James Bond News

Barbara Broccoli hopes to announce Bond 25 director early next year

November 17th, 2017 by

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Bond 25 will “hopefully” announce director early next year according to Barbara Broccoli. Irish pubic broadcaster RTÉ spoke to Barbara Broccoli yesterday about the Blake Lively spy thriller The Rhythm Section. Broccoli is producing the film, due for release in 2019, currently shooting in Ireland. However, as well as discussing the merits of filming in Ireland, […]

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007 Magazine special issues available direct from publisher

November 10th, 2017 by

Three special editions of 007 Magazine available direct from publisher’s website. The magazines celebrate the half-centenary of You Only Live Twice, commemorate the life of Roger Moore, and take a look at the collectibles and promotional tie-ins from the early films. You Only Live Twice 50th Anniversary (1967) Special This 126-page A4 Limited Edition publication takes […]

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Actress Karin Dor dies aged 79

November 9th, 2017 by

It was announced yesterday that Karin Dor, who appeared alongside Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice, has died at the age of 79. The German played SPECTRE number 11, Helga Brandt, in the 1967 movie directed by Lewis Gilbert. At one stage the SPECTRE henchwoman captures 007, but he manages to escape. She ends up […]

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Casino Royale exec producer Anthony Waye to speak in London this November

November 8th, 2017 by

Anthony Waye was executive producer on Daniel Craig’s first two Bond films. See him speak in London at an event organised by the Production Guild of Great Britain later this month. The Production Guild of Great Britain kicks off a brand new series of events this month, designed to take the public behind the scenes of film […]

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MI6 Confidential #42: Bond and Beyond

November 6th, 2017 by

The forty-second issue of MI6 Confidential focuses on George Lazenby’s time in the 007 spotlight. George Lazenby is nothing if not an independent spirit. He charmed the producers into testing him for Bond, and he shocked everyone when he declined to reappear as the world’s most famous spy. Since making the decision to step down […]

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New James Bond hardbacks now available

November 3rd, 2017 by

New hardback editions of three Bond titles now available from Vintage Classics. Back in the summer, Vintage Classics announced they would be releasing new hardback editions of three Bond titles. The books are Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and Goldfinger and include artwork by Levente Szabó and by John Cork. Each book also includes archive material […]

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MGM returns to domestic theatrical distribution in joint venture with Annapurna

October 31st, 2017 by

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MGM and Annapurna Pictures today announced a joint venture to release films theatrically in the United States. However, worldwide distribution plans for Bond 25 are to be announced at a later date. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Annapurna Pictures (Annapurna) have formed a new joint venture for theatrical distribution in the U.S., it was announced today by Gary Barber, […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun typescript corrected by Ian Fleming now available to buy

October 31st, 2017 by

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A unique typescript of The Man With The Golden Gun corrected by Ian Fleming is available from Jonkers Rare Books. According to the listing on Jonkers’ website: 182 numbered pages of typed foolscap, five further preliminary pages and a single sheet of suggested (later adopted) corrections by Kingsley Amis, all bound in a cloth folder. […]

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Christoph Waltz claims he won’t be back in Bond 25

October 30th, 2017 by

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The actor who played Blofeld in SPECTRE says he won’t return in the role. Speaking on the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival just a few days ago, Christoph Waltz was asked by Talky Movie whether he would be returning in Bond 25. A short video of the exchange was posted on the Facebook […]

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Ben Cooke reported to be on board Bond 25 as stunt coordinator

October 20th, 2017 by

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Spanish fan site claims Ben Cooke will take over role previously held by Gary Powell. Spanish website Archivo 007 has today claimed that Ben Cooke will return to the Bond series for a fourth time. Previously doubling Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, Cooke will take on the role of stunt coordinator. The […]

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