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Chiwetel Ejiofor wanted as Bond villain in ‘Skyfall’ sequel

Chiwetel Ejiofor is being eyed for the lead villain role in Bond 24, and why wouldn’t he be? According to The Wrap, Ejiofor hasn’t been officially offered the part, nor is he in formal talks, but he is “widely presumed to be the frontrunner amongst the other actors under consideration.” The English actor saw his […]

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‘Skyfall’ cinematographer Roger Deakins won’t be back for ‘Bond 24’

Eternal Oscar bridesmaid Roger Deakins has bowed out of shooting the next Bond movie. Deakins broke the news to Kris Tapley of In Contention, at some kind of dinner party for bad-news-breakers. Bond 24 is the rare James Bond sequel to see much of the creative team return from the previous instalment. Not only is star […]

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Skyfall director Sam Mendes returning for Bond 24

Director Sam Mendes will helm the 24th James Bond film, due to hit cinemas in 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. This announcement comes mere months after Mendes announced he would not return to Bond, admitting, “directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments… that […]

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Danny Boyle won’t direct the next – or any – Bond film

In a wide ranging conversation with The Playlist, Danny Boyle revealed he definitely has no interest in directing a Bond film. Skyfall director Sam Mendes has been unwilling to confirm or deny his interest in directing the next instalment, and the internet has jumped at the chance to speculate on who would be a good […]

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Interview: Naomie Harris (Skyfall)

Interview: Naomie Harris (Skyfall). By Simon Miraudo. Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond adventure, is the highest grossing in the super-spy’s 50-year cinematic history. Helmed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and starring the blonde Bond-shell himself, Daniel Craig, it features 007 squaring off against a demented former MI6 agent (Javier Bardem) who is seeking vengeance against […]

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With a bullet – Skyfall review

Skyfall – Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, and Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. There are good Bond films. There are bad Bond films. They’re all ‘Bond’ films, however, and that is both their best attribute and a burden. The much-vaunted reboot Casino Royale jettisoned a lot of the series’ […]

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Daniel Craig set for two more Bond movies

Daniel Craig will not bow out as Bond with Sam Mendes‘ Skyfall, Deadline reports. Craig will return for two further adventures at least, seeing him play 007 in the 24th and 25th instalments of the ongoing saga. This will make him the third-longest serving Bond actor in the franchise’s history. Sony Pictures and MGM will continue to […]

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Trailer Debut: Skyfall

The feature trailer for Sam Mendes‘ new 007 movie, Skyfall, has arrived online, opening with M (Judi Dench) penning James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) obituary. Never fear; Bond is only presumed dead, living it up and enjoying a few drinks with M-16 no longer on his back. But, he returns to Her Majesty’s Secret Service soon […]

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Teaser Debut: Skyfall

Curious as to what a Sam Mendes-directed Bond movie looks like? Be curious no more! The teaser trailer for Skyfall has arrived. As far as teasers go, Skyfall doesn’t skimp on the money shots. We get to enjoy James Bond (Daniel Craig) undergoing a word association examination, overseen by M (Dame Judi Dench) and a new character played by […]

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Poster Debut: Skyfall

The teaser trailer for Sam Mendes‘ entry in the 007 saga, Skyfall, is mere days away from hitting the web. Until that fires through the barrel and into our brains, please enjoy the film’s first teaser poster courtesy of its official website. So, not much new there, but it’s always nice to see Daniel Craig‘s blond Bond holding a […]

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First look at Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall

The wait is over, 007-heads. The first picture of Daniel Craig as James Bond in the new Sam Mendes directed adventure Skyfall has been released on the film’s official website. And you need only cast your eyes downward slightly to see it! According to OO7.com, the picture is taken from Bond’s trip to Shanghai. Besides […]

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Ben Whishaw set to play Bond’s gadget man Q in Skyfall

Ben Whishaw will play gadget whiz Q in the upcoming Bond film Skyfall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While Whishaw (Bright Star) was listed amongst the film’s cast at the start of November, it has now been revealed he will take on the role last played by John Cleese in 2002’s Die Another Day. Q […]

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Bond 23 officially titled Skyfall; cast assemble and plot revealed

Every rumour you’ve heard about Bond 23 is true (well, except this one)! The cast of Sam Mendes‘ upcoming 007 flick assembled in London today, joining producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, to reveal the film’s title and a brief synopsis. As was leaked back in October, the film is entitled Skyfall. Daniel Craig […]

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Nora Ephron bringing Lost in Austen to the big screen

Romantic comedy queen Nora Ephron is set to write and direct an American feature film adaptation of the British miniseries Lost in Austen, Variety reports. Ephron – best known for writing When Harry Met Sally as well as writing and directing Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie and Julia – will adapt the 2008 […]

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Has Bond 23 been christened Skyfall?

There’s been much speculation over the official title of the next James Bond film (tentatively, and boringly, called Bond 23). Back in August, rumours surfaced that the flick had been christened Carte Blanche and would be based on the upcoming Jeffrey Deaver novel of the same name. Although that was quickly debunked, a new title has […]

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Is THIS the name of the new James Bond flick? (Update: No)

Update: Never mind! EON Productions has denied Bond 23 will be called Carte Blanche, nor will it have anything to do with Jeffery Deaver’s novel. Original report below… Did a Serbian cellist reveal the title, and, inadvertently, the plot of the new James Bond flick? Weirdly … maybe! Details regarding Sam Mendes‘ long-gestating Bond 23 have been […]

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James Bond finds his new Moneypenny

Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean) has been cast as Miss Moneypenny, the most iconic and long-lasting of all the Bond girls, in Sam Mendes‘ upcoming James Bond film. According to The Daily Mail, Harris is in final negotiations to star in Bond 23 as assistant to M (Judi Dench). This will be Moneypenny’s first […]

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>Javier Bardem to play Bond villain?

>Javier Bardem has been approached to star in the next James Bond film according to Deadline. While details haven’t been released, it would be fair to assume Bardem will be playing opposite Bond as the villain of the film (something Bardem experienced in 2007’s No Country for Old Men). (UPDATE: Bardem told the L.A. Times […]

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The Hobbit to shoot in January?

We should know better than to trust any Hobbit news from Ian McKellen. The last we heard from him, the two films were to begin shooting in July of this year. Yeah, how did that work out Ian? Of course, since that optimistic declaration, the Smaug well and truly hit the fan. Director Guillermo del […]

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James Bond has been deactivated

Production on the next instalment of the James Bond franchise has been put on indefinite hold due to the uncertain financial situation of distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, according to Business Week. The future of the Bond series (and indeed, the future of MGM) has been in doubt for much of the past 12 months. Michael G. Wilson […]

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Away We Go delayed until December

Universal Pictures have delayed the Australian release of Sam Mendes‘ latest film Away We Go until December 10th, 2009. There will be advanced screenings on the 4th, 5th and 6th of December. The film debuted in America back in June and was originally set to hit local cinemas on October 29th. Away We Go stars […]

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Sinking ship – Revolutionary Road DVD review

Revolutionary Road – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Michael Shannon. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rated M for mature themes, coarse language and sex scenes. 119 mins Originally published January 28, 2009. Available on DVD. There are very few movies that I actively HATE. There are badly made movies, forgettable movies and disappointing movies. But […]

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Mendes goes all Juno with Away We Go

source: traileraddict.com Oscar winning director Sam Mendes has turned away from his usual morbid-award-baity flicks to make the comedy Away We Go. The trailer has debuted online, and I’m getting a heavy Juno/Little Miss Sunshine kind of vibe. And thank God, because I don’t think I could have dealt with another Revolutionary Road. Written by […]

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Sinking ship – Revolutionary Road review

Revolutionary Road – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Michael Shannon. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rated M for mature themes, coarse language and sex scenes. 119 mins There are very few movies that I actively HATE. There are badly made movies, forgettable movies and disappointing movies. But there are some that creep under your skin, […]

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