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Old 10-11-05, 02:16 PM
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New JAMES BOND - Daniel Craig

http://www.thisislondon.com/showbiz/...ly%20Mail&ct=5
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If true, Bond is dead to me.
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Not yet official:
Craig, 37, whose choice will be confirmed by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson later this week, will be the sixth Bond, but the first blond.
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
If true, Bond is dead to me.
Why?
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Again, if true, they could have done much worse. Craig would bring an edge to the role that could be very interesting. ...that is, of course, if someone writes a decent story and returns the franchise to its character driven roots. If they keep going the way they are, it doesn't matter if Jake Lloyd's playing Bond, it'll suck just as much.
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Having seen Layer Cake, I can say that he will definitely fit the original Fleming mold of the character. He might dye his hair black for the role, but I'm willing to give him a movie before thinking he sucks.
Old 10-11-05, 02:48 PM
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Could be interesting, I still like the idea of Clive Owen even more, but after "Layer Cake," can certainly see Craig doing it. At least it's not Hugh Jackman.
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I cant really put my finger on why, but I really like this move (that is, if it happens). Im not against Brosnan doing another film but after Goldeneye the movies seemed to slide downhill.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Why?
Cause Daniel Craig sucks. He's not charming, he's not even likeable in any of the movies he's been in. Piss poor choice.
Old 10-11-05, 02:59 PM
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So you didn't like him in Layer Cake? I have to disagree.
Old 10-11-05, 03:07 PM
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I'll be stoked if this is true. He's established his acting chops (IMO) without becoming a household name. The last thing I wanted was for a big name, world famous actor to take on the role. This character needs to overshadow the fame of the actor for the franchise to shine again.

He should dye his hair though, it's not like he'll be playing John Constantine.
Old 10-11-05, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Kudama
He should dye his hair though, it's not like he'll be playing John Constantine.
You mean this John Constantine?:





I actually wouldn't mind if he kept the blonde; if the producers are trying to revive the series, it wouldn't hurt to make a Blonde Bond.
Old 10-11-05, 03:21 PM
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I liked this choice. He's an exellent actor and would definitely fit the character as Ian Flemming originally wrote him (assuming that's the route they're taking with this film).

Die his hair black and he could look like the Ian Fleming commissioned impression of 007:

(Thank you, Wikpedia.)
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I've only seen Craig in Road to Perdition, but physically I think he fits Bond okay.

The article mentioned Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom, ALL of which would've been terrible choices for Bond. Especially Bloom.
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I'm predicting an "even-numbered" James Bond curse for this one. The odd-numbered actor is widely accepted (#1 Sean Connery, #3 Roger Moore, #5 Pierce Brosnan) where as the even-numbered actor never lasts more than two films and nearly kills the franchise (#2 George Lazenby, #4 Timothy Dalton, #6 Daniel Craig?).

Wonder if this time the series will survive to see #7?
Old 10-11-05, 03:36 PM
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Good thing they went with someone who is well known!
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Originally Posted by rennervision
I'm predicting an "even-numbered" James Bond curse for this one. The odd-numbered actor is widely accepted (#1 Sean Connery, #3 Roger Moore, #5 Pierce Brosnan) where as the even-numbered actor never lasts more than two films and nearly kills the franchise (#2 George Lazenby, #4 Timothy Dalton, #6 Daniel Craig?).

Wonder if this time the series will survive to see #7?

That is what I was thinking. Is the the next George Lazenby?
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I liked Brosnan as Bond but this franchise lost me starting with the second half of "Tomorrow Never Dies". The PC, family-friendly, neutered Bond films have got to go. They've got to do a complete re-start on the franchise and I for one hope the future entries are character-based, darker, and with more of an edge (but I'm not holding my breath).

That being said, I'm very, very pleased by the choice of Daniel Craig as I really liked him in "Layer Cake" (hope we get to see Sienna Miller too as a Bond girl as I liked their scenes together in "Layer Cake", plus their bedroom scene in "Layer Cake" really left us hanging............well maybe "hanging" is not the right term as some "parts" were a bit "North" of that direction).
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For all the people they were considering, Craig is a great choice. I wanted to see someone besides Brosnan for the next Bond vehicle and am optimistic about Craig.
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I thought all the previous people thrown around were poor choices but I'm not too sure about this one either.

I admit I don't know his work all that well but he falls way short of the look even if I try to imagine the darker hair. I really hope this isn't final and they are still looking.
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What exactly is "the look"? Apart from Sean Connery and George Lazenby, none of the previous seven actors who have played Bond look anything alike.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
What exactly is "the look"? Apart from Sean Connery and George Lazenby, none of the previous seven actors who have played Bond look anything alike.
What's interesting is that Ian Fleming himself envisioned the "look" of James Bond akin to well-known songwriter Hoagy Charmichael. It's possible that the new actor to play Bond will actually look like Charmichael in his younger days.
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I can see it:



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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Having seen Layer Cake, I can say that he will definitely fit the original Fleming mold of the character. He might dye his hair black for the role, but I'm willing to give him a movie before thinking he sucks.

I concur
Old 10-11-05, 05:22 PM
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Hmm...um...yeah.....


So who do you think will be Bond after Casino Royale....

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