Alexander Witt joins Bond 24 as 2nd unit Director of Photography

June 30th, 2014 by

Alexander Witt has been confirmed as Director of Photography on the second unit by the website of The Murtha Agency, which represents him. Witt previously worked on both Casino Royale and Skyfall , since when he has worked on Hercules, Cinderella and is currently shooting Terminator: Genesis. Witt also worked on XXX, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of […]

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Are Purvis & Wade back? Bond 24 script crisis reportedly delays filming

June 27th, 2014 by

Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are on board Bond 24 and filming is delayed until December, if a report by the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye is to be believed. He also says that Sam Mendes and his team have started scouting for locations. Bamigboye turned out to be right on the money with a […]

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007 represented by one of 50 London benches promoting reading

June 25th, 2014 by

James Bond is to be represented this summer in the Books About Town project by the National Literacy Trust. From the beginning of July until mid-September visitors to London will be able to enjoy the fifty unique benches dotted around London, each shaped like an open book and decorated to represent an individual work of […]

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Pinewood’s Theatre 7 renamed in honour of John Barry

June 25th, 2014 by

The late John Barry, long term composer of the James Bond series and the man responsible for the Bond sound was honoured last Friday at a ceremony at Pinewood Studios, when Theatre 7 was renamed the John Barry Theatre. As pointed out by Edward Biddulph on Twitter, it may be no coincidence that Theatre 7 […]

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Bond stuntman Terry Richards dies

June 24th, 2014 by

It has just been announced that former James Bond stuntman Terry Richards passed away earlier this month at the age of 81. Richards had a long career as a stuntman in the Bond films and many others, working on From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, Tomorrow Never Dies […]

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What vodka does James Bond drink in the films?

June 24th, 2014 by

While vodka brands are barely mentioned in the books, the films are a different matter. While a bottle of vodka can be anonymous in print, on the big screen there always has to be a label to identify it.   While Ian Fleming named a vodka brand on just one occasion throughout all his novels and short […]

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Hot Wheels DB5 to be launched at Comic Con in July

June 20th, 2014 by

Mattel is to launch a number of premium Hot Wheels cars and has revealed plans at prior to the launch at Comic Con next month. Everyone remembers playing with these cars with the bright orange track as a kid, but these new cars seem to be aimed firmly at collectors; the Aston Martin DB5 from […]

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Pinewood gets green light to double in size

June 20th, 2014 by

Pinewood Studios is well known as the film studio most associated with 007. Most of the Bond movies have filmed on the soundstages at Pinewood starting with Dr No in 1962. Although the producers have sometimes used other studios for reasons of budget, such as Moonraker, which except for special effects work was filmed in France and Casino Royale, […]

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Original Dr No quad poster expected to fetch £5k+ at auction

June 18th, 2014 by

An original British quad poster for the first James Bond film, Dr No, is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 in an online auction run by Christie’s. The poster, designed by Mitchell Hooks and in excellent condition and backed on linen, measures by 76 by 102 cm and has a starting bid of £4,800 and is part […]

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Bond 24 to be shot on film?

June 17th, 2014 by

Our friends at MI6 are reporting that Bond 24 is to be shot on film rather than digitally as was Skyfall. The report comes via their forums, where one user repeated the claim from a user on Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins’ own forum that the filmmakers were returning to film for Bond 24, stating “I know […]

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