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Mipcom: BBC Expands Drama Sales in Se Asia

12 October 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hong Kong — British drama titles from the British Broadcasting Corporation are doing increasingly well in South East Asia, a market which has previously concentrated its acquisitions on natural history content.

On the first day of the Mipcom TV rights market in Cannes, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced several sales in Se Asia.

With Malaysian broadcaster Ntv7 it has struck deals for “Sinbad,” a modern reinvention of the legend from the Arabian Nights; fantasy drama “Atlantis;” and “The Musketeers,” a contemporary take on the “Three Musketeers” classic French novels. “The Musketeers” and “Sinbad” are the first international dramas aired by ntv7 in its primetime slot.

Deals with Singapore’s MediaCorp include “Orphan Black,” a BBC America sci-fi series, featuring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are revealed to be clones; and “Fleming – The Man Who Would Be Bond,” a drama depicting the real story of Ian Fleming. »

- Patrick Frater

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French Actress Léa Seydoux Tapped as Latest Bond Girl: Report

10 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Does James Bond star Daniel Craig have a new femme fatale for the next film in the famed spy series? French actress Léa Seydoux, 29, has reportedly been cast as the latest Bond girl, following in the sexy footsteps of Agent 007's many film flames and adversaries, who have included Halle Berry, Teri Hatcher and Kim Basinger. The curvaceous, blond Paris native is set to meet up with Craig, along with new castmates and Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script review next month, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports. Eon Productions, the company behind the series, »

- Andrea Billups, @princessmouse

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French Actress Léa Seydoux Tapped as Latest Bond Girl: Report

10 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Does James Bond star Daniel Craig have a new femme fatale for the next film in the famed spy series? French actress Léa Seydoux, 29, has reportedly been cast as the latest Bond girl, following in the sexy footsteps of Agent 007's many film flames and adversaries, who have included Halle Berry, Teri Hatcher and Kim Basinger. The curvaceous, blond Paris native is set to meet up with Craig, along with new castmates and Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script review next month, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports. Eon Productions, the company behind the series, »

- Andrea Billups, @princessmouse

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Dracula Untold – The Review

10 October 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oh, what Marvel Studios hath wrought! In 2012 their movie universe was brought together with Marvel’S The Avengers which became the number three top grossing film of all time. Leading up to that flick and in the follow-ups, characters like Nick Fury and the Black Widow bounced about from franchise to franchise along with countless dialogue references. Well, the studios that had already licensed Marvel characters are attempting the same kind of “synergy”. At Sony, Spider-Man will have spin-offs with supporting characters and even villains, like Venom and the Sinister Six. There’s even talk of the X-Men bumping into the Fantastic Four over at Fox. Finally Warners, with their DC comics’ icons, has followed Marvel’s lead by pitting Superman and Batman in 2016, setting a foundation for their own hero team, the Justice League. Now, how will Universal Studios have a shared movie universe?  Since a comic book company »

- Jim Batts

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Dynamite to release a new James Bond comic book series

9 October 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the New York Comic Con, Dynamite Entertainment has announced that it is partnering up with the estate of Ian Fleming for a new James Bond comic book series that will adapt existing 007 stories, alongside new missions for the legendary super spy.

“Bond is one of the greatest cultural icons in the world,” states Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci. “It’s one of the most successful film franchises ever, a franchise that reinvents itself to be in tune with each generation. We’re excited to build upon Ian Fleming’s source material with new canonical stories, and honoured to be a small part of his legacy, to be able to bring new stories to fans around the world.”

“We’re thrilled that 007 will be revisiting the world of comics, as Fleming’s novels have a long and successful history in this medium, ever since they began to be published as »

- Gary Collinson

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Dynamite Announces New James Bond Comics

7 October 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Those looking for a James Bond fix before next autumn's Bond 24 may just have found their answer. Dynamite Entertainment, prolific publishers of film and TV tie-in comics, have just announced that they've snagged the Bond licence, both for adaptations of existing stories and for new adventures."Bond is one of the greatest cultural icons in the world,” says Dynamite's Nick Barrucci in a statement from the New York Comic-Con. "It's one of the most successful film franchises ever, a franchise that reinvents itself to be in tune with each generation. We're excited to build upon Ian Fleming’s source material with new canonical stories, and honoured to be a small part of his legacy, to be able to bring new stories to fans around the world."Canonical? Whether you agree with that depends on what you consider to be the Bond canon in the first place. Away from Fleming's original books and the movies, »

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Shake, don't stir: James Bond comics are coming in 2015

7 October 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The next James Bond movie taking too long to come out? How about some 007 comics to tide you over? On Tuesday, comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment announced a partnership with the estate of Ian Fleming that will give Dynamite worldwide rights to publish comic books featuring suave superspy James Bond. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal allows for both adaptations of existing 007 stories and entirely new adventures—in fact, Dynamite's first Bond project will be set before Casino Royale and document Bond's earliest years. No creative teams have been announced yet, but with New York Comic-Con just a couple »

- Joshua Rivera

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James Bond comic books to launch in 2015

7 October 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Bond comics will launch in 2015, following a new partnership between Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and Dynamite Entertainment.

Set during his early years, the comics will tell new Bond tales set before Fleming's first novel Casino Royale.

Goldfinger 50 years on: How the 1964 classic shaped the 007 films

Drawing inspiration from the author's 14 novels, the comics will include both new and well-known characters from Bond mythology.

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications, said: "It's over 60 years since the publication of Casino Royale, and now more than ever it's an exciting time to be a Bond fan.

"We're thrilled that 007 will be revisiting the world of comics, as Fleming's novels have a long and successful history in this medium, ever since they began to be published as newspaper comic strips in the late fifties. Dynamite are the perfect partners to take on the challenge of continuing this legacy, and we are »

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James Bond’s Early Escapades To Become Comics

7 October 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Everyone’s favourite spy, James Bond, is coming to a comic book series. Dynamite Entertainment announced it would be teaming up with the estate of Bond creator and writer, Ian Fleming to bring the new series to life.

007 is no stranger to comics. The character has appeared in them repeatedly since 1958. Dark Horse last held the rights to publish Bond back in the ’90s.

Dynamite will kick things off in 2015 with an origins storyline focussing on what Bond got up to before the events in Casino Royale. But fans will no doubt be pleased to hear the company can create new characters to add to the Bond mythology.

Of course, we’re all wondering what our vodka Martini drinking sleuth is going to look like. A young Sean Connery? A Daniel Craig type, bursting out of the sea? An under-rated Lazenby in a kilt? Maybe a different facial feature of each? »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Dynamite Announces 'James Bond' Comics Coming in 2015

7 October 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In what might be the biggest announcement related to New York Comic Con, Dynamite Entertainment has announced a partnership with the estate of Ian Fleming that grants the publisher worldwide rights to publish comic books, graphic novels and digital comics starring the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond, 007. In a statement accompanying the news, Dynamite Entertainment publisher Nick Barrucci called the character “one of the greatest cultural icons in the world” and the Bond movie series “one of the most successful film franchises ever, a franchise that reinvents itself to be in tune with each generation.” He

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- Graeme McMillan

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The Callow Way – British Cinema in 2014

5 October 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway begins his new weekly column looking at the state of ‘British’ cinema in 2014…

*high pitched voice* British cinema friends.

According to a report in The Sunday Times, UK cinema audiences were down 8% on last year this summer, with only The Inbetweeners 2 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (both sequels And based on material from elsewhere) performing well. Apparently the reason for this is the good weather, and big sporting events kept people out of the cinema. Given England’s World Cup performance, I’m surprised more people didn’t decide to shut themselves away in dark theatres away from the action, or lack of it, from Roy Hodgson’s team.

Still, it’s not all bad, according to the BFI statistical yearbook for 2014, which looks at the UK film industry in 2013, the film industry has doubled its Gdp in the past twenty years, contributing £2.9 billion »

- Oliver Davis

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Anthony Horowitz to write next James Bond novel

2 October 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anthony Horowitz has been hired to write the next James Bond novel.

Ian Fleming's estate has invited the Alex Rider author to pen the next instalment, which is currently titled Project One.

The book will be set in the 1950s, and will contain previously unseen Fleming material from an unmade James Bond TV series.

Fleming's original episode treatment - titled 'Murder on Wheels' - saw the secret agent enter the world of motor racing.

The treatment will be used as a starting point for the new novel, which will be published on September 8, 2015.

"When the estate approached me to write a new James Bond novel, how could I possibly refuse?" said Horowitz.

"It's a huge challenge... but having original, unpublished material by Fleming has been an inspiration."

Fleming's great-niece Jessie Grimond said: "In the 1950s, Ian Fleming wrote several episode treatments for a James Bond television series.

"But it »

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Premiered 50 Years Ago Today!

22 September 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

Hard as it is to believe, but The Man From U.N.C.L.E. premiered 50 years ago today. Impressively, it remains alive and well in the minds of all the Baby Boomer fans who grew up with the series- and a new generation will be introduced to U.N.C.L.E. through the forthcoming feature film. We must recognize the genius of producer Norman Felton who, with Sam Rolfe, developed the concept (along with some brief suggestions from Ian Fleming.) We extend our congratulations to our old friends Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who have both been major supporters of Cinema Retro since it debuted ten years ago. Happily, both guys are doing great career-wise and never seem to stop working. We also recognize all those actors, directors, writers and crew members whose talents made the show so iconic. A special, heartfelt nod to the legendary Leo G. Carroll, whose contribution to the series is inestimable. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Goldfinger 50 years on: How the 1964 classic shaped the 007 films

22 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The James Bond series - based on Ian Fleming's spy novels - is one of cinema's biggest ever film franchises, thrilling fans now for over half a century.

1962's Dr No and the following year's From Russia with Love lay the groundwork, but it was with 1964's Goldfinger that the 007 movies became a true global phenomenon.

A 50th anniversary Blu-ray re-issue of the Sean Connery classic is available to buy from today (Monday, September 22). To mark the occasion, Digital Spy explores how Goldfinger shaped Bond as we know and love him.

1. The Extravagant Pre-Titles Sequence

The previous film, From Russia with Love, was in fact the first Bond to feature a pre-titles sequence. But that scene, which saw Robert Shaw's Red Grant stalk and kill a 007 impersonator, was short and simple - and didn't even feature the real Bond.

Goldfinger was the first film to take full advantage »

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Iconic Bond Adversary Richard Kiel Dies At 74

10 September 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Actor Richard Kiel has passed away in a California hospital at the age of 74. Born in Detroit, this distinctive, towering presence was known for his appearances in films such as notorious B Movie Eegah and TV show The Wild Wild West. He was also the original choice for The Incredible Hulk series before producers decided he had the wrong build (Kiel didn’t mind as he found the contact lenses and make up for The Hulk difficult to deal with).

However it was his turn as a monster in another franchise that brought him to wider attention, when he took the role of Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. With his steel teeth he was the perfect villain for the more flamboyant Bond era ushered in by Roger Moore.  The scene where he killed Nadim Sawalha at the pyramids haunted many a childhood. Kiel played an enormous part »

- Steve Palace

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David Walliam: Simon Cowell is a Bond villain

9 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Walliams has likened Simon Cowell to a James Bond villain. The actor and comedian decided to poke fun at his fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judge as he joked about how Simon looked like a bad guy from the films based on Ian Fleming's novels. Talking to The Sun newspaper, David laughed: ''Simon would have to be the Bond villain - instead of stroking a Persian cat on his lap, he would have Louis Walsh.'' However, he then quickly added: ''Actually Simon is lovely. He is a professional.'' The funny man also had fun looking back at the strangest acts they've had audition for »

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Does Announcement of a Sequel In Advance of a Movie’s Release Boost Your Interest?

20 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It wasn’t until this week that I became aware of The November Man, which opens as early as next Wednesday. Hey, it’s not like I write about movies for a living or anything. But outside of barely paying attention to a commercial for the Pierce Brosnan-led action thriller the other night, I still haven’t given it much thought. I also haven’t heard much buzz or anticipation for the movie, which is directed by Roger Donaldson (reunited with his Dante’s Peak star) and is about an ex-cia operative who has to take down his former protege while tiptoeing around a compromised agency. Should be interesting to see another evocation of Three Days of the Condor so soon after Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Yet unfortunately it looks more generic than that, like it’s following instead in the footsteps of another movie with the same number in the title: 3 Days to Kill »

- Christopher Campbell

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Bradley Cooper To Become Super Spy Mack Bolan

19 August 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You might not know the name Mack Bolan, but the secret agent has been the hero of more than 600 novels. Yeah, that's right. And you thought James Bond was prolific. But while 007 has been tearing it up in 30-some movies based on the Ian Fleming books, Mack Bolan has struggled for decades to make to the big screen. But at long last it looks like this storied spy will get there, thanks to Bradley Cooper. Deadline reports Warner Bros. has secured the rights to Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan book series, buying them from screenwriter/producer Shane Salerno. From here, the studio is developing a vehicle for two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, who is also set to co-produce the pic. Cooper will share producing duties with Salerno as well as Todd Phillips, his director in The Hangover I, II & III. Phillips could ultimately helm this Cooper movie too. Mack Bolan »

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Fox at Comic-Con: James Bond Is Whack, We're Making Movies With Balls (and Jokes)

25 July 2014 7:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ian Fleming‘s James Bond books and a plethora of young adult novels have delivered billions of dollars at the box office for Hollywood, but filmmakers at Comic-Con think they can improve upon those meek film adaptations. “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” an adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book, is a “spy movie for people who find spy movies just a little bit boring,” Millar told the crowd in Hall H on Friday at the 20th Century Fox panel. Millar lamented the brooding, modern incarnation of Bond, as played by Daniel Craig. “When Bond kills a guy he cries in the shower about. »

- Lucas Shaw

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Tsr Exclusive: ‘Third Person’ Interview with Writer/Director Paul Haggis

26 June 2014 11:16 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Writer/director Paul Haggis puts himself behind the camera once again for Third Person, an unraveling ball of yarn that tells of a writer (Liam Neeson) who becomes involved with his protege (Olivia Wilde) in Paris, a New York artist (James Franco) and the mother of his son (Mila Kunis), and an American (Adrien Brody) who becomes involved in the plight of an Italian woman (Moran Atias). The international drama is like his previous Crash, but takes a less literal route in finding common ground behind these diverse stories.

In 2004 Haggis received two Oscars for Crash, his second directed film, including the award for “Best Picture.” After that success he wrote films for Clint Eastwood (Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima) and the first two James Bond films from the Daniel Craig era, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Haggis most recently directed The Next Three Days »

- Nick Allen

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