- Bang showbiz
- January 19, 2021
Doug Liman admits it was “surreal” when the 007 flick “Casino Royale” mimicked the tone of his film “The Bourne Identity”.
Doug Liman “doesn’t know how to” process “Casino Royale” which mimics the tone of “The Bourne Identity”.
The 55-year-old director directed the 2002 action thriller and admitted he was “surreal” when the 2006 Bond film took its inspiration from his film when he dreamed of making a movie with the legendary spy rotate.
Doug said, “I’ve always wanted to make a James Bond movie, but they don’t hire American directors. By the way, you’ve made two small indie films. You will never direct James Bond.”
“I went and did ‘Bourne Identity’ and after ‘The Bourne Identity’ came out the next James Bond to come out was ‘Casino Royale’ which completely copied the tone of Bourne. I had a very surreal thing where I was I did Bourne because I really wanted to do Bond, and then Bond copied Bourne. “
The ‘Locked Down’ director added, “I didn’t know exactly how to process this. I still don’t know how to process this. I don’t know if I got what I wanted or not, what I wanted .
“It’s beyond my computing power to know how to feel about it. It’s probably an unsatisfactory answer. Saying that I’m upset or flattered would be easy, but I’m still confused about how to feel this . “
Doug also remembered setting foot on the floor to make sure Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne fended off a smaller number of enemies in the film’s closing scenes.
He told Slash Film, “It’s still one of my favorite memories from my career. Universal told me the ending was going to be unsatisfactory and they wanted Jason Bourne to fight 200 people. I told the two executives to each other make an effort yourself. Unfortunately, one of them. ” These executives are now running Netflix. I am still proud to have sent this memo. “