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Sam Mendes' drunken Skyfall offer

Sam Mendes' drunken Skyfall offer

Nov 9 2012, 4:07am CST | by

Sam Mendes doesn't think he would have ever directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it when he met him at a party.

Sam Mendes would never have directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it. The 47-year-old helmer was at a party when Daniel - who reprised his role as James Bond for the...

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Sam Mendes' drunken Skyfall offer

Nov 9 2012, 4:07am CST | by

Sam Mendes doesn't think he would have ever directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it when he met him at a party.

Sam Mendes would never have directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it.
The 47-year-old helmer was at a party when Daniel - who reprised his role as James Bond for the third time in the movie - came up to him and suggested he would be the ideal man for the job, and the filmmaker thinks it would have never occurred to him he could take on the role if it wasn't for the conversation.
He said: ''He wasn't that drunk and he didn't really offer it to me, he suggested it to me. It was a conversation ... And then it kind of went from there. I didn't really have any doubts.
''Had I not gone to the party, I think someone else would have directed it. I think it's true. And it may not have even, weirdly, occurred to me. I know it sounds crazy, but it was because someone said it to me and I thought, 'Oh, what a good idea.' Because, it's not like 'The Avengers', Bond movies don't get sent around. You're in a dialogue from early on, I think.''
Sam was presented with the opportunity to helm another huge film this year in the shape of 'Avengers Assemble', but he turned down the chance to direct the superhero movie after he was left unimpressed by a letter he received from Marvel to see if he wanted to put himself forward for the role.
Speaking to Moviefone, he added: ''The funniest letter I got - they were sending [a packet for] 'The Avengers', right? For directors to pitch - and I got a package, which was full of comic books, but no treatment; there was no script. But the cover letter said, 'Marvel's Avengers will be released on May 3, 2012', or whatever it was. That was the first sentence of the cover letter. Not, 'We have the pleasure of enclosing the materials ...' or 'Here is the script for ...' But the release date. That was the first sentence.
''I wasn't interested. I mean, that's not my world particularly. I'll go see it, particularly with my kids, but I didn't want to make it. But I was probably one of 50 that got sent it; they didn't target me specifically.''

 
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6 weeks ago

BBC/PBS Period Drama ‘Call The Midwife’ Given Season 5 Order

Nov 3 2014 5:05am CST | Source: Deadline

Popular period medical drama Call The Midwife has received a fifth season order as filming on its fourth season wraps. The BBC One series, which airs on PBS in the U.S., is produced by Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and has been one of the most-watched dramas in Britain with all three runs to date averaging over 10M viewers per episode (delayed viewing included). The season 3 UK premiere last January was the highest-rated ever of the show's career, with a 36.1% ...
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8 weeks ago

Magic Faraway Tree Film Planned

Oct 21 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptationGenerally, the adaptations in Sam Mendes cinematic career to date have been heavier dramas or the violent likes of Road To Perdition. But for a new producing job, he’s shepherding a much more whimsical story to the screen, overseeing work on a film of Enid Blyton’s book The Magical Faraway Tree.Blyton’s series of four novels, The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk Of The Faraway Tree a ...
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