JAMES BOND 007
We've been keeping up with the production of Spectre, the latest adventure for Daniel Craig as James Bond, with production diaries and more, straight from the set overseas. And even though the film doesn't arrive until this fall, Sony Pictures has revealed the first teaser poster for 007's next mission. It's nothing special, since it just shows Craig armed and looking dashing, but it's still pretty early in production, so they probably don't want to give anything else away. However, if you look at the lower right hand corner of the film, we do get confirmation that Spectre will be released on IMAX screens when it arrives in November.
"He is on a mission from the very beginning." More Bond! Eon Productions has already released the second production diary video for Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie currently filming around the world. Back after Skyfall to direct this next movie is Sam Mendes, and after not appearing at all in the first behind-the-scenes video, they give him the spotlight entirely in this second one. Mendes is a big Bond fan and it's always exciting to hear him talk about getting back into this world and some of his plans for this follow-up. He hints at some big things going on, but more than anything it's just good to hear that everything is being pushed forward again. Catch the new video below, and check out the new photos debuted by Empire as well.
"Above all we have to deliver an amazing sequence." I love James Bond. Eon Productions, the company behind the 007 films, does some of the smartest and most effective marketing in all of Hollywood. During the lead up to Skyfall, they released production diaries during filming to give us a hint at what was coming. With the next film, Spectre, currently filming with director Sam Mendes at the helm they're launching the production diaries again and the first one has arrived. This first video takes us to the snowy mountain top set they're filming at now in Austria, and it looks amazing. I can't believe they're showing this much this early. I've got a feeling this is Sam Mendes doing his own On Her Majesty's Secret Service and I can't wait.
"28 dinner jackets in 23 films." James Bond is known for many things, dressing in suave suits being one of them. Many have tried for years to profile his jackets, or feature them as marketing for expensive fashion designers. A die-hard Bond fan has created a website dedicated to Bond's fashion and recently debuted and infographic that "breaks down James Bond’s 28 black tie outfits by every part of the outfit. All illustrations are based on examples from the James Bond films." It's titled "The Suits of James Bond" and highlights everything from the style to the color to the tie itself. As a big Bond fan myself, I can't help sharing this here.
"World domination - same old dream." Last week it was announced that the new James Bond movie is titled Spectre, and it will be re-introducing the infamous evil organization (called S.P.E.C.T.R.E.) first created by Bond author Ian Fleming that was also a key part of the early Bond movies from the 60s and 70s. After the news broke, we profiled the organization as a look back, but now there's a fan-made trailer that's the perfect recap for Bond fans and newbies alike. It's another of those "modern trailer" mash-ups of old movies, made to play like a real trailer for next year's Spectre – if it starred Sean Connery and the original Blofeld. Enjoy!
Just last week, we learned that the next adventure in the long-running James Bond franchise would be titled Spectre, and fans of 007 know why it's a pretty big deal (if you want to know more, check out Alex's piece on the evil organization right here). Well, production on the film from director Sam Mendes officially began today across the pond, and will continue with shooting locations in Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee, Austria. We thought we'd show off the first slate from production on the film bringing Daniel Craig back as 007, mainly because it's a fun tease for the film coming next fall, and it shows that cute little Union Jack porcelain pup. We can't wait to see a real first look!
Your mission, Agent 007, is to find and eliminate the leader of SPECTRE. Who is the leader? None other than Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the mastermind behind many of the world domination evil plans that James Bond has foiled over the years. Earlier today it was officially announced that the title of the upcoming 24th Bond movie will be Spectre, hinting at the return of Blofeld (likely being played by Christoph Waltz even though they're not announcing anything about his character other than the name "Oberhauser") and the evil organization. Bond fans have been patiently awaiting the return of SPECTRE and Blofeld in this newest iteration, and it sounds like they're going all out if the name of the entire movie is the same as organization.
It's official! The James Bond series continues on by re-introducing the evil organization known as SPECTRE in the next installment titled "Spectre". On Thursday morning at an event held at Pinewood Studios, Eon Productions officially announced the titled of Bond 24 as well as the starring cast of the 24th Bond movie, including Daniel Craig returning as James Bond, 007, along with Christoph Waltz as a villain named "Oberhauser". The title, simply Spectre, alludes to the return of legendary villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who has appeared in a number of classic Bond films as the white-cat-stroking bald villain. No confirmation of the name "Blofeld" yet, but all signs seem to indicate it will indeed be the long-awaited return of the character.
Briefly: We've been waiting patiently for the title and official cast reveal for James Bond 24, the next installment in the long-running spy franchise, and we won't have to wait much longer. EON Productions, MGM and Sony Pictures announced that a live event will be happening on Thursday at the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios across the pond where the title and cast will be revealed before production on the film begins on Monday, December 8th. The even will stream live on 007.com, beginning at 6am Eastern time (that's 3am Pacific time). We'll have all the details as soon as they're announced to come back in two days!
Back in April, Oscar nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was being eyed for the villain role in James Bond 24, the as yet untitled next installment in the long-running secret agent franchise. However, it sounds like that may not be happening anymore as The Daily Mail's reliable James Bond scoop master Baz Bamigboye just revealed on Twitter that Christoph Waltz has signed on for a role in 007's next outing. Now we're presuming that he's playing the villain, though the source doesn't actually clarify, so there's a chance that maybe he's not playing a bad guy after all. But having Waltz as a Bond villain just makes sense. Read on!
If you know anything about James Bond, it's that the theme song is one of the most iconic parts of the film franchise, and it really sets the mood for the film as a whole. There are some classics out there from films like Live and Let Die and Goldfinger, while more recent efforts haven't quite measure up like the songs for The World is Not Enough and Tomorrow Never Dies (I actually enjoyed the weird track for Die Another Day). Personally, I've found all of the songs done for each Daniel Craig installment of James Bond to be solid, and now we may have word on who will sing the new theme for the untitled 24th spy adventure.
After being one of the most surprisingly entertaining parts of Guardians of the Galaxy this past summer, wrestler turned actor Dave Bautista has reportedly landed another big blockbuster role. Latino Review reports Bautista has bagged the iconic henchman role in James Bond 24. Talk of the role surfaced in August with MI-6 revealing that this bad guy was going to be crafted in the mold of Jaws or Oddjob, but different than any of the villains who have been created before. The henchman's name is Hinx (that might be a codename), and will reportedly have several altercations with 007. This is such a huge role for Bautsita!
Briefly: After being rumored back in August, it appears Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux will be taking a role in the still untitled James Bond 24. Baz Bamigboye, who has a sterling record when it comes to James Bond movie news, reports Seydoux is now signed to take a "femme fatale" role in the next 007 adventure sated for release on November 6th, 2015. Production is supposed to begin before the end of the year with Daniel Craig back as Bond, Ralph Fienes back as the new M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Ms. Moneypenny. Still no word on story, but Skyfall director Sam Mendes is back at the helm, so that's great. Since a script read-through will happening next month, stay tuned for more casting news.
Here's your dose of awesome news for the day. After working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Spike Jonze's Her, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is set to work on Eon's Bond 24 next. With shooting confirmed to start in December this year despite script delays, production is coming together and that includes solidifying the crew for the next Bond movie. We know that Sam Mendes from Skyfall is back at the helm, which is also great news. But instead of bringing back Roger Deakins, who earned another Oscar nomination for his work on Skyfall, Mendes is working with Hoyte van Hoytema on this next one. To top it off, there's a possibility he may even shoot on film. Which sounds like the right decision for this franchise.