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RFS62
10-12-2005, 08:23 AM
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/3472004.htm


Geesh.

Johnny Footstool
10-12-2005, 09:18 AM
"Overexposed" comes to mind...

Plus the idea behind the movie kind of reminds me of "Muppet Babies" or "Young Flintstones."

Steve4192
10-12-2005, 12:45 PM
"Overexposed" comes to mind...
'Talentless' and 'wooden' are the terms that come to mind for me.

The guy has made a career out of being a background actor in the ensemble cast of a couple of huge movie franchises. Go look at the reviews for the LOTR trilogy and you'll find only one cast member was universally panned for his performance. Look at the reviews Pirates of the Carribean and you'll see the same thing. Ditto for his 'performance' in Troy. Then, of course, there is his leading role in the critically panned box office failure Kingdom of Heaven.

If Orlando Bloom is the best the Bond folks can do, they might as well drag out George Lazenby's withered old carcass and prop him up in front of the cameras.

savafan
10-12-2005, 01:46 PM
So they are now going to be running two Bond franchises at once?

Frankly, I'm having a hard time believing this.

I've always wanted to see Sean Connery play an old retired James Bond on film, or perhaps take over the role of M.

KronoRed
10-12-2005, 02:29 PM
This is a joke right?

Bloom?

PRETTY BOY??

He makes a swell pirate but..Bond??

savafan
10-12-2005, 02:46 PM
Okay, I thought Brosnan was coming back for one more film, and now I see this.



http://www.thisislondon.com/showbiz/articles/20594611?source=Daily%20Mail&ct=5

http://im.rediff.com/movies/2005/may/10craig.jpg

By Nicole Lampert, Daily Mail, Showbusiness Editor
11 October 2005

He has just proved his ladykilling credentials by seducing Sienna Miller from under the nose of his friend, Jude Law.

Now Daniel Craig is about to become the biggest seducer of all - Ian Fleming's James Bond.

The actor, who found fame as Geordie in the BBC series Our Friends in the North in 1996, got the job after an 18-month mission to replace Pierce Brosnan.

Scores of others, including Law himself, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom, were considered but rejected.

In the end a shortlist of two emerged - Craig and newcomer Henry Cavill. The pair were auditioned again and tried on tuxedos to see how they would look in the quintessential Bond clothing.

Craig, 37, whose choice will be confirmed by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson later this week, will be the sixth Bond, but the first blond.

He will star in the 21st Bond film, based on Ian Fleming's first book Casino Royale.

Craig has said he does not like the fact that the films are more about gadgets than feelings.

He added: 'It's a big machine and it makes a lot of money - so why would you change something that makes a lot of money?'

KronoRed
10-12-2005, 02:56 PM
Neither of these really strike me as reliable sources.
:dunno:

savafan
10-14-2005, 12:22 PM
Neither of these really strike me as reliable sources.
:dunno:

Well now that we know that it's going to be Craig, does he look like Bond?

http://www.torontoist.com/attachments/sarah/Daniel_Craig_in-Layer_Cake-image.jpg

Chip R
10-14-2005, 12:33 PM
Neither of these really strike me as reliable sources.
:dunno:

Reuters and AP are reporting it as well so those are pretty reliable sources.

LoganBuck
10-14-2005, 12:51 PM
To me Bond is the persona, not as much the look.

I am sure he is more screen friendly than Jason Alexander.

Red Leader
10-14-2005, 01:26 PM
They would have been just as effective choosing Clay Aiken. Gawwwd.

KronoRed
10-14-2005, 02:28 PM
Horrible choice.

Bring back Connery.

savafan
10-14-2005, 04:52 PM
Okay, so I'm probably in a minority here, but I actually like this decision. Craig was good in Road to Perdition, and I like the fact that he is English. I am also very hopeful when he says that he wants the Bond films to get back to the story rather than on all of the gadgets. Remember when Bond actually used to spy and play double agent?

KronoRed
10-14-2005, 05:25 PM
Okay, so I'm probably in a minority here, but I actually like this decision. Craig was good in Road to Perdition, and I like the fact that he is English. I am also very hopeful when he says that he wants the Bond films to get back to the story rather than on all of the gadgets. Remember when Bond actually used to spy and play double agent?
That disappeared after Dr.No.

I just don't think he looks the part.

savafan
10-14-2005, 05:32 PM
That disappeared after Dr.No.



You're forgetting "From Russia With Love" and "Diamonds are Forever"


I just don't think he looks the part.

Many people once said the same thing about Roger Moore.

KronoRed
10-14-2005, 05:33 PM
From Russia With Love has lots of gadgets, Diamonds are Forever is just a BAD movie ;)

He also looks like the President of Russia to me :D

Johnny Footstool
10-14-2005, 05:53 PM
He looks more like the Russian agents Sean Connery and Roger Moore used to kill.

BTW - I understand the role of James Bond was originally offered to Roger Moore, but he couldn't get out of his contract for "The Saint." If he could have, Connery wouldn't have been the "original" Bond.

RedsBaron
10-14-2005, 06:19 PM
I agree with Krono and Johnny; Daniel Craig looks more like Vladmir Putin or a Russian agent than he does James Bond. This is a horrible casting decision. I thought the producers of 007 films wanted a "younger" Bond. Even though Craig is 37, he looks older than Pierce Brosnan, who is 52.
Johnny, while Roger Moore was rumored to be on the short list to be the first movie James Bond (Barry Nelson had played Bond in a TV version of "Casino Royale" in 1954), I don't believe from all I've read that "The Saint" kept him from the role in "Dr. No." Although Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman considered several actors, I think Sean Connery was easily their choice.
I'm struck by what columnist Pat Lewis wrote in 1961 about the criteria used in screen tests for an actor to play Bond: "Competitors must be aged between 28 and 35; measure between 6ft. and 6ft. 1in. in height; weigh about 12st.; have blue eyes, dark hair, rugged features-particularly a determined chin--and an English accent."

RFS62
10-14-2005, 06:31 PM
I don't like this one bit.

He definitely looks Russian.

Very disappointing.

RedsBaron
10-14-2005, 06:34 PM
If I go to see "Casino Royale" I may find myself rooting for SMERSH.

savafan
10-14-2005, 06:46 PM
From Russia With Love has lots of gadgets, Diamonds are Forever is just a BAD movie ;)



Had lots of gadgets, yes, but not driven by the gadgets. The last couple Brosnan Bond films seemed more like commercials for hi-tech toys.

Then again, I think this guy did a good job in one of the better Bond movies.

http://www.bredalsparken.dk/~juliekretzschmer/assets/images/011.jpg

KronoRed
10-14-2005, 08:38 PM
Had lots of gadgets, yes, but not driven by the gadgets. The last couple Brosnan Bond films seemed more like commercials for hi-tech toys.

No argument, that also happened near the end of Moore's films (what was A View To A Kill about again?) ;)

RedsBaron
10-14-2005, 09:48 PM
No argument, that also happened near the end of Moore's films (what was A View To A Kill about again?) ;)
Unfortunately, in the case of every actor who played Bond several times, his final films were overwhelmed by gadgets and stunts. That happened with Connery in "You Only Live Twice" (1967) and "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971); with Moore in "Moonraker" (1979), "Octo*****" (1983) and "From A View To A Kill" (1985)--I did think "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) was an exception to this rule; and with Brosnan in "Die Another Day" (2003). I thought the first half of "Die Another Day" was good, but about the time "Q" wheeled out the invisible car the film jumped the shark.

savafan
10-15-2005, 12:37 AM
It will now be known as Octoasterisk

RedsBaron
10-16-2005, 09:07 AM
My eight year old son made a remark that I thought illustrated the problems Craig may have in being accepted as the new 007. He saw some of the articles online about Craig's selection as James Bond and immediately said to me: "You'd make a better James Bond."
Now that's the voice of an eight year old talking about his dad. Those few here who've met me would laugh at the idea of me as 007, but my eight year old son has never said that I would be a better Bond than Connery or Brosnan or anyone else who has carried a Walther PPK or ordered a martini shaken, not stirred.
James Bond is a fantasy, but part of that fantasy is that Bond is tougher, more suave, quicker witted, and ruggedly good looking that any male could expect to be. On my best day, and on their worst days, I could never measure up to Connery or Brosnan. Daniel Craig..........

RFS62
10-16-2005, 09:25 AM
Baron, you'd take Daniel Craig's lunch money and make him do your homework.

Sweetstop
10-16-2005, 11:42 AM
I had liked the idea of (the at one time mentioned) Clive Owen to become the new Bond. He's much, much sexier than Mr. Craig. I'm don't know if he's sexier than Baron, RedsBaron.:D I guess Daniel Craig should get the opportunity to prove himself, however.

I do know there is a current book by the writer the Fleming family hired to carry on Ian's works about the young 13 year old James Bond. They want to attract the Harry Potter crowd and make them Bond fans for life.

savafan
10-25-2005, 11:16 AM
First picture of Craig as Bond.

http://images.thisislondon.co.uk/v2/showbiz/bondPA251005_450x300.jpg

Thoughts?

RedsBaron
10-26-2005, 12:57 PM
First picture of Craig as Bond.

http://images.thisislondon.co.uk/v2/showbiz/bondPA251005_450x300.jpg

Thoughts?
If Desmond Lleweyln ("Q") was alive, he could dust off Lloyd Bentsen's debate line directed at Dan Quayle and apply it to Craig: "I knew James Bond, he was a friend of mine--you're no James Bond."

Johnny Footstool
10-26-2005, 03:07 PM
My thoughts on that photo:

The producers have heard all the bad publicity generated by Craig's selection, so they're desperately trying to toughen up his image by showing him rough-shaven holding a massive .44 magnum. They even elongated the barrel in the photo -- maybe as "compensation" for something smaller...

Reds4Life
10-26-2005, 03:11 PM
My thoughts on that photo:

The producers have heard all the bad publicity generated by Craig's selection, so they're desperately trying to toughen up his image by showing him rough-shaven holding a massive .44 magnum. They even elongated the barrel in the photo -- maybe as "compensation" for something smaller...

That's not a 44 mag, it's a semi-auto (you can see the grip serrations on the slide) with a silencer on it.

I'm not really diggin' him as the new Bond, Brosnan was better.

KronoRed
10-26-2005, 03:12 PM
Putin?!?

RFS62
10-26-2005, 05:01 PM
No Walther PPK?

Geesh. He probably drinks Pina Coladas with little umbrellas.

pedro
10-26-2005, 05:16 PM
I'm going to wait until I see it to judge how well he does Bond. I wasn't a big fan of Brosnan and when I watch the Roger Moore Bond movies now they seem pathetic compared to my memories. Connery is the only one who holds up well IMO.

Reds4Life
10-26-2005, 05:17 PM
No Walther PPK?

Geesh. He probably drinks Pina Coladas with little umbrellas.

They switched over to the Walther P99 in Tomorrow Never Dies.

Aceking
10-26-2005, 05:19 PM
I think Craig was a brilliant choice. They recognize that the last few Bond movies were a joke.

Craig was in a great British gangster movie called "Layer Cake." Rent it some time (especially if you liked Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels). I have no doubt that got him the role. Check out the trailer:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/layer_cake.html

RFS62
10-26-2005, 07:17 PM
I'm going to wait until I see it to judge how well he does Bond. I wasn't a big fan of Brosnan and when I watch the Roger Moore Bond movies now they seem pathetic compared to my memories. Connery is the only one who holds up well IMO.



I couldn't stand Roger Moore as Bond either.

A fop and a dandy compared to Connery.

pedro
10-26-2005, 07:18 PM
I think Craig was a brilliant choice. They recognize that the last few Bond movies were a joke.

Craig was in a great British gangster movie called "Layer Cake." Rent it some time (especially if you liked Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels). I have no doubt that got him the role. Check out the trailer:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/layer_cake.html


I'll have to check it out. "Lock Stock & two smoking barrels" was good fun.

RedsBaron
02-23-2006, 06:46 AM
There are now reports that James Bond fans have organized a web site, www.craignotbond.com, to protest the casting of Craig as 007 and to boycott "Casino Royale." Meanwhile, in his first fight scene while filming "Casino Royale," Craig had two of his teeth knocked out. I guess that he was shaken, not stirred.

RedsBaron
02-23-2006, 06:54 AM
I just checked out the website for www.craignotbond.com--it is a hoot.

Redsland
02-23-2006, 07:58 AM
Also, he reportedly climbed into his Aston Martin, only to discover that it was a stick.

Which he doesn't know how to drive. :rolleyes:

registerthis
02-23-2006, 09:05 AM
The new Bond Girl, Eva Green:

http://hollywood.weblog.com.pt/arquivo/evagreen1.jpg

KronoRed
02-23-2006, 11:45 AM
This movie has disaster written all over it :lol:

Rojo
02-23-2006, 12:45 PM
They're trying to catch some of that "Smoking Barrels" gangster grit, create a tougher, more working-class Bond. Less Evelyn Waugh, more Trainspotting.

savafan
02-23-2006, 01:21 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/23/D8FUV7GG4.html

It took an old Bond to come to the rescue of the new Bond.

Roger Moore, who played Agent 007 in seven of the James Bond movies, said critics of the film franchise's new star, Daniel Craig, should give him a chance.

"He's a helluva good actor," said Moore, 78, noting that critics haven't even seen Craig in the role yet. "So why attack him?"

The fair-haired Craig, whose recent screen credits include "Munich" and "The Jacket," was tapped last October to play the secret-agent icon in "Casino Royale."

A group of Bond fans have launched a Web site (http://www.craignotbond.com ) to protest the hiring of Craig and boycott the upcoming movie.

Moore, whose Bond films include "A View to Kill," "Moonraker" and "Live and Let Die," suggested the group was merely trying to attract people to their Web site.

He also dismissed suggestions that Bond is obsolete in a post-Cold War, post-9/11 world.

"Bond is fantasy, there's no real substance to it," he said. "It's a figment of imagination. ... (It's) sort of crazy, you know, a spy who is recognized wherever he goes. Spies ain't like that."

Moore was in Toronto on Wednesday for a UNICEF event. He is a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency.

He will be in Quebec City this weekend to take part in a charity film festival, "Vue sur Bond 007," organized by filmmaker Hilary Saltzman, daughter of Canadian-born Harry Saltzman.

The senior Saltzman, who died in 1994, was, along with Albert Broccoli, the co-producer of most of the early Bond films.

KronoRed
02-23-2006, 01:24 PM
Moore, whose Bond films include "A View to Kill," "Moonraker" and "Live and Let Die,"
That's cold, he did 7 movies and they choose to mention 3 of the worst.

savafan
02-23-2006, 01:26 PM
That's cold, he did 7 movies and they choose to mention 3 of the worst.

I liked Live and Let Die, but the other two are probably among the weaker 007 films.

RedsBaron
10-17-2006, 07:47 AM
What the hey-I'll bump this one too.

vaticanplum
11-16-2006, 08:36 PM
Casino Royale opens tomorrow and is getting largely fantastic reviews. Hooray!!! I'm actually looking forward to seeing this (I never got around to the other ones, so this will officially be my first Bond movie).

Here's the NYTimes review:
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2006/11/17/movies/17roya.html?8dpc

GoGoWhiteSox
11-19-2006, 12:23 AM
I liked Live and Let Die, but the other two are probably among the weaker 007 films.
Yeah I agree. I liked Live and Let Die too.

I got to see Casino Royale last night, and I was impressed. I think Daniel Craig will be a pretty good Bond. It takes you a little bit to get used to him, but once the movie got flowing, you got used to him.

RedsBaron
11-25-2006, 08:38 AM
I saw "Casino Royale" yesterday. Daniel Craig was great. He certainly does not "look" like the tall, dark James Bonds who went before him, but he perhaps comes closer to the Bond depicted in Ian Fleming's books than anyone else. He was quite believable in the role of a "blunt instrument" who, while he may not enjoy killing in the line of duty, is good at his job.
The entire cast, especially Eva Green as Vesper and of course Judi Dench as "M", was very good in the film. There is no campiness in "Casino Royale", which is probably the most serious and realistic Bond film since "From Russia With Love."
The film really isn't all that much of a "re-boot" of the 007 films. Yes, we see Bond first gain his "00" status and we see him first acquire a 1964 Austin-Martin, but the movie could have been made as simply a continuance of the series without many changes. However, while I really liked Pierce Brosnan as Bond, I do question whether or not he could have been as effective as Craig in "Casino Royale" as the character was written.
The movie is very violent and not at all light-hearted.
I liked it.

RANDY IN INDY
11-25-2006, 09:15 AM
Saw it last night. Loved it. Rejuvenates the .007 experience. Daniel Craig was a breath of fresh air. The guy in the opening scene makes Spider Man look like a mere mortal.:laugh:

Raisor
11-25-2006, 12:10 PM
Casino Royale was friggin great. Best Bond movie since Goldfinger. Seriously.

Daniel Craig is a man among men. If I was a chick, I'd be on that like ugly on a mongoose.

Or something.

Caveat Emperor
11-25-2006, 01:48 PM
I saw it last weekend, and I agree with everything that has been said.

I like that the movie wasn't afraid to breathe a little bit. The last bunch of Bond movies have really been more like generic action films with bits of James Bond inserted into them for good measure and to move the plot along from action scene to action scene. This just felt like a real 007 movie from back in the Connery era.

I really hope they keep going this direction, because they have the potential to make some really good movies with Craig.

Oh yeah -- and finally a new Bond song that doesn't suck!

OldRightHander
11-25-2006, 03:50 PM
I just got back from the theater a few minutes ago. I was pretty impressed with it, one of the best efforts in recent years. The action sequences supported the story instead of it being the other way around.

GIK
11-25-2006, 05:37 PM
I saw this yesterday with my Dad. He commented that it's one of the best Bond's he's seen - if not the best. I thought it was great. I loved seeing 007 from the beginning...without the multitude of gadgets, more hand-to-hand combat. It seemed much more realistic. The character was also deeper. A big thumbs up to Daniel Craig.

savafan
11-25-2006, 10:45 PM
Is John Cleese still playing Q?

RedsBaron
11-25-2006, 11:54 PM
Is John Cleese still playing Q?

No Q, No Moneypenney in "Casino Royale." I assume they will be re-introduced in future 007 films, This movie did have Felix Leiter in that character's first appearance since "License To Kill."

RFS62
12-10-2006, 11:05 PM
Finally got a chance to see Casino Royale tonight. Boy, do I owe Daniel Craig an apology. He was excellent, a fantastic performance.

And I love the new direction they're taking the character and the franchise. What a great flick.

I was as wrong as wrong can be.

savafan
12-10-2006, 11:57 PM
Yeah, I really loved it too RFS62...it was awesome!

Ltlabner
12-22-2006, 09:49 PM
BOND IS BACK!

Just got home from seeing the movie (yes, I am slow...). Fantastic. Very well done. As mentioned, more of Bond relying on his witts instead of a bunch of gizmos. I loved the blend of real emotions and classic Bond ego. Showed just enough human side to be endearing along with the icey cold killing. Very rich story combined with what you expect from the real bonds: good story, lots of his street smarts, beautiful women and beautiful sceenary.

The actions sceens were great. Classic bond. Relativley quick, decisive, fast paced...for a while the action sequences in previous movies became these 30 minute slug fests that left no room for a plot/story.

Nice mix of humor too. The two best lines are when he asks for the valet parking ticket when he wins the DB5 in the begining of the movie. The best line was when he was being tortured and says "the whole world will know you died scratching my....." well, you've seen the movie.

Very well done.

KittyDuran
01-12-2008, 06:20 PM
Had to bump this back up because I went and bought the DVD (2 disc) a few days ago and just finished watching it. AND... WOW!!! :eek:

Maybe it's the HD, maybe it's the new plasma Pioneer Elite TV... or maybe it's just Daniel Craig. :luvu: Anyhoo, he'll be replacing Arroyo in my fantasties (well, at least until spring training). ;)

Before I watched the movie I reviewed this thread just to get the feel - and remembered all the problems with Craig and the production - which the British press and Drudge seemed to report with glee. Even tho' I didn't reply to this thread (until now) I had my doubts then - but I can safely say that the crow was pretty tasty.


As 'abner said "BOND IS BACK!"

KronoRed
01-12-2008, 09:23 PM
Bond 22 just started shooting, no title for now.

camisadelgolf
01-13-2008, 03:44 AM
I've seen this film at least eight times already, and it still isn't old for me. Bond is indeed back. I can't wait for the next one.

KittyDuran
01-13-2008, 10:11 AM
I've seen this film at least eight times already, and it still isn't old for me. Bond is indeed back. I can't wait for the next one.I've watched it two more times since my last post! :thumbup:

KittyDuran
01-13-2008, 10:13 AM
I really liked the first part (before the intro w/the great animation) which was shot in B&W - kinda gave it a film noir effect.

camisadelgolf
01-14-2008, 12:08 PM
Absolutely. The opening chase scene is fantastic, as well.

klw
01-24-2008, 11:27 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/24/movies.bondfilm.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

New Bond movie named, will pick up where last one left off.

Unassisted
01-24-2008, 11:38 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/24/movies.bondfilm.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

New Bond movie named, will pick up where last one left off.This new film will have what may well be the lamest name so far this century for a film of any kind. It sounds like the name of a place to get a high-tech spa treatment rather than the name of a Bond film. :thumbdown

RedsBaron
01-24-2008, 12:45 PM
This new film will have what may well be the lamest name so far this century for a film of any kind. It sounds like the name of a place to get a high-tech spa treatment rather than the name of a Bond film. :thumbdown

Not a great title, and I doubt it will be possible to work in the title to the lyrics of the theme song, but if the film is otherwise as good as "Casino Royale" I will be happy.

KronoRed
01-24-2008, 03:38 PM
Boy they really dug into the ground to find a Fleming title they hadn't used before.

Highlifeman21
01-24-2008, 05:24 PM
Quantum of Solace.



Really?

KronoRed
01-24-2008, 05:50 PM
The story
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Your_Eyes_Only#.22Quantum_of_Solace.22

Caveat Emperor
01-24-2008, 07:08 PM
Quantum of Solace.



Really?

We all know how well "The Phantom Menace" worked for Star Wars.

Unassisted
04-10-2008, 02:39 PM
The more I hear about the next Bond film, the less interest I have in seeing it.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/09/film.bond.ap/index.html


Are people ready for an emo Bond?

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile (AP) -- After getting the bad end of his own ax in a fight, a bloodied villain limps alone in a stark desert.

Mathieu Amalric stumbles to the red, rocky ground.

"CUT!" rings loudly from the set of the 22nd James Bond film.

Picking up an hour after "Casino Royale" left off, "Quantum of Solace" is the spy franchise's first direct sequel. Filming began in January and has taken the crew from Britain to Panama to this moonlike landscape in northern Chile, which is standing in for Bolivia.

It's a place that director Marc Forster said evokes Bond's "isolation and loneliness."

"He is an assassin, he is a secret agent, and that reflects a certain lifestyle, which is lonely," said Forster.

Indeed, the big news on the set is that one of the two Bond girls, Olga Kurylenko, doesn't get in even a single kiss with star Daniel Craig. ("Why would I be disappointed?" Kurylenko insisted. "I'm just doing my work.")

The question is: Do audiences want an emo Bond?

Craig says not to worry too much.

"We're not making a kitchen-sink drama here. We are making a Bond movie," he said. "What Marc wanted and the producers and what I wanted is to bring back a visual flair to the movie, so that every frame in every shot that we see is beautiful. And there may be things exploding, but they're good to look at."

Still, Forster, the youngest-ever Bond director at 39, was hired on by longtime producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson because of his emotionally intense films like "Monster's Ball" and "The Kite Runner."

Despite the heightened realism of the last Bond film, not to mention its commercial success (over $500 million worldwide), the German-born Swiss director was wary of joining the bombastic franchise.

Forster negotiated with producers to ensure he had as much creative control as possible on the $200 million-plus production. Nevertheless, he's still squeezed into the "framework of Bond."

"But I like it because you feel like it can make you very creative," he said. "And a lot of interesting things come out of that. Because, if you look at filmmakers that worked under politically repressive regimes, (they) made sometimes really interesting movies."

Filming is about halfway done on "Quantum," which is the name of the organization Bond is going up against. Craig said the emotional tone is lighter than "Casino Royale," in which Bond's lover Vesper Lynd betrayed him and then died -- but only a smidgen so.

"It's kind of Bond's journey into, at first we think it's vengeance, but it goes somewhere else," Craig said. "They've killed the love of his life, this organization, and we don't know who this organization are, and he needs to find out who they are. And it's for personal reasons but also professional reasons." VideoWatch Craig offer more tidbits about "Solace" »

Craig said that aside from some communications equipment, "Quantum" puts little emphasis on gee-whiz electronics.

"The Aston Martin's there, and that's still the best gadget we have," he said.

During reporters' visit to the set, Forster was filming the climax. Offices and a lodge underneath one of the world's largest telescopes at Paranal Observatory acted as an eco-hotel, used by the villain. Back in London, it would be re-created -- in order to be blown up, Broccoli said.

Craig fired into the skylight above the offices, and Kurylenko's character Camille ran separately off the roof of the building, flipping into a balcony. Amalric, playing the villain Dominic Greene, roamed the set in post-Bond fight makeup, bloodied and bruised on his cheeks.

A French director and actor known internationally for his star turn in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," Amalric was allowed no shortcuts to villaindom.

"No scars, no eye that bleeds, no metal jaw," he said. "I tried everything to have something to help me. I said to Marc: No nothing? A beard? 'No.' Can I shave my hair? 'No. Just your face.' "

Craig, muscles flexing under a dark polo shirt, said he was exercising more than he had on the "Casino Royale" set, to avoid injuries when doing his own stunts.

He laughingly steered conversation away from health concerns. "It's just not very Bond-like," he said. "Bond should be able to do ten press-ups, then smoke 60 cigarettes, and then drink a bottle of something and pop a pill, I think."

Kurylenko, a 28-year-old Ukranian-born model-actress with few films to her credit, said her character also has "a masculine spirit."

"When she meets Bond, it clashes," she said. "She's careful and she doesn't trust that easily. So basically with men, she either uses them, or if they're no use, and she sees that they can't serve her, then she throws them away."

There have been several noteworthy confrontations around on the Bond production so far. In Panama, riots near the set forced a shift in schedule. And in Chile, a local mayor interrupted production claiming producers didn't get his permission.

National media has reported on Chileans' disappointment in not seeing more of Craig during his stay in their country. And in a separate controversy, Chile-as-Bolivia has not been a popular choice, either: Hurt feelings remain between the South American neighbors over an 1879-84 war in which Chile took Bolivia's Pacific coastline. The two have not had diplomatic relations since 1978.

"We knew there was a war 100 years ago, but we didn't know it was still an issue," Wilson said.

Next, the eternal question: What's next for Bond?

Wilson said he expected Bond production to pause for at least a year following "Quantum of Solace."

"I need a break for a little while," he said.

Forster said he won't be back for Bond 23.

"If I would ever do a big movie again in that size," he said, "it has to be my own franchise, which I would create from scratch, which I would cast, create the look and really create the franchise on my own."

And Craig, who turned 40 while filming in Panama, said he'd keep playing Bond -- so long as the quality remains high.

"I want them to stand alone and be good films," he said. "As long as that continues, then we'll keep making them. And if it doesn't, then we'll stop."

KittyDuran
04-10-2008, 03:35 PM
The more I hear about the next Bond film, the less interest I have in seeing it.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/09/film.bond.ap/index.htmlYou need to go here and check out the updates... the photos coming out are great... classic Bond and Craig looks even better than in Casino Royale (IMHO).

http://www.mi6.co.uk/mi6.php3

RBA
04-10-2008, 03:44 PM
Bring back David Niven.

KittyDuran
04-10-2008, 04:22 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/2dh6y6b.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/ea5cm8.jpg

RBA
04-10-2008, 04:24 PM
He crunches down outside and stands straight up running through a tunnel.

Highlifeman21
04-10-2008, 04:43 PM
He crunches down outside and stands straight up running through a tunnel.

Picture 1 he's running up an incline, so he looks hunched over.

Picture 2, he's running on "flat" ground, so he'll look more upright.

Caveat Emperor
04-10-2008, 08:22 PM
The more I hear about the next Bond film, the less interest I have in seeing it.

It sounds to me like they're starting to follow much more in the spirit of Ian Flemming's novels.

I can see where some wouldn't like that, but I'm of the mind that anything which moves Bond back towards good cinema (and away from such cartoonish messes like "Moonraker") is a positive thing. The character has been surviving as a caricature with loud explosions for too long. "Casino Royale" was a step away from that, and I loved it to death for that reason.

RFS62
04-10-2008, 09:58 PM
They get a total free pass from me after Casino Royale. It was so good that I'm going to trust them this time.

It was a brilliant turn for the franchise, IMO.

KronoRed
04-10-2008, 10:40 PM
They could have Bond reading a book for two hours and it would still be better then the four films of crap they made with Pierce Brosnan.

Less gagets the better.

Ltlabner
04-11-2008, 07:39 AM
Casino Royale finally took the franchise back in the right direction.

I think I'll go with the producers on this one. I remember people carping about Daniel Craig and how horrable he will be. That turned out pretty good.

Now, if they can just figure out how to bring Eva Green back. ;)

camisadelgolf
04-11-2008, 09:27 AM
They get a total free pass from me after Casino Royale. It was so good that I'm going to trust them this time.

It was a brilliant turn for the franchise, IMO.

This is exactly how I feel. I can't wait.

KronoRed
04-11-2008, 01:03 PM
Now, if they can just figure out how to bring Eva Green back. ;)

One word:

Zombie.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2008, 02:16 PM
Now, if they can just figure out how to bring Eva Green back. ;)

Just give her a new character to play and don't say anything about it.

The actress that played Martha Jones on Doctor Who last season had a guest starring role in the season finale of the previous year -- her character died about halfway in.

Didn't change the hairstyle or anything. ;)

Ltlabner
04-11-2008, 02:42 PM
Just give her a new character to play and don't say anything about it.

The actress that played Martha Jones on Doctor Who last season had a guest starring role in the season finale of the previous year -- her character died about halfway in.

Didn't change the hairstyle or anything. ;)

That would work. She (Eva) could run around in that red/maroon dress she wore in the finale sceen. Perhaps it could be soaking wet the whole time too.

I might be onto something here.

klw
04-11-2008, 03:06 PM
Just give her a new character to play and don't say anything about it.

The actress that played Martha Jones on Doctor Who last season had a guest starring role in the season finale of the previous year -- her character died about halfway in.

Didn't change the hairstyle or anything. ;)

Harry Morgan had guest starred on MASH as a crazy general a couple of season before he became Col Sherman T Potter.

RedsBaron
04-11-2008, 11:38 PM
They get a total free pass from me after Casino Royale. It was so good that I'm going to trust them this time.

It was a brilliant turn for the franchise, IMO.

Agreed. Earlier tonight one of my sons suggested we watch Casino Royale again. My wife, he and I watched it and enjoyed just as much as we did when we first saw it in a theater. It's my favorite Bond film.

KittyDuran
04-12-2008, 08:55 AM
Agreed. Earlier tonight one of my sons suggested we watch Casino Royale again. My wife, he and I watched it and enjoyed just as much as we did when we first saw it in a theater. It's my favorite Bond film.If you didn't get the DVD - it's on Showtime this month (not in HD though). And it's on Showtime on Demand (with TimeWarner) till 5/3/08.

KittyDuran
04-12-2008, 07:36 PM
No Walther PPK?

Geesh. He probably drinks Pina Coladas with little umbrellas.

Looks like they're bringing it back - per those "in the know" over at the Bond site:
http://i27.tinypic.com/r1al2f.jpg

cincyinco
04-14-2008, 04:00 AM
Have to say I was skepticle about casino royale and I ended up being blown away. I give them the benefit of the doubt on this one.

KittyDuran
06-30-2008, 12:30 PM
***BUMP***

A "teaser" trailer has come out for QOS.

Here is the youtube version (see it before it gets shut down):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1klscL-tFGU

IF it does it shut down: Try the links on this website (the hi-def is worth the wait - 720 is the best)

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/bond_22_trailer_released.php3?t=qos&s=qos&id=01943

cincyinco
06-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Awesome I can't wait. Thanks for that link kitty.

klw
06-30-2008, 09:46 PM
Awesome I can't wait. Thanks for that link kitty.

I concur.

camisadelgolf
07-01-2008, 06:28 AM
So cool. Thanks, Kitty.

HBP
07-01-2008, 08:20 AM
Somehow, I went all the way until a month ago without seeing Casino Royale. Absolutely loved it, my favorite movie that I've seen in years. Really excited for this one.

jmcclain19
08-01-2008, 05:17 AM
The official Bond site has been updated with the trailer, wallpapers, photos and info galore.

Looks fantastic and I can't wait for it

http://www.007.com/

KittyDuran
08-01-2008, 10:25 AM
This website has updates as well...
http://www.mi6.co.uk/mi6.php3

They're reporting that the title song for the 22nd James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" has been confirmed as "Another Way To Die" by Jack White and Alicia Keys.

Unassisted
08-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Somehow, I went all the way until a month ago without seeing Casino Royale. Absolutely loved it, my favorite movie that I've seen in years. Really excited for this one.
I saw it for the first time back in June and thought it was trying too hard to ape the Bourne films. I love the Bourne films, but I didn't love seeing them wrapped around James Bond. I also really missed Q (the character, not just John Cleese) and the focus on gadgets.

KittyDuran
08-01-2008, 11:06 AM
I saw it for the first time back in June and thought it was trying too hard to ape the Bourne films. I love the Bourne films, but I didn't love seeing them wrapped around James Bond. I also really missed Q (the character, not just John Cleese) and the focus on gadgets.After seeing just one Bourne film I thought just the opposite... Bond has been around much longer. Don't miss Q.

OldRightHander
08-01-2008, 11:34 PM
I didn't care much for the Bourne films, but that's probably because they just took the name of a character from the Ludlum books and made completely different stories from what the books were. It all started kind of the same with Bourne being fished out of the sea and not knowing who he was, but that's about where the similarities with the books ended.

Casino Royale seemed grittier to me and very much in the spirit of the original character as written by Flemming. I enjoyed it for that reason. The lack of gadgets made the film more real in a way.

KittyDuran
09-09-2008, 07:07 PM
New trailer released... :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQW2MtibAmk

Go here for HD:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809961074/video/9655569#9655524

and here's the story...

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/bond_22_trailer2_released.php3?t=qos&s=qos&id=02008

KittyDuran
09-10-2008, 10:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1g-lNIrHcg

Chip R
09-10-2008, 12:44 PM
Kitty, I think you need to start hanging out here http://ilovedanielcraigwithallmyheartandsoul.com ;)

KittyDuran
09-10-2008, 04:06 PM
Kitty, I think you need to start hanging out here http://ilovedanielcraigwithallmyheartandsoul.com ;);) Actually there is one that I haven't registered with...

http://www.dedicatedtodaniel.com/
:D

Chip R
09-10-2008, 04:10 PM
;) Actually there is one that I haven't registered with...

http://www.dedicatedtodaniel.com/
:D

:luvu::luvu::luvu:

KittyDuran
09-10-2008, 04:13 PM
:luvu::luvu::luvu:Kept it up, Chippy... "someone" might not get a free ticket to see the movie...;)

KittyDuran
09-10-2008, 04:14 PM
Or better yet... I'll keep those extra baseball card sets to myself! :D

Chip R
09-10-2008, 04:16 PM
Kept it up, Chippy... "someone" might not get a free ticket to see the movie...;)


Then someone may not get her free ticket to Tom Browning Bobblehead Night. ;)

KittyDuran
09-10-2008, 04:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFzc8jGRGHs

klw
11-15-2008, 10:48 PM
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/wow-new-bond-could-do-25m-today-is-70m-debut-weekend-possible/

OldRightHander
11-15-2008, 10:58 PM
I saw it today and liked it. Anyone else?

Raisor
11-16-2008, 12:18 AM
I saw it today and liked it. Anyone else?

It wasn't nearly as good as Casino, but it was still a fun movie.

Daniel Craig and Judy Dench were both great.

The story was pretty muddled though.

RANDY IN INDY
11-16-2008, 12:36 AM
Just "OK" for me. I like Craig as Bond, but this one not nearly as good as Casino Royale. I agree Raisor. "Muddled" is a good word for the story.

Highlifeman21
11-16-2008, 01:03 AM
It wasn't nearly as good as Casino, but it was still a fun movie.

Daniel Craig and Judy Dench were both great.

The story was pretty muddled though.

Saw Quantum last night, and ironicallly Casino Royale was on tonight uncut.

Quantum didn't make all that much sense to me since I didn't see Casino until tonight, but after seeing Casino tonight Quantum didn't get all that much clearer.

From what I gathered, Quantum was sorta about Bond getting revenge, which he did at the VERY end of Quantum, but the story of the Bolivian chick killing the General, combined with Bond avenging Vesper's death (although her death seemed very much so martyr-ish to me) seemed extremely weak, and drawn out. Quantum seemed like Bond getting revenge on Dominic Greene b/c of Vesper, but from what I gather he had nothing to do with her death, and the guy at the very end of Quantum with the Canadian government chick was the only connection between the two movies, aside from Mathas (who seemed to betray Bond in Casino and then get what he had coming to him in Quantum)....

The amazing part is that apart from 2 horrible movies, Daniel Craig is a great Bond, and Judi Dench continues to be a great M....

He's has a lot of charisma, and draws the viewer into the story, even when there's not much story.





Part of me is hoping for another Daniel Craig Bond movie, although I'm not sure where they could go, since this was a precursor of Bond becoming a Double 0.

GAC
11-16-2008, 06:10 AM
I think the last Bond movie I saw was Live and Let Die w/ Roger Moore and Jane Seymour.

OldRightHander
11-16-2008, 08:12 AM
My reaction was that the story did seem a little muddled, but in the end it was entertaining. I like the direction they're going with Craig more than in the recent ones with Brosnan where everything was about the gadgets. I know that gadgets have always featured prominently in a lot of Bond films, but I just like the feel of these last two. They seem more real.

KittyDuran
12-02-2008, 10:48 AM
Well, I :luvu: it!!! :doh: I was fully prepared to be extremely disappointed considering all the negative reviews by critics and fans on the websites.

Saw it twice over the holiday weekend - once at the Rave Theater in West Chester (great experience) and then at Kenwood Towne Center (so-so experience).

I might just ask a certain 'zoner if he wants to go see it this weekend... ;)

SunDeck
12-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Saw it last week.
I prefer Bond to be a playboy even though it is my understanding that the recent incarnation is closer to the character originally developed in the books. But I say bully to the books- I don't go to a Bond movie to discuss literature, I go to watch a guy do impossible things with gadgets and explosives. I go to see bikinis and diabolical villains who have secret underground lairs.

As for Bond, if I want a brooding, bare knuckle fighter I'll wait for the next Bourne movie.

Color me disappointed, except for the scene when the hotel blows up. And all the fighting and shooting, of course.

My wife loved it because that new Bond guy is hella hot, or so I'm told. She'd watch that guy in a two hour informercial for beanie babies.

IslandRed
12-02-2008, 11:15 AM
Part of me is hoping for another Daniel Craig Bond movie, although I'm not sure where they could go, since this was a precursor of Bond becoming a Double 0.

If I remember the articles right, this "Bond becomes Bond" arc is supposed to cover four movies. The Bond of the first two movies is still pretty raw; the style and mannerisms are supposed to emerge in the third and fourth films, at the end of which he will be the iconic Bond as we know him.

mth123
03-28-2009, 03:13 AM
Just saw "Quantum of Solace" on video. I have to say, the new Bond style makes it just another fomula action film. For me the lack of Bond schtick makes this movie kind of run of the mill and isn't distinguished in any way from any of many other action films. I miss the Bond of old. I think I'll go out and Rent "Thunderball" this afternoon.

Phil in BG
04-01-2009, 10:24 AM
I believe the verdict is still out, but so far Daniel Craig is at the top of my list of James Bond actors. I really thought no one would ever top Sean Connery in my book, but I believe he has. Pierce Brosnan was very good as well and I was very disappointed when he didn't come back, but Daniel Craig has surpassed him. I want to see another with Craig and if it is as good as these two, he will top my list.

Chip R
10-24-2009, 05:58 PM
Kitty is going to be thrilled with this news.

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2009-10-23-daniel-craig-surprises-mgm-by-revealing-next-007-flick-to-shoot-in-2010

KronoRed
07-05-2010, 03:37 AM
Topic back from the dead, and speaking of Dead, Bond 23 has now been "axed completely"
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100704/ten-new-james-bond-film-has-been-cancell-ea4616c.html
My guess is by the time they get it back on track Craig will be long gone.

Degenerate39
07-05-2010, 04:06 AM
Topic back from the dead, and speaking of Dead, Bond 23 has now been "axed completely"
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100704/ten-new-james-bond-film-has-been-cancell-ea4616c.html
My guess is by the time they get it back on track Craig will be long gone.

Was Craig's Bond movies a reboot to the series? I'm sure Bond will get another reboot regardless

Unassisted
07-06-2010, 10:46 AM
Topic back from the dead, and speaking of Dead, Bond 23 has now been "axed completely"
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100704/ten-new-james-bond-film-has-been-cancell-ea4616c.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100704/ten-new-james-bond-film-has-been-cancell-ea4616c.html)
My guess is by the time they get it back on track Craig will be long gone.The way studios like to get as much mileage as they can out of franchises, there's no way it'd be gone forever. It's good that the studio decided to put the franchise on the shelf, rather than release a new installment on the cheap.

RedsBaron
11-18-2010, 08:01 PM
Is anyone here friends with Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati? The current issue of AutoWeek states at pages 10-11 that he was the high bidder for the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball." He paid $4.6 million.
Speaking of James Bond actors, I just read today that Daniel Craig is filming "Cowboys and Aliens," co-starring Harrison Ford. Craig apparently plays a cowboy who leads people in an old west town in 1873 in a battle against aliens from space. The film is to be released next summer.
Finally MGM has tentatively stated that the next Bond movie, presumably starring Craig, will be released in November 2012, assuming that all goes as planned in its bankruptcy.

Reds4Life
11-19-2010, 11:29 AM
Is anyone here friends with Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati? The current issue of AutoWeek states at pages 10-11 that he was the high bidder for the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball." He paid $4.6 million.
Speaking of James Bond actors, I just read today that Daniel Craig is filming "Cowboys and Aliens," co-starring Harrison Ford. Craig apparently plays a cowboy who leads people in an old west town in 1873 in a battle against aliens from space. The film is to be released next summer.
Finally MGM has tentatively stated that the next Bond movie, presumably starring Craig, will be released in November 2012, assuming that all goes as planned in its bankruptcy.

He's President & CEO of Union Savings Bank. Usually see him at the Concours D'Elegance every year, as well as a bunch of other car shows. Nice guy. I didn't know he bought that DB5, pretty sweet. :cool:

RedsBaron
01-13-2011, 12:00 PM
It is now being reported that the next James Bond movie will be released on November 9, 2012. Daniel Craig will return as 007. The as yet untitled film will be directed by Sam Mendes, whose previous credits include "American Beauty" and "Road To Perdition." It is rumored that Simon Russell Beale may co-star.

KittyDuran
01-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Speaking of Craig - here's a image from the next pic he'll be in (w/Harrison Ford) this summer. http://www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com/



http://cowboysandaliensmovie.com/v2/images/cowboysandaliens_img1.jpg

RedsBaron
01-15-2011, 07:54 AM
Speaking of Craig - here's a image from the next pic he'll be in (w/Harrison Ford) this summer. http://www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com/



http://cowboysandaliensmovie.com/v2/images/cowboysandaliens_img1.jpg

This is going to either be really, really good or really, really bad. I love the movie's title. :)

Unassisted
01-15-2011, 01:13 PM
This is going to either be really, really good or really, really bad. I love the movie's title. :)Even if it's bad, it'll be popular. Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producers and exec producer. They're about as close to royalty as one gets in Hollywood.

Sweetstop
01-15-2011, 01:21 PM
i'm looking forward to seeing mr. craig as mikael blomqvist in "the girl with the dragon tattoo" and rest of the trilogy. it'll be tough to top michael nyqvist in the swedish versions.

klw
01-15-2011, 06:43 PM
It is now being reported that the next James Bond movie will be released on November 9, 2012. Daniel Craig will return as 007. The as yet untitled film will be directed by Sam Mendes, whose previous credits include "American Beauty" and "Road To Perdition." It is rumored that Simon Russell Beale may co-star.

Yeah.
Happy Dance.
YouTube - Jean Claude Van Damme Dances For You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyMBwEM4N1o)

klw
11-03-2011, 09:47 AM
New Bond movie is "Skyfall" set for 2012 release.
http://news.yahoo.com/producers-james-bond-film-titled-skyfall-115536246.html

reds1869
11-03-2011, 09:49 AM
New Bond movie is "Skyfall" set for 2012 release.
http://news.yahoo.com/producers-james-bond-film-titled-skyfall-115536246.html

Javier Bardem as lead villain = win.

RedsBaron
11-03-2011, 10:08 AM
New Bond movie is "Skyfall" set for 2012 release.
http://news.yahoo.com/producers-james-bond-film-titled-skyfall-115536246.html

Fans are shaken and stirred by the news. :thumbup:

Sweetstop
11-03-2011, 12:27 PM
daniel craig and javier bardem in one movie! i am totally shaken, stirred and psyched! yesssss! i like the title also.

Chip R
11-03-2011, 04:42 PM
I liked what Bardem said about his character, “Who says a villain is a bad person?”

Sweetstop
11-03-2011, 04:57 PM
I liked what Bardem said about his character, “Who says a villain is a bad person?”

as per anton chigurh in "no country for old men" :)

KittyDuran
03-22-2012, 08:12 PM
New poster for "Skyfall"

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/skyfall-first-look.jpg

MikeThierry
03-23-2012, 06:48 PM
Javier Bardem as lead villain = win.

I still get creeped out by his performance in No Country For Old Man. This guy is perfect for a bad guy in a Bond film.

MikeThierry
03-23-2012, 06:50 PM
I'm looking at some of the older posts and this one caught my attention:


Daniel Craig is a man among men. If I was a chick, I'd be on that like ugly on a mongoose.


This might be the best line in the history of the Red Zone, hahaha :laugh:

klw
04-04-2012, 01:22 PM
Bond is opening the Olympics
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/james-bond-video-starring-daniel-craig-filmed-2012-olympics-opening-ceremonies-article-1.1055103?localLinksEnabled=false


Daniel Craig has been covertly filming scenes at Buckingham Palace for a special video for the 2012 London Olympics at The Queen's invitation, London's The Sun reported.

The clip, which is directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, will apparently end with Craig's Bond parachuting into London's Olympic Stadium, according to the report.

It will be screened as part of the July 27 opening ceremonies as part of a big year for England that includes the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Sweetstop
04-04-2012, 02:47 PM
also heard mr. bond is going to be drinking heineken in the new pic..please don't shake..

Chip R
04-04-2012, 03:06 PM
also heard mr. bond is going to be drinking heineken in the new pic..please don't shake..

I can see it now. Bond shakes up a Heineken and makes it explode in the bad guy's face. ;)