Correct me if i'm wrong, but the consensus so far seems to be that none of them are of interest as Bond directors, with the exception of Verhoeven - who'd be a good choice if they were ever to make an 18 rated Bond, which of course will never happen.
FYI, there's an old, but good thread on potential Bond directors here:
Who Should Direct Bond 23? - Page 18 - Skyfall (2012) - CBn Forums
And from another thread here's a link to an article about a short list for Bond 24 (published before Mendes did an about turn and said he'd do it):
The name on that list who'd really interest me is Shane Black - he wrote some of the best action movies of all time (including Lethal Weapon) and in particular writes by far the best dialogue in Hollywood (even better than Tarantino) and considering he's achieved that in the action genre it's no mean feat.
Now he's established himself as a leading Writer/Director first with the highly under-seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) - London Critics Best Screenwriter of the Year award - and last years biggest grossing movie Iron Man 3 (which is, IMO, the first time ever that a 'three-quel' was better than the 2 preceding movies).
Obviously, calling his movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang certainly suggests he may well be a Bond fan.
He can do box office gold action sequences and he's one the only writers capable of dialogue even better than the marvellous work Logan has done, so i'd give him the gig in a heartbeat. For me he's a tie for it with Nolan.
Edited by Odd Jobbies, 04 February 2014 - 10:40 AM.