‘Bond 25’: Yann Demange and S.J. Clarkson Among Frontrunners to Direct
These are definitely some intriguing names being bandied about. When Clarkson nabbed the Star Trek 4 job back in April, the filmmaker became the first woman to sit in the director’s seat for the galaxy-hopping franchise. Should she also land the Bond 25 role, Clarkson would make the same historic move for the spy franchise, which might also help quell some of the questions surrounding James Bond’s place in 2018. Clarkson is a veteran of the small-screen, helping to build Netflix’s Marvel Universe by directing multiple episodes of Jessica Jones and The Defenders.
Demange, on the other hand, has been a top choice to direct Bond 25 since before Boyle signed on to the project. Variety reports that MGM and Eon officials have set a screening of White Boy Rick—the director’s second feature after 2014’s ‘71—while Demange himself stays busy working on HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
Meanwhile, Bond himself, Daniel Craig, is keeping his options wide open. The actor recently signed on to star in The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson‘s next film, a murder mystery titled Knives Out.