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James Bond 21 is Casino Royale

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articl...?t=&s=articles

MI6 can confirm that the 21st James Bond film will be titled "Casino Royale" and will be directed by Martin Campbell. Eon Productions officially announced the news in a press release today.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the James Bond films, and MGM announced today that Martin Campbell will direct CASINO ROYALE, the 21st film in the 007 franchise.

Wilson and Broccoli said: “We are thrilled that Martin has accepted our offer to direct CASINO ROYALE. He is an extremely talented director and we believe he will help take our films in a new and exciting direction. He is currently finishing filming ‘Legend Of Zorro’, the sequel to ‘The Mask Of Zorro’, and will be joining EON Productions shortly to work on the development of the script with our writers, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.”


MGM Vice Chairman and COO Chris McGurk said: “Martin is an incredibly exciting filmmaker. GOLDENEYE was a wonderful movie and helped reinvigorate the Bond franchise. We’re thrilled to have him back to direct the newest Bond.”

Born in New Zealand, Campbell moved to England in 1966 and made his directorial debut on the popular TV series’ ‘The Professionals’ and ‘Minder’. He moved to America in 1986 to direct ‘Criminal Law’ and ‘Defenceless’. Following GOLDENEYE, he went on to direct ‘The Mask Of Zorro’, ‘Vertical Limit’ and ‘Beyond Borders’ and is currently directing ‘Legend Of Zorro’.

CASINO ROYALE will be released in 2006 and distributed world-wide by MGM. No decision has yet been made regarding casting for the role of ‘James Bond’.

Rumours Come True
Campbell directed Pierce Brosnan's "GoldenEye" in 1995 and is set to usher in another new Bond in 2006 with "Casino Royale". Campbell was rumoured to be linked to the production since July 2003, and the Hollywood Reporter announced him as "signed" last month

The first hint that Bond 21 would be based around Ian Fleming's first literary 007 adventure "Casino Royale" came in August 2004 when an insider leaked that "elements of the story have been influenced by Fleming's original 007 novel, but it is NOT completely based on it."
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I like it, that'll officially erase the unofficial Casino Royale.
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So the same director and writers.

So much for taking Bond in a new direction with a younger star.
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This is a crappy situation. Bond needs to be taken away from the Brocolli's.
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mgm, do something you'd never consider doing

Set the story in the '50s or whatever period Fleming wrote it

use a classic roadster from that era

martinis, tuxedos, beautiful dames, baccarat

fewer big budget special effects - less is more

shake, pour into a chilled glass, add olives
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Ironically, didn't Brosnan want to do Casino Royale or an older style bond? As for Martin Campbell, I will have to say Goldeneye is one of my all-time favorite Bond films. Not sure if that was due to him or not, but I can't fault going back to the well for his direction.
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Originally Posted by Jericho
Ironically, didn't Brosnan want to do Casino Royale or an older style bond? As for Martin Campbell, I will have to say Goldeneye is one of my all-time favorite Bond films. Not sure if that was due to him or not, but I can't fault going back to the well for his direction.
Tarantino had publicly voiced his interest in adapting Casino Royale and shooting it with Brosnan in the lead but the Broc's didn't bite.
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Well, in that I liked Mask of Zorro and Goldeneye (save for the horrific soundtrack), I have to say this get the big thumbs up from me.

The big question is: does that mean Pierce might come back? This is one of the more 'down to earth' stories that he was looking to do.
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Originally Posted by El-Kabong
Well, in that I liked Mask of Zorro and Goldeneye (save for the horrific soundtrack), I have to say this get the big thumbs up from me.

The big question is: does that mean Pierce might come back? This is one of the more 'down to earth' stories that he was looking to do.

If it was up to Pierce he would be Bond till the day he died.
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Goldeneye is my favorite Bond film, so i'm looking foward to this. The last 2 Bond movies have been medicore IMO.
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GoldenEye is the only Brosnan Bond flick I genuinely liked, so Campbell returning is good news. Now all they need is a script that takes the material seriously. Oh, and a James Bond.

BTW, I can't wait to see how they work the words "Casino Royale" into the title song.
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To add to the poster that said it should be in the 50's, I agree. Set it way back in time, but also with a title like casino royale, have it be in Las Vegas. Old Vegas. Rat Pack style. Bond + Old Vegas = gold.
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Originally Posted by cygnet74
Tarantino had publicly voiced his interest in adapting Casino Royale and shooting it with Brosnan in the lead but the Broc's didn't bite.
I would've preferred this. Hell, I just want Pierce to be in it.
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This is a crappy situation. Bond needs to be taken away from the Brocolli's.
But I thought Barb was the one who agreed with Pierce regarding substance over style..?
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I hope this wasn't something thought of just to keep Pierce in the role. I would think Pierce should have some sort of say in who should direct it or write it. Of course, he can still opt out, I guess.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I hope this wasn't something thought of just to keep Pierce in the role. I would think Pierce should have some sort of say in who should direct it or write it. Of course, he can still opt out, I guess.
opt out? he can't even opt in!
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As long they use actually stunt men doing actual stunts over that goddamn CGI used in Die Another Day...I'm all for it.


Now if I can just get that picture of Woody Allen out of my head after hearing the title....
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Thing is, they seem to not want to ever hire an American director for these films. Obviously they don't seem to stick completely with brits, as they've had a few new zelanders (Campbel, Tamahori). But I have heard of a bias against American directors when it comes to Bond films.

Nonetheless, it's too bad that Tarantino didn't get to take a crack at this with Brosnan. Brosnan deserved a great Bond, he was fantastic in the role (even if his films often fell short of being good). But, on the bright side, I never actually expected that would ever happen.
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poor choice of actor = Casino Royale w/ cheese.
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Originally Posted by Stu 17
To add to the poster that said it should be in the 50's, I agree. Set it way back in time, but also with a title like casino royale, have it be in Las Vegas. Old Vegas. Rat Pack style. Bond + Old Vegas = gold.
Why not just set it in Monte Carlo, where the book was set?
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Goldeneye is the ONLY Bond movie I've ever been able to sit through. And it was good too boot.
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so when does the next reissues of the dvds fall into line with this
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GoldenEye was not only the best Brosnan film, but easily one of the all-time best Bond films. I'm thrilled that Campbell is coming back, and I hope Brosnan does too.
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I'm glad to see Campbell back. He's quite good at action adventure, given a decent script. Besides Goldeneye which is by far the best Brosnan Bond, his Mask of Zorro was a great piece of fun too.

I just hope Brosnan comes back for at least one more. I'm not really ready for someone new, even if that seems to be the case.
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After the last movie, and after the last movie made so much money... I don't have high hopes for this one
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all I can think of from the title is that ST:TNG episode
therefore I present, the next James Bond:

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