Cinematographer Roger Deakins Shooting New Bond Film, Probably Digitally

Josh Hylton writes for Bleeding Cool

I love it when filmmakers play coy. They let something slip, then they try to be vague about it, as if nobody listening caught on. It happened not too long ago with Inception and The Dark Knight cinematographer Wally Pfister and the whole Catwoman incident. And now it’s happening again with another much loved cinematographer, Roger Deakins.

The man who shot The Shawshank Redemption, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and nearly every Coen brothers movie recently revealed in an interview with Collider that he will “probably” be shooting the next James Bond movie.

After dropping Sam Mendes’ name, he is asked if working with Mendes means he will indeed be involved with Bond 23, to which he replies, “It might, yeah,” which is really just code for, “Whoops! I mentioned my involvement in Bond when I probably shouldn’t have, so now I have to brush it off and act like it’s not finalized.”

Nevertheless, Deakins is a fascinating interview and he gets into various other things as well, like the benefits of shooting digitally (which he will most likely do on the new Bond), so I’d advise heading over and reading it in full.