JAMES BOND 007
"You don't trust anyone, do you James?" It may be a bit too early to be posting a tribute to the Daniel Craig era of James Bond movies, considering we're still in the midst of it, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy one anyway. YouTube user Steven Thomas has edited together an excellent five minute tribute to Daniel Craig as Agent 007 in anticipation of his fourth movie coming up, Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes arriving in theaters this November. Roger Moore made seven Bond movies, Sean Connery made six (not counting Never Say Never Again), so Craig has a few to go to match them. I'm very excited for Spectre and I'm hoping it's as good as if not better than Skyfall. In the meantime, watch this 007 tribute in full below.
"She needed to be soulful, feisty and complicated." Eon Productions has released a new featurette for Sam Mendes' Spectre, due out in theaters in just a few more months. This one profiles the Bond Women of Spectre, specifically two of the women from this Bond movie - Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra. They left out Moneypenny! But that's okay, she's still awesome. In this featurette, Sam Mendes profiles both characters and discusses their casting. Monica Bellucci looks very mysterious, but Léa Seydoux looks badass as she's apparently always on the run. Can't wait. In theaters fall.
What if… We can dream, and thanks to computers, we can make those dreams real. Sort of. I was tipped off yesterday on a video going around YouTube that remixes and edits the latest Spectre trailer so that James Bond is played by Roger Moore, not Daniel Craig. It's not as bad as you think, and it actually uses some very creative editing to pull off the feeling that this could actually be real. As a huge Bond fan myself, I was skeptical about this and whether it would be jittery or smooth, and it actually works well together. The shots he found of Moore fit rather perfectly. Makes me more excited for Spectre. "Q - have I ever let you down?"
"Tell me where he is…?" "He's everywhere! Eon Productions + Sony Pictures have debuted the full-length trailer for Sam Mendes' Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The very first teaser was a nice glimpse at the new Bond adventure, but this time we really dive into the story and all of the characters he encounters along the way. From Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, to the new Bond girls Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux and Stephanie Sigman, as well as bad guys Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser and Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx. I'm loving the way this looks, with sleek cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. Damn this looks stunning!
Time to meet the new Bond Girls! Well, most of them are new, but Moneypenny is not. I do find it a bit odd that they're now pushing Moneypenny as a "Bond Girl" when she was always just an assistant and helper for Bond. I get it, she needs to be out there more as a power player. But "Bond Girl"? She's way better than that. Anyway. In the new Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes & starring Daniel Craig, we have four Bond girls: Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Noamie Harris, plus Stephanie Sigman from Mexico. There's a new trailer for Spectre arriving tomorrow, in the meantime new photos of each one have debuted. Take a look!
The latest video blog for James Bond's Spectre has hit the web on 007.com. This time the video profiles the opening scene of Spectre being filmed in Mexico City. The opening takes place during the Day of the Dead, and thousands of extras were utilized to create the complete experience for the production. "I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It's the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there's colour and detail and life. We've built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing," Sam Mendes said. Daniel Craig stars as Agent 007, but he's nowhere to be seen in this video blog. Stay tuned for more updates on Spectre soon.
"Bond, James Bond." A new TV spot has been uploaded online for James Bond's Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The teaser for Spectre didn't show much, and most of that footage is in here, but there's also a bit of some extra teases in this. And I really like what we're seeing. It starts with that interesting discussion with Naomie Harris, or Moneypenny, talking about how Bond has a secret he can't tell anyone. Then there's an appearance by Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, which is when he delivers that iconic line. Between Léa Seydoux and Bellucci, one of these two has to be working for the bad guy. Dave Bautista gets a quick appearance, though I'm sure more is coming soon in the next trailer.
"I love the idea of this fantastic car being in this sort of one-on-one battle with another incredible car." The latest behind-the-scenes video blog from Eon Productions for James Bond's Spectre features an early look at the epic car chase filmed in Rome, Italy. In this scene, Dave Bautista plays Mr. Hinx who has engaged in a night-time car chase with 007, played by Daniel Craig. We also get a bit of director Sam Mendes talking about how excited he was to film this sequence, and a look at the various Aston Martin cars that are a part of the production. It's a very short tease, with barely a glimpse at one of the many scenes in the film. I'm already crazy excited for this. The two cars are Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 and Mr. Hinx's Jaguar C-X75.
"Welcome James… It's been a long time. And finally, here we are." Sony Pictures and Eon Productions have unveiled the first official teaser trailer for Bond 24, titled Spectre, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007, and once again directed by Sam Mendes. The new Bond movie is currently in the middle of filming right now, but they've dropped a first teaser since there's plenty of footage from Austria (and elsewhere) anyway for a tease that makes this look like a fine follow-up to Skyfall. We also get a glimpse at the appearances of Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny in this first tease, but there's more to come since this is barely a tease. A very dark first tease, but enough. Get your first look at Spectre.
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!