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Sam Mendes' drunken Skyfall offer

Sam Mendes' drunken Skyfall offer

Nov 9 2012, 4:07am CST | by

Sam Mendes doesn't think he would have ever directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it when he met him at a party.

Sam Mendes would never have directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it. The 47-year-old helmer was at a party when Daniel - who reprised his role as James Bond for the...

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Sam Mendes' drunken Skyfall offer

Nov 9 2012, 4:07am CST | by

Sam Mendes doesn't think he would have ever directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it when he met him at a party.

Sam Mendes would never have directed 'Skyfall' if Daniel Craig hadn't drunkenly suggested he do it.
The 47-year-old helmer was at a party when Daniel - who reprised his role as James Bond for the third time in the movie - came up to him and suggested he would be the ideal man for the job, and the filmmaker thinks it would have never occurred to him he could take on the role if it wasn't for the conversation.
He said: ''He wasn't that drunk and he didn't really offer it to me, he suggested it to me. It was a conversation ... And then it kind of went from there. I didn't really have any doubts.
''Had I not gone to the party, I think someone else would have directed it. I think it's true. And it may not have even, weirdly, occurred to me. I know it sounds crazy, but it was because someone said it to me and I thought, 'Oh, what a good idea.' Because, it's not like 'The Avengers', Bond movies don't get sent around. You're in a dialogue from early on, I think.''
Sam was presented with the opportunity to helm another huge film this year in the shape of 'Avengers Assemble', but he turned down the chance to direct the superhero movie after he was left unimpressed by a letter he received from Marvel to see if he wanted to put himself forward for the role.
Speaking to Moviefone, he added: ''The funniest letter I got - they were sending [a packet for] 'The Avengers', right? For directors to pitch - and I got a package, which was full of comic books, but no treatment; there was no script. But the cover letter said, 'Marvel's Avengers will be released on May 3, 2012', or whatever it was. That was the first sentence of the cover letter. Not, 'We have the pleasure of enclosing the materials ...' or 'Here is the script for ...' But the release date. That was the first sentence.
''I wasn't interested. I mean, that's not my world particularly. I'll go see it, particularly with my kids, but I didn't want to make it. But I was probably one of 50 that got sent it; they didn't target me specifically.''

 
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Popular period medical drama Call The Midwife has received a fifth season order as filming on its fourth season wraps. The BBC One series, which airs on PBS in the U.S., is produced by Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and has been one of the most-watched dramas in Britain with all three runs to date averaging over 10M viewers per episode (delayed viewing included). The season 3 UK premiere last January was the highest-rat ...
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4 weeks ago

Magic Faraway Tree Film Planned

Oct 21 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptationGenerally, the adaptations in Sam Mendes cinematic career to date have been heavier dramas or the violent likes of Road To Perdition. But for a new producing job, he’s shepherding a much more whimsical story to the screen, overseeing work on a film of Enid Blyton’s book The Magical Faraway Tree.Blyton’s series of four novels, The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk Of The Faraway Tree and Up The Faraway Tree, which w ...
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6 weeks ago

BOND 24 Finds Its ‘Iconic Henchman’!!

Oct 13 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: aintitcool

A new antagonist to stalk 007 in the November 2015 release. Read the full article on AICN A month or two ago we learned that the next James Bond movie was looking to cast “an iconic henchman” - a la Jaws, or Handjob Oddjob. Via LR comes words that this role has now been filled by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Dave Bautista.   I’ve previously said here on the site, and Tweeted as well (which apparently makes thoughts *thatmuc ...
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6 weeks ago

Dave Bautista Cast As Villain In ‘Bond 24′

Oct 13 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Wrestler Dave Bautista is going from Marvel to martinis. The Guardians of the Galaxy star has reportedly be cast as a major henchman named Hinx in Sam Mendes’ Bond 24. The film starts filming in December aimed at a November 6, 2015 release. Latino Review broke the news of the Bond 24 villain casting. Bautista fits the description producers gave a few weeks back about what they were looking for in the Bond 24 villain: We are looking to follow ...
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6 weeks ago

Is Dave Bautista On For Bond 24?

Oct 13 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's rumoured for henchman HinxAs with the Lea Seydoux reports from Friday, today's Bond 24 news remains unconfirmed by any official word from EON. But reports are coming in that Dave Bautista has also scored a role in the as-yet untitled Bond 24. If Latino Review's secret sources are accurate, we can expect to see the former wrestler as a henchman called Hinx.As per the casting call, Sam Mendes and his team were looking for some ...
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6 weeks ago

Dave Bautista For Bond 24?

Oct 13 2014 3:32am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Rumoured for henchman HinxAs with the Lea Seydoux "reveal" from Friday, this remains unconfirmed until official word from EON. But reports are coming in that Dave Bautista has also scored a role in the as-yet untitled Bond 24. If Latino Review's secret sources are accurate, we can expect to see the former wrestler as a henchman called Hinx.As per the casting call, Sam Mendes and his team were looking for someone "ideally over ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Lea Seydoux Confirmed for Femme Fatale Role in James Bond 24

Oct 10 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: First Showing

Briefly: After being rumored back in August, it appears Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux will be taking a role in the still untitled James Bond 24. Baz Bamigboye, who has a sterling record when it comes to James Bond movie news, reports Seydoux is now signed to take a "femme fatale" role in the next 007 adventure sated for release on November 6th, 2015. Production is supposed to begin before the end of the year with Daniel Craig back ...
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6 weeks ago

Léa Seydoux Tipped as Femme Fatale in ‘Bond 24′

Oct 10 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Let’s say it: Bond is the Warmest Color. OK, that’s out of the way. Bond 24 is set to shoot in just over a month under the direction of Sam Mendes, and now we may have the first official new cast member. Léa Seydoux, of Blue is the Warmest Color and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (above), will reportedly have a prominent role in the film.  Baz Bamigboye at The Daily Mail reports vague details of Lea Seydoux in Bond 24, saying she has signed on for the film’s femme fatale ...
Source: slash film   Full article at: slash film
 

 
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7 weeks ago

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Richard III In The Hollow Crown

Oct 1 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

And Sherlock's Andrew Scott will be King Louis in Henry VI Part 2Now is the winter of our Benedict content, made glorious summer by this new look at Sir Cumber of Batch playing Richard III as part of the new cycle of the Beeb’s The Hollow Crown. For this second set of Shakespeare adaptations – subtitled The Wars Of The Roses – we’ll see Richard’s tale plus the two parts of Henry VI.And in addition to Cumberba ...
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