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Sam Mendes on the state of the Bond 24 script and why he came back to direct

Last we heard from Sam Mendes regarding BOND 24, the director was lauding the producer's decision to take it slow with the SKYFALL follow-up so that it could be done right. Since then, we haven't heard much but you could be sure someone would be asking more questions soon. IGN took it upon themselves to find out. Asking about the status of the script for BOND 24, Mendes did not...

Sam Mendes Talks About The Connection Between Skyfall and Bond 24

Sam Mendes has confirmed that the next Bond flick, tentatively titled Bond 24, takes off from the events of SKYFALL .The featured characters will return aged and affected by event in the previous film. In a recent interview with the Charlie Rose show the topic naturally turned to the upcoming flick, Mendes explained that with his second Bond film he will be creating the...

Penelope Cruz to star in Sam Mendes' Bond 24?

Remember back in June when Penelope Cruz was rumored for BOND 24? A production source later said the rumor was totally false, however, the French site Premiere recently spotted her name on a Sony release update, and it's for BOND 24. Daniel Craig , Ralph Fiennes and Naomi Harris are also listed on the update (no surprise there), however it's odd Cruz's name...

Screenwriter John Logan updates on Bond 24; "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"

Empire recently sat down with SKYFALL screenwriter John Logan to discuss the progress of the upcoming untitled BOND 24, gleaning some interesting tidbits about the script and the direction it's headed. Logan, who has written such films as GLADIATOR, THE LAST SAMURAI, HUGO, and the upcoming Showtime series, Penny Dreadful, has got a strong sense for genre material and with...

Ralph Fiennes says Sam Mendes' Bond 24 to start filming in October

At this point, we really don't know that much about the 24th Bond film with Sam Mendes directing. Daniel Craig , Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris will be back (although cinematographer Roger Deakins won't be returning) and Craig has said the next film will be a return of the "old irony" from the previous Bond flicks, but other than that, there hasn't been...

Renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins will not return for Bond 24

It has been some time since our last news about the follow-up to SKYFALL. We know that Sam Mendes is returning to the director's chair for BOND 24 and, naturally, so will Daniel Craig . What the story will be about is unknown although rumors have had it potentially being part one of a longer story spanning this and the 25th Bond film. With the huge success of SKYFALL, it seems only...

Blofeld may return in a James Bond movie thanks to a settled lawsuit

Have you noticed that it has been a long time since James Bond had a recurring nemesis? The most famous villain in the 007 franchise has always been Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the Nehru-jacketed bad guy played by multiple actors across several films. Back when Bond battled Blofeld and the evil organization known as SPECTRE, the movies took on a superhero quality as there was a constant...

Daniel Craig talks the tone of Bond and a return to the "old irony" for the next installment

In the three Bond films that Daniel Craig has starred in the character has been through the ringer and then some. His Bond has been a much more brooding and violent one than we've seen before, which is typically attributed to the "times we live in." That said, Craig's Bond is certainly not without the charm and wit of his predecessors, but with such dark and tragic territory his character...

The teaser for the BBC/Sky mini-series Fleming arrives and feels very 007

The BBC and Sky America mini-series FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND has gotten a brief teaser showing Dominic Cooper in character as the James Bond creator. The short clip shows Cooper walking towards the camera shrouded in shadow and sporting a familiar looking gun. There have been countless books, articles, and movies made correlating Ian Fleming 's real life with that of...

Update: Guess which James Bond franchise actor may be the next Doctor Who?

UPDATE: As many of you have pointed out, the Rory Kinnear rumor appears to have been debunked, but anything is possible until we hear a clear and definite no from the BBC. So far their statement is "Speculation around the identity of who will be next to step in to the TARDIS is rife. The search has only just begun and all will be revealed over the coming months." We will update as more is...

Sam Mendes reportedly locked down for Bond 24 and 25

We went from Sam Mendes stepping away from Bond 24 for his theater pursuits to now possibly being locked down for both sequels. Showbiz411.com is reporting that Mendes is locked in to helm Bond 24 after some "exhaustive negotiations". The thinking here is that even though Mendes wanted to keep his theater commitments, the success of SKYFALL and not to mention the huge pay check...

Is Sony trying to keep Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, and John Logan on board for the next 2 Bond movies?

Now that we know Sam Mendes is back in the mix for the follow-up to SKYFALL, we are beginning to get details as to why things turned around from where they were a few months ago. With Daniel Craig having contract negotiations, it appears that the current 007 star is the one heavily lobbying for Mendes to return. With SKYFALL breaking the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office it...
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