise from Cubby Broccoli. Some have worked fantastically well (Martin Campbell, Sam Mendes) and some not so well (Lee Tamahori, Marc Forster). The middling directors of the Brosnan era, Michael Apted and Roger Spottiswood, were not on anyone's list to direct a Bond film, either.


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