Considering how most of the James Bond news I have come across lately has revolved around cars, it was a welcome change to get some more substantial news about the sequel from Patrick yesterday. Now, USA Todayspoke with director Martin Campbell about his involvement in the spy franchise and the Casino Royale DVD release. There is plenty of info about the extras on the DVD, including behind-the-scenes of some of the film's more elaborate action sequences. The real eye-catcher in the interview though is the director's answer to the question about whether he is on board for the upcoming Bond 22. Campbell was quoted as saying. "After GoldenEye, I was asked to do subsequent Bonds, but I declined because it felt as if I'd be repeating myself. But this one is based on a Bond that's more interesting. To be honest, I would just say I'd never say never." Is it just me, or does that quote seem to put former Bond Pierce Brosnan into the less than "interesting" camp?

This seems to be a bit of a switch from what Campbell was saying back in January when he was still claiming that he would not be returning for the sequel. But, it doesn't look like he is going to be giving a straight answer anytime soon. With Bond 22 skedded to be released on November 7, 2008, you'd think a decision will have to come sooner rather than later -- so, until then, I guess I'll just have to keep listening to those fantastic (cheap plug) Cinematical Bondcasts ...

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