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Yann Demange rows back talk of Bond 25 involvement

11-Sep-2018 • No Time To Die

Yann Demange is still doing rounds of media to promote his new film 'White Boy Rick,' and questions about his past - and potential future - involvement in Bond 25 keep rolling in. The tone has changed this week though, as Demange seems to be rolling back is interest in the project. The Hollywood Reporter published an interview this weekend that contained the following exchange which contradicts earlier reporting that Demange had indeed met with producers (prior to Danny Boyle) and had impressed them:

This time last year were you considered the frontrunner to direct the next Bond. Was there any truth to the rumours? Did you even meet with Eon?

It’s all wild speculation! Everyone is so obsessed with gossip and rumors. And that’s all it was, honestly. I was in post-production and if it had been more than just a rumor, I wasn’t the one in the know about it.

With Danny Boyle now having exited, you’re back among the favourites again. Is it difficult to keep away from the endless speculation?

Not really. I’ve been in Chicago, shooting nights in the woods and getting bitten to shit by mosquitoes, and the furthest thing from my mind is gossip about a job that I’ve not even heard about.

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