Filmmaker Martin Campbell has criticized bosses of the Bond franchise by blasting Quantum Of Solace as "lousy."
Campbell directed Pierce Brosnan's debut outing as the suave superspy in 1995's GoldenEye before returning to helm Daniel Craig's debut in "Casino Royale."
He was mooted as director for the follow-up, Quantum of Solace, in 2008, but the job eventually went to Marc Forster - and Campbell has now taken aim at the movie's producers, accusing them of ruining his good work on Casino Royale.
Campbell tells Total Film magazine, "The truth was it was a lousy film. Casino Royale really set the table for them and I felt they blew it completely. I'm sure Sam (Mendes) will do a good job (directing the next Bond movie). I just hope to God they don't mess it up..."