Would you like to see a James Bond movie from Wes Anderson? Turns out, the legendary director once gave his pitch for a unique 007 movie that perfectly captures the spirit and tone of his other work.
“I’ve had this Bond movie, you know [...] I had this one I wanted to do called Mission Deferred and my idea is that this is James Bond [...] the Cold War is over and there’s no gig," says Anderson. "And… I had this idea… he goes in to see M and M is on the phone, and he’s walking around M’s office, you know, and finally says [gestures that he'll come back when M is less busy]."
He continues: "And you know… the gadgetry is like he has a great coffee machine, and that maybe he gets into a bar fight or something because he has a license to kill but there’s [nothing to do]. And so, you know, I never got the call.”
It's doubtful we'll ever see a true 007 movie from the Moonrise Kingdom and Royal Tenenbaums filmmaker but we'd love to see him tackle the spy genre sometime soon. In the meantime, his next movie, The French Dispatch, is set to release in 2021. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Benicio del Toro.