Casino Royale first edition on eBay

March 22nd, 2013 by

First editions of Ian Fleming’s books are beyond the price range of most 007 fans and collectors, but anyone looking for a first edition copy of Casino Royale to add to their collection should check a current auction on eBay. The seller, Edward Biddulph, who wrote the James Bond cookbook Licence To Cook and has […]

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Evidence points to Bond 24 in 2015

March 21st, 2013 by

HMSS Weblog sifts through the evidence from all parties involved in the James Bond films and concludes that Bond 24 won’t be released until 2015, despite various suggestions from some of the parties involved that there would be a two year gap.  What some of those parties didn’t seem to understand was where the real […]

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Why the James Bond continuation authors have a thankless task

March 20th, 2013 by

Some time ago I was thinking about why it is that so many fans of James Bond dislike the continuation novels. While the Bond community seems to look forward to their release, they always seem to meet with a tepid reception and, sometimes, outright hostility. What brought this to mind was that I was re-reading […]

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What MGM boss did NOT say about Bond 24

March 20th, 2013 by

Contrary to a Hollywood Reporter story saying that Bond 24 would be released within three years and probably in late 2013 but, our friends at HMSS Weblog just pinged me on Twitter to say that there is no basis in the report. Having listened to MGM’s investor’s call (which I have not yet) HMSS reports […]

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MGM hope to sign Bond 24 director “soon”

March 20th, 2013 by

Further to yesterday’s report that Bond 24 would be released within three years and probably towards the end of 2014, MGM’s chairman and CEO Gary Barber is quoted as saying during an investor conference call that they hope to announce a director shortly. Source: Bleeding Cool News

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Bond 24 “most likely” to be released late 2014

March 19th, 2013 by

With MGM’s results for 2012 released yesterday, it has been announced today that Bond 24 will be released within three years and is likely to be released in late 2014. Following the success of both Skyfall and The Hobbit, MGM is experiencing something of a renaissance, with a cash pile and reduced debt. The studio […]

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Non-fiction Fleming titles get new release

March 19th, 2013 by

New editions of Ian Fleming’s two non-fiction books are due to be published later this month in the United States and early April in the UK. Amazon.com Amazon.com   Amazon UK Amazon UK The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities are to be published by Thomas & Mercer on 26th March in the US, while Vintage Classics releases them […]

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Skyfall helps boost MGM revenue for 2012

March 19th, 2013 by

Skyfall and The Hobbit helped lift MGM’s revenues by 97 percent compared with the previous year, a huge turnaround considering the perilous state of the company in 2009. Total revenue for the year was $1.38 billion, with net income for 2012 standing at $129 million. That just shows how reliant on successful blockbusters the studios […]

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New James Bond 007 aftershave launched

March 14th, 2013 by

Last year saw the introduction of a new 007 toiletry range centred around the James Bond 007 eau de toilette. While technically not an aftershave – apparently eau de toilette has a stronger concentration of perfume oils than aftershave – that’s how many are referring to it anyway. In addition to the 007 aftershave eau […]

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Skyfall wins South Bank Sky Arts best film award

March 13th, 2013 by

Skyfall won Best Film award at the South Bank Sky Arts awards held in London last night. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were in attendance to pick up the award at a ceremony hosted by Melvyn Bragg at the Dorchester hotel, which was a favourite of Ian Fleming. Source: Radio Times

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