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  1. Barbara Broccoli confirms that Bond 24 will start production this Fall and that a villain will be chosen within the next few months.
  2. Screenwriter John Logan says he is almost done with the first draft of Bond 24 and talks more about penning 007's next adventure...
  3. The implication is that the producers are going a different way from the standard Bond villain.
  4. John Travolta, interview: 'I would love to play a Bond villain'The below quotation addresses Bond 24: “I would love that. They’re going a different way with their villain in this next film but I’ve spoken to Barbara Broccoli about it and she loves the idea, so that would be great.” Not much, but interesting to speculate on what "...a different way..." actually means.
  5. Both Belucci and Ward auditioned for the role of Paris Carver. Teri Hatcher is not a bad choice for a Bond Girl. I think her role was just underwritten. For me, Belucci is the slam dunk Bond Girl that never was. I like Sophie Marceau in The World Is Not Enough but Belucci would have killed in that role.
  6. Some very interesting actresses were either tested or considered for the role of Vesper Lynd, including Angelina Jolie, Vera Farmiga, Olivia Wide and Cecile De France. From what I understand Jolie would have been cast had she not been pregnant at the time. Rose Byrne would be an amazingly smart choice for a Bond Girl. It's interesting to look back at the Bond Girls that could have been: Raquel Welch for Thunderball; Faye Dunaway for Octopussy; Monica Belucci and Sela Ward for Tomorrow Never Dies.
  7. That's true for Casino Royale. There was a press release in Feb. or March. of 2005, I believe, that also detailed Martin Campbell's return as director. QOS was rumored as a title when a website discovered that SONY had registered the domain name. The title was not confirmed until the press conference in January(?) 2008. I think that since GoldEye most titles have been revealed at either a start of filming press event or the announcement of a new James Bond.
  8. Moneypenny's licence to thrill"Naomie Harris is getting more of the action in the next James Bond film, which starts shooting next year."
  9. UK films claim 15% of global box office in 2012 http://www.bfi.org.uk/statisticalyearbook2013/
  10. Penelope Cruz 'to be the oldest ever Bond girl' when she stars in the 24th film aged 40
  11. Pale Rider (June 30, 1985) DOB: July 1, 1985 Back To The Future (July 7, 1985)
  12. Screenwriter John Logan Gives a Bond 24 Update Guy Ritchie is 'bookies favourite' to direct the next Bond film
  13. I remember that Alfonso Curaon was short listed by The Wall Street Journal when Casino Royale was announced as the 21st Bond film. He would be a fantastic choice.
  14. Ang Lee would be really interesting. He would be the first non-European director for the series and, more specifically, the second non-British Commonwealth citizen. The first was Marc Forester.
  15. If history repeats itself, as it has for the last four Bond films, then we will get a press release by mid to late summer detailing the director and, at least, some of the actors attached. In the fall there will be a press conference revealing the title, a basic log line, filming locations, etc. Production could then start as soon as a few of hours later or begin a couple of weeks later. I'm really hoping for a 2014 release. The news that Mendes is not returning is actually a good sign that production will start sometime this fall/winter. Most spoilers or casting news is probably days, if
  16. With Mendes not returning we may get Bond 24 in 2014. Although, a revelation to us, I'm sure that this decision was made weeks ago. EON Productions has to have a shortlist already composed. The obvious choices based upon the precedence that Mendes set are Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper and Christopher Nolan. I wouldn't discount 'journeyman' directors like Stephen Frears or Roger Mitchell. Frears was attached to direct the Bond Girl spinoff film, "Jinx" and Mitchell left the production of "Quantum Of Solace" after being overwhelmed by the production schedule. I would welcome Martin Campbell's return.
  17. Interestingly, Thunderball was directed by Terence Young who also directed Dr. No and From Russia With Love. Young once bragged that he directed the first Bond film, the best Bond film and the biggest Bond film.
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