According to Page Six, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has all but persuaded him to play 007 for the historic 25th movie in the series. Plus, it’s said that she’s really not keen on having the likes of Tom Hiddleston – said to have been in the frame to replace Craig – picking up the Walther PPK, as he’s ‘too smug’ and ‘not tough enough’. A ‘Hollywood source’ told them: “Daniel was very pleased with how ‘Othello’ went and the great reviews.
The incumbent James Bond 007 has puppies galore. Yes, Daniel Craig has teamed up with Omaze, a California-based company which “offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that benefit charitable causes,” for an initiative to benefit the United Nations Mine Action Service.
It might not have its actual Bond in place yet, but according to reports it’s got an early location in the pipeline. Bond news site MI6 HQ reckons that production company Eon is in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the city of Dubrovnik for Bond 25. MI6 HQ cites confirmation from the city’s mayor, Andro Vlahušić, who dropped the tidbit while discussing details of ‘Robin Hood: Origins’, which is also shooting in the medieval city. “James Bond is in an advanced stage of negotiations,” Vlahušić told local press. ...
As of today, stats compiled by the Press Association find that he’s overtaken Pierce Brosnan, having been in the job for over 11 years – 4,147 days to be exact, since he was announced as the new Bond in October, 2005. Brosnan also made four movies, ‘GoldenEye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’, over 4,146 days in the tux.
Bleecker Street will distribute Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in partnership with Fingerprint Releasing, the director’s newly formed entertainment company. The heist comedy stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, and a platinum-coiffed Daniel Craig. It also marks Soderbergh’s return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus, during which... Read more »
As ‘His Dark Materials’ author Philip Pullman announces a new trilogy set in the world of Lyra Belaqua, The Magisterium and souls that look like cuddly animals, we take a look back at the failed 2007 attempt to bring the fantasy saga to the big screen. What’s a studio to do when it has just stormed the global box office to the tune of nearly $3bn by adapting one of the most famous fantasy sagas of all time, JRR Tolkien’s sprawling ‘The Lord of the Rings’, and there is no obvious followup?
With ‘Casino Royale’ about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we look back the crazy anti-Craig fan reaction that greeted the announcement he would take over from Pierce Brosnan as 007. The trolling began the moment Daniel Craig arrived by speedboat at the London press conference unveiling him as the new James Bond – wearing a life jacket. Immediately, so-called 007 fans started whinging that James would never be such a wuss, clearly confused that the ‘Layer Cake’ star was a 37-year-old actor from Chester and not a real secret agent.
Just in case anyone was holding out hope that Eddie Redmayne might be a potential contender for the next Bond, the actor has ruled himself out. Poll: Who should be the next James Bond? Redmayne declared, “I definitely will not be playing James Bond.
It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with Daniel Craig’s future as James Bond. Ever since the release of ‘Spectre’ it’s been widely assumed that Daniel Craig wouldn’t be returning as the world’s most famous spy.
Traditionally, it’s always been Miss Moneypenny’s role to pine for 007 – so it’s only fitting that current Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris express her desperation for the current Bond to stay on. While it’s heavily speculated that Daniel Craig may have quit the role of James Bond, there remains no official confirmation either way, and Harris has made it clear that she hopes he doesn’t stand down yet. Speaking at the London Film Festival (quotes via BBC News), the 40 year-old actress declared, “He’s an extraordinary actor and I think he’s the best modern Bond that we have had and I desperately want him back.
After the huge success of ‘Casino Royale’ it’s little surprise that another James Bond movie was soon put into production. ‘Quantum of Solace’ saw Daniel Craig return as 007… but it sounds as though making the highly-anticipated movie wasn’t plain sailing. Marc Forster was soon hired as ‘Quantum of Solace’ director. “It was tricky because we didn’t have a finished script”, Forster explained to Collider.
It’s widely agreed that ‘Quantum of Solace,’ Daniel Craig’s second outing as James Bond, isn’t a particular series highlight. The 22nd entry in the long-running spy franchise was one among many movies and TV shows to have been hurt by the Writer’s Guild of America strike of 2007, and started production without a fully finished script, with no revisions allowed by WGA rules. Speaking to Collider, the film’s director Marc Forster admits that he wasn’t happy working under those conditions – and contemplated quitting altogether.
It seems the top brass at James Bond HQ are still not ruling out the return of incumbent 007 actor Daniel Craig. In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today, Callum McDougall –executive producer on ‘Casino Royale,’ ‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’ – was asked whether Craig would be back a fifth time, to which he could only reply, “I wish I knew. “We love Daniel.
The rumours that Daniel Craig has been offered $150 million to make two more movies as James Bond are ‘baloney,’ a new report claims. The report goes on to pick holes in the initial Radar Online report which launched the rumour, noting that “the decision to pay Craig such an astronomical fee would not unilaterally fall to Sony,” but production company Eon and studio MGM, who have been at the helm of the series since it began in the 1960s. This is of particular note as Sony’s deal with MGM to co-distribute the series (which began in 2006 on Craig’s first film ‘Casino Royale’) came to an end with 2015′s ‘Spectre.’ While Sony are reportedly keen to renew this deal they have serious competition from Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount and Universal.
Christoph Waltz has admitted that he doesn’t think his portrayal of Ernst Blofeld in ‘Spectre’ wasn’t quite up to snuff. He also added that with the next movie without a studio (Sony’s deal with MGM expired last November) and, perhaps, without a Bond, he’s not sure if he’ll be reprising the role in the future. ...
There’s an ongoing conversation as to whether Daniel Craig will continue to play the iconic role of James Bond amidst rumours he was about to jump ship. According to a source at Radar, Sony are prepared to offer Craig, 48, a massive $150 million contract to see out two further 007 movies, even though he’s given strong indication that he’s done with playing the lothario spy.
Tom Hughes, who stars alongside Jenna Coleman in new ITV drama ‘Victoria,’ is apparently now in with a shot at taking over from Daniel Craig as the iconic MI6 agent. The unnamed source declares, “Barbara has told those around her how impressed she was with Tom in The Game.
Alleged 007 hopeful Aidan Turner seems wary of commenting on his chances of following Daniel Craig into the prestigious tuxedo. The 33-year old Irish actor, who won legions of admirers for his role in BBC drama ‘Poldark’ (which has a new series on the way), is clearly aware of the buzz around him to be the next James Bond, but doesn’t want to say too much on the subject.
A new report suggests that James Bond will not be back on the big screen for at least another two years, and that when he does return, it’s still possible that Daniel Craig may remain in the role. According to The Sun, series producer Barbara Broccoli has two other features in the works, and intends to focus on those for now. The report also claims that, as has been rumoured, actors Jack Huston, Aidan Turner, James Norton and Theo James have all met with the Bond producers and/or auditioned for the role.
Idris Elba has, for the umpteenth time, been asked about whether or not he’ll play James Bond, and the actor seems to definitively rule himself out - but not on racial grounds. Elba, meanwhile, will next be seen (under heavy prosthetics) as the alien bad guy in 'Star Trek Beyond,’ opening 22 July.
Matt Damon’s obviously going to come down on the side of Jason Bourne over James Bond. Bond has the values of the 1960s,” he told GQ Australia. “Daniel [Craig]’s Bond has upgraded him and brought him more into the present, but, classically, that character is a misogynist who likes swilling martinis and killing people and not giving a s**t.
2012′s ‘Skyfall’ was a landmark moment for the James Bond series, raking in over $1 billion (£800m) at the global box office, but if this new behind-the-scenes rumour is to be believed, Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes nearly squandered millions of pounds of potential profit… with a pair of leather gloves. The story comes courtesy of documentary filmmaker Charlie Lyne who took to Twitter to share his story over two videos. Here’s a story I heard about James Bond… [½] pic.twitter.com/3gtOdBeowO— Charlie Lyne (@charlielyne) June 27, 2016 … split across two tweets because the video’s too long for Twitter.