http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/858/858176p1.htmlHaggis Talks Bond
Casino Royale scribe wants to direct 007.
UK, March 10, 2008 - Bond scriptwriter Paul Haggis has revealed that he wants to direct a Bond film. Haggis who penned Casino Royale and the upcoming Quantum of Solace, directed the Oscar Best Film winner Crash and more recently the anti-Iraq War drama In The Valley of Elah.
Given his pedigree in the director's chair it was a surprise that Haggis wasn't in the frame to direct Quantum of Solace, before Marc Foster was given the job. But Haggis says that he ruled himself out of the running before his name could be thrown into the mix: "Look what Martin [Campbell] did with Casino Royale, he shot for 120 days, it's so difficult to do something like that and I'm not sure that I'm up for that Herculean feat. When I've made four or five films I'd like to do a Bond film, or something like that."
Haggis of course is weary about overworking on film sets as he famously had a heart attack during the filming of Crash, and had to persuade a doctor that he was well enough to resume shooting the film.
Paul Haggis: A future Bond director?
For now he is happy just penning the adventures of 007: "I love writing Bond, it's fun. I get to be part of a team, who are re-exploring the classic character, reinventing something that I loved when I was young."
Das wäre doch was...wenn man jetzt schon "anti-mainstream" Regisseure nimmt, warum dann nicht Paul Haggis??? Mich würds freuen...