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trespoochies
04-26-12, 08:36 AM
Nice to know they already have a target window for the followup to Skyfall. Had no idea Craig could opt out of it though. I doubt he will at this point.

Bond 24 lined up for 2014

Skyfall, the 23rd Bond movie, arrives this year, with a trailer not far away. Bond 24? It's already been confirmed for 2014...
Published on Apr 26, 2012

With news that the first trailer for the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, is coming next month, Sony has also taken the opportunity to confirm that the 24th movie won’t be too far away. The gap between Quantum Of Solace and Skyfall was four years, mainly due to the financial instabilities of MGM. With such issues out the way, the plan is to get the franchise back on a two year schedule, it seems.

As such, the studio is saying that the 24th James Bond movie will arrive toward the end of 2014.

This is where it gets interesting, though. Daniel Craig signed up to play the role of James Bond three times, with an option for first refusal of a fourth movie. Skyfall therefore marks the last 007 film he's strictly contracted to do.

Thus, if he doesn’t want to do Bond 24, he doesn’t have to, but he gets first dibs. Sony is unlikely to want to turn around a reboot of Bond in two years, so our guess is that Craig may well sign up for Bond 24. And then? Well, don’t wager against him retiring his tuxedo after that...

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1338823/bond_24_lined_up_for_2014.html

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 08:40 AM
I'd want him to stay on. See Bond "mature" into his position and all that.

RocShemp
04-26-12, 08:45 AM
I hope Craig sticks with it. Otherwise, I'd like to see Fassbender get a crack at it.

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 09:06 AM
I hope Craig sticks with it. Otherwise, I'd like to see Fassbender get a crack at it.

oooooh Fassbender. Fassbender is nothing but gold.

resinrats
04-26-12, 09:09 AM
Craig not Bond anymore. Looks like Bond movies will be fun again!!! Happy day!

bluetoast
04-26-12, 09:31 AM
Thus, if he doesn’t want to do Bond 24, he doesn’t have to, but he gets first dibs. Sony is unlikely to want to turn around a reboot of Bond in two years, so our guess is that Craig may well sign up for Bond 24. And then? Well, don’t wager against him retiring his tuxedo after that...


Really? The article is implying it would be a reboot if they change the actor despite around 50 years of the transition happening seamlessly? I know Casino Royale was the reboot, but that doesn't mean they'll have to start from scratch with a new guy.

starseed1981
04-26-12, 09:39 AM
I refuse to think of Fassbender as Bond. Quite frankly, my head couldn't handle that much awesomeness.

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 09:40 AM
Craig not Bond anymore. Looks like Bond movies will be fun again!!! Happy day!

You didn't even like CR?

RocShemp
04-26-12, 09:56 AM
I refuse to think of Fassbender as Bond. Quite frankly, my head couldn't handle that much awesomeness.

While watching First Class I couldn't not picture him as Bond. :D

resinrats
04-26-12, 10:33 AM
You didn't even like CR?

No. Didn't feel like a Bond movie to me. Felt like a Borne wannabe.

islandclaws
04-26-12, 10:37 AM
I believe Craig has said he'll keep making them until he can't, so this is great news to me.

Craig not Bond anymore. Looks like Bond movies will be fun again!!! Happy day!

What's your idea of a "fun" Bond movie?

resinrats
04-26-12, 10:46 AM
What's your idea of a "fun" Bond movie?
Gadgets, Q, one-liners, over the top action. Pretty much what most other Bond movies have had for the past few decades.

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 10:47 AM
The one thing I am glad is the lack of cheese or certain humor in these films. That aspect just doesn't hold up in today's world. The Connery ones rock cuz of the era but the later it goes in the worse it gets in trying to hold it well. I want to see a more "realistic" Bond. Craig has brought it. I want more Craig.

islandclaws
04-26-12, 10:50 AM
Gadgets, Q, one-liners, over the top action. Pretty much what most other Bond movies have had for the past few decades.

You mean, all of the things that made Brosnan's films the worst in the series?

I truly hope they never go back to that formula. Bond should be taken a little more seriously than that.

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 11:25 AM
all that stuff resinrats brought is what made it horribly formulaic.

stingermck
04-26-12, 11:42 AM
I hope Craig sticks with it. Otherwise, I'd like to see Fassbender get a crack at it.

:drool:

Hokeyboy
04-26-12, 12:06 PM
Gadgets, Q, one-liners, over the top action. Pretty much what most other Bond movies have had for the past few decades.
Ahh, God bless mindless, tedious predictability. -pray-

The Bus
04-26-12, 03:54 PM
Gadgets, Q, one-liners, over the top action. Pretty much what most other Bond movies have had for the past few decades.

Just rewatch the old films.

My Other Self
04-26-12, 07:35 PM
You mean, all of the things that made Brosnan's films the worst in the series?

I truly hope they never go back to that formula. Bond should be taken a little more seriously than that.I agree. I love the current formula and would love to see Craig in the role for a few more movies.

Paul_SD
04-26-12, 08:57 PM
People who complain that Craig's version of Bond is nothing like Fleming's Bond have an absolutely valid point. Craig's Bond is no cultured, upper class officer. I can see why that would rankle a purist- that and the fact that everyone likes to claim just the opposite, that he is just like how Fleming wrote the character.

Personally, at this point, I just don't care. The Brosnan films hammered home to me how much I hate seeing just another new handsome face plugged into the old formula. Craig really is playing more of a version of Bourne than Bond, but if that's what it takes to inject some electricity into these old tropes, by all means, keep doing it a few more times at least.

And last I heard we are getting Q this time around, and I would assume some gadgets with him. He won't be anything like Desmond L, but then for this take, I wouldn't want him to be.

Drexl
04-26-12, 10:17 PM
I said years ago that Christian Bale would make a great Bond when he's older. By then, he will be around the right age.

He would even get to do his real British accent for a change.

Burnt Thru
04-27-12, 01:47 AM
Bale doesn't sound posh enough to play Bond. There's no reason why the character can't be posh and violent - in much the manner Connery played him. I don't think that kind of interpretation would sit too uneasily with the current hightened-reality version which is currently being explored. Edris Elba for me as the next Bond. If you've not see it yet you owe it to yourselves to watch him in the series Luther - wonderful stuff!

JesseCuster
04-27-12, 04:32 AM
Good Lord, can you imagine Fassbender as Bond? Too much epicness for me.

Hokeyboy
04-27-12, 04:40 AM
Fassbender as a period 50s/60s Bond? *ween0rz explodes*

SterlingBen
04-27-12, 12:11 PM
Craig is my least favorite bond.

#1 Roger Moore
#2 Pierce Brosnan
#3 George Lazenby
#4 Sean Connery
#5 Timothy Dalton
#6 David Niven
#7 Daniel Craig

Maybe flip flop 5 & 6

Shannon Nutt
04-27-12, 04:15 PM
Fassbender as a period 50s/60s Bond? *ween0rz explodes*

That's what I'd most like to see if they ever do another reboot...set it in the 60s instead of modern-day.

Burnt Thru
04-27-12, 05:34 PM
Your list goes from silly to serious which suggests that is the kind of Bond film you want to watch. My own tastes tend in the other direction with Connery top dog with Craig and Dalton behind him. Brosnan really was pretty terrible and Moore is only bearable for me due to nostalgia value.

Groucho
04-27-12, 06:03 PM
Is there a trailer for this yet?

Spiderbite
04-27-12, 08:27 PM
Fassbender as a period 50s/60s Bond? *ween0rz explodes*

That's what I'd most like to see if they ever do another reboot...set it in the 60s instead of modern-day.

Love this. But the current Bond producers would never have the balls to attempt it.

dex14
03-06-13, 08:12 AM
Sam Mendes Will Not Direct The Next 007

“It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie," said the Oscar-winning director. "Directing SKYFALL was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond."
Bond's next director has yet to be decided, but producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli had nothing but praise for Mendes: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam. He directed our most successful Bond movie ever, SKYFALL. We would have loved to have made the next film with him but completely respect his decision to focus on other projects and hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with him again.”

Osiris3657
03-06-13, 08:35 AM
Old news.

Hokeyboy
03-06-13, 09:11 AM
Hopefully Mendes might return in the future. I hope the billion dollar success of SKYFALL convinces the Wilson & Broccoli to take their time, hire talented filmmakers, and try to make something great and unique each time around. Get someone with a real vision and an understanding of the character and turn them loose. Nicolas Refn, Duncan Jones, Tom Tykwer, etc.

sauce07
03-06-13, 09:45 AM
I read that Adele will be doing the theme song again

Ash Ketchum
03-06-13, 09:48 AM
That's a very heart-warming story. Producers and a director actually saying very nice things about each other. How often does that happen?

Mr. Cinema
03-06-13, 09:50 AM
There's plenty of directors out there to make a good Bond film. No one would accuse Martin Campbell of being a great director, and Casino Royale is one of the best in the franchise. I don't love Goldeneye as much as some others do, but it's also one of the more popular ones.

Shannon Nutt
03-06-13, 11:15 AM
Now that Mendes is out, I expect JJ Abrams to be announced any day. :)

resinrats
03-06-13, 11:20 AM
Q gives Bond a device that makes lenseflares?

Shazam
03-06-13, 11:28 AM
Who's dick needs to go up my ass in order for Fassbender to become Bond?

RocShemp
03-06-13, 11:35 AM
I want Wong Kar-wai to direct the next Bond flick.

Who's dick needs to go up my ass in order for Fassbender to become Bond?

Solid Snake PAC is ready to give you a good dicking while he stares at a poster of Michael Fassbender.

sauce07
03-06-13, 11:53 AM
How about somebody like Peter Weir?

JumpCutz
03-06-13, 12:21 PM
Or Nicholas Winding Refn.

RichC2
03-06-13, 12:35 PM
I want Wong Kar-wai to direct the next Bond flick.



Solid Snake PAC is ready to give you a good dicking while he stares at a poster of Michael Fassbender.

I hate when directors that don't speak solid english try to direct english speaking actors, it never sounds right. Now is Kar-wai were to co-direct with Refn Winding we'd be in business.

RocShemp
03-06-13, 01:03 PM
How about somebody like Peter Weir?

That'd be cool too.

Shame that sequel to Master & Commander never happened.

Ash Ketchum
03-06-13, 01:08 PM
That'd be cool too.

Shame that sequel to Master & Commander never happened.

Make it a Bond film and we'll all be happy. He is Commander Bond, after all, isn't he? Who says he didn't have a great-great grandfather, also named James Bond, who helmed a ship in the Napoleonic Wars?

nando820
03-06-13, 01:48 PM
Who's dick needs to go up my ass in order for Fassbender to become Bond?

I'm not sure it works that way

Terrell
03-06-13, 02:12 PM
#1 Roger Moore
#2 Pierce Brosnan
#3 George Lazenby
#4 Sean Connery
#5 Timothy Dalton
#6 David Niven
#7 Daniel Craig

Jesus that's an awful ranking. Sean Connery was light years ahead of Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore. George Lazenby? The guy was a shit Bond. There's a reason he only made one film. Daniel Craig is probably the second best behind Connery, and if his films remain on the same level, he could surpass him one day. Timothy Dalton was okay.

PopcornTreeCt
03-06-13, 03:02 PM
Wong Kar-Wai would be terrific. His BMW film was my favorite in the series.

Solid Snake
03-06-13, 03:09 PM
I'm not sure it works that way

You're an insider, eh?

DJariya
03-06-13, 03:44 PM
Bring back John Glen. Hell, he directed 5 Bond movies.

;) He's actually 80 now and hasn't worked since 2001. Guess he's retired.

Supermallet
03-06-13, 03:59 PM
George Lazenby? There's a reason he only made one film.

Yes, the reason was that he quit.

Hokeyboy
03-06-13, 04:20 PM
It was the beard. THE BEARD!!!! :mad:

Shannon Nutt
03-06-13, 04:29 PM
The more I rewatch the movies (especially watching them back-to-back with the new Blu-ray set), the more I come to the conclusion that Pierce was far and away the worst Bond. Some of that has to do with the fact that they stuck him in some lousy plots...but a lot of it has to do with his performance.

As for director, I'd love to see someone like Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) or Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview With the Vampire) get a shot at Bond.

Supermallet
03-06-13, 04:35 PM
Brosnan was doing Moore, but without the effortless charm and light touch that Moore brought to the role.

Hokeyboy
03-06-13, 06:50 PM
I still love TND and really like TWiNE. The former a wonderful take on the Roger Moore motif, updated for the 90s, and the latter is the closest they'd come to OHMSS since 1969. Goldeneye I like but I'm not as in love with as most seem to be. The less said about the 2nd half of Die Another Day, the better... Eyucch...

Dr. DVD
03-06-13, 08:37 PM
I think Danny Boyle would be a logical choice. He's technically already directed Craig as Bond for the short with the Queen for the Olympics.

nando820
03-06-13, 09:18 PM
Agree Boyle is meant to do Bond by now

B.A.
03-06-13, 11:03 PM
Duncan Jones or Rian Johnson with the youth movement.

But I imagine there is a full court press going with Danny Boyle right now.

nando820
03-07-13, 12:51 AM
Also don't care what anybody says Tomorrow Never Dies and The Crown Affair are awesome Brosnan Bond roles

gmanca
03-07-13, 03:17 AM
Danny Boyle can stay the fuck away from Bond, thank you very much.

I want to see more espionage and less hand-to-hand Bourne work, the series has strayed from it's roots in an attempt to be relevant to today's audience.

Dragon Tattoo
03-07-13, 03:37 AM
I want to see more espionage and less hand-to-hand Bourne work, the series has strayed from it's roots in an attempt to be relevant to today's audience.

And made billions of dollars in doing so. Say goodbye to your 'classic' Bond, forever. :lol:

Artman
03-07-13, 04:03 AM
Not unexpected news... but a bit disappointing all the same. The game has really changed for the Bond franchise now.... they need to go after a visionary director of some kind. I'd be more than willing to give them three years to do it right, but it sounds like 2014 is locked in. I'd take Martin Campbell if it's the one that showed up for Casino Royale, vs the one that directed Vertical Limit and Green Lantern...

Hokeyboy
03-07-13, 05:56 AM
Danny Boyle?? :yack:

rw2516
03-07-13, 06:14 AM
Yes, the reason was that he quit.

Actually he was fired. There's a new documentary called Everything Or Nothing that dishes all the dirt. Everybody is involved(except Connnery) so the info is straight from the horse's mouth.

Connery- originally had a six picture deal. Broke his contract. The differences between him and the producers went far beyond money, downright hatred. Connery once quit working on the set of YOLT when Saltzman walked on the set. Would not resume working till Saltzman left.
Lazenby- Wanted to be Bond for several pictures. Admits he blew it. He came under the influence of some counter culture hippie movement leader which altered his behavior. After filming he grew his hair long and grew a beard. Was warned not to show up at premiere like that. He did and was fired.
Broccoli and Saltzman did not want Connery for Diamonds. United Artists overrode them. UA contacted Connery and negotiated the deal.
Moore- Broccoli didn't want him. The first two Moore tried to be tough guy like Connery. It wasn't working. So, instead of having Moore become Bond, it was decided to have Bond become Moore.
Never Say Never Again-Connery did this specifically to stab Broccoli in the back. There is a Tonight Show clip where Carson asks Connery, "Who was the first Bond villian?" Connery replies, "Cubby Broccoli."
Dalton- wanted darker Bond. Didn't work with audiences so he was replaced with Brosnan.
Brosnan-got fired. After 911 producers felt the old formula wouldn't work anymore. They called him to say tthey were going with someone else.
Craig-I was suprised at all the fanboy hatred in both the press and the internet at his announcement. No indication how long Craig will be around, but you're only as good as your last movie, with the success of Skyfall it's Craig's decision.

The rights
Saltzman lived the high life and got deep into debt. Had to sell his half of EON to cover his debts. Rufused to sell to Broccoli. Sold his half to UA. Broccoli and Saltzman didn't speak again until Saltzman was invited to premiere of For Your Eyes Only where they made up. Interestingly, when Broccoli was on his deathbed, Connery called him and made up.
Don't remember details but at some point UA also obtained Broccoli's half interest in Bond.
When Kevin McClory was trying to get Columbia to make a non-EON Casino Royale everything ended up in court. The result, UA got ownership of everything, Thunderball, SPECTRE, Blofeld, Never Say Never and Casino Royale. Whoever owns UA owns James Bond lock, stock and barrell.
Interestingly, the latested Bond novel states "James Bond" and "007" are trademarks are EON. The Fleming estate may not own Bond anymore, outside the publishing rights of the original Fleming novels.

Dr. DVD
03-07-13, 10:38 AM
I do agree that now is the time to get some "name" directors for the Bond series, since Skyfall seemed to prove that is a successful route. While these directors are techincally hired guns, Skyfall, pulled something off in being both a Bond movie then shifting gears to be something a bit grittier and unique in the final act. I am hoping they do this for the rest of Craig's tenure. FWIW, upon placing Skyfall in my set, I realized its significance in the big picture. It's the last of the Bonds for the first 50 year time span, and also the first of a new era. If they finish Craig's series with unique filmmakers, they would be truly rejuvenating the series and stating they are more than just action movies from this point.

Match
03-19-13, 08:51 PM
Next James Bond movie expected within 3 years- MGM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/19/film-jamesbond-idUSL1N0CBHA320130319

DJariya
03-19-13, 09:02 PM
So probably around 2015. I can see that timeline as being realistic. I assume a final script isn't even complete yet. I can't see them being ready to film this year to make a 2014 release. I think they need to spend 2013 on the script, hiring a director and casting.

Artman
03-19-13, 09:15 PM
Nice to hear they're giving it an extra year of development(if needed)... certainly gives them more options for directors.

whotony
03-19-13, 09:46 PM
I do agree that now is the time to get some "name" directors for the Bond series, since Skyfall seemed to prove that is a successful route. While these directors are techincally hired guns, Skyfall, pulled something off in being both a Bond movie then shifting gears to be something a bit grittier and unique in the final act. I am hoping they do this for the rest of Craig's tenure. FWIW, upon placing Skyfall in my set, I realized its significance in the big picture. It's the last of the Bonds for the first 50 year time span, and also the first of a new era. If they finish Craig's series with unique filmmakers, they would be truly rejuvenating the series and stating they are more than just action movies from this point.

Wasn't the last guy a name dir?

hanshotfirst1138
03-19-13, 11:20 PM
Wasn't the last guy a name dir?

Up to a point, he's done some artsy awards stuff like Finding Neverland and Monster's Ball. The Bond franchise doesn't want so-called auteurs anywhere near it, because it's franchise that costs so much to produce that every movie has to basically follow a cookie-cutter formula. Forester and Mendes are probably the closest to "artsy" directors that have ever been near it. Whether that will change or not remains to be seen, of course, but it's a big franchise movie. It can't really take risks, except superficial ones. Or at least that's been the case in the past.

whotony
03-19-13, 11:24 PM
Mendes is a big deal, name director as far as I'm concerned.

DJariya
03-19-13, 11:29 PM
But as far as I know this movie was essentially his 1st big budget action movie.

Xiroteus
03-19-13, 11:34 PM
I want to see more espionage and less hand-to-hand Bourne work, the series has strayed from it's roots in an attempt to be relevant to today's audience.

Even though I do enjoy the newer Bond films as films they have lost a lot of what made them feel like Bond films. Bond should be able to fight hand to hand yet I am also perfectly fine with bond going off a cliff to get in a plane before it crashes. I like things to make sense within the universe they created, so if they go that far it can work.

Nothing wrong with gadget either (they can make sense) otherwise it has and does start to feel like any other number of actions style films of today. Plus I am still not found of Craig as Bond, never had the right look in my opinion.

DJariya
03-19-13, 11:44 PM
I know Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli would never hire him, but I would love to see Tim Van Patten be given a shot to direct a feature like a Bond movie.

He's HBO's lead director and his worked on Game of Thrones, The Pacific, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire just to name a few. From the episodes I saw that he directed on The Pacific, he is more than capable of handling a big budget action sequences.

Another person I would love to see get a shot at a feature like this is Jon Cassar. He was 24's lead director for most of it's run.

mostaccioli
03-20-13, 06:59 AM
i want to know more about documentary called Everything Or Nothing!!
sounds great any more info?

stingermck
03-20-13, 07:11 AM
i want to know more about documentary called Everything Or Nothing!!
sounds great any more info?

Just found it on Amazon streaming. Free with Prime. Also on netflix

BearFan
03-20-13, 07:30 AM
Even though I do enjoy the newer Bond films as films they have lost a lot of what made them feel like Bond films. Bond should be able to fight hand to hand yet I am also perfectly fine with bond going off a cliff to get in a plane before it crashes. I like things to make sense within the universe they created, so if they go that far it can work.

Nothing wrong with gadget either (they can make sense) otherwise it has and does start to feel like any other number of actions style films of today. Plus I am still not found of Craig as Bond, never had the right look in my opinion.

Well put, the way Skyfall ended, it did seem a setup to return to the early bond films (M, his office, Q, Moneypenny) it would be nice to keep the modern feel, but throw in a laser watch here and there.

Xiroteus
03-20-13, 07:36 AM
Well put, the way Skyfall ended, it did seem a setup to return to the early bond films (M, his office, Q, Moneypenny) it would be nice to keep the modern feel, but throw in a laser watch here and there.

Some gadgets are not really all that goofy, what is wrong with an exploding pen? Mission impossible did have exploding gum, that could work as well. Just little things, they would not even have to call too much attention to each one because you know how that goes, each movie Bond seems to ONLY have the new gadgets and only needs the new ones when you would think he would just had the standards and anything new.

They did down play the car a lot as well, sure it does not need to be an invisible car.

rw2516
03-20-13, 10:28 AM
Just found it on Amazon streaming. Free with Prime. Also on netflix

There's an R2 PAL DVD also.

nando820
03-22-13, 12:18 AM
Thank you guys for the recommendation. Just saw the Everything or Nothing documentary on Netflix. Awesome story on the series makes me wanna watch them all in a row

dex14
05-17-13, 08:44 AM
I don't see this happening... atleast for Bond 24.

Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next 007 movie.

It’s early days, but informal talks have begun between Nolan, his representatives and the powers behind the James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson.

Nolan, who made the Batman trilogy Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — and had time for Inception in between — would be a cool choice after Sam Mendes decided not to shoot Bond 24.

Following the amazing box-office and critical success of Skyfall, Mendes was close to saying ‘yes’ to the next instalment, but had to withdraw because of his theatre commitments Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear with Simon Russell Beale at the National Theatre.

Also, a lot of unconfirmed chatter has started about Mendes running the National Theatre once Sir Nicholas Hytner steps down in March 2015 after a glorious decade at the helm of the theatrical powerhouse on the South Bank.

There are all sorts of reasons why Nolan might not want to do the next Bond film, though he is known to be an admirer of Bond star Daniel Craig.

For starters, he’s in pre-production of his own next big film, Interstellar, with Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, and he might prefer not to go straight from one huge production into another.
But as one of my Bond experts commented: ‘It does no harm for Broccoli and Wilson to talk with Nolan, even if nothing happens this time round.’

Mendes told me that there would be at least a year to 18 months of pre-production preparation and then six months of filming involved in Bond 24, and the producers want to shoot the follow-up soon after.

That would be a heavy workload for anyone.

But it would be fascinating to see a film-maker of Nolan’s standing build on what Mendes and the 007 gang has already done with Bond.

Solid Snake
05-17-13, 09:22 AM
Neat. It'd still be a good while way though. Not sure they'd want another like gap.

RocShemp
05-17-13, 09:36 AM
Nolan has always wanted to make a Bond film. So it will likely happen. I just don't see it happening right now.

Hokeyboy
05-17-13, 09:57 AM
With Interstellar in pre-production due to come out in 2014, this doesn't seem likely right now. But I'd love to see it :up:

majorjoe23
05-17-13, 10:10 AM
I can't wait for the internet to tell me this is the best/most overrated/worst movie of all time!

Shannon Nutt
05-17-13, 10:14 AM
That article does provide us with a timeline though...doesn't look like Bond will be back in theaters until at least 2015.

Solid Snake
05-17-13, 10:41 AM
I wonder at what point in a career with continued financial and critical success that WB will have the nerve to let him go. They love him for sure. And I bet they'd hate to see him work for someone else and not get some profit from it. WB has been involved with 6 films. That's a nice and healthy career with a studio in this age.

DJariya
05-17-13, 12:10 PM
A year to 18 months of pre-production. So as soon as a director is hired, he would have to start working right away. That seems like a really long time for pre-prod work. Then 6 months of filming, and another 3-4 months? for post and re-shoots. My guess like Shannon would be Holiday season 2015 would be the soonest this could be released.

Tarantino
05-17-13, 12:19 PM
Get Tarantino to do it.

Hokeyboy
05-17-13, 12:27 PM
I'd rather wait 3 years for a SKYFALL than 2 years for a QUANTUM OF SOLACE. But 1 year for WHATS UP TIGER LILY and why I

RocShemp
05-17-13, 12:28 PM
Get Tarantino to do it.

I'd love for him to do it. But in that case it'd be a one off set in the 50's and starring Michael Fassbender. Not a bad thing but I doubt a studio would go for that.

Ash Ketchum
05-17-13, 12:35 PM
The first five Bond films all got made and released within a five-year period (1962-67). And they're still the best Bond films ever.

dex14
05-17-13, 01:03 PM
The first five Bond films all got made and released within a five-year period (1962-67). And they're still the best Bond films ever.

But didn't have these fancy schmancy digital effects.

Osiris3657
05-17-13, 01:30 PM
Tarantino already said the producers had their chance when they were looking for a director for Casino Royale.

I suppose he could be won over with a truckload of cash. Anyone think he'll stick by his statement that after his 10th film he's done directing?

DaveyJoe
05-17-13, 01:33 PM
Thunderball and You Only Live Twice are among the greatest Bond films?

whotony
05-17-13, 01:41 PM
A year to 18 months of pre-production. So as soon as a director is hired, he would have to start working right away. That seems like a really long time for pre-prod work. Then 6 months of filming, and another 3-4 months? for post and re-shoots. My guess like Shannon would be Holiday season 2015 would be the soonest this could be released.

I missed something, who is Shannon?

DJariya
05-17-13, 01:43 PM
I missed something, who is Shannon?

That article does provide us with a timeline though...doesn't look like Bond will be back in theaters until at least 2015.

Guru Askew
05-17-13, 01:52 PM
I bash on Nolan all the time but I think this would be a good match for his sensibilities. Better than Batman at least. My one concern is his ridiculous insistence on doing all the 2nd unit stuff himself. That would be a fatal mistake on a Bond movie, especially considering how inept he is at action scenes.

aintnosin
05-17-13, 01:56 PM
Thunderball and You Only Live Twice are among the greatest Bond films?
Thunderball was no Goldfinger but it was 10 times better than You Only Live Twice.

DaveyJoe
05-17-13, 02:18 PM
Thunderball was no Goldfinger but it was 10 times better than You Only Live Twice.

Agreed, I just think there are several Non-Connery Bond films that are better than both of them.

gmanca
05-17-13, 02:28 PM
After his major improvement in action shots with The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan can definitely do a Bond film.

I really hope he does direct the next one, especially after Skyfall.

RocShemp
05-17-13, 02:39 PM
After his major improvement in action shots with The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan can definitely do a Bond film.

:up:

Guru Askew
05-17-13, 02:44 PM
What were the action scenes in TDKR? I remember a plane scene that already seemed like Bond lite and then a pretty by-the-numbers chase scene after the stock exchange. Plus a bunch of cops charging Bane's thugs in the streets of Gotham. Was there something else?

Solid Snake
05-17-13, 02:47 PM
I'd love for him to do it. But in that case it'd be a one off set in the 50's and starring Michael Fassbender. Not a bad thing but I doubt a studio would go for that.

I think if they did it as a faithful reproduction of the material from the books it'd end up as a lower budget production that could hit it's marks.

thelwig14
05-17-13, 02:48 PM
I bash on Nolan all the time but I think this would be a good match for his sensibilities. Better than Batman at least. My one concern is his ridiculous insistence on doing all the 2nd unit stuff himself. That would be a fatal mistake on a Bond movie, especially considering how inept he is at action scenes.


Agreed. Would love Nolan and a competent action director helping him.

Guru Askew
05-17-13, 02:50 PM
Agreed. Would love Nolan and a competent action director helping him.

That's pretty much how the Bond series works. The 2nd unit is essentially an action unit. The director basically has veto power over what the 2nd unit does and is involved in the design of the sequences in pre-production but the 2nd unit is off realizing those scenes when the director is directing the main unit.

Nolan would also have to accept that he'd be answering to Broccoli and Wilson at the end of the day too.

Solid Snake
05-17-13, 02:53 PM
What were the action scenes in TDKR? I remember a plane scene that already seemed like Bond lite and then a pretty by-the-numbers chase scene after the stock exchange. Plus a bunch of cops charging Bane's thugs in the streets of Gotham. Was there something else?

The scene with the Bat chasing down the truck.

gmanca
05-17-13, 03:04 PM
What were the action scenes in TDKR? I remember a plane scene that already seemed like Bond lite and then a pretty by-the-numbers chase scene after the stock exchange. Plus a bunch of cops charging Bane's thugs in the streets of Gotham. Was there something else?

It's not so much about having big action setpieces or sequences, it's that any type of action that occurred in The Dark Knight Rises was shot significantly better than in The Dark Knight.

The best 1:1 comparison would be Bane's initial fight with Batman vs. Batman fighting the Hong Kong security in The Dark Knight. The former was shot with more space in the frame and better choreography where as the latter is in tight and pretty static in movement.

dex14
05-28-13, 03:12 PM
"I love Bond... I love him." I might have landed a pretty big scoop, if a big smile is any kind of confirmation. At the end of the Cannes Film Festival, I was invited to interview Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive), who was there with his divisive new film Only God Forgives. At the end of the interview (being posted soon), I asked him about a project I heard he might be involved in - the next James Bond movie. His reaction is very interesting to watch, as his body language and big smile seem to indicate he might be a top contender, however he doesn't actually say yes at all. View the clip below.

I had been tipped from a trustworthy source that Refn has been connected to the new Bond, as it sounds like EON is meeting with quite a few unique directors (including Chris Nolan, Danny Boyle, J.A. Bayona). So I asked him if he's considering doing Bond coming up. "Where did you hear that?" was his immediate response. I pushed him a bit more and tried to get confirmation, but alas "I love Bond... I love him," is all he said. Check out the smile when I hint that perhaps we have to wait for an announcement coming up. Watch:


Watch his response and make what you will of it. On one hand, I think he could be messing with me, totally playing along. On the other, I think there was something behind his responses, with the way he replied. It may not mean he is set, and could just be one of the many directors they're talking to, but I'm sure we'll find out more soon. I would be intrigued in seeing a Nicolas Winding Refn James Bond, especially after Skyfall and how much Mendes pushed and rejuvenated the Daniel Craig Bond again in such a dark way. But could he even make a PG-13 Bond? Refn's violence is so brutal, though they could cut it in the right places. Either way, I'm curious, and hopefully not the only one who now thinks he's very interested in making this move.

My full 22-minute interview with Nicolas Winding Refn will be posted later this week. Oddly enough, the topic we had discussed just before this Bond question involved Hollywood and how he "wasn't willing to give up [his] creative freedom" for the studios. I was intrigued to hear him jump from saying those things to possibly being interested in making Bond 24, but we'll have to see what happens. Refn's Only God Forgives arrives in theaters starting July 19th this summer. Stay tuned for the full video. So what do you think?

Update! As expected, the Hollywood trades have chimed in. Variety wrote a post mentioning our scoop and followed up adding three more big names into the Bond 24 director mix: Shane Black, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper. In addition, Jeff Sneider of The Wrap confirmed in a tweet at least this much: "Nicolas Winding Refn makes moves about men of action & few words. James Bond is cut from that mold. Refn may not get it but he's in the mix." Only time will tell, but Refn is in contention with others. We will be watching closely.

Solid Snake
05-28-13, 03:34 PM
A pg-13 Refn. That'd be weird. I'd be game to see how he'd do it.

B.A.
05-28-13, 03:56 PM
Maybe he can use Mads Mikkelsen as a good guy for this installment.

JumpCutz
05-28-13, 04:14 PM
I've heard Rob Cohen is also on the short list.

Dan1boy
05-28-13, 04:22 PM
Please dear God, not Rob Cohen....

Hokeyboy
05-28-13, 04:41 PM
Between Refn, Shane Black, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, or Danny Boyle, I'd choose Refn and never look back.

But I'd prefer Nolan to all of them.

Rob Cohen? rotfl Nice one!

Solid Snake
05-28-13, 04:49 PM
I've heard Rob Cohen is also on the short list.

You sick fuck.

RocShemp
05-28-13, 05:09 PM
You sick fuck.

He could have mentioned Brett Ratner.

The Valeyard
05-28-13, 05:13 PM
They're waiting for Mendes.

Next James Bond Film Put On Hold Until Sam Mendes Can Come Back To Direct Again

While a shortlist of other directors was being considered – including Christopher Nolan and Ang Lee, who I called from minute one – the producers of the James Bond franchise are going to wait for Sam Mendes to become free before they press on with their next instalment.

This could be some time as Mendes has commitments to theatre which will see him through something like the next twelve months.

According to Deadline, at their most blunt:

Mendes will be the director of the next Bond. A Mendes return should tickle the 007 crowd.

We understand that the basic premise of the next film was developed by Mendes, which might be just another little reason that Eon Productions are happy to wait for him. Quite what that idea is, however, is anybody’s guess, for now.

Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/05/28/next-james-bond-film-put-on-hold-until-sam-mendes-can-come-back-to-direct-again/)

dex14
05-28-13, 05:28 PM
Full Deadline article:

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and MGM have started talks for Sam Mendes to return and direct Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. Mendes helmed the last installment, Skyfall, an audience-pleasing film that grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to become the biggest Bond film and the eighth-highest-grossing film of all time. John Logan is writing the next film.

There has been much speculation on whether Mendes would come back — right now he’s knee-deep preparing for the West End launch of the stage musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, which will then move to Broadway. That happened because Mendes bowed out, claiming that musical and King Lear were his new priorities and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli seemed resigned and they moved on. Recently, he and the producers got back in touch. While Mendes’ first love is theater, it became clear that the producers wanted him and he wanted to return, and the only thing standing in the way were these stage commitments that Mendes felt obligated to do. So, they’ve decided to wait for him to work through those other commitments, and he’s now making a deal to start production probably next year. What’s the hurry? Craig doesn’t seem to have aged since he took the Bond role; he’s always in rocking shape. While Mendes looked doubtful, a bunch of names have been floated in the press, from Ang Lee to Nicolas Winding Refn and Christopher Nolan. I’m not sure there is much validity to any of them, but now it is a moot point, because Mendes will be the director of the next Bond. A Mendes return should tickle the 007 crowd. Like Craig’s first outing Casino Royale, Skyfall scratched beneath the stone killer/lover Bond facade with an intelligent spy story that provided a sense of how the agent became that cold ruthless agent. Audiences responded in both cases. Neither MGM nor Sony would comment.

Solid Snake
05-28-13, 05:36 PM
Nice.

Dragon Tattoo
05-28-13, 07:14 PM
Craig doesn’t seem to have aged since he took the Bond role;

Is this a joke? The dude looks 15 years older than he is.

dex14
07-11-13, 12:18 PM
It's official now.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sam-mendes-returning-direct-24th-583864

Osiris3657
07-11-13, 01:11 PM
I really need to rewatch Skyfall, wonder if I feel any different then I did when I saw it in theaters (I was underwhelmed).

dex14
07-11-13, 02:14 PM
I really need to rewatch Skyfall, wonder if I feel any different then I did when I saw it in theaters (I was underwhelmed).

I thought I was the only one.

van der graaf
07-11-13, 02:19 PM
I thought I was the only one.

Nope. I was highly disappointed in both its tone and content, especially after QoS and CR.

gmanca
07-11-13, 02:22 PM
Yeah, it wasn't deserving of all the praise; what I think of to word associate Skyfall is meandering.

cleaver
07-11-13, 02:37 PM
I really need to rewatch Skyfall, wonder if I feel any different then I did when I saw it in theaters (I was underwhelmed).
It's my 2nd favorite Bond after Goldfinger but I wasn't impressed by Casino Royale that a lot of people loved.

TheBang
07-11-13, 07:31 PM
I'm sorry you guys didn't like Skyfall. I really enjoyed it, and if the same team can do at least as good a job on the next film, I think it'll be another great entry into the series.

RocShemp
07-11-13, 07:35 PM
The directing was fine as well as the acting. The script however was very poor. That's what keeps Skyfall from being great and leaves it as merely good.

Shannon Nutt
07-11-13, 07:36 PM
It's my 2nd favorite Bond after Goldfinger but I wasn't impressed by Casino Royale that a lot of people loved.

This is the camp I'm in as well - SKYFALL is in my top two or three Bonds ever, and I've never gotten the love for CASINO ROYALE (strong first hour, but the second half is a MESS).

DaveyJoe
07-11-13, 07:39 PM
I really enjoyed Skyfall, but I also thought Casino Royale was a bit overrated. The 3rd act really drags and there wasn't much chemistry between Craig and Green. It got praised for innovation in things which had actually been before: romantic tragedy(On Her Majesty's Secret Service) and dark grittiness(License to Kill). It was a huge improvement on Die Another Day, though. I also felt like QoS got a lot of crap, when I thought it was an entertaining entry in the franchise with much better pacing than Casino Royale.

Skyfall was very solid, but again, it dragged a bit in the final act and was just a tad overlong. I didn't really like the fact that they gave Bond a backstory and tried to make it realistic, but then had all of these homages to previous Bond films. They wanted to wink at the audience and play it straight at the same time. The end treats the film as a prequel and a sequel at the same time, like some sort of weird paradox. Despite that, still a very enjoyable film, like all of the Craig Bond films.

JumpCutz
07-11-13, 07:49 PM
The directing was fine as well as the acting. The script however was very poor. That's what keeps Skyfall from being great and leaves it as merely good.

I'm in 100% agreement. The screenplay was sadly lacking.

fumanstan
07-11-13, 10:44 PM
I didn't care that much for Skyfall either, although I did like how things were set up by the end of the movie. Hoping Mendes can expand on that, or explore something like Quantum.

My Other Self
07-12-13, 11:59 PM
I didn't realize there was such a divide over Skyfall. With the reviews, I had figured it was almost universally praised.

It's my second favorite Bond film behind GoldenEye.

dex14
08-27-13, 04:46 PM
Craig finishes a bag of chips and, having exhausted Pinter, is happy to chat about Bond. At the end of Betrayal’s fourteen-week run, he’ll be starting the next 007 film, once more with director Sam Mendes. Skyfall was an intense collaboration. The idea was always that Judi Dench’s M would die—a downer lifted by a late “humor pass” on the script. During filming they added more jokes. The shot where Bond leaps atop a speeding train in pursuit of a killer and straightens his cuffs: That came to Craig practically in mid-flight. “He’s really fucking hurt himself jumping on top of a train,” he says, “and he just wants to straighten himself up. That’s what it’s about: poise. To be more concerned about the way you look at the moment of crisis. The weirder the place it comes from the better it is.”

He had them reset the train (it took an hour) and do another take. Presto: an iconic image.

Craig’s Bond suffered mightily in three films but was, in effect, born again at the end of Skyfall—ready to take on the trappings and suits of 007 with less chafing. “Hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony,” he says, “and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche. I can’t do shtick, I’m not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can’t do it very well, so I don’t do it.”

devilshalo
08-27-13, 05:15 PM
It's hard to follow Connery in that department. We've become accustomed to the way his Bond could pull that off convincingly. You knew he was a badass, but yet he could laugh at himself/situations, also.

Solid Snake
08-27-13, 06:20 PM
I'd say Connery had it easier with the humor due to tone involved. Not to discredit it. Good times.

I'm pretty damn excited for this new Bond film. LOVED the last one.

majorjoe23
11-15-13, 03:35 PM
MGM has the rights to Blofeld back:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/15/a-decades-old-legal-dispute-has-been-settled-clearing-the-way-for-the-return-of-blofeld-to-james-bond/

Hokeyboy
11-15-13, 03:44 PM
Dies!!! Dies again!!!!

Hokeyboy
11-15-13, 03:44 PM
Jesus H Christ and his Black Bastard Brother Barry, this is monumental :)

Supermallet
11-15-13, 04:07 PM
But do they have the rights to his cat?

fumanstan
11-15-13, 04:07 PM
I'd love to see them use Blofield with Quantum. I was disappointed they didn't mention the organization in Skyfall.

RocShemp
11-15-13, 04:21 PM
I wonder how many young folk will assume he's a ripoff of Doctor Evil. :lol:

rexinnih
11-15-13, 05:55 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/5072/g06d.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/g06d.jpg/)

I sold them back the rights for $100 Million Dollars (insert evil laugh here)

jeffkjoe
11-15-13, 08:34 PM
Lemme guess.

"It" boy BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as the new Blofeld (in a baldcap).

RocShemp
11-15-13, 09:12 PM
Lemme guess.

"It" boy BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as the new Blofeld (in a baldcap).

Nope. "It" girl JENNIFER LAWRENCE will the new Blofeld (with her noggin shaved).

TheMovieman
11-15-13, 10:26 PM
If Bryan Cranston doesn't play Lex Luthor, he would be a good fit.

DaveyJoe
11-15-13, 10:55 PM
Blofeld was killed off in For Your Eyes Only. The time line of the Craig Bond movies are a total mess, is it a reboot, prequel, or sequel? Yes. Casino Royale features a new Bond, but Skyfall plays like a sequel to the original franchise, showing Bond recognizing the Aston Martin from Goldfinger. So that would put Skyfall in the same canon of the other movies, where Blofeld is already dead. Bah, this is what happens when you try to make Bond realistic and gritty, it's great until you want to start including those fun winks that acknowledge the previous movies. It's a lot easier to brush stuff like this off when you have Lazenby breaking the fourth wall and Roger Moore fighting a midget.

hanshotfirst1138
11-15-13, 10:59 PM
I think you just have to take each one individually, if you the to fit them together into any kind of continuity, it'll drive you nuts.

RocShemp
11-15-13, 11:05 PM
Blofeld was killed off in For Your Eyes Only. The time line of the Craig Bond movies are a total mess, is it a reboot, prequel, or sequel? Yes. Casino Royale features a new Bond, but Skyfall plays like a sequel to the original franchise, showing Bond recognizing the Aston Martin from Goldfinger. So that would put Skyfall in the same canon of the other movies, where Blofeld is already dead. Bah, this is what happens when you try to make Bond realistic and gritty, it's great until you want to start including those fun winks that acknowledge the previous movies. It's a lot easier to brush stuff like this off when you have Lazenby breaking the fourth wall and Roger Moore fighting a midget.

I think, though the Aston Martin was a clear nod to Goldfinger, the implication was not that said movie shared the same continuity as the Craig movies. Rather that MI6 did used to have exotic gadgets and gizmos but those were before (this) Bond's time. Think of it as breaking the fourth wall and nothing more.

Hokeyboy
11-16-13, 09:29 AM
Blofeld was killed off in For Your Eyes Only. The time line of the Craig Bond movies are a total mess, is it a reboot, prequel, or sequel? Yes. Casino Royale features a new Bond, but Skyfall plays like a sequel to the original franchise, showing Bond recognizing the Aston Martin from Goldfinger. So that would put Skyfall in the same canon of the other movies, where Blofeld is already dead. Bah, this is what happens when you try to make Bond realistic and gritty, it's great until you want to start including those fun winks that acknowledge the previous movies. It's a lot easier to brush stuff like this off when you have Lazenby breaking the fourth wall and Roger Moore fighting a midget.
For the last time -- Craig's Bond films have NO RELATION to previous Bond films. Not prequels. Not sequels. They exist on its own. There is ZERO continuity.

You can assume Craig's Bond got the Aston Martin from another untold adventure that wasn't Goldfinger, and move on from there. And if you want winky formula, you can always watch the Moore and Brosnan flicks.

trespoochies
11-16-13, 09:54 AM
So...you're saying Blofield will be back for the next movie? Yay!

loxie
11-16-13, 10:04 AM
So...you're saying Blofield will be back for the next movie?

Not unless he's immortal. Wasn't he killed by Bond after being tossed in a smokestack?

majorjoe23
11-16-13, 10:16 AM
Not unless he's immortal. Wasn't he killed by Bond after being tossed in a smokestack?

Didn't James Bond already know Moneypenny before the 23rd film in the series? Check out Hokeyboy's post.

loxie
11-16-13, 10:34 AM
Doing away with continuity cheapens the whole series. These new Bond films are pure garbage.

Hokeyboy
11-16-13, 10:43 AM
Internet obsessives with their "continuity" issues are the death of good storytelling.

wm lopez
11-16-13, 11:20 AM
Doing away with continuity cheapens the whole series. These new Bond films are pure garbage.

I know what you mean.
If your going to do a Bond reboot why have the woman M from the 1990's?

loxie
11-16-13, 11:20 AM
The preservation of good stories should not be tainted by modernists wanting to make a buck.

A vodka martini is always shaken, not stirred.

loxie
11-16-13, 11:21 AM
I know what you mean.
If your going to do a Bond reboot why have the woman M from the 1990's?


Feminist influence?

RocShemp
11-16-13, 01:58 PM
A vodka martini is always shaken, not stirred.

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Solid Snake
11-16-13, 02:01 PM
I know what you mean.
If your going to do a Bond reboot why have the woman M from the 1990's?

The preservation of good stories should not be tainted by modernists wanting to make a buck.

A vodka martini is always shaken, not stirred.

... you two should fuck and have a baby. I don't care if you may possibly have the same type of gentials. Fuck it out... see what happens, you know?

majorjoe23
11-16-13, 02:04 PM
Feminist influence?

... you two should fuck and have a baby. I don't care if you may possibly have the same type of gentials. Fuck it out... see what happens, you know?

I was just going to post a link to the White Stripes "I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends," but I guess this saves me a Google search.

rw2516
11-16-13, 03:03 PM
The Bond novels, which have always been able to use Blofeld and SPECTRE introduced Blofeld's daughter as the head of a new SPECTRE in the 1980s. This could be done with the films also. Didn't click link, they are able to use SPECTRE now also?

DaveyJoe
11-16-13, 03:08 PM
For the last time -- Craig's Bond films have NO RELATION to previous Bond films. Not prequels. Not sequels. They exist on its own. There is ZERO continuity.

You can assume Craig's Bond got the Aston Martin from another untold adventure that wasn't Goldfinger, and move on from there. And if you want winky formula, you can always watch the Moore and Brosnan flicks.

No need to get all CAPSy on me. I don't recall seeing definitive answers one way or the other. I'm fine with the lack of continuity and I've appreciated the more serious tone of the Craig films. I mean I liked it back when Dalton did it as well. I just got confused when they started doing the winky moments in Skyfall. I was under the impression that Craig's Bond had nothing to do with the others, but then they had the Aston Martin with the same gadget from Goldfinger and it took me out of the moment because I was trying to figure out what the implication was.

I just think it's kind of contradictory to say these movies stand on their own and then have a wink to the previous movies. I'm supposed to come up with a hypothetical situation where Craig used the Aston Martin ejector seat even though it was a clear homage to Goldfinger? That doesn't make any sense. I just wish they would stick with the their stand-alone approach instead of shoe-horning those throwaway gags. It sincerely took me out of the film as I was trying to figure out the relation of Skyfall Bond to Goldfinger Bond.

rw2516
11-16-13, 03:09 PM
It's hard to follow Connery in that department. We've become accustomed to the way his Bond could pull that off convincingly. You knew he was a badass, but yet he could laugh at himself/situations, also.

There's something about Connery that when he's fucking over the bad guys in a humorous way, I'm reminded of Bugs Bunny screwing with somebody in a cartoon.
"Ain't I a stinker". It's almost like he's winking at the camera without doing it, and it works.

hanshotfirst1138
11-16-13, 03:37 PM
That whole wave of action heroes sort of had that "wink at the audience quality-" Indiana Jones, John McClane, Bond, the Man With No Name, etc.

Solid Snake
11-16-13, 03:45 PM
No need to get all CAPSy on me. I don't recall seeing definitive answers one way or the other. I'm fine with the lack of continuity and I've appreciated the more serious tone of the Craig films. I mean I liked it back when Dalton did it as well. I just got confused when they started doing the winky moments in Skyfall. I was under the impression that Craig's Bond had nothing to do with the others, but then they had the Aston Martin with the same gadget from Goldfinger and it took me out of the moment because I was trying to figure out what the implication was.

I just think it's kind of contradictory to say these movies stand on their own and then have a wink to the previous movies. I'm supposed to come up with a hypothetical situation where Craig used the Aston Martin ejector seat even though it was a clear homage to Goldfinger? That doesn't make any sense. I just wish they would stick with the their stand-alone approach instead of shoe-horning those throwaway gags. It sincerely took me out of the film as I was trying to figure out the relation of Skyfall Bond to Goldfinger Bond.

Damn. I just took it as an homage and that's it. Nothing to put much thought into.

aintnosin
11-17-13, 11:01 PM
Nope. "It" girl JENNIFER LAWRENCE will the new Blofeld (with her noggin shaved).

You know there was a female Blofeld in one of the John Gardner novels. I think it was supposed to be Blofeld's daughter.

dex14
02-19-14, 06:18 PM
It seems Deakins is out for 24. http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/renowned-cinematographer-roger-deakins-will-not-return-for-bond-24

hanshotfirst1138
02-19-14, 06:33 PM
It seems Deakins is out for 24. http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/renowned-cinematographer-roger-deakins-will-not-return-for-bond-24

Damn. Well, whatever else the Bond franchise has, it has money, I'm sure they'll find another ace DP. I assume they're shooting digitally again?

devilshalo
02-19-14, 06:44 PM
Damn. I just took it as an homage and that's it. Nothing to put much thought into.

He won the car in Casino Royale. Who's to say he didn't have it shipped to him and have it equipped with an ejector seat by previous quartermasters prior to Skyfall?

dex14
03-05-14, 05:45 PM
Empire got the chance to sit down with Bond 24 screenwriter John Logan this morning, and as you would expect us to do, we strapped him to a table and aimed a laser at his nether regions in order to extract as much information as we could. He was, naturally, reticent to divulge too much information, but did confirm a couple of details about the film’s progress.

“Right now the first draft is almost done,” he told us. “I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.”

What many fans are wondering, though, is whether any themes or specific elements from Casino Royale or Quantum Of Solace might be present in the new film – particularly a certain nefarious organisation who remained absent from Skyfall...

“There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have fifty years of movies – 23 movies and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder. And when I’m working on the new Bond I’m constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies – what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances? One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that’s always been a part of my thinking about Bond.”

So expect a cameo from Moonraker’s double-taking pigeon is basically what he’s saying. Asked if Daniel Craig would still be as involved in the writing process as he was in his previous films, Logan confirmed that “Daniel’s very involved. It behoves no-one to write a character that the lead actor doesn’t want to play, so having worked so closely on Skyfall, I have my own sense of what I think Dan responds to, as does Sam, (and producers) Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson of course.”

It’s occurred to Empire that Craig’s signing on for two more Bond films might just hint at a two-part story, so we asked if Logan also expected to be beavering away on Bond 25. “I’m just trying to get one done first! If I survive this one, we’ll see about the next one!” Yes John, but is it a two-parter? “Couldn’t comment!”

Evidently the laser needed to be shifted a few inches towards the Logan family jewels. A more direct line of questioning was required. Will we see the return of Quantum? “No comment.” Will we see Blofeld in Bond 24? “No comment.” Will there be any other Double-0 agents? A pause, which gave us a quantum of hope. “Ah... no comment!”

Logan did at least repeat Ralph Fiennes’ suggestion that filming on Bond 24 is due to start in October (“I think that’s the plan”), and was giddily effusive about the whole project. “Working on Skyfall was the most enjoyable experience I’ve ever had on a movie, ever. And I’ve done a lot of movies! And this is shaping up in much the same way, because it’s a loving, sensitive director who loves the material as much as I do, it’s producers and a studio who believe entirely in the story we’re telling and it’s leading actors who are a joy to write for. Honestly, because I’ve been working on both Skyfall and the new Bond simultaneously it’s been a really, exuberantly happy time in my life because what I’m actually writing currently brings me incredible joy.”

With his palpable delight at working on Bond reaching epic proportions, we eased off on the laser and put one final question to him: with Skyfall being such a huge movie – and a massive event, given its place in the 50th anniversary celebrations – will Bond 24 be as big? John Logan smiled back at us like a maniacal Bond villain. “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

So stand by for what promises to be the biggest Bond of all (again). Bond 24 is released in the UK on October 23, 2015, and in the US on November 6, 2015.

duff beer
03-05-14, 07:14 PM
Good i'm glad the next one is going to be something more Brosnan like for a change. I was tired of all of this "introspective" melodrama yeesh.

Shannon Nutt
03-05-14, 07:20 PM
Blofeld would be awesome...especially if they lured Sean Connery out of retirement to play him. ;)

Solid Snake
03-05-14, 08:07 PM
Good i'm glad the next one is going to be something more Brosnan like for a change. I was tired of all of this "introspective" melodrama yeesh.

Hmm?

TheMovieman
03-05-14, 08:22 PM
I'd say cast Christian Bale or Daniel Day Lewis as Blofeld. Imagine the research those two would do for the role...

GoldenJCJ
03-05-14, 08:34 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch as Blofeld. Then deny his inclusion in the movie until it's released.

duff beer
03-05-14, 09:55 PM
Hmm?

The era of the soap opera Bond is nearing an end.

Josh-da-man
03-05-14, 10:03 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Blofeld.


...oh... :(

duff beer
03-05-14, 10:14 PM
They can do Weekend at Bernies 3 if they act really really fast.

Andrew McCarthy needs another breakout.

PenguinJoe
03-05-14, 10:28 PM
No way, Ray Winstone is the obvious choice to play Blofeld.

Also, Lupita should be the next Bond girl, she seems like a perfect fit.

hanshotfirst1138
03-05-14, 11:11 PM
Weren't they talking about Michael Sheen at one point?

GoldenJCJ
03-05-14, 11:39 PM
Disappointing news about Roger Deakins not returning, he did a masterful job with Skyfall.

resinrats
03-05-14, 11:43 PM
Mike Myers in a bald cap to play Blofeld

RocShemp
03-05-14, 11:57 PM
Weren't they talking about Michael Sheen at one point?

That was back when QoS was being developed. Around the time that Al Pacino was rumored for the role of Dominic Greene.

devilshalo
04-04-14, 06:12 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For ‘James Bond’ Villain
Justin Kroll

After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic.

Sources tell Variety that Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in Sony and MGM’s next installment in the James Bond series. No offer has been made yet and scheduling would still have to be worked out but sources insist he is the front-runner for the job.

The studio had no comment.

Daniel Craig is already set to return as Bond with Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris set to return as well. “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes will again direct. Plot details are unknown at this time. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce with John Logan penning the script. The plan is start production in the summer in order to meet the pic’s release date of Nov. 6, 2015. Casting has been heating up with the studio also on the lookout for one Scandinavian and one British woman to play the new Bond girls.

After the success of casting Javier Bardem as the “Skyfall” villain, the team behind the latest pic has decided to look for someone with a similarly interesting persona. Ejiofor may have been heroic in “12 Years,” but he’s no stranger to getting his hands dirty, having played the villain in “Children of Men” and “Four Brothers.” Ejiofor is currently filming “Z For Zachariah” with Chris Pine and Margot Robbie and is also attached to John Hillcoat’s “Triple Nine.” He is repped by CAA and Markham Froggatt and Irwin.

devilshalo
04-04-14, 06:31 PM
If they want a Scandinavian actress, how about Helena Mattsson? Not sure about her acting, but nice to look at :drool: and she can handle weapons and fights.

Mr. Salty
04-04-14, 06:32 PM
No way, Ray Winstone is the obvious choice to play Blofeld.
Oh, god, no. I love Winstone, but he's way too rough-around-the-edges Cockney for Blofeld.

Shannon Nutt
04-04-14, 06:32 PM
Chiwetel should make for an excellent Bond villain.

devilshalo
04-04-14, 07:16 PM
I was thinking he could be Yaphet Kotto's character, Kananga from Live and Let Die....

fumanstan
04-04-14, 07:42 PM
Chiwetel should make for an excellent Bond villain.

:up:

Solid Snake
04-05-14, 03:06 AM
Ejiofor! Woo. Love him. So glad I finally got Redbelt. Damn fine movie.

Burnt Thru
04-05-14, 08:39 AM
Anyone who loves Ejiofor owes it to themselves to try and check out The Shadow Line. Personally I was kind of hoping he'd be the next Bond, not the Bond villain..

dex14
05-29-14, 09:17 PM
Director Sam Mendes discussed the state-of-play with James Bond 24 this week, stating that the script is currently being worked on, and explaining how watching Daniel Craig on stage has inspired him.

Speaking at a BFI screening, Mendes said, “The next one – it’s being written... It’s ongoing. For me, so much of it is about script. It’s like the building of a boat – once the boat gets on the current, it’s gone. If there’s a hole in the boat, you’re f**ked. So you’ve got to make sure there’s no holes in the boat, and that’s what we’re doing now.”

He also said that watching Daniel Craig on stage had inspired him to go further with the character. “I went to see Daniel Craig in Betrayal and I was reminded what a fantastic actor he is outside of James Bond,” he explained. “It inspires you to think of other ways to use him and allow him to express that. Ralph Fiennes is another great example.”

Mendes was also promoting his London production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and revealed how both projects have complemented each other.

“At a certain point, there’s no question that working on Skyfall and Charlie at the same time, as I was for three or four years, one fed the other” he explained. “They are two great iconic characters, by iconic writers - Fleming and Dahl - both of them quite strange. Both of them in a sense became more famous after they were dead. More lauded now than when they were alive. Considered populist and perhaps not entirely to be taken seriously. And yet now seem to be two of the greater writers of the 20th century in this country. Both had odd relationships with the country itself. And they created these two great iconic characters - Willy Wonka and James Bond.

"So there was lots of back-and-forth going I felt. And they did of course come into contact, with Dahl writing the screenplay for Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and they knew each other. So they were drawn to each other as well. So it’s interesting that there are parallels.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently playing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, while Bond 24 is due to hit screens October 2015.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/23/sam-mendes-talks-bond-24

devilshalo
06-27-14, 06:46 PM
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Returning to Write 24th James Bond Movie
June 27, 2014 | 01:29PM PT
Dave McNary

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the last five James Bond movies, are returning to work on the script for the 24th Bond film.

The British writing team has been hired to re-write John Logan’s script. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall” but Logan had been the only writer previously on Bond 24.

“Skyfall” director Sam Mendes came on board last July for the 24th film in the franchise along with Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy. MGM, Sony and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced at that point that they had locked in release dates for the yet-to-be titled film, setting the U.K. launch for Oct. 23, 2015, and U.S. for Nov. 6, 2015.

“Skyfall” is the top grosser in the franchise with $1.1 billion worldwide, the best DVD/Blu-Ray seller and the all-time best performer at the U.K. box office. It also won Oscars for Adele’s original song and sound editing.

News about Purvis and Wade coming on board was first reported by the Daily Mail, which also quoted an unnamed source as saying that production on Bond 24 would begin in December.

Purvis and Wade began writing the Bond movies with “The World Is Not Enough” in 1999, followed by “Die Another Day,” “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.”

They are repped by UTA in the U.S. and by Casarotto Ramsay in the U.K.

devilshalo
08-13-14, 08:57 AM
'James Bond': Sam Smith ‘In Negotiations' To Sing Theme For New Film 'Bond 24'
Posted: 08/08/2014

Chart-newcomer Sam Smith is in negotiations to follow in Adele’s footsteps by recording a ‘James Bond’ theme, according to reports.

The singer, who released his debut single ‘Money On My Mind’ just months ago, is apparently top of the list for MGM bosses who are hoping to release 'Bond 24' in 2015.

According to The Sun, movie execs are hopeful that Adele will agree to another deal following her Oscar-winning track ‘Skyfall’, however, they are also considering other options.

“Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and astonishing voice to record a Bond theme,” a source tells the paper. “And there is only so long we can hold out for Adele. Daniel Craig was pushing for her because she did such a great job last time around.

“But from her perspective, how can she better what she did with Skyfall? She won an Oscar, Bafta, Golden Globe and had a global No1.”

If Sam does agree to a deal, he will be the first British male to sing a Bond theme since Tom Jones’ efforts in 1965, when he sang ‘Thunderball’.

“Sam would be strong for our brand. It’s about time we had a British male singing the title track again,” the source continues. “Sam’s range means he can really dish up passion, energy and excitement when the opening titles roll with the music.”

Sam first landed on everyone’s radar when he provided the vocals on Disclosure’s 2012 hit ‘Latch’. After a number of other high-profile collaborations, he won the Brits Critics’ Choice Award in 2014.

Later this year, he will perform at the iTunes Festival, alongside the likes of Kylie Minogue and Kasabian.

RoboDad
08-13-14, 09:29 AM
Sam Smith debunks James Bond rumours: 'It's something everyone would love to do but it's all news to me' (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/sam-smith-debunks-james-bond-rumours-its-something-everyone-would-love-to-do-but-its-all-news-to-me-9666915.html)

Shannon Nutt
08-13-14, 09:35 AM
If Sam does agree to a deal, he will be the first British male to sing a Bond theme since Tom Jones’ efforts in 1965, when he sang ‘Thunderball’.

The guys in Duran Duran don't count as British males? :)

RocShemp
08-13-14, 09:47 AM
The guys in Duran Duran don't count as British males? :)

They are one or the other but never both.

As for Sam Smith, never heard of him (not that a name a step away from John Doe helps matters any).

Shannon Nutt
08-13-14, 12:58 PM
They are one or the other but never both.


I guess McCartney doesn't count, either. :shrug:

devilshalo
08-13-14, 01:06 PM
I guess McCartney doesn't count, either. :shrug:

Well, Linda wasn't British, was she? Since they were credited as Paul McCartney and Wings.

RoboDad
08-13-14, 01:26 PM
The guys in Duran Duran don't count as British males? :)

Well, Linda wasn't British, was she? Since they were credited as Paul McCartney and Wings.

I don't know for sure, but I am assuming that statement meant "first British male solo artist". Since Duran Duran and Wings don't qualify as "solo artists", they wouldn't count in this comparison.

cdollaz
08-13-14, 03:36 PM
As for Sam Smith, never heard of him (not that a name a step away from John Doe helps matters any).

I would be all for John Doe doing the next Bond theme.

mostaccioli
08-13-14, 03:37 PM
Well, Linda wasn't British, was she? Since they were credited as Paul McCartney and Wings.

just admit you didn't do your homework. you have been called out twice
it happens to the best of us. no big deal

RocShemp
08-13-14, 03:56 PM
I would be all for John Doe doing the next Bond theme.

Or they'll just use a song named "John Doe."

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fumanstan
08-13-14, 04:02 PM
just admit you didn't do your homework. you have been called out twice
it happens to the best of us. no big deal

It was a quote from an article, it's not like devilshalo stated it himself.

Shannon Nutt
08-13-14, 05:34 PM
I don't know for sure, but I am assuming that statement meant "first British male solo artist". Since Duran Duran and Wings don't qualify as "solo artists", they wouldn't count in this comparison.

I agree that's probably what was meant, but that's not what the story said...it said Tom Jones was the last British male to sing a Bond theme song, which is obviously wrong.