11 December 2012 11:24 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

English director Danny Boyle took on a task few filmmakers before him have dared shoulder with last summer's Olympic opening ceremonies. With the games happening in London, the bar was set high.thanks in part to the awe-inspiring spectacle that Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou pulled off previously in Beijing in 2008.and Boyle has the daunting job of making his country proud while paying tribute to its contribution to world culture. Though there was much to admire in Boyle's opening ceremony, the element that got absolutely everyone talking was an appearance by British superspy James Bond (played by Daniel Craig), rubbing elbows with Queen Elizabeth II. This outlandish and adored cameo led to murmurs of whether Boyle would ever helm a Bond pic of his own. While the latest Bond venture, Skyfall, is a hit with critics and at the box office, it's still unknown if its helmer Sam Mendes will »

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