TF: Do you yet have any specific priorities with Bond 23 – funnier, lighter, anything?
MW: Well… we’ve hired the writers [Purvis and Wade again, plus Peter Morgan] and we’ve been working with them but it’s just too early to say anything.
You know, often at this stage, I find myself saying, “Oh, we’re gonna do this and that”, then six months from now you’ll say, “That isn’t in the film at all – you told me it was…”
I think we’re at that stage where a lot of ideas are floating around that sound very good, but whether they make the final cut, who knows?
TF: Do you have a timeline for script, filming and release?
MW: Well, our timeline’s a little up in the air what with the situation with MGM [who may be sold, or involved in a merger], so we have to be flexible.
We just don’t know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it’s uncertain.
TF: We’ll soon see the release of James Cameron’s Avatar, which many believe could change the ‘blockbuster’ landscape forever.
Can you foresee a time when Bond might go 3D?
BB: The Avatar trailer looks fantastic and I’m excited to see the movie.
You know what, directors like Cameron, they’re fantastic because they get everybody excited about movies.
We’ve always said that the better the competition, the better for us, because all we hope for is that people keep going to the cinema and that movies keep breaking barriers and becoming more and more exciting.
We couldn’t ask for anything more.
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