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Here are the three filmmakers shortlisted to direct James Bond 25. Vote for your pick

Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), and Yann Demange (‘71) have been shortlisted to direct the 25th James Bond movie. Who’s your pick?

hollywood Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:30 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Daniel Craig in a still from Spectre.

Days after announcing that a new James Bond film will be released in November, 2019, three directors have been shortlisted to helm the film. Deadline reports that Denis Villeneuve, Yann Demange, and David Mackenzie are in the running.

French Canadian Denis Villeneuve is currently in post production on Blade Runner 2049, due out in theatres in October. He was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his 2016 science-fiction film, Arrival. He was, however, linked to a remake of Dune, which he was scheduled to direct next.

Ryan Gosling in a still from Blade Runner 2049.

French filmmaker Yann Demange made a splash with his debut feature, 71, starring Jack O’Connell, for which he won the British Independent Film Award for Best Director. He is also known for his work in TV, with shows like Dead Set and Top Boy.

Jack O’Connell in a still from’71.

Scot David Mackenzie has made a career out of diverse films. He most recently directed Chris Pine and Ben Foster in neo-Western Hell or High Water, which was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Like Demange, he also directed O’Connell, this time in prison movie, Starred Up.

Chris Pine and Ben Foster in a still from Hell or High Water.

While there has been no official word on Daniel Craig’s return, the New York Times confidently reported that he would indeed be coming back for the fifth time as the iconic spy. There is also no mention of Christopher Nolan, who was previously linked to the project, and admitted to having had talks with the producers.

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First Published: Jul 27, 2017 10:29 IST