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Sean Connery returns!

11.17.2009
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Some time after LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, screen legend Sir Sean Connery decided he'd had his fill of filmmaking and left it behind for relaxing retirement. Not even the prospect of working Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford again could lure him back.

But now he really is returning -- only it's not all of him, unfortunately. Connery will provide his wonderful Scottish burr to the British animated project SIR BILLI. Alan Cumming is also among the voice cast.

Expanded to feature length from a 2006 short, the movie will feature Connery voicing "a retired, skateboarding veterinarian who lives in a remote Scottish village and who spearheads the rescue of an illegal fugitive who also happens to be a beaver." Oh great, another movie with the same damn storyline. Wait, what?

Singer Shirley Bassey will handle the theme song, as she previously did for Connery on DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and GOLDFINGER.

In honor of Sir Sean's welcome return, a sample of some of his finest work:

Extra Tidbit: Connery also "played" Bond once more in 2005, lending his voice and likeness to the character for the videogame version of FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE.
Source: THR

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2:54PM on 11/18/2009
Odd plot, cool he's returning though. Was the short any good?
Odd plot, cool he's returning though. Was the short any good?
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12:01PM on 11/18/2009

Zardoz is legend...

... I own it and cherish it.

Thankfully, Sean Connery is doing something in cinema again. I'm a massive, massive fan of his and... I can rock a pretty decent impersonation.
... I own it and cherish it.

Thankfully, Sean Connery is doing something in cinema again. I'm a massive, massive fan of his and... I can rock a pretty decent impersonation.
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8:08AM on 11/18/2009
Wow. That movie that is at the bottom of the article looks extremely craptastic! Anyway, I hope doing this animated movie will get the acting bug back in Connery so he returns to movies full time. Goddam, I've missed him. And at least now LXG will no longer be his last movie even if he decides to stay retired.
Wow. That movie that is at the bottom of the article looks extremely craptastic! Anyway, I hope doing this animated movie will get the acting bug back in Connery so he returns to movies full time. Goddam, I've missed him. And at least now LXG will no longer be his last movie even if he decides to stay retired.
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11:35PM on 11/17/2009
Sean Connery in any capacity is good news. Hell, I hated LXG, but he was good in it (though he didn't look like he was enjoying himself much).
Sean Connery in any capacity is good news. Hell, I hated LXG, but he was good in it (though he didn't look like he was enjoying himself much).
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11:31PM on 11/17/2009
An Indy 4 cameo would have been nice, but I guess they took care of that.

Don't you love celebrity retirements? *cough*BrettFavre*cough*
An Indy 4 cameo would have been nice, but I guess they took care of that.

Don't you love celebrity retirements? *cough*BrettFavre*cough*
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9:58PM on 11/17/2009
Connery's voice is better than no Connery at all. Now if only Gene Hackman could make a return. Seriously, the man seemed to vanish overnight after WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, 5 1/2 years ago.
Connery's voice is better than no Connery at all. Now if only Gene Hackman could make a return. Seriously, the man seemed to vanish overnight after WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, 5 1/2 years ago.
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9:39PM on 11/17/2009

About time!

I've been waiting for him to return to film. I guess everyone needs a break every now and again. I love this guy.
I've been waiting for him to return to film. I guess everyone needs a break every now and again. I love this guy.
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9:19PM on 11/17/2009
You had me at "skateboarding veterinarian" this flick sounds like a bowl-smoking good time...
You had me at "skateboarding veterinarian" this flick sounds like a bowl-smoking good time...
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