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Roger Deakins Will Not Return To Make ‘Bond 24’ Look Gorgeous

Roger Deakins Will Not Return To Make 'Bond 24' Look Gorgeous

Skyfall” set the Bond bar incredibly high, with the film becoming the first billion dollar box office earner in the history of the franchise, and it looks like one of the key ingredients to its success is moving on. We’ll let Kristopher Tapley let you know himself via the following tweet:

Bummer, dudes. Deakins was nominated for an Oscar for his gorgeous work on Sam Mendes‘ film, with “Skyfall” marking their third collaboration together following “Jarhead” and “Revolutionary Road.” It’s not clear why Deakins won’t be returning this time around, but we presume he feels he’s put his beautiful stamp on Bond and wants to move on to other things. Or perhaps it’s just something as simple as scheduling keeping him out of the game. Either way, Mendes will have to get someone new behind the camera (and it’s a shame Conrad L. Hall—who lensed “Road To Perdition” and “American Beauty“—is no longer with us as we would’ve loved to see what he could with Bond).

So let us know below—who do you think would make a great cinematographer for the next Bond movie? We’re guessing a decision will come down soon as the film is getting ready to start rolling in time for a November 6, 2015 release.

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Anthony Dod Mantle………. would bring something new, innovative……..


That tweet would have been just as informative (and less ingratiating) had he left off the self-congratulatory "At dinner with Deakins last night".

Tocus T

Robert Richardson.


Jeff Cronenweth's style would suit the Bond films, especially after Deakins going in a new direction with the "Bond Look"


awful news!

Ian Peterson

Note to self: When dining with Kristopher Tapley refrain from sharing too much.

Eileen Bobbitt

I sure hope that Sean Bobbitt B.S.C. will be in the running for this film. He certainly has been recognized by the Industry for his work in 12 Years A Slave and The Place Beyond The Pines.


Nicolas Bolduc


Doyle. Christopher Doyle.

Robert Jewell

Tak Fujimoto or Janusz Kaminski


Javier Aguirresarobe ("The road", "Blue Jasmine") would do really great


Let Nicolas Winding Refn do cinematography and co-direct.


They already did a disservice by not letting Alfonso Cuaron do it. Now they have to use Lubezki


Jeff Cronenweth


This is great news. Who wants Deakins wasting his talent on another 6-month Bond shoot? If it wasn't for Skyfall, he would have shot Inside Llewyn Davis and probably another adult-friendly movie like Killing Them Softly. Best of all, leaving Bond should keep him free to reunite with the Coen Brothers on their next project.

Lucas Charrier

Sad news… But there are so many great cinematohraphers who could be perfect for the job : Wally Pfister, Emmanuel Lubezki, Janusz Kamiński, Robert Richardson, Robert Elswit, Joaquín Baca-Asay, Linus Sandgren, Frank G. DeMarco, Philippe Le Sourd, Daniel Mindel…

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