GoldenEye director back for more
Staff and agencies
Friday February 4, 2005
"We are thrilled that Martin has accepted our offer to direct Casino Royale," Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson said in a joint statement in the trade press, revealing the project's name for the first time. "He is an extremely talented director and we believe he will help take our films in a new and exciting direction."
Campbell has experience of the genre and directed GoldenEye in 1995, the first of Pierce Brosnan's four stints as the British superspy. However Brosnan is now a rank outsider to reprise his role, and Dougray Scott leads a host of pretenders that has featured at one time or another Ewan McGregor, Clive Owen, Orlando Bloom and Robbie Williams.
Campbell will start work on Casino Royale, the name of a 1967 Bond spoof starring David Niven, once he wraps production on the adventure sequel Legend of Zorro starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Antonio Banderas.
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