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Daniel Craig to receive $60 billion for next 4 Bond films

http://www.ndtvmovies.com/newstory.a...TEN20070031607

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Friday, November 2, 2007:

Actor Daniel Craig has reportedly signed a $60 million deal to star in the next four James Bond films.

The blond 39-year-old is currently filming Bond 22 his second outing as secret agent 007 following the success of 2006's Casino Royale, which made more than any other Bond movie when it was released last November.

Movie executives are said to have signed him up for another three films, tying him to the franchise for the next 10 years.

The contract is said to incorporate a sliding salary based on how much each consecutive film makes at the box office and, importantly, in merchandising.

The deal far eclipses those signed by any previous 007, including most recently Pierce Brosnan, who parted company with the filmmaker in an argument over his financial worth.

Bond 22 is due for release in November 2008 and with a Writers Guild strike looming in Hollywood, Paul Haggis, who also polished the script for Casino Royale handed producers the screenplay late last week.

Craig's predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, starred in four Bond movies - but the longest-serving 007 star remains Sir Roger Moore, who played the iconic role in seven films between 1973 and 1985.

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$60?

I'll do it for $50!
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Might want to add "million" to the post. I thought he was REALLY underpaid and getting shafted.
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That's not even enough $$$ for gas money to and from the set!
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SOB!

I'll report this to the mods immediately. It's a travesty!

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Talk about a paycut...
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Seriously, though. That's a ton of cash for somebody who was basically an unknown a couple years ago.
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Lots of cash, but it is for FOUR flicks and he really did an amazing job in Casino Royale...worth every penny IMO.
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He did a fine job and everybody tha was bashing his hiring has gone into hidding. But he doesn't look like a James Bond, too blue collar .
I was hoping they would just finish his original contract and find another actor instead of an extention.
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That's actually not a good payout for that type of work (especially considering the world wide appeal of the series). He should've done the Tom Hanks routine, take nothing up front and a % of the films theatrical & subsidary grosses (home video, internet, tv)....that would've been a hell of a lot more than 60 million depending on the %.
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Originally Posted by Linn1
Might want to add "million" to the post. I thought he was REALLY underpaid and getting shafted.
The rest is now going to the writers.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
He did a fine job and everybody tha was bashing his hiring has gone into hidding. But he doesn't look like a James Bond, too blue collar .
I was hoping they would just finish his original contract and find another actor instead of an extention.
I would expect an early bond to be blue collar. It always seemed ludicrous that bond would be bourgeois.
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he was an awful Bond ... why..???














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Originally Posted by starseed1981
That's actually not a good payout for that type of work (especially considering the world wide appeal of the series). He should've done the Tom Hanks routine, take nothing up front and a % of the films theatrical & subsidary grosses (home video, internet, tv)....that would've been a hell of a lot more than 60 million depending on the %.

The contract is said to incorporate a sliding salary based on how much each consecutive film makes at the box office and, importantly, in merchandising.
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In Hollywood, sliding strictly means falling payout. So he can essentially make alot less..but no more.
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He was great. The script was great too. Let's hope the writers realize what made it so good and stay the course.

Who should be cast as Ernst Blofeld? Who should be cast as his little cat?

I would think Bob Hoskins or Brian Cox as Blofeld and my cat, Terr, as the cat.
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Originally Posted by starseed1981
In Hollywood, sliding strictly means falling payout. So he can essentially make alot less..but no more.

Wow, that sucks for him. I can't imagine he will end up making less though.

In Hollywood, can guys basically hold out if they become more succesfull, like in sports?
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starman9000 meet starseed1981

starseed1981 meet starman9000

I cannot tell which one of you is better!

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Originally Posted by mrpayroll

I cannot tell which one of you is better!

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I'd vote for starseed, my name sucks and I wish I could change it.
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I have to admit that I didn't like Daniel Craig when he was cast. However, I did not go into hiding, I was simply proven wrong by his performance. He's almost the antithesis of all previous Bonds and I'm glad Clive Owen is free to do more interesting work. Even though Shoot 'Em Up was atrocious.
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Yeah, I too was very uspet at his inital casting (the whole blond hair blue eyes thing). Plus I thought he sucked in Munich. And then I saw Casino Royale and realized how incorrect I was, his performance IMO was fantastic.
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Am I the only one thinking $60 for Daniel Craig? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Seriously, although $60 million sounds like a lot...considering Craig's fifth Bond movie (the fourth under this contract) won't be out until around 2015 or later, it's going to seem like a steal for the studio by then.

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You would think those damn mods would earn their money and grant my simple request to add an 'M' to the title.

This is going to follow me around for a long time!

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That's a bargain. Those Bond films are gonna make a boatload.
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Great deal for everybody involved, including the fans.

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