Guy Ritchie may helm next Bond movie

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Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) English filmmaker Guy Ritchie is in talks to direct the next James Bond movie.

The 48-year-old star is currently in Los Angeles where he is set to hold talks with producer Michael G. Wilson about taking over the franchise from Sam Mendes, reports

A source said: “Guy has moved up the shortlist and is now the front runner. He’s meeting Michael this week to try to do a deal and see if they can agree on a shared vision for the film.”

“Guy is under serious consideration for ‘Bond 25’ and this LA trip should help take this further. He doesn’t have Sam’s artistry, but Guy is a fast-paced, stunt-based director who knows his stuff.”

“He also has on his side the ability to keep calm and balance a big budget,” the source added.

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Mendes has directed “Skyfall” and “Spectre” in the spy franchise, but revealed in May that he will not return for another movie as he wants to work on something new.



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