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Warren Ellis will write a new ongoing James Bond comic series

19 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warren Ellis has been announced as the writer of a new, ongoing James Bond comic book series.

A work of its kind featuring the MI6 agent hasn't been released in over two decades.

The Dynamite story will debut November 2015 with artwork by Ellis's long-time collaborator Jason Masters of Batman Incorporated and Guardians of the Galaxy.

The comic has been made possible thanks to a new agreement between Dynamite and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

The first six-issue story arc in the series is called 'Vargr' and will feature Bond returning to London after a vengeful mission in Helsinki.

Once back in the capital he picks up the cases of a dead 00 Section agent but it seems a trap is being set for Bond in Berlin.

Speaking of his new role, Ellis said: "Ian Fleming's James Bond is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, »

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R.I.P. Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015)

26 June 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actor Patrick Macnee – who was best known for his role as secret agent John Steed in the classic 1960s spy series The Avengers – has passed away at his home in California on Thursday, aged 93.

Born in London in 1922, Macnee studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art but had to put his fledgling acting career on hold when he was called up to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II.

Following his service, he appeared in films such as Scrooge (151) and The Battle of the River Plate, before securing his career defining turn in The Avengers, which ran between 1961 and 1969.

Macnee would reprise the role of John Steed for the 1976 revival The New Avengers, while his subsequent credits included the likes of The Howling, This Is Spinal Tap, A View to a Kill and Waxwork. He also lent his voice to Invisible Jones in the 1998 feature adaptation of The Avengers, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Avengers’ TV Show Star Patrick Macnee Dies at 93

25 June 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Patrick Macnee, famous for his role on “The Avengers” British TV series, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 93.

Macnee, who played John Steed in the spy-fi show, died with his family at his bedside.

“Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories,” a statement on the actor’s website read. “Patrick Macnee was a popular figure in the television industry. He was at home wherever in the world he found himself. He had a knack for making friends, and keeping them.”

The Avengers” initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry) and his assistant (Macnee), but Macnee’s famously bowler hat wearing, umbrella-wielding intelligence officer (he never used a gun) became the protagonist when Hendry exited the series. Macnee played the part alongside a succession of strong, female partners, including Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Joanna Lumley. The show ran »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Patrick Macnee, Star of 'The Avengers' TV Series, Dies at 93

25 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Patrick Macnee, star of popular 1960s British TV series "The Avengers," died Thursday of natural causes at his home in California, surrounded by his family. He was 93.

Macnee starred on hit spy show "The Avengers," which ran on British television -- and was eventually rebroadcast around the globe -- from 1961 to 1969. The series also staged a short revival in the '70s.

Macnee was cast as assistant John Steed, second billing to Ian Hendry's Dr. David Keel character, but as the show continued, Macnee's quirky, bowler-wearing Steed became more popular, and he took over as the series lead after Hendry departed in 1961. Macnee played across from actresses such as Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson, and Joanna Lumley on the progressively feminist series, which was also notable for Macnee's insistence that his character never use a gun.

In addition to his work on that seminal show, Macnee was also a World War II veteran, »

- Katie Roberts

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Ralph Fiennes To Direct Rudolf Nureyev Biopic

24 June 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ralph Fiennes has acted on both the stage and screen for more than 25 years now, but recently he seems to have developed an affinity for getting behind the camera. According to Screen Daily, Fiennes has just signed on to direct a feature drama about legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. This would be his third feature as a director after “Coriolanus” and “The Invisible Woman,” but he apparently has no plans to appear in the film. Read More: Interview: Ralph Fiennes On 'The Invisible Woman,' Working With Wes Anderson & Awards Season Pitfalls Nureyev died at the age of 53 after a long-time battle with HIV, and while there are several different aspects of his life that are worthy of being covered, the movie will specifically take place during the time period when he defected from the Soviet Union and moved to the West in 1961. The screenplay is being penned »

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Fiennes To Direct Rudolf Nureyev Film

23 June 2015 8:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ralph Fiennes is slated to direct an as-yet-untitled film about iconic Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev for BBC Films and Pathe.

The project will not be a biopic, but will rather focus on a specific incident in the life of the volatile former Royal Ballet star who defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961 despite the Kgb's attempts to stop him. Nureyev died aged 53 after contracting HIV.

Acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter David Hare is penning the film while Gabrielle Tana ("Coriolanus," "The Invisible Woman") is on board to produce.

The production has secured rights to Julie Kavangh's acclaimed biography "Nureyev: The Life," and filming aims to begin late next year.

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- Garth Franklin

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Ralph Fiennes will reunite with David Hare to direct Rudolf Nureyev drama

23 June 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ralph Fiennes will direct a feature film about the life of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

He will reunite with David Hare, who he previously worked with on The Reader, for the BBC Films project.

Fiennes is not thought to be in contention to play Nureye, who died in 1993 at the age of 53.

According to Screen Daily, the film is expected to focus on his defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, and the attempts of the Kgb to stop him doing so.

The currently untitled drama is expected to begin production in late 2016. Philomena's Gabrielle Tana and former Pathe executive Francois Ivernel are on board to produce.

Fiennes and Hare will also work together on a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder at the Old Vic next year. »

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Ralph Fiennes Directing A New Drama

23 June 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Current Empire Legend Ralph Fiennes’ directing career is ticking along nicely and the actor-turned-filmmaker already has his viewfinder-adjacent eye on a potential next film. It’s a knockabout teen sex farce that finds three best friends who... Sorry, that’s not really his style, is it? He’s attached to make a film about legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.The HoursDavid Hare – who also wrote The Reader, in which Fiennes appeared, is at work on the script for the director and his regular producing collaborator Gabrielle Tana. According to Screen International, it’s not a traditional cradle-to-grave biopic but instead will focus on a specific incident in the dancer’s life, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1961, evading the Kgb’s attempts to stop him. The team has the rights to Julie Kavangh’s biography Nureyev: The Life. His celebrated dance career saw him sharing the Royal »

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Ralph Fiennes to direct – but not star in – Rudolf Nureyev drama

23 June 2015 12:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tale of iconic Russian dancer and famous defector will be based on a screenplay by David Hare, writer of the Oscar-winning 2008 film The Reader – but unlike Fiennes’ first two films as director, he won’t also take the leading role

Ralph Fiennes will direct a film detailing a major incident in the life of legendary Russian ballet dancer and famous defector Rudolf Nureyev, reports Screen Daily.

The untitled drama will be based on a screenplay by David Hare, the British writer of 2008 Nazi-themed romance The Reader. Fiennes, who will not take the starring role, has secured rights to Julie Kavanagh’s authorised biography Nureyev: The Life and hopes to shoot in 2016.

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Ralph Fiennes to direct Rudolf Nureyev drama

23 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Hare script to be produced by Philomena producer and BBC Films.

Ralph Fiennes is to direct a feature drama about iconic Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

The as-yet-untitled drama is being written by acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter David Hare, who collaborated with Fiennes on 2008 Oscar-winner The Reader, which was Hare’s last feature.

Philomena producer Gabrielle Tana – who previously collaborated with Fiennes on The Invisible Woman, Coriolanus and The Duchess - is on board to produce the feature, which is being developed with BBC Films and is set to be co-produced by former Pathe executive Francois Ivernel.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the film is understood not to be a  biopic but instead charts a specific incident in the life of the celebrated dancer who defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite Kgb efforts to stop him.

The volatile former Royal Ballet star, whose stage partners »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ralph Fiennes to direct Rudolph Nureyev drama

23 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Hare script to be produced by Philomena producer and BBC Films.

Ralph Fiennes is to direct a feature drama about iconic Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev.

The as-yet-untitled drama is being written by acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter David Hare, who collaborated with Fiennes on 2008 Oscar-winner The Reader, which was Hare’s last feature.

Philomena producer Gabrielle Tana – who previously collaborated with Fiennes on The Invisible Woman, Coriolanus and The Duchess - is on board to produce the feature, which is being developed with BBC Films and is set to be co-produced by former Pathe executive Francois Ivernel.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the film is understood not to be a  biopic but instead charts a specific incident in the life of the celebrated dancer who defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite Kgb efforts to stop him.

The volatile former Royal Ballet star, whose stage partners »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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New James Bond Spectre Day Of The Dead Featurette Movie Clip Released

17 June 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, the official James Bond Youtube channel dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Spectre" action flick. The clip is titled, "Day Of The Dead," and it gives us new "behind the scenes" looks at the big day Of The Dead festival that will serve as an opening scene in the movie. There's also interview clips with some of the cast and crew. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, and Stephanie Sigman The official synopsis for the movie, reads like this: "A cryptic message from Bond’s past, will end up, sending him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond will peel back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. »

- Derek

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"Spectre" - 'Day Of The Dead' Footage

16 June 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from the Mexican set of the next 'James Bond' movie "Spectre", directed by Sam Mendes:

"...a cryptic message sends 'James Bond' on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.

"Then while 'M' battles political forces...

"...to keep the secret service alive...

"...Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind 'Spectre'..."

"Spectre" will be released in North America, November 6, 2015, also starring Rory Kinnear as 'Tanner', Ben Whishaw as 'Q', Naomie Harris as 'Eve Moneypenny', Ralph Fiennes as 'M', Jesper Christensen as 'Mr. White', Andrew Scott as 'Denbigh', Léa Seydoux as 'Madeleine Swann', Dave Bautista as 'Mr. Hinx', Monica Bellucci as Lucia 'Sciarra' and Christoph Waltz as 'Oberhauser'.

"Spectre" will also include a new 'Aston Martin', called the 'DB10', designed specifically for the film.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spectre"...

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- Michael Stevens

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James Bond goes to Mexico in the new Spectre clip

15 June 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

While James Bond is a prominent British icon, he’s never shied away from taking his spy antics to other parts of the world. In the latest entry to the franchise, eerily titled Spectre, Mr. Bond takes a trip to Mexico to experience the famous Day of the Dead festival.

A new featurette has been released, giving a behind the scenes look at the making of the opening scene. Director Sam Mendes, costume designer Jany Temime and more talk about directing over a thousand extras in a massive parade sequence. The spooky Day of the Dead festivities fit nicely with the title… do we see a theme of creepiness emerging?

Daniel Craig reprises his role as the eponymous James Bond, along with Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Ralph Fiennes. Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, and Christoph Waltz round out the cast. In Spectre, Bond sets out to uncover a »

- Amanda Wood

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Who Will Be the Next James Bond? Take Our Poll

15 June 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Everyone from Tilda Swinton and her family to the British tabloids are speculating --yet again--about who should play the next James Bond, as Daniel Craig is nearing the end of his run. Sam Mendes' second crack at Bond, "Spectre" (November 6), also written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, could mark Craig's fourth and last turn as MI6 agent 007. In the movie Bond gets a message from his past that puts him in pursuit of the organization Spectre--and sets him against the latest Bond villain (Christoph Waltz). Meanwhile M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, as Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) offer support. New cast members include Léa SeydouxDavid Bautista and Monica Bellucci. Check out a behind-the-scenes spot below. "Spectre" is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. (Sony will have to vie for the »

- Anne Thompson

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Spectre featurette – Video blog shows Mexico City footage

15 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Spectre featurette: A new video blog shows behind the scenes footage from the shooting of the opening sequence at the Day Of The Dead festival in Mexico City. Spectre featurette

A new Spectre featurette has just been released from the production of the 24th James Bond adventure. The 2-minute promo features a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which is still shooting under the direction of Sam Mendes.

The Mexico set action sequence will have the country’s Day Of The Dead festival as a back drop, and will feature as the elaborate opening scene of the new movie, which opens in the UK and the Us in early November this year.

Sam Mendes said: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. »

- Paul Heath

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'Spectre' Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Day of the Dead Festival

15 June 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

MGM and Columbia Pictures have released a new video blog for the upcoming 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, this time taking a look behind-the-scenes during the shooting of an action sequence that takes place during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City. "I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment," director Sam Mendes says. "It's the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there's color and detail and life. We've built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing." If I'm not mistaken this is a scene from the film's opening before the production bounces elsewhere around the world. Give the featurette a watch below, Spectre releases in theaters on Nov. 6. yt id="0lUusnn7puQ" width="515" A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. »

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Spectre Video Goes Behind the Scenes of the Day of the Dead Festival

15 June 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Back in late March, we reported that the opening chase sequece of Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond film Spectre would be located in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead festival. While this new behind-the-scenes video is short on action, it goes a long way towards establishing the eye-catching look of the sequence that is to be the audience's introduction to the film. From the get-go the clip features the iconic skull masks, fantastic costume design, and over-the-top theatrical nature of the Day of the Dead festival, making it a perfect dramatic backdrop for Spectre's opening. Mendes had the following to say about the sequence: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Spectre featurette explores the Day of the Dead festival opening sequence

15 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The official 007 website has just debuted a brand new featurette for Spectre, which explores the filming of the opening sequence set during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City, and features contributions from drector Sam Mendes, Costume Designer Jany Temime, Costume Supervisors Anna Terrazas and Kenny Crouch, Crowd Hair Supervisor Tracey Smith, Line Producer Stacy Perskie and Make-Up Designer Naomi Donne. Take a look…

See Also: New footage in extended TV spot for Spectre

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, »

- Gary Collinson

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Spectre: Go behind the scenes of the film's opening sequence in Mexico

15 June 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new Spectre vlog allows viewers a glimpse of the film's elaborate opening sequence set during Mexico's Day of the Dead festival.

Director Sam Mendes and other crew members reveal the level of detail going into the impressive opening, complete with 1,500 extras.

Mendes said: "I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment.

"It's the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there's colour and detail and life. We've built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing."

Costume Supervisor Kenny Crouch talks about the amount of speed and accuracy going into getting the extras camera ready, explaining that it took 75 minutes one morning - which works out at 20 people per minute.

Spectre sees Daniel Craig return as James Bond, with Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris also featuring.

Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, »

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