Last year, after making “Spectre,” Daniel Craig told an interviewer he’d rather “slash his wrists” than play James Bond again.
Well, now he says “I’ve got the best job in the world.”
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond, 007. He obviously made his deal with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson. It’s probably for two movies.
This is always Craig’s way of negotiating. (Well, it’s a lot of people’s.)
Such carrying on! He also told Time Out London that “I don’t care who plays James Bond next.”
There was a rumor earlier this year that Craig would get $75 million per film, or $150 million. Well, that’s ridiculous. But he could get $25 million or more based on total gross including box office and ancillary rights.
“Spectre” did a lot less well than “Skyfall,” its predecessor– like $200 million less internationally and $100 million less US domestic. So if they have a windfall with another “Skyfall,” Craig could reap the benefits. But if a “Spectre” hangs over these movies, he would make less.
Anyway, so much fun to see the press take the bait, splash the headlines, then follow up with “Never mind.” I like Daniel Craig, but let’s be real– this is his income. Other movies, plays etc do not provide this kind of remuneration.