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Despite being asked several times about the character he plays in Spectre, the upcoming 24th Bond film, Christoph Waltz keeps saying his character is Franz Oberhauser. A few days ago in an interview Waltz said his character is not head of Spectre, and in a recent interview with Seth Meyers the two-time Oscar winner has reiterated this, as well as talking about his excitement for the project. Check out the video here…
With the film just under a year away from release it seems unlikely that any major plot points will be revealed by the cast, although despite his denials fans still believe that Waltz will play iconic Bond villain Blofeld…
Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, »
- Thomas Roach
Tfe welcomes back its friend and resident 007 expert Deborah with a statistical investigation brought on that recent "Spectre" press conference. If you love Bond Girls or Bellucci, and who doesn't?, read on - Editor
With the announcement earlier this month that Monica Bellucci had been cast in the forthcoming Bond film, Spectre, the media has recently been replete with headlines like “James Bond finally falls for a woman his own age” It was the oft-repeated “finally” that put me in an analytic mood. Is this really the first time (“finally”) that Bond has been with a woman his own age? How often has there been a really large age disparity?
I decided to analyze each movie so I could derive some statistics. James Bond is almost always with two or more women per film, but we can generally identify the “main” and “secondary” woman. I decided, for the sake of my own sanity, »
- Deborah Lipp
Yesterday, the first set clip (below), hit the net for the upcoming James Bond 24 "Spectre" action flick, and it features Daniel Craig in action as James Bond on a speed boat at the River Thames in England with Rory Kinnear aka Tanner. The clip lasts for just over a minute and just basically shows a pretty relaxed speed boat outing. Nothing too exciting. 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, and Dave Bautista. In the new flick: 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." It's due to hit theaters on November 6th, »
Sneak Peek UK set footage, plus images from director Sam Mendes' next 'James Bond' movie, "Spectre", currently shooting a scene on the Thames River, with actor Daniel Craig as '007' alongside actor Roy Kinner as 'Tanner' in a moving speedboat:
"...a cryptic message from the past of 'Bond', 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'..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spectre"......
- Michael Stevens
However, during the official casting announcement, it was revealed that Waltz will play the character Oberhauser who was Bond’s mentor in the Ian Fleming novels. Stil,l, fans are still not buying this and believe this is all misdirection from the fact Waltz will play Blofeld.
In an interview with Collider whilst promoting his latest movie Big Eyes, Waltz was asked if he was playing the head of Spectre in the latest Bond film, to which he responded: “No. No. It’s more interesting than that.”
Check out his reaction to the question below…
Do you think Waltz is telling the truth? Let us know…
Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States. »
- Thomas Roach
Belvedere Vodka has announced a collaboration with new James Bond movie Spectre.
The company will release two limited edition bottles in celebration of the company's partnership with the upcoming film.
Belvedere's Silver Sabre bottles will also feature a new 007 twist as part of the campaign, which will be launched in February 2015.
Professor James Chapman, author of the cultural history of James Bond Licence to Thrill, said: "Bond's drinking habits have always been a central aspect of the James Bond lifestyle.
"Fleming's Bond famously invented the 'Vesper' martini in Casino Royale, and the vodka martini was there for special occasions such as his dinner at M's club Blades (Moonraker) and his sumptuous dinner with American millionaire Mr Du Pont (Goldfinger). And of course, a world-class super villain such as Dr No would not dream of serving anything else.
Spectre: First look pictures as Bond movie films in Central London
It has been reported that the script for the upcoming Bond film Spectre has leaked as part of the massive Sony hack. Eon Productions, the producers of the James Bond series have now released a statement about the script leak, as well as a warning…
Eon Productions, the producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film Spectre is amongst the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system.
Eon Productions is concerned that third parties who have received the stolen screenplay may seek to publish it or its contents. The screenplay for Spectre is the confidential information of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq, LLC, and is protected by the laws of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world. It may not (in whole or in part) be published, »
- Thomas Roach
Though the fallout from the hacked Sony emails from the likes of Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal, producer Scott Rudin and even writer Aaron Sorkin has been unprecedented, it turns out that not all the previously private emails require an apology.
Channing's email is particularly amazing. In a message between Pascal, a few Sony executives and his 22 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill, the charismatic star congratulates the team on their box office hit with an ... errr, enthusiastic email.
Video: Sony Hacking Scandal Takes Another Embarrassing Turn
Below is the email, via Defamer.
"F You Ted !!!! Second Of Allll Timmmmme Beeeotch!!!! Come On Jumpstreeters We Got Cate Blanchett Wit Dis Box Office Bitches!!!!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaahhaahhahahahahahahahhahaahhaha
The comments by the actor go against the rumour that he would play the iconic Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.
The Django Unchained star was rumoured to be taking on the role of a villain in the movie.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld appeared as the head of Spectre in seven Bond films.
The script for Spectre was leaked during the recent Sony hacking.
Daniel Craig will return »
Filming has begun on the new James Bond film, and we now have the first Spectre set video, which features Bond (Daniel Craig) riding in a boat with fellow MI6 agent Bill Tanner (Rory Kinnear) along the River Thames. I'll admit it's not exactly the most riveting stuff, but at that same time, it's not exactly a spoiler either unless you're outright neurotic about that stuff ("Bond gets on a boat at some point? Movie: Ruined." This filming is being done outside the Sis building, which stands in for MI6 in the Bond series. Hit the jump to check out the Spectre set video. In addition to filming in London, the movie will also shoot in Rome, Mexico City, Tangier, Sölden, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee. The film opens November 6th, and also stars Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, and Monica Bellucci. »
- Matt Goldberg
Craig was looking slick in brown sunglasses, a navy overcoat with matching scarf, a grey suit and black leather gloves as he waved and gave fans the thumbs up.
Kinnear donned similar attire in a black jacket, black suit and leather gloves while holding on tightly to the boat.
They were also seen zipping past the MI6 headquarters as they were being filmed by the production crew in a separate boat.
Judi Dench at 80: Revisit 7 of her finest moments as James Bond's M
Meet the new cast of James Bond movie Spectre
It was recently revealed »
Over the weekend, false rumors began to spread that Sony had shut down production on Spectre, the 24th adventure in the James Bond franchise. Those reports were proven to be false, and now we have our first look at the set. This video features Daniel Craig reprising his role as the iconic spy James Bond.
Spectre began shooting in London last week after Sony, Eon and MGM officially announced the title and full cast. Now we get to see Daniel Craig as 007 as he hits the River Thames in a speed boat. Standing alongside him is actor Rory Kinnear who plays Bill Tanner, M's Chief of Staff. The scene was shot in front of the Sis building, MI6 headquarters in reality and in the Bond film series.
This first video also arrives with the first images from the set. In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on »
Gossip site Defamer appear to have done a massive feature about the upcoming 24th James Bond film "Spectre" and have reviewed what they claim is a copy of the early script for the "Skyfall" follow-up.
Several already revealed bits of information appear to come together in the piece including new character details. I've tried to avoid spoilers of any kind, these are the kind of tidbits that will be made clear in the film's promotional material. Potential Minor Spoilers Ahead:
Following an early operation in Mexico City, Bond faces forced retirement when he receives a mission posthumously assigned to him by the previous M (Judi Dench).
Monica Bellucci plays the wife of a target and Bond apparently pumps her for information about a sinister masked group. »
- Garth Franklin
The producers of the new James Bond movie Spectre have confirmed that an early version of the screenplay was among material leaked in the Sony hacking.
Sony Pictures' Entertainment's servers were breached on November 25, with numerous confidential emails and information about major Hollywood movies, deals and stars leaked in subsequent weeks.
"Eon Productions, the producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning (Saturday, December 13) that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film Spectre is amongst the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system," reads a statement on the movie's official website.
Eon Productions is concerned that third parties who have received the stolen screenplay may seek to publish it or its contents.
"The screenplay for Spectre is the confidential information of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC, and is protected by the laws of copyright in the »
Books and docu projects exploring national cinemas are increasingly popular: Exhibits A: Martin Scorsese’s documentaries about American and Italian cinema.
French helmer Bertrand Tavernier is also currently developing a documentary project entitled “Journey Into the Heart of French Cinema,” which focuses on the period from the late 1930s until the early 1970s.
Moroccan helmer Mohamed Ahed Bensouda, who directed the country’s biggest hit in 2014, “Behind Closed Doors,” about sexual harassment, is currently developing a book about the history of Moroccan cinema, which he also admits to expanding into a documentary.
Paris-based Bensouda has extensive experience as an a.d. on international shoots in Morocco, including Tornatore’s “Malena,” starring Monica Bellucci; Claude Lelouch’s “And Now… Ladies and Gentlemen,” with Jeremy Irons; and Roger Young’s TV series “The Bible.” He worked as a casting director on Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.”
Conducting extensive research into Moroccan films, he »
- Martin Dale
Rome — With cameras rolling in London on “Spectre,” Rome is now preparing to host the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise for five weeks of shooting due to start in the Italian capital in mid-February 2015 and expected to bring a local windfall of roughly Euros 50 million ($62 million).
That is a substantial chunk of MGM’s reported more than $300 million budget for “Spectre,” according to hacked Sony emails. The sum, reported by Rome daily La Repubblica, will go for complicated car chases, parachute drops and helicopter scenes, set in different parts of the Eternal City. A large stretch of one of Rome’s main avenues, the Via Nomentana, will be closed to traffic for several nights and lit up night-for-day.
Rome/Lazio Film Commission topper Luciano Sovena told La Repubblica that “Spectre” will cause limited disruption to the lives of regular Romans because most of the shooting will take place at night. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Monica Bellucci hasn't made an English language movie since 2010's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, but she's set to return to the big screen for Spectre, Sam Mendes' follow up to Skyfall. Aside from her character's name (Lucia Sciarra) we don't know what type of role she'll have, but one of Sony's recent email leaks mentioned that in the film Bond (Daniel Craig) will tussle with a "lesbian bad lady" -- so that's likely either Bellucci or co-star Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Color. Check out these Vanity Fair pics for an idea of what Miss Bellucci will bringing to the screen as our new Bond Girl. 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. »
The leaked emails resulting from the hack into Sony has already given us details about the Spider-Man franchise and a potential Jump Street / Men in Black crossover, and now details are emerging about next year’s 007 adventure Spectre. Minor spoilers follow…
According to CNN (via Variety), there’s been some conflict between MGM Studios and producer Barbara Broccoli with regards to the film’s budget, which has been set at more than $300 million. Apparently MGM chief Jonathan Glickman has urged Broccoli to cut costs, with measures to reduce the budget such as swapping scenes set in Rome for London, using three carriages for a train sequence rather than four, dropping a “dramatic finale in the rain [to] lower the cost of visual/special effects, and showcasing the modern aspects of Mexico as an “incentive” to the Mexican market. However, Broccoli refused to budge, prompting Amy Pascal to contact Glickman stating »
- Gary Collinson
Variety reports that the new Bond film could cost over $300 million.
In fact, a memo they've received indicates the film's budget "sits in the mid $300 million" range - a big jump from the $210 million (pre-tax breaks) that "Skyfall" cost to make, and the biggest single budget for a film in history ("Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" holds the record at an even $300 million). Understandably it seems the producers are looking at ways to trim costs.
Amongst the cost cutting measures are shooting a nighttime scene in London instead of Rome, adjusting the finale's location and setting in Mexico to better highlight the more modern aspects of the country, and cutting back on the number of carriages used in a train sequence. »
- Garth Franklin
The first official photo for Spectre has arrived. The film's Facebook page has posted the first set picture from the first day of shooting. Check it out below.
Spectre features Daniel Craig, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Ralph Fiennes as M, Andrew Scott as Denbigh, David Bautista as Mr Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White.
Shooting will take place at Pinewood London, Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee and Austria. Written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, the film will once again be directed by Sam Mendes. Spectre opens in theaters November 6, 2015.
Source: Fb »
- Laura Frances
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