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Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24

Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24

Jul 11 2013, 11:36am CDT | by

Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24 for a 2015 release date. The 'Skyfall' director - who previously ruled himself out of helming the next instalment in the spy franchise - will return...

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Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24

Jul 11 2013, 11:36am CDT | by

Sam Mendes has been confirmed to direct Bond 24 for a 2015 release date.

The 'Skyfall' director - who previously ruled himself out of helming the next instalment in the spy franchise - will return as director of the next 007 adventure starring Daniel Craig, while 'Skyfall' screenwriter John Logan will pen the script.

The as-yet-untitled movie will be released in the UK on October 23, 2015, followed by its United States release two weeks later on November 6, 2015.

The filmmaker previously said he wouldn't return for Bond 24 due to his theatre commitments - which include a new West End musical production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - but he has recently been in talks with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson about returning to the franchise after they agreed to accommodate the film around his schedule.

In a statement, Mendes said: ''I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.''

'Skyfall' became the most successful 007 movie of all time upon its release last year, taking over $1 billion at the global box office, as well as picking up two Oscars at the Academy Awards earlier this year.

The film earned the Best Original Song prize for 'Skyfall', written and performed by British superstar Adele, and also won Best Sound Editing.

The blockbuster movie saw Craig play 007 for a third time, while Javier Bardem played nemesis Silva and Dame Judi Dench reprised her role as M for a final time.

The film also introduced Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.

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‘Bond 24′ Casting Call Reveals Villainous Details

Aug 25 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: slash film

Details on Bond 24 are being kept under very tight wraps, but when a film is as feverishly anticipated as this one is, clues have a way of getting out. A new casting call is the source of the latest update, which suggests Bond 24 will star an “iconic” baddie in the vein of Jaws (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) or Oddjob (Goldfinger). Hit the jump for details on the new Bond 24 villain. James Bond Radio and MI6 HQ picked up the casting call. It’s for the big bad’s primary henchman, not the bi ...
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The Next 007 Film Is Casting…

Aug 25 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: aintitcool

A memorable foil appears to be in order for the November 2015 release. Read the full article on AICN While SKYFALL shook up the Bondverse in a number of regards, it’s sounding like the next picture in the series will be getting back in touch with at least one time-tested Bondian proclivity.   MI6 has a quick and interesting article indicating that The Powers That Be are currently undertaking the casting of a henchman…an 'iconic' henchman, no less.  ...
Source: aintitcool   Full article at: aintitcool


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Bond 24 henchman to be a physical adversary for Daniel Craig?

Aug 25 2014 3:37am CDT | Source: Total Film

Bond 24 could see 007 confronted with one of the more physical villains he has faced in recent years, with one of the chief antagonists set to be a Jaws-esque brute. According to fan site MI6, the production team are searching for an actor to play what they describe as “the main assassin”, with the primary requirement being that they must be physically imposing. Successful applicants will need to be at least 6’ 2” in height, while the report notes that “whoever wins the ro ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film


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BOND 24 Villain Could Be a Bigger Adversary for Daniel Craig

Aug 23 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Collider

I’m one of the people who thought Skyfall was an incredible Bond film.  Between that and Casino Royale (I sort of consider Quantum of Solace to be an interstitial film, almost a short) I actually feel like James Bond is almost a current, relevant character (despite some of the old-fashioned fan service).  So I remain excited for Bond 24 even though it feels like something of a troubled production (the delays, the ex ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider


1 week ago

"Bond 24" Wants A Henchman, Austrian Locale

Aug 23 2014 11:57am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Whilst "Skyfall" saw the return of some of the more iconic elements of the James Bond franchise, one element that was missing is that of an iconic henchman - the last one arguably being Famke Janssen's Xenia Onatopp in "Goldeneye". A new report over at James Bond Radio claims that the twenty-fourth Bond film's director Sam Mendes is aiming to fill that gap and is looking for just such an actor. This one will apparently be less abou ...
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3 weeks ago

Global Showbiz Briefs: Ricky Gervais Reviving ‘The Office’ Character For Movie; Alibaba Group Taps Ex-China Film Group Exec As CEO Of Film Unit; More

Aug 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Deadline

David Brent, the sad-sack paper company middle manager brought to life by Ricky Gervais in The Office, is ready for his big-screen close-up. The BBC said today that Gervais will reprise the character in Life On The Road, which will track Brent’s life in the years since the series, which aired from 2001-2003 on BBC Two. In the mockumentary-style film, he’ll be a traveling salesman of cleaning products, out to finance a UK concert tour as he tr ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline


3 weeks ago

Now Carrie Brownstein Will Be Lost In Austen

Aug 5 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

She'll complete Nora Ephron's unfinished adaptation of the miniseriesIn 2011, Nora Ephron signed on to adapt ITV’s 2008 period rom-com-tweaking miniseries Lost In Austen as a film for Sony. Work on the project was halted by Ephron’s sad death in June 2012, but Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein will now finish her script.The series – written by Guy Andrews – followed Amanda Price (Jemima Roop ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online


3 weeks ago

‘Lost In Austen’ Finds Writer In ‘Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein

Aug 5 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Deadline

The Columbia Pictures comedy based on the 2008 UK series is one of Nora Ephron’s unfinished works. Now the co-creator/writer/star of IFC’s Portlandia has been tapped to finish Lost In Austen. Emmy nominee and Peabody winner Carrie Brownstein will pen the story of Amanda, who lives and works in present-day Brooklyn until she suddenly finds herself transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. “Carrie is smart and funny a ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline


4 weeks ago

‘Bond 24′ Getting Hefty Rewrite From Neil Purvis and Robert Wade

Aug 1 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Bond 24 will bring Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes back into the world of globe-trotting espionage, but the screenwriting credit may not be what we were expecting it to be. While John Logan also made the leap back into Bond after Skyfall, the script turned in may be getting more of a work-over than previously suggested. Rewrites on big movies happen all the time, and weeks ago it was reported that Neil Purvis and Robert ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film


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