The Bond Novelizations Part II: Licence to Kill and GoldenEye

April 27th, 2017 by

British writer John Gardner wasn’t new to the world of James Bond in 1989, when Timothy Dalton’s second film as agent 007, Licence to Kill, was released.   By that time, the former Royal Marine commando and writer was firmly established as the man who resurrected Ian Fleming’s spy for the 1980s. After Ian Fleming’s […]

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Dave Bautista hopes to reprise Mr Hinx in Bond 25

April 26th, 2017 by

Mr Hinx actor hopes to return in Bond 25 but it may hinge of Daniel Craig returning as 007. Speaking at the European premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Dave Bautista revealed he hopes to return as Mr Hinx in Bond 25. Speaking exclusively to Metro he said: Believe me we’re talking about it […]

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The Bond Novelizations Part I: The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker

April 21st, 2017 by

Welcome to the world of the James Bond films novelizations. The trend for turning films or TV series into novels started during the second half of the 20th century. It was the era prior to the home video boom and a way to experience the film at home. This technique is still continued in many franchises […]

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5 studios vie for Bond 25 distribution deal

April 20th, 2017 by

MGM and Eon Productions actively seeking distribution partner for next James Bond film. MGM and Eon Productions are being pitched by five different studios, at least if a report in the New York Post is correct. The piece is based on information provided by five anonymous sources. The James Bond series is currently without a distribution […]

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Tim Pigott-Smith dies at 70

April 18th, 2017 by

Earlier in the month it was announced that actor Tim Pigott-Smith has died at the age of 70. Pigott-Smith played the Foreign Secretary in Quantum of Solace (2008), but his best known role was Ronald Merrick in 1984 television series The Jewel in the Crown. It earned him the 1985 British Academy Television Award for […]

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Sheriff JW Pepper actor Clifton James dies aged 96

April 18th, 2017 by

Over the Easter weekend we learnt the sad news of Clifton James’ death, the actor who played Sheriff JW Pepper in Roger Moore’s first two Bond movies.  He first appeared as Louisiana Sheriff JW Pepper in Live And Let Die (1973), when 007 outwits him and his men in a speedboat chase. The character proved to be […]

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Rumour: Daniel Craig “just about persuaded” to return in Bond 25

April 4th, 2017 by

An article published by Page Six earlier today claims Barbara Broccoli has “just about persuaded Daniel Craig” to return for another James Bond movie. Although the report does seem plausible it is not confirmed. While Page Six may not prove to be reliable the article claims “multiple sources” have told them that Broccoli has made progress. She has […]

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MI6 Confidential #39: The biggest Bond of all

April 3rd, 2017 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-ninth issue. Take a deep dive into the rich and complex history of Thunderball, the self-crowned ‘biggest Bond of all.’ Synonymous with ‘Bondmania’, the film’s preproduction has a long, tangled history and lasting consequences for the franchise. In this issue […]

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