Date: 11th August 2006
Roger Michell has walked away from the chance to take charge of his first James Bond film after talks with producers fell through.
The Notting Hill director was slated to make his 007 debut with the tentatively titled Bond 22 - actor Daniel Craig's planned second film as the superspy. But "creative differences" have prompted the South African to give up on the project. His departure poses a problem for the Bond producers because they already have a release date for the next 007 film - May 2, 2008.
Source: Press Release