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New 007 short film featuring Daniel Craig to premiere at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Apr. 2, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Looks like we are actually getting two Bond movies this year.

Aside from SKYFALL, Daniel Craig will be donning the tuxedo to appear in a short film designed as an opening for the 2012 Summer Olympics which take place in London. The Queen herself invited Craig to Buckingham Palace where he agreed to film the introduction. No confirmation was given as to whether the Queen will appear in the movie.

The plot is described as this: Bond is informed of his mission at Buckingham Palace and then flown via helicopter to Olympic stadium in Stratford, east London, where he parachutes into the arena.

Danny Boyle, once rumored to be directing this installment of the Bond franchise, will be helming the short film.

More of Craig as Bond is okay in my book, but I hope they don't play the introduction for laughs. Being the Olympics, which often feature dramatic opening ceremonies, we may be in store for a nice action sequence.

What do you think about Bond appearing at the Olympic games?

Extra Tidbit: Whenever I think of Bond in London, I always picture Pierce Brosnan racing the tank-boat down the Thames.

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7:51PM on 04/02/2012

I love Bond but what the fuck?

seriously? This sounds like an April's Fools joke... just why?! What does it have to do with anything besides the fictional character being British?
seriously? This sounds like an April's Fools joke... just why?! What does it have to do with anything besides the fictional character being British?
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6:56PM on 04/02/2012
Hmmm, now there's an actual reason to watch the Olympics....or at least a bit of the opening ceremony.
Hmmm, now there's an actual reason to watch the Olympics....or at least a bit of the opening ceremony.
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6:17PM on 04/02/2012
Was Daniel Radcliff busy? Ha. But seriously, this is cool. The music for the opening ceremonies is actually being written by David Arnold, who did the scores for all the Bond films between Tomorrow Never Dies and Quantum of Solace.
Was Daniel Radcliff busy? Ha. But seriously, this is cool. The music for the opening ceremonies is actually being written by David Arnold, who did the scores for all the Bond films between Tomorrow Never Dies and Quantum of Solace.
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6:07PM on 04/02/2012
I would love to see Danny Boyle get the next Bond flick.
I would love to see Danny Boyle get the next Bond flick.
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5:31PM on 04/02/2012

Super pumped

Does this mean Craig will be parachuting into the opening of the games live? Aside from the film short (which I hoped Boyle had been directing Skyfall, but maybe he'll get a crack at the next one) that would be amazing!
Does this mean Craig will be parachuting into the opening of the games live? Aside from the film short (which I hoped Boyle had been directing Skyfall, but maybe he'll get a crack at the next one) that would be amazing!
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8:05AM on 04/03/2012
Yes Craig will be parachuting *cough* via bluscreen *cough*
Yes Craig will be parachuting *cough* via bluscreen *cough*
3:59PM on 04/02/2012

Tidbit...

Whenever I think of Bond in London, I think of the Cigar Girl...need I say more? ;)

A Bond short-film starring Craig and helmed by Danny Boyle could be one for the books.
Whenever I think of Bond in London, I think of the Cigar Girl...need I say more? ;)

A Bond short-film starring Craig and helmed by Danny Boyle could be one for the books.
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