Showbiz 411: Sam Mendes has signed for Bond 24 & Bond 25

May 31st, 2013 by

Sam Mendes has signed for Bond 24 and will most likely return for Bond 25 too, according to Showbiz 411. There may be something to this story as the site had Adele’s Skyfall lyrics weeks before anyone else according to our friends at MI6. That means it is likely that Mendes will see Daniel Craig […]

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Morten Tyldum asked about availability for Bond 25 “in a couple of years”

May 30th, 2013 by

Following on from yesterday’s reports that Sam Mendes may be back in talks with Eon and Sony about returning to direct Bond 24, MI6 has this morning reported that Norwegian film director Morten Tyldum, responsible for Headhunters, confirmed to by email that he had a meeting with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson. The Bond […]

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Mail says Mendes will do Bond 24

May 29th, 2013 by

The Mail has an interesting story by Baz Bamigboye, who was right on a number of things about Skyfall. Earlier we reported that Sam Mendes is in talks with Eon and Sony about returning for Bond 24 but Bamigboye emphatically says that Mendes will direct Bond 24, not Christopher Nolan. However, he backtracks a little […]

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Sam Mendes back in the frame for Bond 24?

May 29th, 2013 by

Earlier in the year it was finally announced that Sam Mendes, against the hopes of Eon Productions and many fans, would not be returning to direct Bond 24. Although at the time of Skyfall‘s release the British director appeared to be reluctant to return immediately to the series, telling interviewers he had done all he […]

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Bond exhibitions in Illinois

May 24th, 2013 by

A number of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale are currently running at the University of Illinois and the Spurlock Museum. Michael L. VanBlaricum, president of The Ian Fleming Foundation and Illinois alumnus, was asked to curate a “Birth of Bond” exhibition, while the Rare Book & Manuscript Library […]

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Octopussy versus The Man With The Golden Gun

May 23rd, 2013 by

Recently I watched Octopussy and then The Man With The Golden Gun on successive nights, which was an interesting experience as it allowed me to compare two Roger Moore Bond films from the late and then early part of his reign. The Man With The Golden Gun is frequently ranked by fans towards the bottom […]

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New Eon Project points to 2015 release for Bond 24

May 22nd, 2013 by

Eon Productions bosses Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are set to executive produce a new film about an outsider living on a remote Scottish island, according to reports, seemingly ending any chance that Bond 24 would be released in 2014. The film, The Silent Storm, will star Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis and will […]

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Lost Thunderball watch to be auctioned in June

May 21st, 2013 by

The modified Breitling watch worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball will be auctioned at Christie’s in London on June 26th, when it is expected to sell for as much as £60,000. The watch was modified for use in the film, where it supposedly acted as a Geiger counter to detect the presence of the atomic […]

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Daniel Craig drives DB5 for Aston Martin centenary celebrations at Nurburgring

May 20th, 2013 by

Daniel Craig made a surprise appearance at the Nurburgring at the weekend where he drove the Skyfall Aston Martin DB5 on a lap to celebrate Aston Martin’s centenary. Craig reportedly climbed into the DB5, with licence plate BMT 216A, after arriving by helicopter and joined a parade of 100 Aston Martins for a lap of […]

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Bond 24 rumour: Christopher Nolan approached to direct next 007 film

May 17th, 2013 by

Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has been approached by Eon Productions to direct Bond 24, according to an article on the Mail Online today. According to Baz Bamigboye, who got a number of Skyfall scoops (including Eve being Miss Moneypenny), the director has been involved in informal talks with Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. […]

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