Spielberg on Bond

Spielberg is in India at the moment, talking about things Indian (India, like China, is becoming increasingly important to international financing for movies), but took a moment to talk about his ambitions to direct a Bond movie:

Spielberg waxed on his earlier ambitions to make a James Bond movie. According to The Times, Spielberg said he twice offered to direct a 007 pic, but was turned down by producer Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli. “I spoke to him after making Jaws, which was a huge hit, but Cubby said I wasn’t experienced enough and they’d call me if they did a Bond film on water. After Close Encounters, I told him that by now I had two Oscar nominations. And he asked ‘Did you win’? And I hadn’t. So that was that.”


5 Responses to “Spielberg on Bond”
  1. Doug Orleans says:

    So how many Oscars did John Glen win?

  2. I have to admit that a Spielberg Bond would be quite something to see. However, I would much rather watch him stretch himself as a filmmaker (as he’s been doing for years now) rather than fall back on something that could just be considered easy money. (cough*KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL*cough) It reminds me of the pre-HARRY POTTER movie days, when Spielberg considered directing THE SORCERER’S STONE. He said in an interview that it would have earned him a lot of money, but he decided to pursue more personal projects instead.

  3. Bret S says:

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  4. Bret S says:

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