'Skyfall' to explore James Bond's boredom: Sam Mendes

May 01, 2012, 08:42 IST | PTI

Filmmaker Sam Mendes says "Skyfall" will explore the troubled psyche of James Bond instead of exploiting flashy gadgets and special effects.

Mendes, 46, said that he would like to present Bond as a vulnerable character as portrayed in the original Ian Fleming novels, reported Ace Showbiz. "

You always go back to the Fleming because the character Fleming created over a number of novels was incredibly complex.

Some people sometimes forget in the cliche of Bond, which is the international playboy, and someone who's always untroubled, and almost never breaks a sweat, that actually what [Fleming] created was a very conflicted character," the filmmaker said.

The former husband of actress Kate Winslet explained that "Skyfall" will see Bond facing a combination of lassitude, boredom, depression and difficulty. "That makes him a much more interesting character, and some of those things are explored in this movie, because Daniel [Craig] as an actor is capable of exploring them," he added. 

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