Back in November 2011 at the Skyfall press conference held in London, producer Michael G Wilson mentioned that a new documentary would be released as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of cinematic James Bond. Until now no details have been forthcoming, however yesterday a press release was issued that covers the documentary, entitled “Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007”, which is reproduced below, and interestingly mentions Harry Saltzman and Ian Fleming as well as Cubby Broccoli as being responsible for getting the film series off the ground; both Saltzman and Fleming have hardly been mentioned in the social media campaign for the 50th anniversary this year.
Press release: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films are proud to announce their new feature documentary EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 007 directed by Stevan Riley (FIRE IN BABYLON), produced by John Battsek (ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, THE TILLMAN STORY) and Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE, PROJECT NIM) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of James Bond films on October 5. Country specific release plans to be announced shortly.
EVERYTHING OR NOTHING focuses on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962. With unprecedented access both to the key players involved and to Eon Productions’ extensive archive, this is the first time the inside story of the franchise has ever been told on screen in this way. Director Stevan Riley follows a story that begins with a ground-breaking spy thriller and continues six Bonds and five decades later. While Bond was saving the world from chaos and catastrophe on screen, this compelling documentary draws back the curtain to reveal the battles, threats and real stakes unfolding behind the camera.