Production is finally underway on the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall. Sam Mendes steps behind the director’s chair this time around, and recently legendary Bond producer Michael G. Wilson talked a bit about the film. Wilson says that his hope is for Daniel Craig to surpass Roger Moore’s record of playing James Bond seven times, adding “There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a film maker’s dream.” To pass Moore’s record, Craig would have to appear in five more Bond films in order to bring the tally up to eight. I’m a fan of Craig as Bond and I see no reason why the 43-year-old actor couldn’t stick around for a few more years.
Hit the jump to see what else Wilson had to say about Skyfall, including its similarity to Goldfinger.
In the interview with People UK, Wilson said that Mendes and Craig are attempting to hit a tone more in tune with the Bond films of the 60s:
“The director Sam Mendes and Daniel are taking it back to a 60s feel – more Sean [Connery]. I think that’s what the fans wanted. There’s a magical Goldfinger feel surrounding it all. It’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for people to see the movie because I think we’re making a very special Bond.”
It’s certainly high praise, especially coming from someone who’s been involved with the franchise since 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me. I’m super interested to see what Mendes brings to the series, so hopefully everything comes together well. With a terrific cast in tow (including Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes), they’re on the right track. We’ll find out for sure when Skyfall hits theaters November 9th, 2012.