Daniel Craig is set to be offered a multi-million pound deal to become the longest serving James Bond of all time.
According to The People, Bond producer Michael G Wilson wants Craig, who has played the spy since 2006’s Casino Royale, to sign up for five more 007 flicks.
With Craig currently working with director Sam Mendes on Skyfall, his third outing in the role, the deal would see him make eight Bond movies in total – one more than Roger Moore, who played the character seven times over 12 years.
It’s certainly something we’ll be discussing with him once we finish shooting Skyfall. Filming has gone very well and I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures.
He went on to add: “There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a film maker’s dream. A lot of people have said Daniel’s been their favourite Bond since Sean Connery and I can’t argue with them. He’s doing a great job.”
The People also claims that although Wilson declined to reveal any financial details, it is believed that any deal Craig signs will see him pocket more than the £8 million he is expected to receive for Skyfall.
Earlier this month, Craig revealed that he had been forced to help finish the script for the Bond film Quantum Of Solace when the Writer’s Guild Of America strike of 2007/8 crippled Hollywood.