Following Empire Magazine’s recent exclusive about Sam Mendes officially turning down the job of directing Bond 24. We thought we’d have a look at who we think could keep the ship moving in the right direction.

Kenneth Branagh

Without a doubt, one of the most exciting feature directors at the moment. After his Shakespearean Thor and the upcoming Jack Ryan movie, he certainly seems to have the chops to handle action and drama in equal measure. Unfortunately, he is working on the upcoming adaptation of Cinderella and he might not have the time to fit in a film as big as Bond 24…But it would be sooooooooo good.

Danny Boyle

This March’s Trance is one of Boyle’s most thrilling films he’s made in a while (127 Hours got a little bit dull after a while) and his slate’s completely free as well. The character work would be divine and the…

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