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Bond 24 Looking At Chiwetel Ejiofor To Play The Villain
Whoever ends up playing the next 007 villain in Sam Mendes' untitled Bond 24 has some serious shoes to fill. In his performance as the ex-MI6 terrorist Silva, Javier Bardem created not only an amazing antagonist, but one of the greatest baddies in the history of the franchise.
The Next James Bond Film Will Begin Shooting In October
For a moment, I forgot that Ralph Fiennes was a part of the updated James Bond franchise. No disrespect to the amazing Oscar nominee, but when we think of Bond, we immediately think about Daniel Craig (the current 007), and maybe whichever actor is circling the role of “Bond Villain,” but not the man who has been tapped to replace Dame Judi Dench in the long-running spy franchise.
Skyfall Cinematographer Roger Deakins Won't Be Back For Bond 24
As I explained in my review released just prior to the movie hitting theaters back in 2012, Sam Mendes' Skyfall is a great film for many, many reasons. The story does fascinating things with the James Bond character, puts the franchise in an interesting modern context, and features one of the greatest Bond villains ever in Javier Bardem's Silva. Perhaps its greatest asset, though, is the cinematography of genius Roger Deakins.
Sam Mendes Officially Directing Bond 24, With 2015 Release Date Confirmed
Fans of Skyfall and all other things good for James Bond, rejoice! Director Sam Mendes has finally agreed to return to direct another installment of the Bond franchise, signing on today officially to direct what's now just being called Bond 24. Here's what producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli had to say about bringing Mendes back into the fold
Sam Mendes Still In Negotiations For Bond 24
So here's a twist. Sam Mendes had seemed officially, totally out of the running to direct the next James Bond movie, committing himself to theater projects like Charlie and the Chocoalte Factory and King Lear. But Skyfall made $1 billion-- yes, $1 billion-- and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson weren't going to take his rejection that easily
Penelope Cruz Rumored To Play The Next Bond Girl
If rumors are to believed, it seems that the producers of the long-running James Bond franchise loved Javier Bardem's performance as the villainous Silva in Sam Mendes' Skyfall so much that they're even game to cast people related to him in the upcoming sequel. Like, for example, Bardem's wife.
Sam Mendes May Come Back For Bond 24 After All
Just a short while ago we reported that Eon and Sony were looking at directors like Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Shane Black, David Yates and Tom Hooper as potential helmers of the untitled Bond 24, but suddenly it appears that Mendes is actually back in the running in a big way.
Christopher Nolan Asked To Direct The Next James Bond Film
Most of us would say that Inception is the closest thing we'd ever see to a Christopher Nolan James Bond movie, but in fact the real deal might but happening too. The Daily Mail is reporting on "informal talks" between Nolan and Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson about Nolan taking over Bond 24.
James Bond Producers Say They Will Get Sam Mendes Back
The statistics don't lie: most filmmakers who direct James Bond movies eventually find their way back for another 007 adventure. There have been 23 Bond movies made in the last 50 years, but all of the titles come from only 11 different names...
Is Danny Boyle Interested In Being The Next James Bond Director?
It’s a question I posed to Boyle at the conclusion of a roundtable interview today at the South By Southwest film festival. When I asked about Bond, a large smile broke across Boyle’s face as he contemplated the answer...
Sam Mendes Won't Direct Bond 24
Daniel Craig’s James Bond needs continuity. The character – nay, the entire franchise – was redeemed when Sam Mendes took over for Skyfall, prompting most Bond fans to lobby for the American Beauty director to return for the next film, at least. Sadly, it isn’t happening.
The Next Two Bond Movies Will Be Linked Stories, And John Logan Is Writing Them Now
It was just earlier today that we learned Skyfall writer John Logan would return for the next James Bond adventure, and now there are already more details coming forward. Now they're not plot details--nobody would be insane enough to leak those yet-- but there is a fascinating hint at where the franchise might go from here, including a return to a strategy first used in Quantum of Solace
Bond 24 Already Being Written By John Logan
The news that Logan is back on board is an excellent sign we'll be see Bond again much sooner. Now I'm hoping his return means that Sam Mendes may also consider another go-round. He's said in interviews that he probably won't do another Bond film, and it's been nearly 25 years since any director actually repeated (that'd be John Glen, who directed all five 1980s Bond films)
Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored To Be Next Bond Villain
The Daily Express reports that Cumberbatch is nearly set to be the next villain to tangle with James Bond for 2014 entry to the long-running franchise. Should this prove true, he'd join the ranks of Gert Fröbe, Telly Savalas, Christopher Lee, Mads Mikkelsen, and Javier Bardem.
Sony To Co-Finance And Distribute Bond 23 And 24
In 2006 and 2008, respectively, MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment teamed up to release the two most recent installments of the James Bond franchise: Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The two films would up being the two most successful box office smashes in the history of the series, both raking in nearly $600 million worldwide.