Cary Fukunaga Tells Miranda July How Bond Nearly Broke Him


Dec 12, 2018
JULY: I watched the trailer, and there’s a moment when someone says, “You have no idea what this is, do you?”

FUKUNAGA: Léa Seydoux’s character says it.

JULY: That made me think that maybe this movie moves into a metaphysical, spiritual realm. Is that true?

FUKUNAGA: Miranda, I swear to god, I had an idea that this movie could all be taking place inside the villain’s lair from the last film. There’s this scene where a needle goes into James Bond’s head, which is supposed to make him forget everything, and then he miraculously escapes by a watch bomb. And then he and Léa blow up the place, and go on to save the day. I was like, “What if everything up until the end of act two is all inside his head?”