Why Steven Spielberg will never direct a James Bond film

Melbourne: Fresh from saying no to the new ‘Star Wars’ film, Steven Spielberg has shot down rumours that he’ll direct a Bond movie, even though he always wanted to.

Spielberg said that he once offered his services to Bond producer Cubby Broccoli back in the early 70s, before he made his name with ‘Jaws.’

“I went to Cubby Broccoli and I asked if I could do one and he said, ‘No.’ I’ve never asked again. Instead, I made the Indiana Jones series,” a website has quoted him as telling a leading daily.

Earlier this year he told EW: “When I first started making movies, the only franchise I cared about and wanted to be part of was James Bond.

“When I started out as a TV director, my pie-in-the-sky dream was to make a little movie that would get some notoriety, and then Cubby Broccoli would call me and ask me to direct the next James Bond picture.

“But I could never get Cubby Broccoli to hire me - and now, sadly, they can’t afford me,” he said.