Daniel Craig has talked about how the 22nd James
Bond film will continue the story arc and character
development of Casino Royale...
Craig On Bond 22
12th August 2007
In a recent interview with the Chicago
Sun Times, Daniel Craig spoke briefly about the upcoming
22nd James Bond film and how the story arc and character
development will continue from Casino
When asked about where he would be taking
Bond in the next film, Craig said, "Well, I think that
we've set up an idea now that there's an organization
He also has to deal with revenge because he has lost
the girl. I think the process [of how he becomes Bond]
happening. We haven't finished the [story] arc."
is still maybe too headstrong and he doesn't make all
right decisions. I want to continue what we've set
up in the last movie. We made a good movie and I just want
style reboot in Casino Royale,
which disposed of invisible cars and ice palaces in favour
of gritty hand-to-hand fighting and battles of wit across
card tables, was perhaps a reaction to the direction
of other action films as much as the fantasy cul-de-sac
was Die Another Day.
On this topic,
Craig had only good things to say about Bond's competitors at
the multiplex. "Just look at the Bourne series,
which are superb movies." he said. "They've kind of brought things
to a grittier way, which I really appreciate in an action hero.
like to see these people really dig in. I also like the old Michael
Caine spy movies that they were doing in the '60s. The landscape
has [also] changed politically, but I don't think we're any less
confused then we ever were. That's why people love good action
or sci-fi films or even the James Bond series. We want action
heroes who might not know all the answers, but at least they
know who the bad guy is and can try to get him or them."
Outside of Bond, Craig will be seen next in
a remake of "The Invasion" with Nicole Kidman - a film he shot
before being announced
as the sixth 007. "It's entertainment,
but it also makes you think," he said of The Invasion. "People
keep asking if I can do other things and put Bond behind me now.
Honestly, I can and this is a very high-class problem to have
in your life.
I'm not looking for ways to counter Bond."
So how is life for Craig and his family now
that he is internationally recognised as the world's most famous
spy? "It's a huge deal, but they're very proud of me and seem
to be very happy. I've been acting a long time now and so it's
like I haven't been doing things and they haven't noticed things.
This is a big deal, but this hasn't come out of the blue."