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Spectre trailer: 007 things we learned about the new James Bond movie

22 July 2015 3:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Someone is the author of all Daniel Craig’s pain, someone else has annoyed Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw has upgraded his jumper. Plus more revelations from the new promo

The rumours have been flying ever since producers revealed the title of the new Bond movie to be Spectre, once an acronym for Ian Fleming’s nefarious Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

Would Christoph Waltz be playing a version of famed villain Blofeld in Sam Mendes’s second stint in the 007 hotseat?

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- Ben Child

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‘Spectre’: New James Bond Trailer Debuts Online

22 July 2015 12:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony and MGM have released the first full-length trailer for “Spectre,” the new James Bond film directed by Sam Mendes.

Starring Daniel Craig as 007, “Spectre” was shot this past year in London, Austria, Italy, Mexico and Morocco.

It opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 6.

The 24th film in the Bond franchise, “Spectre” co-stars Christoph Waltz as the villainous Franz Oberhauser, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q. New cast members include Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.

The previous Bond pic, “Skyfall,” delivered the best performance in the series with grosses topping $1.1 billion worldwide.

The name Spectre was featured in Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and stands for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.” It’s a fictional global criminal syndicate and terrorist organization, led by supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and first appeared in the novel “Thunderball” and in the film »

- Variety Staff

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Full-Length Spectre Trailer Sends Daniel Craig’s 007 On His Most Daring Mission Yet

22 July 2015 12:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Daniel Craig’s 007 has been continually evolving throughout the actor’s tenure as Ian Fleming’s shaken-not-stirred agent, then Spectre is primed to offer an introspective look into the super-spy’s dark and eschewed psyche. Set to pick up shortly after the events of Skyfall, Sam Mendes’ anticipated sequel will see our world-famous operative hunt down the titular organization, and unearth secrets about his own past in the process; secrets that are merely teased in this tantalizing second trailer for the upcoming actioner.

Opening in the thick of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, the footage starts there and never lets up, whisking Bond back to London and off to the streets of Rome for that all-important car chase sequence with Dave Bautista’s Mr. Hinx. Finally, there’s a bigger and better look at Christoph Waltz as lead villain Franz Oberhauser, who looks to be holding all »

- Michael Briers

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'Battlefield Earth' is no longer the funniest thing to result from Scientology

19 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Living in La is enormous fun. Or at least, the potential for enormous fun is always there, provided you actually pay attention and go to things and get out of the house and actually take advantage of the various amazing opportunities that are around. The Ucb Theater is a place I should spend more time. No two ways about it. There are all sorts of things that happen there that I would love to see. Some of those, I hear later or see later, and thank god they make the effort to record so much of it, because I just listened to two of the funniest hours I've heard this year, and it is well worth your time to seek it out. Here's something from the official website of "The Dead Authors Podcast": 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the »

- Drew McWeeny

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Spectre: Bond movie's theme song is recorded and its singer will be announced soon

19 July 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sam Mendes has revealed that the new James Bond song for Spectre is complete.

The director, however, did not share who will be singing it. The last Bond song, 'Skyfall', was performed by award-winning singer Adele.

Mendes told BBC, "I can say that the song's been recorded and it's fantastic and I'm very excited about it. You won't have to wait long."

Earlier this month, Ellie Goulding sparked speculation that she will be singing the new Bond song after tweeting: "Live and let die".

Live and let die

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) July 9, 2015

Live and Let Die, written and recorded by Sir Paul McCartney, is the song title of a 1973 Bond film of the same name starring Roger Moore as the iconic Ian Fleming secret agent.

Other previous artists who have performed the Bond theme song include Tom Jones for Thunderball, Louis Armstrong for On Her Majesty's Secret Service, »

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Bond theme song done and will be announced soon

19 July 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sam Mendes has revealed that the new James Bond song for Spectre is complete.

The director, however, did not share who will be singing it. The last Bond song, 'Skyfall', was performed by award-winning singer Adele.

Mendes told BBC, "I can say that the song's been recorded and it's fantastic and I'm very excited about it. You won't have to wait long."

Earlier this month, Ellie Goulding sparked speculation that she will be singing the new Bond song after tweeting: "Live and let die".

Live and let die

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) July 9, 2015

Live and Let Die, written and recorded by Sir Paul McCartney, is the song title of a 1973 Bond film of the same name starring Roger Moore as the iconic Ian Fleming secret agent.

Other previous artists who have performed the Bond theme song include Tom Jones for Thunderball, Louis Armstrong for On Her Majesty's Secret Service, »

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‘Spectre’ World Premiere Set for Oct. 26 in London

17 July 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The world premiere for “Spectre,” the 24th James Bond film, has been set for Oct. 26 in London by Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The producers noted that the for the first time ever, the film will open on the same night as the premiere at cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland. “Spectre” will then begin its rollout in territories around the world with the U.S. launch set for Nov. 6.

The previous Bond pic, “Skyfall,” delivered the best performance in the series with grosses topping $1.1 billion worldwide.

As usual with Bond films, most of the plot details of “Spectre” have been kept under wraps. The official description: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. 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. »

- Dave McNary

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James Bond Musical Production Causes Legal Dispute

9 July 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Producers Albert R. Broccoli (left) and Harry Saltzman with author Ian Fleming and star Sean Connery in a publicity photo taken before production started on the first 007 film "Dr. No" in 1962

 

By Lee Pfeiffer

Eon Productions has stated on the company's web site and Facebook page that they have not granted rights for a James Bond musical production. Earlier, Merry Saltzman, one of the daughters of the late 007 producer Harry Saltzman, announced that she was staging a musical production based on the Bond films. In response to the Eon statement, Saltzman indicated that she has not sought rights from Eon nor does she believe she needs them since her stage production would fall into the category of a parody. Eon has been very protective of the Bond brand over the decades and it remains to be seen how this will be resolved. The situation does open some old wounds that many thought were long closed. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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James Bond Gets A Broadway Musical?

7 July 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Are you ready for the Solid Goldfinger Dancers?

A week ago, Playbill announced that Placeholder Productions has reportedly acquired the rights for a spy-centric stage production based on Ian Fleming's super spy character.

Currently going by the not so subtle title of "James Bond: The Musical," the project is being executive produced by Merry Saltzman, daughter of legendary Bond film producer Harry Saltzman.

Dave Clarke ("Keeping Hannah Waiting") is said to be handling the show's book, while country composer Jay Henry Weisz will pen the music and lyrics. The project is said to have an original storyline, one that uses several pre-existing Bond villains along with some new ones, and its very own Bond girl.

The aim would be to get the show out late 2017-early 2018 either on Broadway or in Las Vegas. No casting has yet been announced.

That story first hit last week, since then however several »

- Garth Franklin

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Wait, James Bond Is Getting A Broadway Musical?

7 July 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It appears that shaken, not stirred martinis will soon be served on the Broadway stage to a certain irresistibly debonair dealer of deadly justice. Yes, the venerable cinematic secret agent, James Bond, will soon bring his destructive woes to the Great White Way, with plans currently in the works for a musical adaptation based on Ian Fleming.s super spy. According to Playbill, production company Placeholder Productions acquired the rights for the spy-centric stage production, which touts the succinct title, James Bond: The Musical. While things are still in the earliest of development stages, the plan is to have the show tuned and ready for an opening in either late 2017 or early 2018. The musical will actually be the product of a historical Bond legacy, since the executive producer, Placeholder.s, Merry Saltzman, is the daughter of legendary producer of the esteemed early Bond films, Harry Saltzman. The show-tune-twisted take on »

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Warren Ellis to pen James Bond 007 for Dynamite Entertainment

7 July 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in October Dynamite Entertainment announced that it would be launching a new ongoing James Bond comic book, and now Cbr has revealed that the publisher has enlisted Warren Ellis (Moon Knight) and Jason Masters (Wolverines) as the creative team for James Bond 007.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books,” states Ellis.

James Bond 007 is set to launch in November to coincide with the worldwide release of Spectre. The first story arc will be titled ‘Vargr’, and here’s the official description:

“James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 agent… but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.”

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- Gary Collinson

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'James Bond: The Musical' Is Coming to Broadway in 2017

7 July 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We've seen James Bond tussling with bad guys, driving fast cars in chases, firing guns, and seducing sexy sirens. Now, it seems we'll get to see him do something totally new - singing, maybe even dancing.

Yes, in news of the strange, James Bond is coming to Broadway! Playbill reports that producer Merry Saltzman - daughter of legendary Bond film producer Harry Saltzman - has secured the rights to turn Ian Fleming's novels into a stage musical. Novelist Dave Clarke ("Keeping Hannah Waiting") will write the book, and country composer Jay Henry Weisz will handle the music and lyrics.

Producers told Playbill that the musical will have an original storyline, "several Bond villains, plus some new ones," as "our own Bond girl." They hope to open the show in late 2017 or early 2018.

Casting is still undetermined, though it's highly improbable that Daniel Craig would be involved (though he can sing! »

- Kelly Woo

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Warren Ellis becomes lead writer on ‘James Bond: Vargr’

6 July 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dynamite Entertainment’s James Bond: 007 comic book series has a lead writer, and the choice is quite a heavyweight.

Warren Ellis – known for challenging works such as Transmetropolitan – is the man to take Ian Fleming‘s ageless superspy into the inksphere, alongside artist Jason Masters. The news has been announced in the run up to San Diego Comic-Con, which kicks off Thursday.

The title of the first story will be Vargr, a six-part adventure that sees a youthful Bond take on a leftover mission after an agent buys it in the field. While this is far from the first incarnation of 007 in comics, the reputation of Dynamite as an indie publisher, combined with Ellis’s maverick talent, suggests this isn’t going to be a run-of-the-mill assignment.

Company CEO Nick Barrucci is excited about the signing:

I can’t express how excited we are that Warren is tackling the ongoing series. »

- Steve Palace

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Warren Ellis will write a new ongoing James Bond comic series

6 July 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | 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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15 underappreciated books: sci-fi, fantasy, horror fiction

2 July 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for a good book recommendation? Our writers have a few unsung sci-fi, fantasy and horror gems up their sleeves...

Other people. What’s the point of them? They’re noisy and everywhere.

There is one thing they’re especially good at, however, and that’s recommending new stuff. In the spirit of that, we asked our writers to recommend great books that, for whatever reason, haven’t been surrounded by as much fuss and recognition as they deserve.

Nominations came in for personal favourites in fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and graphic novels, so we’ve divided them up into a series of features, the first of which is below, on great unsung sci-fi, fantasy, horror and thriller adult fiction.

Our hope is that you’ll demonstrate your worth as other people by carrying on the recommendations in the comments section below. Thanks in advance.

The Ladies Of Grace »

- louisamellor

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Pierce Brosnan: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

24 June 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I interviewed Pierce Brosnan in conjunction with his third outing as James Bond, in Michael Apted's The World Is Not Enough, in 1999. Brosnan was alternately charming, erudite, thoughtful and intense during our two hour chat. His native intelligence shone through it all, as did a sense of decency which many people seem to acquire after enduring and surviving hardship in their formative years.

Bonding With Brosnan

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Alex Simon

There are several dangers in becoming a cultural icon, not the least of which is the stigma that your public will forever keep you imprisoned in the mold of your iconography, allowing the recipient a privileged, if imprisoned, existence, particularly if that person is an artist. Sean Connery faced just such a dilemma during the height of James Bond-mania in the mid-60's. A serious actor, Connery desperately wanted to break out of the action hero mold that was British Superspy James Bond, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Is Damien Lewis the Next James Bond?

16 June 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today's James Bond news comes not from actors, directors, or producers involved in the franchise, nor intrepid reporters calling in favors and digging for leads, but rather from bookmakers in the UK. Seemingly out of nowhere, Homeland star Damien Lewis' 007 stock has risen from a long-shot to a second-place favorite behind Idris Elba. While I had no idea that people placed bets on such things, it's a curious cultural phenomenon and an interesting possibility going forward. [caption id="attachment_218312" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Showtime[/caption] As THR reports, Lewis was previously at 25/1 odds to fill the shoes of the super-spy but has jumped up to a 3/1 shot, placing him ahead of Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1) and Michael Fassbender (7/1). As far as I know, this all amounts to little more than financially backed wish-listing, but we know Lewis would be interested in the part since back in 2013 he joked that the "Scottish heritage outlined in Skyfall »

- Dave Trumbore

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Remembering Christopher Lee

12 June 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Christopher Lee, and salute some of his best roles...

Christopher Lee crammed a dozen lives into one. His Special Forces work in the Second World War remains shrouded in mystery. We do know that, in 1944, he climbed Vesuvius three days before it erupted. A fine, operatic singer, he famously released a heavy metal album in his later 80s. A skilled fencer, he performed all his own sword fights and has been killed on screen more than any actor in cinematic history. As a child Lee briefly encountered Prince Felix Yusupov, murderer of Rasputin, a part Lee would later of course play. Ian Fleming was a cousin, Muhammed Ali a friend and once dedicated a victory to Lee. Fluent in five languages, passable in another four, people like Lee don’t really exist anymore. In truth they probably never did.

One could write a lengthy, »

- simonbrew

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11 Things You Didn't Know About Christopher Lee

11 June 2015 6:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As you've no doubt heard, acting legend Christopher Lee died on Sunday at the age of 93. With nearly 300 acting credits to his name and roles in some of the most famous franchises in movie history -- from "Dracula" to James Bond to "Star Wars" to "Lord of the Rings" -- he left an indelible footprint on cinema history and will sorely be missed for his elegance, charm, and formidable, multi-faceted talent. To commemorate the passing of the prolific British thespian, below are 11 things you may not have known about this brilliant performer of stage and screen, culled from various interviews he's given over the years. 1. He only appeared in the last few Hammer "Dracula" movies out of a sense of obligation. "This happened with the third film, and the fourth film, and the fifth film. I turned them all down. I said 'no.' And I got these terrible telephone calls from Hammer, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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R.I.P. Christopher Lee – Here Are His Ten Best Roles

11 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The day monster kids have dreaded for some time has arrived. Mournful, nostalgic, and melancholy – it’s the end of an era for more than one generation of horror fans.  It seemed like Christopher Lee would live through all eternity, but unlike some of the characters he played, there’s no bringing him back to life this time. He made it to 93 and went out on a high note, appearing in the final Hobbit film just this past winter. He had an amazing career of fantastic performances and remains the greatest villain actor in film history. Rip to the last classic horror star and thank you for all the monster memories.

Christopher Lee was married to his wife Birgit (Gitte) for 54 years.

Here, according to Movie Geeks Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and myself, are Christopher Lee’s ten best roles.

10. Frankenstein

It’s only fitting that The Curse Of Frankenstein, »

- Tom Stockman

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