Daniel Craig Says It’s ‘Impossible’ To Do A James Bond Two-Parter
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Everyone who worked on Skyfall must be pleased with the results because EON productions has already commissioned a Bond 24 and Bond 25. We previously reported that the upcoming two Bond films would have a cohesive story, kind of like how Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were linked. But it appears that rumor is untrue, as Daniel Craig has come out saying that it is “impossible to do a two-parter.”
In the initial report, Skyfall scribe John Logan presented a draft for a story that would play out over the course of two films. This would be the first time something like this would happen in the Bond franchise. The report also confirmed that Craig would return for at least two more Bond films.
But in an interview with Filmstarts, Craig denied the rumors of the next two Bond films being a two-parter. Here is the full quote:
“No, I don’t know where that’s come from,” said Craig, “It’s impossible to do a two parter, I heard that someone was talking about that we’re doing a two parter, but that’s the first I’ve heard about it. We can only do them one at a time, they take six months to shoot. You can’t write one movie thinking about the next. All we’re trying to do is get the next one sorted out and it’ll stand on its own and if I’m able I’ll do another one after that.”
While Craig is locked in to appear in two more Bond films, the actor seems to be saying that he doesn’t want to end his Bond career with a two-parter. However, filming a two-parter isn’t as impossible as it seems. Plenty of filmmakers shoot films back-to-back; Peter Jackson has done it for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Gore Verbinski completed two Pirates of the Caribbean films back-to-back. But Craig seems intent on having the remaining Bond films on his contract be standalone entities.
So all we know right now is that Logan has presented a story to the producers and anything beyond that is unconfirmed. There isn’t any word that the producers approved of the story, but just know that Bond 24 is on its way.