Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SKYFALL (Craig Speaks)


Quantum of Solace wasn’t really a bad film, but where Casino Royale was a very elegant tasteful take on Bond, Quantum of Solace came out to be more of a action movie then a real Bond film. Daniel Craig, Bond himself has stated that they had to compromise the script because of the 2008 writers' strike. He then promises audiences that Skyfall will be better.
Daniel Craig on Set
"On Quantum, we were f*cked," says Craig, succinctly. "We had the bare bones of a script and then there was the strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn't employ a writer to finish it. You swear you'll never get involved with shit like that, and then it happens!" Craig even reveals that he ended up writing some of the scenes himself, in collaboration with director Marc Forster. "And a writer I am not..."
Skyfall's to put aside the Quantum plot thread that ran through it, as well as the previous film, Casino Royale, now makes more sense in the light of Craig's admitting "[Quantum] was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was; it just ended up being one, starting where the last one finished. For me personally, on a level of feeling satisfied, I would want to do better next time. That’s really important to me."
But if he was disappointed in his second Bond outing, he seems excited about his third. " I really think this one is better even than Casino Royale", Craig enthuses. "[Director] Sam Mendes has lived with Bond all his life, and he grew up with Bond in the same way I did. We have exactly the same reference points, we both like the same Bond movies, and we both like the same bits in the same Bond movies we like. We sat down and we just rabbited for hours about Live And Let Die or From Russia With Love, and talked about little scenes that we knew from them. That’s how we started talking about it. That’s what we tried to instill in the script. He’s been working his arse off to tie all these things together so they make sense... in a Bond way!"
Skyfall is currently shooting. But you can see Craig on-screen in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which will come out in the States on 20th of December and the 6th of January in South Africa.

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