Bond 25 finds domestic distributor with Blade Runner 2049 director in talks

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Bond 25 has reportedly found a domestic distributor. It’s also been reported that one of the best directors in the business right now has been in talks to direct.

According to Deadline, MGM may be joining forces with Annapurna for the film’s domestic release. The deal isn’t set in stone just yet, though, and the search for an international distributor continues.

The latest 007 picture is also still looking for a director. Speaking with The Playlist, Denis Villeneuve of Blade Runner 2049 confirmed that he has been in talks to helm the film. Of course he already has a full plate.

“Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing Dune,”he stated. “But I will say, to have the privilege to work with him, it would be a dream. I would love to work with Daniel and a Bond movie for me would be a treat. It’s a matter of timing, I guess.”

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Although Villeneuve’s sequel to Blade Runner wasn’t a financial success, it received rare reviews with many calling it as good as the original. We’d love to see if he could do something similar for James Bond, but with a release date of November 8, 2019, he just might not have the time.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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