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[08.06.2011] CS! meldet...
It's normally wise not to trust rumors when it comes to the casting of "the new Bond girl," especially when it comes from a British tabloid like the News of the World, but it looks like actress Naomie Harris, who first wowed audiences in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later before joining the "Pirates of the Caribbean," is being considered to star in Sam Mendes' as yet untitled Bond 23.
Harris will play Daniel Craig's "sexy sidekick" according to the story and other than the returning Dame Judi Dench as M, she would be the first female casting for the movie, which is set to start filming in September for a November 9, 2012 release.
With so many actresses' names being bandied about whenever there's a new Bond film, we would be dubious if not for other news outlets like EW and Indiewire confirming through their own sources.
Anyway, Harris is "in talks" as they say yet there's still no confirmation on whether either Ralph Fiennes or Javier Bardem, who have both been mentioned as possible villains, will be coming on board. Since filming doesn't begin for three months, we probably can expect a lot more names thrown around, but Harris would certainly be an interesting way to go.


[03.06.2011] CS! meldet...
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012. The UK and Ireland will be getting the movie two weeks earlier, on October 26.
Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.
The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.


[14.04.2011] CS! meldet...
Sony Pictures Entertainment will remain in the James Bond business after reaching an agreement with MGM to co-finance and theatrically market and distribute Bond 23 worldwide, it was announced today by MGM Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. Sony will release the next film in this iconic franchise on November 9, 2012 throughout the world except for select International territories, where MGM will directly oversee distribution.
Sony Pictures and MGM said the studios look forward to Sony Pictures co-financing and distributing Bond 24 on a similar basis. [...]


[29.03.2011] Express.co.uk zitiert Judi Dench...
[...] "I am going to do the next Bond in November. I don’t know the location yet but hopefully it will be somewhere nice. I can’t tell you much more but I do enjoy ­playing M as she is such a strong character. I like being bossy and my grandson thinks its cool that I’m in Bond." [...]

[06.02.2011] DailyMail.co.uk meldet...
Ralph Fiennes is being lined up as one of the stars of the next James Bond movie.
I can reveal that his Hollywood representatives are in discussions with the producers and director Sam Mendes about a role in the film that so far is known only as James Bond 23.
Mendes, who will direct Daniel Craig as Bond and Judi Dench as M, has spoken to Fiennes about ­taking on what has been described to me as ‘a darkly complex’ role.
Fiennes is not interested in the usual run-of-the-mill action ­picture, but he was intrigued when he was told of Mendes’s ‘revolutionary’ plans for Bond 23.
‘It’s the first of a new generation of Bond films, and the ideas Mendes has push the film into darker territory where the characters are modern, mature and challenging,’ a film executive in Los Angeles connected to the production told me.
At the moment, the situation with Fiennes is purely at the ­discussion stage.
I was told Fiennes was approached because ‘the part is one of extreme complexity and only an actor of great ability and dexterity can take it on - and Ralph’s name is top of our list’.
From what I can gather, it’s not the same part that’s being talked about for Javier Bardem.
I’m told a couple of other major names are being courted for roles in the picture.
At one point Kevin Spacey was spoken to about doing Bond 23, but he was alreadly gearing up to play Richard III, which Mendes is directing at the Old Vic from June 18. [...]
Mendes and Fiennes are old friends, by the way. The actor led the director’s Royal Shakespeare Company production of Troilus And Cressida more than two ­decades ago. The play also ­featured Simon Russell Beale - who also may pop up in Bond 23.
Last December, I revealed that Kate Winslet will move to London while her estranged husband Mendes is directing Bond 23, bringing their children with her.


[03.02.2011] Awards Tracker sprach mit Javier Bardem über seinen möglichen Einsatz als kommender Bond-Bösewicht...
Oscar nominee Javier Bardem is notoriously difficult when it comes to getting him to commit to a film, but he admits he has just been offered a part that will be hard to turn down.
Bardem recently met with director Sam Mendes to talk about playing the villain in the next James Bond film, temporarily titled "James Bond 23" and set for a Nov. 9, 2012, release.
The actor, who is Oscar-nominated for his lead work in the Spanish-language drama "Biutiful" and who won in 2008 for another villainous role in "No Country for Old Men," hasn’t said yes to Mendes -- yet. He wants to read the screenplay first. But, judging from the grin on his face when we spoke on Monday, he’s very open to the idea.
"I’m a huge fan of the James Bond saga," Bardem says. "When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I’d be in one of those movies?"
The deal breaker for him, if there is one, will be, as always, if the material doesn't hold up. But Bardem says he was intrigued by what Mendes told him at their meeting.
"They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic," Bardem says. "I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It’s very intriguing."
And the escapism of the Bond franchise would seem a solid fit for an actor newly determined to leave his work behind when he goes home at night.
"But who knows? Maybe I will go back home saying, ‘I have the world in my hands,’" Bardem laughs. "Evil can be very seductive."


[31.01.2011] Deadline meldet...
[...] Javier Bardem has been offered a starring role in the upcoming James Bond film recently set for a November 9, 2012, release. Details about the character are being kept under wraps for now. But traditionally the biggest male role opposite 007 is the villain, and Bardem played a truly villainous villain in his Oscar-winning turn in No Country For Old Men two years ago. The EON Productions offer by principals Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli to Bardem to join star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes was made last week, at around the same time that the WME-repped Bardem received his Best Actor nomination for Biutiful and another high-profile offer of a lead role, that of gunslinger Roland Deschain in the Ron Howard-directed trilogy based on Stephen King's novel series The Dark Tower. (Amidst all this career activity, Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their first son into the world.) But it should be noted that Bardem was offered the high-profile villain role in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and turned it down.
The other Bond #23 news is this: Deadline has learned that MGM's new leadership is trying to leverage the next Bond pic, and indeed the Bond franchise, to create more cash flow for the post-bankruptcy studio. The new brass, Spyglass Entertainment co-owners Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum who are now the Co-Chairmen/CEOs of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc, are in the middle of negotiating to make an overall deal for worldwide theatrical and home entertainment distribution of not just Bond but also MGM's new product as well as its library of films. But what isn't known is that, as part of that deal, MGM wants whichever studio is chosen to distribute Bond 23 to co-finance a number of films with MGM. "That would provide MGM quick cash flow," an insider tells Deadline. "The quick cash flow allows MGM to have revenue which it hasn't had in a long time. Thereby their books look better, and therefore the possibility of getting more funds for production is increased. So expect whichever studio lands Bond to also announce it is several co-financing deals allowing MGM into other pics that are already shooting."
There's no doubt this is a shrewd move by MGM, but Deadline has learned it's not sitting well with the majors. Top execs at Sony and Fox and Paramount and Warner Bros who are all involved in the negotiations to distribute Bond "are growing increasingly frustrated with the way that the Spyglass duo are playing one studio off another -- and enjoying it," in the words of one exec involved. One studio even described its strategy to win Bond #23 was reduced recently to "pleading".
Back on September 8th, Deadline first reported that Paramount and Fox and other studios already were jockeying to distribute Bond #23. (The Hollywood Reporter recently claimed this as exclusive news a full five months later!) Here's what Deadline's Mike Fleming wrote back then: "Warner Bros, Sony Pictures Entertainment and 20th Century Fox are the obvious outlets, but don't count out Paramount. That studio has been co-financing partners with Spyglass on Star Trek and the upcoming sequel. That has grown into a strong relationship. I'm told that Paramount is making an aggressive push to win that franchise, much the way that it captured the Marvel Entertainment deal before that enterprise was sold to Disney. Obviously, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson hold a lot of say in where the films go, but it will be a hotly contested property... Deadline was first to report the distribution outsourcing plan by the Spyglass duo, on June 29th."
Broccoli and Wilson had been in pre-production on Bond #23 for release in 2011 but then it took almost a year for MGM's future to sort itself out what with the failed auction sale of the studio, then the pre-packaged bankruptcy getting approval, and eventually Spyglass taking over studio filmmaking. Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. That script is being kept under wraps but the story begins after Quantum Of Solace leaves off.


[29.01.2011] Wie MI6 meldet, wird Judi Dench auch in "Bond 23" die Rolle der M übernehmen...

[12.01.2011] DailyMail.co.uk meldet...
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012.
Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.


[04.12.2010] DailyMail.co.uk meldet...
The new James Bond movie will be a family affair for Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes.
The Oscar-winning film-maker is expected to direct Daniel Craig in the latest 007 adventure some time towards the end of next year, with the production likely to be based, as usual, at Pinewood film studios.
Kate revealed that their son Joe, seven, and Kate’s daughter Mia, ten, will move to the UK with her for the period of filming.
‘Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we’ll all be in England if that happens. It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and ­forwards to New York from ­London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me,’ Kate told me exclusively.
Kate and Sam separated last year but have remained on as friendly terms as possible, primarily because of the children - and because they still like each other, despite the split.
I asked Kate if there was a small role for her in the Bond picture, perhaps as a Bond girl? She laughed and shook her head and said: ‘No!’
However, she did not rule out the possibility of working with Sam again. ‘I can see us working together again - that’s the way it is.
'We’re really good friends and have very good respect for each other. I can see it, but you’d have to ask Sam what he thinks,’ Kate told me.
Sam and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli have already had many meetings over casting, and Ms Broccoli has visited the play Deathtrap twice to see Simon Russell Beale perform.
The leading actor is an old friend of Sam’s and they’re keen to work together again. [...]


[03.12.2010] Wie Slashfilm.com & Co. melden, wird die Produktion von "Bond 23" wohl in Kürze wieder aufgenommen...

[05.11.2010] Heute erscheint "James Bond 007: GoldenEye" für Nintendo Wii und Nintendo DS !!! Und CS! meldet...
In the midst of complicated financial restructuring following their bankruptcy claim, MGM has issued plans for the future of their flagship James Bond franchise, reports Bloomberg.
The next, currently-untitled, Bond film is planned for November 2012 and the article claims that sequels will follow every other year.
The 23rd entry in the franchise, the film was originally set to star returning actor Daniel Craig as Bond with Sam Mendes attached to direct. Though it is very likely that Craig will still return, there is not yet a confirmation of Mendes' continued involvement.


[25.10.2010] Wie CS! meldet, wird die Produktion von "Bond 23" wieder aufgenommen...
Now that the crocked MGM Studios has got to the point where it can siwtch on the preverbial green light for Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT movies; attention has invariably turned to the possibility of reviving BOND 23. The 23rd BOND movie should, if all had gone to the original plan, be shooting around about now, helmed by former husband of Kate Winslet, Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig as James Bond alongside Rachel Weisz and Dame Judi Dench. But then, nobody was betting that MGM would go to the wall.
Producer David G Wilson, talking to IGN, says that things aren’t moving just yet.
"We’re in a holding pattern to see what happens with the studio. We support them - we’ve had a long relationship for a long time and it’s really important for us to get going again. They just have to sort out their financial issues," he said.
When pushed for an answer on the start date for the new BOND project, he did concede that "They have a plan going forward, and hopefully everything will go to plan and we hope to be in a position next year to start the film again."
He confirmed that Sam Mendes is still attached to direct and also noted that work on the script stopped when the pre-production process was brought to a halt. So it’s back to work on the script and then a shoot could still be theoretically possible for 2011...


[21.04.2010] Wie CS! meldet, wurde die Produktion von "Bond 23" auf unbestimmte Zeit verschoben...
007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, today announced they have suspended development on the next James Bond film previously scheduled for release 2011/2012.
"Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on 'Bond 23' indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of 'Bond 23,'" stated Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli jointly.
EON Productions have produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962. In 1995, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli took over the 007 franchise from Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and are responsible for producing some of the most successful James Bond films ever, including Casino Royale and more recently Quantum of Solace. The James Bond franchise is the longest running in film history. EON Productions and Danjaq LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising for James Bond.


[21.02.2010] MI6.co.uk meldet...
Jesper Christensen will not be reprising his role as the villainous Mr White of the Quantum organization in the next James Bond film, the 23rd in the series. Not just because his character is unlikely to feature in the story, but also because the Danish actor lashed out at the predictability and quality of the two films he appeared in opposite Daniel Craig.
[...] Christensen said that he is happy that his "interlude as a villain in the James Bond series is over."
Explaining his position, Christensen said: "Today, I admit that I regard [Casino Royale] and [Quantum of Solace] as really shit. All the people die in them, so two movies are enough for me." [...]


[06.01.2010] Wie Heat Vision meldet, scheint man mit Sam Mendes (u.a. "Road to Perdition", "American Beauty") den passenden Regisseur für Bond #23 gefunden zu haben...
It's Mendes. Sam Mendes. The British helmer is in negotiations to direct the 23rd installment of the venerable James Bond franchise.
Production is being fast-tracked and could begin as early as June with an eye toward a 2011 release. Plans for the film are moving forward despite a possible sale of MGM. Sony co-produced and distributed the most recent installment of the 007 series with MGM.
Bond regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are writing, along with "Frost/Nixon" scribe Peter Morgan. Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are producing. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007.
The film will be Mendes' first action-heavy project, although his 2005 effort "Jarhead" was set amid U.S. war in Kuwait. [...]


[22.12.2009] MI6.co.uk sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Peter Morgan über Bond #23...
[...] From July until October this year, Morgan was writing the first draft of Bond 23 - the third outing for Daniel Craig as 007. "It's a shocking story", he said after admitting he couldn't give anything more away. [...]

[25.10.2009] Variety.com meldet...
The 23rd James Bond film will start shooting late next year, according to Daniel Craig.
The thesp made the disclosure Friday in New York in response to a fan's question as he exited the stage door for "A Steady Rain," a Broadway play in which he's starring with Hugh Jackman.
MGM had no comment about Craig's comment. He's starred in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace," which took in nearly $1.2 billion in worldwide box office.
The most recent announcement on the Bondpic came in June when Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Prods. and MGM disclosed that Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were writing the script for the film, which does not have a director attached yet. Purvis and Wade most recently worked on "Quantum of Solace" and "Casino Royale."


[27.09.2009] Wie Deadline Hollywood meldet, droht MGM bankrott zu gehen, was natürlich Folgen für das "James Bond 007"-Franchise hätte...

[18.06.2009] Laut Guardian.co.uk könnte (!) Michael Sheen im kommenden Bond-Film Blofeld verkörpern...

[13.06.2009] CS! meldet...
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have today announced that Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale) will be the screenwriters of the 23rd James Bond adventure.
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in the film, which will be a MGM release of an EON production. "Bond 23" is the latest installment in the longest-running franchise in motion picture history and will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. A date for the start of production is yet to be confirmed.
"Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we're looking forward to working with the three of them," commented Wilson and Broccoli.
Peter Morgan is the award-winning writer of such films as The Last King of Scotland, The Queen and Frost/Nixon, which was based on his play. He has also scripted the upcoming "The Special Relationship" for HBO and Hereafter for DreamWorks. He will turn his attention to "Bond 23" on completion of these duties. [...]


[27.03.2009] Heute erscheint "James Bond 007: Ein Quantum Trost" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc und MTV.com sprach mit dem Regisseur Marc Forster über seine mögliche Beteiligung beim nächsten Bond-Abenteuer...
[...] Even though Forster declined an invitation to return, he expressed hope that his darker Bond vision would lay the groundwork for a lighter follow-up.
"They asked me if I wanted to," Forster told MTV News. "I’ll never say never again, but at this point I would say no."
Debunked rumors recently connected "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle to the next sequel, along with the film’s lead actress, Freida Pinto as a possible Bond girl. Forster likes Boyle, but said whoever ends up in Bond’s next director’s chair will hinge on the script.
"It really depends on what direction they want to take it," the "Kite Runner" and "Monster’s Ball" director explained. "For me, I wanted to take it to a harder and darker place, but now that that journey I’ve gone on has succeeded, I feel like the next one can take it to a bit more humorous place again."
Both of Bond’s last outings in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace" set the British spy up against murky areas of international protocol involving terrorism, torture and blurred lines between corporate and national interests. Forster indicated that those morally ambiguous areas needed to be looked at, but laid out hope that tackling them would set the stage for a turn in series’ future.
"I feel like next time you should take it in a lighter and more humorous way, maybe add a few more girls and a bit more sex - all that kind of stuff," he said. "I think that would be interesting." [...]


[29.01.2009] THR.com meldet...
The writer who took on Daniel Pearl will tackle the creator of 007.
John Orloff, who penned Par Vantage's "A Mighty Heart," about the slain Wall Street Journal reporter, has been brought on to pen the screenplay for "Fleming," a biopic about Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.
Leonardo DiCaprio shingle Appian Way is producing at Warner Bros., which will look at critical moments in the life of the colorful author and journalist. Andrew Lazar/Mad Chance also are producing.
The son of a Parliament member, Fleming served as an intelligence officer in the British Navy and later created the Bond character.
The author penned the first Bond book, "Casino Royale," in 1953 and went on to write a total of 14 Bond novels featuring the debonair spy. Among them were "Live and Let Die," "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Goldfinger." Fleming also wrote the children's book "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." He died in 1964. [...]


[09.01.2009] CS! meldet...
[...] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures'/Columbia Pictures' Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, has taken in over $167.1 million to become the most successful Bond film of all time in North America, surpassing the $167 million grossed domestically by Casino Royale, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. The film is still playing in 891 theaters in the United States.
In addition, Quantum of Solace has grossed another $382.9 internationally, with the important market of Japan still yet to open. Taking in a worldwide gross so far of $550 million, Quantum of Solace is already the second-highest grossing Bond film of all time worldwide, trailing just "Casino's" $594.2 million. [...]


[11.12.2008] CS! sprach mit Daniel Craig über die Zukunft von Bond...
CS: What more do you want to do with Bond? What other parts of him would you like to explore?
Craig:
Well, I genuinely think we've got a blank page now. We've finished this story off. "Quantum of Solace" was exactly the right thing to do. We started something with "Casino Royale" and we wrapped it all up with "Quantum of Solace." We're ready to begin again and we can do what we want.
CS: So you think that the next one will be a throwback to another Bond era? Craig: Submarines and outer space!
CS: Are you all still looking at unused Ian Fleming story elements, since that worked so well in "Casino Royale?"
Craig:
Yeah, but there's nothing left. It's all done unless someone finds a dirty manuscript under the couch at [Fleming's Jamaican estate] GoldenEye, we're stuffed. [...]


[01.12.2008] THR.com berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
It's Bond once again on the overseas circuit as Sony/MGM's "Quantum of Solace" dominated international boxoffice for the fifth consecutive weekend, tallying $20.1 million from 8,755 screens in 73 markets and raising its foreign gross total to $340.1 million. [...]
"Quantum" is $92 million away from overtaking 2006's "Casino Royale" as the biggest foreign grosser of the 22-title Bond series. ("Casino Royale's" offshore cume is $432.1 million.) The latest Bond film's foreign cume is now nearly two-and-a-half times its $141.1 million domestic total. [...]


[24.11.2008] Variety.com berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
James Bond stayed dominant at the international box office for the fourth consecutive weekend as "Quantum of Solace" gunned down $40.6 million at 10,400 playdates in 72 markets. [...]
Sony-MGM’s "Solace" has already become the year’s sixth highest overseas grosser, with $309 million, ranking No. 56 on the all-time list. Among Bond movies, it trails only "Casino Royale" (2006), which grossed $430 million internationally. [...]


[17.11.2008] CS! berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Sony/MGM's Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig, set a new domestic opening record for a James Bond film, grossing an estimated $70.4 million from 3,451 theaters, averaging $20,400 per location. Casino Royale opened to $40.8 million in November of 2006 and went on to earn $167.4 million. The previous record-holder for the best 007 opening was Die Another Day with $47 million.
Internationally, Quantum of Solace added another $56.1 million from 10,460 theaters in 67 markets and brought its overseas total to an impressive $251.6 million. Sony is expecting the film to become the biggest among all Bond pics in terms of foreign grosses. Casino Royale is the current record holder with $430 million internationally.
Quantum of Solace, also starring Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen and Joaquin Cosio, stands at $322 million worldwide so far. [...]


[16.11.2008] CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Things are looking good for the 22nd installment of the James Bond franchise Quantum of Solace, the second with Daniel Craig as Agent 007, to have the biggest opening for a Bond movie ever. Box Office Mojo and other sources, have the action thriller grossing an estimated $27 million in its opening Friday, which is greater than half the opening of the biggest opening Bond movie to date, 2003's Die Another Day. It can be projected that it will gross roughly $70 to 73 million based on that opening, which would also make it the fourth highest opening for the month of November. The previous Daniel Craig installment Casino Royale opened with $40.8 million on the same weekend two years ago before grossing $167 million domestically and $594 million worldwide. Internationally, Quantum of Solace has already grossed $161 million.

[15.11.2008] Harry von AICN liefert seine Kritik zu "QoS"...

[14.11.2008] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright und Produzentin Barbara Broccoli...

[12.11.2008] Bei CS! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Daniel Craig und Olga Kurylenko...

[11.11.2008] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Jeffrey Wright aka Felix Leiter...

[10.11.2008] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit dem "QoS"-Regisseur Marc Forster... Und Variety.com berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
James Bond blew away foreign box office rivals as "Quantum of Solace" gunned down $106.5 million at 9,870 playdates in 60 territories -- the 11th biggest international weekend ever.
Underlining Bond's global popularity, Sony-MGM's Bond pic averaged a socko $10,790 per location. It's cumed an eye-popping $160.3 million internationally in its first 10 days even though it still hasn't opened in Australia, Japan, Mexico and Spain.
"Solace," which launched last weekend in the U.K., France and Sweden, took in more than triple the combined foreign take for the next four entries -- "High School Musical 3," "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," "Body of Lies" and "Saw V."
"Solace" pulled in the second largest international weekend in 2008, trailing only the $146.6 million debut of "Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." It topped the bows of "Casino Royale" -- top foreign grosser among Bondpics at $429 million -- in each of its 57 new markets, with the openings in 13 of those markets more than doubling the "Casino" launches. [...]


[09.11.2008] Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es mehrere Gameplay-Videos zum "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace"-Videospiel...

[06.11.2008] Heute startet "007: Ein Quantum Trost" in den deutschen Kinos...

[05.11.2008] Bei EW.com gibt es eine Kritik zu "QoS"... Und bei AICN gibt es ein paar negative Stimmen...

[03.11.2008] CS! berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
James Bond returned with a record-setting opening at the international box office as Sony/MGM's Quantum of Solace earned an impressive $38.6 million at 2,123 theaters in the U.K., France and Sweden, two weeks ahead of the domestic launch.
The British business for the film dazzled on Bond's home turf with $25.3 million at 1,150, breaking the three-day launch record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and taking in a jaw-dropping 70% of the market. The Daniel Craig vehicle also set a Friday record with $8 million, 23% higher than "Goblet."
The $10.6 million French launch for "Solace" set a Bond film record over three days, topping the five-day mark of Casino Royale by 16%. And the $2.7 million Swedish debut was the fourth-biggest ever in that market after the final "Lord of the Rings" film, "Goblet" and the third "Pirates of the Caribbean." [...]


[01.11.2008] Massawyrm von AICN liefert seine Kritik zu "Quantum of Solace"...
[...] All of the major complaints people had about the last film are gone entirely. There’s zero card playing, the action beats happen much faster, there’s no sappy love story and most important of all, there is no mysterious fourth act that springs up just when you think the movie is over and done with. No, Quantum of Solace is a fast paced action packed Bond film that actually feels very familiar. Almost too familiar in fact.
If Quantum has one flaw, it is this: it is identical in structure and feel to the Bourne Identity series. [...]


[31.10.2008] Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die "Quantum of Solace"-Premiere in London...

[25.10.2008] Bei THR.com gibt es eine Kritik zu "Quantum of Solace"...
The meanest and leanest James Bond film yet, "Quantum of Solace" is a breathless splash of high-speed action that hurtles from one reckless chase to another. [...]
Fans of that boxoffice smash and the earlier films might be disappointed that the new picture allows hardly any flourishes of style and character in the 007 tradition, but moviegoers seeking an adrenaline rush will be well pleased. Running almost 40 minutes shorter than the bloated "Casino Royale," the film should do bristling business around the world. [...]


[21.10.2008] Mehrere "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace" Clips / Ausschnitte sind online !!!

[19.10.2008] Bei BBC, The Guardian (3/5) und Telegraph gibt es Kritiken zu "Quantum of Solace"...
[...] if Quantum of Solace lacks Casino Royale's narrative drive, and is less than the sum of its parts, those parts are often terrific. See it for them, and see it for Craig's fully-formed Bond: angry, icily unsentimental, and fleetingly borderline psychotic at the close.
Craig inhabits the character with a ruthless charisma that never lets up. And he, above all, keeps you watching.


[16.10.2008] Bei MSN gibt es einen Ausschnitt aus "Quantum of Solace"...

[11.10.2008] Unter CokeZero.de gibt es - neben einem 007-Gewinnspiel - auch die PC-Demo des kommenden "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace"-Videospiels... Und Capone von AICN durfte in London einige "Quantum"-Szenen begutachten...

[08.10.2008] Bei GamersHell.com kann man die PC-Demo des kommenden "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace"-Videospiels herunterladen...

[25.09.2008] Bei CS! gibt es einen Schwung neuer "Quantum"-Bilder... Und CommanderBond.net meldet...
Barbara Broccoli had some reassuring words for fans of Daniel Craig’s portrayal of James Bond at last week’s fan Question & Answer session in London.
The producer confirmed that Craig would be back in Bond 23 and the ‘next few’ films after a correspondent from Ain’t It Cool News brought up the topic of an existing story arc in the current Bond films. [...]


[22.09.2008] Bei CS!, AICN, CHUD und UGO gibt es Antworten auf die Fragen der Fans...

[19.09.2008] Bei Third Man Records, TheBoomBox.com oder imeem kann man sich den Song "Another Way to Die" von Jack White & Alicia Keys anhören... Und bei Stage & Screen Online gibt es ein Video-Interview mit dem Komponisten David Arnold...

[18.09.2008] Zwei "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace" TV-Spots sind online !!! Und DH meldet...
So far the only thing we've seen or heard about "Another Way to Die", the theme song to the upcoming James Bond flick "Quantum of Solace", is a Coke commercial using an instrumental version of the number.
That has upset White Stripes frontman Jack White accoording to The BBC. The song's writer and co-singer claims it was not his decision to license the song for use in the promo and that he's "disappointed that you first heard the song in a co-promotion for Coke Zero, rather than in its entirety."
Meanwhile Alicia Keys, who sings the duet with White, tells MTV that she's very proud of the song - "It's like this crazy kind of energetic hard song with valleys and peaks. It has Memphis Horns on it. It's a great mixture." She's also seen the film itself and says "I've never seen a movie with a car chase, a boat chase, and a plane chase all in the same flick."
So far the only person not involved in the film's making to have heard the number in full is a reviewer for The Guardian who says it's a "Southern rock'n'soul potboiler, with the Memphis Horns and two feline vocals helping recall the franchise's musical golden days."


[14.09.2008] Ein "Coke Zero" Werbeclip ist online...

[13.09.2008] Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es neues Videomaterial zum kommenden "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace"-Videospiel...

[10.09.2008] Der neue "James Bond 007: Ein Quantum Trost" Trailer ist in mehreren Sprachen online...

[09.09.2008] Heute Abend um 22.35 Uhr ist bei MSN.de erstmals der neue "James Bond 007: Ein Quantum Trost" Trailer zu sehen !!!

[02.09.2008] Bei IESB gibt es einen Schwung neuer Szenenbilder...

[29.08.2008] CS! sammelt Fragen der Fans, die Daniel Craig & Marc Forster beantworten...

[22.08.2008] CS! meldet...
Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, announced today that it will release Quantum of Solace on November 14th in North America. "The strategic move places the highly-anticipated James Bond adventure one week closer to the prime movie-going holiday window and takes advantage of last week's decision to move the release date of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,'" said the studios.
"We saw the film recently in London and Marc Forster, Daniel Craig and the entire team at EON have truly delivered another extraordinary Bond adventure," said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group. "'Quantum of Solace' is a seamless continuation of the storyline that began with the last film. We believe November 14th is a great date that allows us to play straight through Thanksgiving and right into Christmas. The Bond films have a long history of entertaining audiences in this holiday corridor going back to Goldeneye in 1995. The studio enjoyed tremendous success opening 'Casino Royale' in North America on November 17, 2006, and we believe this decision will give the public a wider opportunity to see the film over the holiday." [..]


[07.08.2008] CS! meldet...
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace, announced today that Prince William and Prince Harry have graciously agreed to attend the world premiere of the 22nd 007 adventure on Wednesday, October 29 at London's Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square.
At the request of Prince William and Prince Harry, the event will benefit two charities, "Help for Heroes" and "The Royal British Legion." The premiere will be attended by the film's leading actors Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric and Gemma Arterton. [...]


[30.07.2008] CS! meldet...
[...] multi-Grammy Award-winning and platinum selling recording artists Jack White of the rock band The White Stripes, and Alicia Keys, have recorded the theme song for the film, which will be released worldwide this November.
Their song, written and produced by Jack White, and titled "Another Way to Die," will be the first duet in Bond soundtrack history. In addition to writing the song, Jack White is also featured as the drummer on this track.
The soundtrack to Quantum of Solace will be released by J Records on October 28, 2008.


[02.07.2008] Bei Gamersyde.com gibt es neue Screenshots aus dem kommenden "Quantum of Solace"-Videospiel...

[30.06.2008] Der "James Bond 007: Ein Quantum Trost" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[20.06.2008] Bei GamesRadar.com gibt es einen ersten Screenshot aus dem kommenden "Quantum of Solace"-Videospiel...

[19.06.2008] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es ein neues Video von den Dreharbeiten: Olga Kurylenko und ihre Rolle als Action-Bondgirl...

[12.06.2008] Telegraph.co.uk berichtet über die Unfälle am Set: Nun ist auch Daniel Craig betroffen...
Mr Craig was filming the new film Quantum of Solace at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, when he cut off the tip of one finger in an action sequence.
The incident is only the most recent in a string of accidents that the film has suffered.
A week ago, a collision left a gash on the actor's face that required eight stitches.
Last weekend, a fire broke out on set, which severely damaged an outdoor Bond set at the studios.
In April, two stunt drivers - Aris Comninos, a Greek, and Bruno Verdirosi, an Italian - were injured in two crashes during filming on location in Lake Garda, in northern Italy. [...]


[11.05.2008] Bei MySpace.com gibt es ein neues Video von den Dreharbeiten...

[09.05.2008] Das "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace" Widget ist online und bietet u.a. Videos und Bilder...

[25.04.2008] TheBadAndUgly.com meldet...
[...] Officials in the Italian resort of Lake Garda say a stuntman was gravely injured in a car crash while filming the new James Bond movie.
A spokesman for the northern town of Limone sul Garda says the stuntman suffered serious head injuries when he and another stuntman crashed during a car chase sequence on a winding lakeside road.
The spokesman says the stuntman underwent surgery at a hospital in nearby Verona. He said the second stuntman was slightly injured.
The accident occurred on the last day of filming at the lake on Wednesday. [...]


[23.04.2008] Bei BadTaste.it (via CS!) gibt es neue Infos, Videos und Bilder von den Dreharbeiten...

[18.04.2008] Bei CS! gibt es Infos und Bilder zu den Dreharbeiten am Gardasee... SPOILER !!!

[11.04.2008] Bei IESB gibt es Bilder von Daniel Craig bei den Dreharbeiten bzw. beim Busfahren... ;-)

[08.04.2008] Bei CS! gibt es einen Schwung neuer "Quantum of Solace"-Bilder...

[05.04.2008] Bei USA Today gibt es einen "Quantum of Solace"-Setbericht, inkl. Interviews und ein paar Szenenbildern...

[27.03.2008] CS! meldet...
ESO (European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere) released the following announcement about filming for Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig.
Cerro Paranal, the 2600m high mountain in the Chilean Atacama Desert that hosts ESO's Very Large Telescope, will be the stage for scenes in the next James Bond movie, "Quantum of Solace". [...]


[26.03.2008] CS! meldet...
DALSA Digital Cinema today announced that the next James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will feature a complex visual effects shot captured with eight DALSA 4K Origin cameras.
The details surrounding the cameras' use are being kept a secret for the time being. However, the company revealed that the technically ambitious visual effects shot featured Craig and actress Olga Kurylenko, and involved simultaneously shooting with eight shutter-synchronized DALSA Origin 4K cameras [...]


[21.03.2008] Bei ReelzChannel.com gibt es einen Behind the Scenes of "Quantum of Solace"-Clip...

[20.03.2008] Variety.com meldet...
James Bond pic "Quantum of Solace" will open in Blighty a week ahead of its U.S. bow.
Sony Pictures Releasing will provide "Solace" to U.K. auds on Oct. 31. It arrives Stateside on Nov. 7.
Other Euro territories getting their 007 fix ahead of the U.S. are France and Belgium, where Daniel Craig and co. touch down on Nov. 5., and the Netherlands and Germany, which get the pic on Nov. 6.
Pic launches in Spain and Italy on Nov. 7.
"Solace" takes up where box office hit "Casino Royale" left off, with Craig reprising the role of the British superspy as he embarks on a revenge mission following his betrayal by Vesper Lynd - Eva Green's character in the previous film - that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America.
Along the way, a case of mistaken identity in Haiti introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman nursing her own vendetta, who leads 007 to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within a mysterious organization.
Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a dastardly deal with an exiled Latin American general (Joaquin Cosio).
Eon Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM are producing "Solace," which is currently shooting.


[01.03.2008] MTV.com verrät den "Quantum of Solace"-Plot... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[14.02.2008] Bei AICN gibt es ein Gerücht bzgl. eines altgedienten Hollywood-Stars, der eine Cameo-Rolle als Oberbösewicht in "QoS" spielen soll... SPOILER !!!

[09.02.2008] Bei Just Jared und Getty Images gibt es Bilder vom "QoS"-Set in Panama... CBn berichtet über die aktuellen und anstehenden Dreharbeiten...

[07.02.2008] Bei AICN kann man einen Blick auf das "Quantum of Solace" Teaser-Poster werfen...

[27.01.2008] Bei CS! gibt es Videos von der "Quantum of Solace"-Pressekonferenz, u.a. Interviews und B-Roll-Material...

[25.01.2008] CS! meldet...
Sony Pictures has announced that the official title for the 22nd James Bond installment is Quantum of Solace. The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960.
The new film sees 007 (Daniel Craig) out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America. Bond girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads the secret agent to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), member of a mysterious organization and a ruthless businessman, seeking to control huge natural resources.
The plot follows on directly from Casino Royale, as Bond aims to uncover the truth about Vesper, the beauty who betrayed him, and discovers that she had been blackmailed.
"James Bond is after revenge, and Camille is after revenge and they have slightly different goals, but in the end they are going to have to collaborate," Kurylenko said.
At a press conference at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, reporters were shown a minute of footage from the new film, including Bond swinging on a rope after an explosion at an art gallery in Siena, Italy.
Another scene showed him meeting M, played by Dame Judi Dench, outside in the snow.
Kurylenko says she will play a very different Bond girl. She has yet to film any scenes, but is working hard preparing for her role.
"I'm doing weapons training and body flight training for aerial scenes and stunt work for fighting," she said. "My days are so long, and it's very physical. She's a fighter. This girl is going to kick ass. She's on her own mission and she's driven by revenge."
Actress Gemma Arterton plays an MI6 agent in the film and has already shot her love scenes with 007. She said, "I felt like a giggly girl, and I felt so young and inexperienced - but I kissed James Bond!"
The 21-year-old said her Bond role is "not so frolicksome" and her character "fresh and young, not sultry and a femme fatale".


[22.01.2008] CS! meldet...
Parts of Bond 22 will be filmed in Bregenz, western Austria, on the edge of Lake Constance, Swiss production company Unicorn Media said.
(Spoiler Ahead!) The company is recruiting 1,500 extras for opera scenes set on a floating theater (Spoiler Ends). Unicorn Media has passed applications on to director Marc Forster's London team, which will in turn choose the extras.
The filming, which began January 3 in London, will move to Bregenz between April 29 and May 10. [...]


[12.01.2008] Der TV-Sender ARD zeigt heute um 22.55 Uhr "James Bond 007: Diamantenfieber"... Um 1.00 Uhr folgt "James Bond 007 - Im Angesicht des Todes"...

[09.01.2008] Bei AICN kann man einen Blick auf ein weiteres Bond-Girl Olga Kurylenko alias Camille werfen, die bereits in "Hitman" zu sehen war...

[07.01.2008] Bei Just Jared und Pure People gibt es erste Bilder vom Bond #22 Set...

[05.01.2008] Der TV-Sender ARD zeigt heute um 22.25 Uhr "James Bond 007 - Leben und sterben lassen"... Und Hollywoodreporter.com bestätigt das kommende Bond-Girl...
British newcomer Gemma Arterton has been cast as the new Bond girl for the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, currently filming in London for Columbia Pictures and MGM, the film's production companies said.
Arterton will play "Fields" in the Marc Forster-directed movie, which has the working title of "Bond 22" and stars Daniel Craig as Agent 007.
Talk of Arterton's casting has been swirling around the blogosphere and in British tabloids since mid-December, but have remained unconfirmed by the producers. On Friday, Eon Prods. in London and Santa Monica-based Danjaq Prods., as well as Arterton's agent, ICM in London, confirmed the casting. Details of her character were not available, but a Danjaq rep said "it's a nice-sized role." [...]


[04.01.2008] Variety.com meldet...
[...] Mathieu Amalric, who played a paralyzed stroke victim in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," will face off against Agent 007 in the 22nd installment in the James Bond franchise, from Columbia Pictures and MGM.
A studio exec also confirmed that Jeffrey Wright, who played CIA agent Felix Leiter in predecessor "Casino Royale," will reprise that role in "Bond 22."
Film begins shooting today at Pinewood Studios in London, nearly a month behind its original schedule. It is still scheduled to premiere on Nov. 7.
Bond-centric blogs have been abuzz with additional casting speculation. As part of a profile on "Bond 22" helmer Marc Forster, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported that Swiss actor Anatole Taubman has been cast as a villain/henchman, though there was no confirmation from the studios. In the interview, Forster also told the newspaper that the latest pic will delve deeper into Bond's psyche.
Meanwhile, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the studios are on the verge of casting a female lead and will make a decision within two weeks. [...]


[20.12.2007] Via CBn kommt der Hinweis, dass es 007 in Bond #22 gleich mit mehreren Bösewichten zu tun bekommt...
It seems as if James Bond will be facing more than one enemy in Bond 22. After the confirmed castings of French Mathieu Amalric and Swiss Anatole Taubman, Mexican actor Jaquin Cosio claims to have landed the role of a Latin American General called "General Medrano". Mexican newspaper El Diario runs a big story on the casting in today’s issue.
"There are various enemies, and I’m one of them. I’m General Medrano, Bond’s enemy in Latin America, but there are other enemies waiting in Europe for Bond", he told El Diario while phoning from Mexico City. According to the actor, he was chosen from a list of about 500 Latin American actors [...]


[18.12.2007] Wie Empire Online meldet, wird Gemma Arterton in Bond #22 ein Bond-Girl mimen...

[12.12.2007] CS! berichtet über den Bond-Car in #22... Und CommanderBond.net kennt den neuen Bösewicht-Handlanger...
Swiss actor Anatole Taubmann has been cast as henchman in the yet untitled 22nd James Bond film. Taubmann announced this today in Swiss TV show glanz & gloria on SF1: ‘James Bond - that’s like playing the Champions League. For a European actor, this is like a gold ticket. There’s nothing better. I’m very happy.’ He’s also looking forward to working with Marc Forster. ‘We got along very well during the casting and we have a lot in common.’ Taubmann is not allowed to tell any specific details on his role as he was sworn to secrecy, but he confirmed that he has a personal trainer as the role is physically demanding. Reports indicate that it’s an important role with lots of action and dialogue scenes. Shooting for Taubmann is reported to go from January until June at various locations. [...]

[06.12.2007] Empire Online bestätigt den Filmbösewicht für Bond #22: Mathieu Amalric...
[...] Amalric would not be drawn on details of the character, but said that, yes, he will play the bad guy in the 22nd Bond movie. "I will, it’s true. I play the villain, yes. James Bond," Amalric said. "It has to do with childhood, you know? To be a villain in James Bond is just so funny. I never dreamt about that. It’s not what I want to do with my career. It’s just that I have kids and it’s so funny to do that. But it doesn’t mean that I’m not going to do a very small French film for free with my friends. [...]

[26.11.2007] CS! sprach mit Daniel Craig, u.a. über Bond #22...

[17.11.2007] Der TV-Sender ARD zeigt heute um 22.55 Uhr "James Bond 007 - Der Spion, der mich liebte"... Und FOXNews.com glaubt den neuen Filmbösewicht für Bond #22 zu kennen...
[...] I’m told that Mathieu Amalric, the probable Oscar nominee from Miramax’s "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," is James Bond’s next villain. That was the word Thursday at a lunch for "Diving Bell" director Julian Schnabel and Amalric.
Even though sources insist it’s true, Amalric would neither confirm nor deny. Since his "Diving Bell" character communicates through blinking, we thought of asking him to do just that - one for yes, two for no - but thought better of it. Anyway, expect a formal announcement shortly. This is a done deal. [...]


[11.11.2007] Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "James Bond 007: Die Welt ist nicht genug"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 2.35 Uhr... Variety.com widmet sich den Problemen, die durch den Streik der Drehbuchautoren entstehen...
[...] Sony, for example, has at least two big-budget, high-profile "go" films that may have incomplete scripts and/or major casting holes. Paul Haggis admitted while walking the strike line last week that his script for "Bond 22," which is skedded to shoot in December, is not locked. [...]

[03.11.2007] Der TV-Sender Kabel1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "James Bond 007 - Moonraker"... Und die ARD zeigt heute um 22.10 Uhr "James Bond 007 - Der Hauch des Todes"...

[30.10.2007] Hollywoodreporter.com meldet...
MGM chairman and CEO Harry Sloan [...] called franchises "the base of any studio," which is why he signed Daniel Craig to do four more James Bond films and he's planning on resurrecting the "Fame," "Death Wish" and "Thomas Crown Affair" franchises. [...]

[28.10.2007] Der TV-Sender Kabel1 wiederholt heute um 17.00 Uhr den Klassiker "James Bond 007 - Liebesgrüße aus Moskau"... Und CS! sprach mit dem "Bond #22"-Regisseur Marc Forster...

[27.10.2007] Der TV-Sender Kabel1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "James Bond 007 - Liebesgrüße aus Moskau"...

[21.10.2007] Der TV-Sender Kabel1 wiederholt heute um 17.00 Uhr den Klassiker "James Bond - 007 jagt Dr. No"...

[20.10.2007] Der TV-Sender Kabel1 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "James Bond - 007 jagt Dr. No"...

[06.10.2007] Der TV-Sender ARD zeigt heute um 22.25 Uhr "James Bond 007 - In tödlicher Mission"...

[02.10.2007] MI6.co.uk berichtet über einen "Bond #22"-Drehort...
[...] location scouts for the 22nd James Bond film visited Panama recently to consider it as a shooting venue that could possibly double for South America.
Local news reports now claim representatives are back in the country finalising agreements to host Daniel Craig's second outing as 007.
Exact lcoales are yet to be confirmed, but it is understood that the region of Provincia de Colón has been the focus of scouts due to its beautiful coastline.
If everything goes ahead, shooting is scheduled to start in early November, with 300 to 400 cast and crew members descending on the country in late October.
It is not known whether this November filming would include principal cast members. December 10th has been touted as the day the film 'lenses'. [...]


[19.09.2007] MTV.com meldet...
James Bond has shaken things up with the likes of Halle Berry, Denise Richards, and Famke Janssen, but our recent assertion that Australian babe Abbie Cornish may indeed be next is just stirring up trouble, the 25-year-old reluctantly insisted.
"It’s just a rumor," she said of persistent online speculation pegging her as the next Bond girl, which reached a fevered pitch in August when fellow Australian actress Rose Byrne told MTV News "I think Abbie Cornish’s got it." Given the pair’s close friendship, some weight was understandably ascribed to her utterance.
According to Cornish however, there appears to be nothing to the rumors. "I haven’t had any meetings or any conversations about it, no." [...]


[16.09.2007] FilmJerk berichtet über das kommende Bondgirl...
[...] According to casting notices sent out this morning, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are looking for a Latina actress in her late twenties, preferably with South American roots. Despite their plea that prospective talent not be worried about fitting the traditional Bond Girl look, since this is the "new" Bond series, she must be quite beautiful, able to handle what promises to be a physically demanding role, fluent in English and, last but most certainly not least, a great actress.
The next Bond film will begin filming in the United Kingdom and across Europe and South America under the direction of Marc Foster this coming January, with a six month production anticipated.


[11.09.2007] MI6.co.uk weiss mehr über den Bösewicht in Bond #22... SPOILER !!!
Danish actor Jesper Christensen who appeared as Mr White - the shadowy boss of Le Chiffre - in Casino Royale has confirmed he will reprise his role in the upcoming 22nd James Bond film.
Speaking to TV2 in Denmark, Christensen said he only recently learned he would be returing, and that his character would endure 007's interrogation methods at the beginning of the film. [...]


[08.09.2007] Laut AICN lautet der Arbeitstitel für Bond #22 "'Property of a Lady"... Derweil zitiert Variety.com die Macher hinter Bond #22...
[...] Currently in pre-production for a December start date and a targeted November 2008 release, Bond 22 will retain "Casino Royale's" trio of scriptwriters -- franchise vets Neil Purvis and Robert Wade along with Oscar winner Paul Haggis ("Crash," "Million-Dollar Baby") -- who will fashion an original script that, according to Broccoli, "will continue the path of Bond trying to find out who was behind the Le Chiffre operation. That's as much as we're going to say."
Haggis elaborates, but only slightly: "I can tell you it starts right where 'Casino' left off. Yes, Bond will be going after the organization that we hinted at." So, Bond 22 will be part of an arc, but will the hero now be the fully fledged 007, or will he still be growing into it?
"It will be the same Bond you saw in 'Casino,' " Haggis says, "a very human and flawed assassin, a man who has to navigate a morally complex and often cynical world while attempting to hold onto his deep beliefs of what is right and wrong."
Craig, speaking recently to the Chicago Sun-Times, echoes Haggis: "He also has to deal with revenge because he has lost the girl. Bond is still maybe too headstrong, and he doesn't make all of the right decisions."
As with "Casino," the absence of traditional supporting elements like gadget-master Q and Miss Moneypenny will continue: "Certainly, there may come a point where those beloved characters return, but," Broccoli says, "at the moment, they're not in 22." [..]


[04.09.2007] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
[...] Taking a page from the "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" handbook, the production has hired "Bourne Supremacy" and "Bourne Ultimatum" action designer Dan Bradley as the film's second unit director.
Bradley plotted out and directed the acclaimed fight sequences and car chases as the stunt coordinator and second unit director of the two Paul Greengrass-helmed "Bourne" sequels and will service the working-titled "Bond 22" in much the same capacity. The producers want him to continue and build on the more realistic and gritty approach to the veteran British spy begun in last year's "Casino Royale."
While no date has been set, "Bond 22" is eyeing a start date in the winter.
Bradley is coming off of working on the latest Indiana Jones movie. His recent credits as second unit director include the two "Spider-Man" sequels, "Superman Returns" and "Seabiscuit." [...]


[02.09.2007] Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "James Bond 007: Der Morgen stirbt nie"...

[01.09.2007] Der TV-Sender ARD zeigt heute um 23.40 Uhr "James Bond 007 - Octopussy" - ohne Werbeunterbrechung... Und CBn berichtet über die "Bond #22"-Drehorte...
While many James Bond fans are aware that some filming for Bond 22 has already taken place in Siena, Italy, it appears that Spain was the next production stop.
According to an article from the El Pais newspaper, filming for Bond 22 reportedly took place in Madrid from 23 to 29 August 2007. [...]


[27.08.2007] CS! zitiert den "Bond #22"-Drehbuchautor Paul Haggis...
[...] As for the storyline, Mr. Haggis wasn't giving anything up including any possible shooting or setting locations, however he would say, "It picks up 2 minutes after the last one, and it's going to be fun." [...]

[26.08.2007] Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "James Bond 007: GoldenEye"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 1.35 Uhr...

[18.08.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein erstes Bild von Daniel Craig am "Bond #22"-Set...

[15.08.2007] JoBlo.com meldet...
[...] Craig might not be the best spy after all, since he's been loose-lipping a few tiny details. For example, the next film will apparently (further) establish an opposing "organization" that will require various evil goons to be shot and pummeled. Craig says that his Bond is still on the learning curve and won't be the infallible machine of previous films, and in his second mission he may also be looking for a little revenge for Vesper (which may involve more leaping over rooftops and chucking guys down flights of stairs, and possibly getting his balls slapped).
The next Bond flick, to be directed by Marc Forster (FINDING NEVERLAND), will also reportedly feature the controversial Italian bareback horse race called the Palio. [...]


[12.07.2007] Bei my way gibt es folgenden AP-Meldung...
James Bond will soon be back, in bookstores. "Devil May Care," a novel written by British author Sebastian Faulks and authorized by the estate of the late Ian Fleming, is due to come out in 2008 [...]

[07.07.2007] Bei MI6.co.uk gibt es Zitate von Marc Forster und Paul Haggis bzgl. Bond #22...

[25.06.2007] Die NZ titelt "Alpen als Bond-Kulisse im Gespräch"...

[20.06.2007] CS! meldet...
Marc Forster will direct the 22nd James Bond adventure, it was announced today [...]

[08.06.2007] The Times Online meldet...
Roger Michell tells Dominic Maxwell why he turned down a Bond mega-payday to direct a Pinter revival at the Donmar Warehouse [...]

[23.03.2007] Heute erscheint "James Bond 007: Casino Royale" als Einzel- und Doppel-DVD... [23.02.2007] Digital Spy meldet...
Daniel Craig reveals he wants Jane Seymour to be cast as the next Bond girl. [...]

[18.02.2007] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Kabel 1 "James Bond 007: Goldfinger"... Um 0.15 Uhr läuft die Wiederholung...

[01.02.2007] Wie IGNFF meldet, fehlt für Bond #22 noch der Regisseur...
With the next James Bond film slated to begin filming in January 2008 for a November 2008 release, EON Prods. will need to hire a director soon in order to make those dates.
After Roger Michell backed out of helming the sequel to the franchise's highest grossing entry, Casino Royale, it was reported that Royale and GoldenEye helmer Martin Campbell would be sitting in the director's chair once again for Bond 22.
Alas, it appears that the Campbell reports were wishful thinking.
While doing press for Casino Royale's debut in China -- the first Bond film to ever be released there -- Campbell advised the AFP that it was highly unlikely he would return to helm the next installment.


[30.01.2007] CS! berichtet über Bond #22...
The Trades has posted a great interview with "James Bond" franchise writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis in which they talk about the 22nd film.
Wade told the site that you shouldn't bet on Q and Moneypenny to return just yet. "With the way 'Casino Royale' ends, you know there’s still unfinished business for Bond. He may say, 'The name's Bond, James Bond,' but there's still a lot of stuff churning up inside him. So, if you're going to explore that, and we’ve got this great actor to do that with, what you don’t want to do is suddenly clamp it down with all these familiar elements that keep your focus off him. He's the great asset."
Purvis added that it would be easier to add Moneypenny to the storyline. "Q presents more problems. People have all got gadgets now. Other films have lots of gadgets as well... The idea of Q coming back, for the moment, it's just not a high priority."
Wade debunked the rumor that the next film would be based on Ian Fleming's short story, "Risico," but he had no comment about whether Vesper's Algerian boyfriend would be one of the villains in James Bond 22.
About the schedule, Wade said "The idea is for the movie to start shooting at the beginning of next year."
In related news, CommanderBond.net says that Giancarlo Giannini, who played Rene Mathis in Casino Royale, has confirmed that he will appear once again in the next film. For a spoiler on why he will return, click here.


[20.01.2007] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt DasErste "James Bond 007: Der Morgen stirbt nie" - ohne Werbeunterbrechung... Um 0.40 Uhr läuft dann auch noch "James Bond 007: Diamantenfieber"...




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