Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck The 10 Best Films Of 2002 The 10 Best Films Of 2002 Check Out These Minimalist, Old School Paperback-Style Posters For The Films Of Wes Anderson Check Out These Minimalist, Old School Paperback-Style Posters For The Films Of Wes Anderson First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' The 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival The 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival The 10 Best Films Of 2001 The 10 Best Films Of 2001 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment Watch: Full 90-Minute Documentary 'Great Directors' With David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes And More Watch: Full 90-Minute Documentary 'Great Directors' With David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes And More "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice The 20 Most Anticipated Foreign Films Of 2015 The 20 Most Anticipated Foreign Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point

Watch: Wes Anderson Shares His James Bond Movie Idea In 90-Minute Talk, Plus 2 TV Spots For 'Budapest Hotel'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 26, 2014 at 12:14PM

It seems everyone has once dreamed about making a James Bond movie, and the allure is easy to understand. A dashing hero, sexy dames, exotic locales, colorful villains and larger than life stories are great canvases to paint on, and everyone from Christopher Nolan to Quentin Tarantino has flirted with and thought about what they'd do with 007, and so too has Wes Anderson.
0
Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson Tilda Swinton

It seems everyone has once dreamed about making a James Bond movie, and the allure is easy to understand. A dashing hero, sexy dames, exotic locales, colorful villains and larger than life stories are great canvases to paint on, and everyone from Christopher Nolan to Quentin Tarantino has flirted with and thought about what they'd do with 007, and so too has Wes Anderson.

The director recently joined Ralph Fiennes for an extensive, ninety-minute TimesTalk about his upcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and Anderson shared his concept for a Bond movie, admitting he doesn't generally get calls to do blockbuster movies. “They go to Sam Mendes; they didn’t go to me,” Anderson said. “I had this [Bond movie] I wanted to do called 'Mission: Deferred.' This was a few years ago. James Bond. The cold war is over, and there’s no gig … and the gadgetry is like he has a great coffee machine…so I never got the call.”

It seem like a perfectly Anderson-y approach, presenting a man with proven talent, trying to find his way in a world that changed around him. You can find that character in almost everyone one of the director's films. But with 007 now a billion dollar franchise, no one is going to take a risk at a total reinvention of the character, especially if he's down and out with no gadgets (the horror!) so this is one you'll have to keep dreaming about.

Anyway, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" opens on March 7th. You can find plenty of info about the making of the movie in the talk below and also check out two TV spots for the film. Btw, Pitchfork is streaming "The Grand Budapest Hotel" soundtrack in its entirety here. 

This article is related to: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates