'Once we got into Christoph Waltz/Blofeld territory, you can’t go small again,' Cary Joji Fukunaga adds.
Billie Eilish has written and performed the new James Bond theme tune, but not every artist has been so fortunate.
With Sam Mendes presenting '1917' as if it unfolds in a single take, what are some of the best examples of this trick in the history of Hollywood?
The 51-year-old actor is returning as Ian Fleming’s super spy for the fifth and final time in 2020’s 'No Time To Die'.
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Sam Mendes made two Bond movies – Skyfall and Spectre – but it seems that the expectations around the hallowed franchise does not make for a relaxing directing experience.
This is the first time a cast member has suggested 'No Time To Die' would serve as a third act to a trilogy of sorts
Now that Daniel Craig is back as Bond, will Monica Bellucci be back as his “girl”? Bellucci is being coy about rumors that Craig wants her to reprise her role from the last Bond outing, “Spectre,” in the new installment of the franchise. Bellucci’s agent told Variety on Wednesday that the actress is neither confirming nor denying […]
Craig offered US talk show host Stephen Colbert the scoop, and when asked bluntly whether he would be returning for the role, he answered simply: “Yes.”
Helmsman has already directed movies like 'Lucky Number Slevin' and 'Gangster No. 1' as well as episodes of Luke Cage.
Bond star Léa Seydoux has admitted that she infuriated director Sam Mendes while filming ‘Spectre’, because she was jetting between two film sets. Despite having official dispensation from Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to make ‘It’s Only The End Of The World’ during the last weeks of filming ‘Spectre’, things still got a bit tense, it seems. “The producer [Barbara Broccoli] was very nice – she said, ‘OK, if you really want to make this film, we’ll find a solution’.
‘Casino Royale’ was released back in 2006, so 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.
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. ...
In 1968, George Lazenby had the world at his feet. By chance, he’d met James Bond producer Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli in a barber shop, and had landed himself an audition to take over from Sean Connery in 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. Peter Hunt, who was lined up as the director of the follow up to 1967’s 'You Only Live Twice’, Connery’s last appearance as Bond, seemed to agree that his lack of acting experience didn’t matter.
Bosses at British movie studio Pinewood have said that it will benefit from Britain voting to leave the European Union. Ivan Dunleavy said: “The result of the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU is now known. Danny Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal UK, which is owned by French media company Canal Plus, and has been behind movies like 'Paddington’ and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, has said that the effects will be drastic.
“Spectre” had a much bloodier future in store. Nicolas Winding Refn says he was tapped to direct the most recent Bond film, but turned down the big-profile gig. According to Refn, Eon Productions approached him to take the reins of the latest installment of the long-running franchise before Sam Mendes signed on to helm the film. But he refused the offer,... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/nicolas-winding-refn-spectre-directing-1201808590/" title="Read Nicolas Winding Refn Says He Turned Down ‘Spectre’ Directing Gig">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Thanks to some gruesome eye-gouging action, Spectre was the most complained about movie of 2015, the BBFC has confirmed. The Bond movie received 40 complaints to the classification body, regarding its 12a rating and the violence portrayed on screen. - Why is Keanu Reeves at Parliament?
The big question everyone’s asking is who the next James Bond will be, with ‘Skyfall’ and ‘SPECTRE’ director Sam Mendes declaring the next 007 will be decided by one person alone. Rather than a committee or the public deciding which actor will play Bond, Mendes declared it’s “not a democracy,” saying the choice will be a wildcard that’ll shock everyone. Speaking at Hay Festival, the Oscar-winning director said the choice of the next iconic spy will be down to producer Barbara Broccoli, and her alone.
Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was best known for his two most famous roles – Tattoo, the sidekick to Ricardo Montalban’s Mr. Roarke in ‘Fantasy Island’, and as Nick Nack, diminutive henchman to Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga in 'The Man With The Golden Gun’. Born in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1943, he was raised in the city by his mother and surgeon father, who was a resistance fighter during World War Two.
‘Star Wars’ fan Kurt Rauffer has created a credits sequence for 1980’s 'The Empire Strikes Back’, in the style of the James Bond series. Set to Radiohead’s unused theme for last year’s 'Spectre’ (we’ll never forgive Sony for picking Sam Smith’s song over it) the video uses iconic imagery from the series, stylised to fit the song and intention of Rauffer’s work. “I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting,” Rauffer writes in the video’s description.