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12 items from 2017

Entire James Bond Team Wants Daniel Craig Back Says Naomie Harris

24 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite the fact that we still have no idea who is actually going to be playing 007 in the next installment of the franchise, it seems like James Bond 25 is moving ahead. We recently reported that the production is in advanced negotiations to shoot in Croatia later this year, which means that the creative team must have a pretty good idea of who is going on a mission for MI6 this time around. According to Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Spectre co-star Naomie Harris, there is a very good chance he will be back for the next James Bond movie.

The 40-year-old actress, who stars in the Oscar-nominated Moonlight and has been playing Moneypenny in James Bond as of late, recently spoke with BBC and the subject of the next installment of the long-standing spy franchise came up. Things have been uncertain since Spectre, with Daniel Craig initially saying that »

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James Bond 25 to Begin Shooting in Croatia This Year?

22 February 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been well over a year since Spectre hit theaters and in the time since, the James Bond franchise has been on relatively uncertain ground. The only real certainty being that the franchise is going to continue on one way or the other, be it with current 007 Daniel Craig or with a new actor in the iconic role. Despite the seeming uncertainty, James Bond 25 looks like it is on the right track as it has been revealed that the production is looking to film in Croatia, possibly before the end of the year.

The report comes courtesy of the fan site MI6 HQ who are reporting that Eon Productions, the company in charge of the James Bond franchise, is in negotiations to shoot the next installment in Croatia. The news came directly from the mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, who reported at a press conference that was »

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James Bond 25 set to film in Croatia

21 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 22, 2017

It looks like James Bond may spring back into action later this year, as there's a new sign of progress on James Bond 25...

There are signs of further progress in the development of the thus-far unnamed next James Bond adventure, that we’ll continue to call James Bond 25 for the time being.

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MI6 HQ is reporting that negotiations are in an advanced stage with the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia to stage some filming for the new movie there, with the city’s mayor breaking the news in a press conference. Dubrovnik is currently where the shoot of Robin Hood: Origins, starring Taron Egerton, is based. It’d be the first time that Croatia will have featured in a James Bond feature.

There are still lots of questions surrounding the film. Who »

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Daniel Craig Is Second Longest-Serving James Bond in 007 History

20 February 2017 10:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The future of the James Bond franchise is a bit uncertain right now, but we can be certain it will continue. Currently, Daniel Craig is still the man playing 007 until he officially declares that he won't be back for the next installment. That being the case, he just hit a major milestone today, becoming the second longest-serving actor to play James Bond in the history of the franchise.

According to NME, Daniel Craig has now been playing James Bond for 4,147 days. That puts him just ahead of Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in four movies, which spanned a grand total of 4,146 days. Craig first played the iconic spy in 2006's Casino Royale, which served as a total reboot of the franchise and is considered by many to be one of the best James Bond movies ever made. The 48-year-old actor also has the distinction of starring in the only Bond movie »

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John Wick 2 Director Wants to Take on James Bond | Exclusive

8 February 2017 3:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The James Bond franchise is currently in a place of relative uncertainty. Daniel Craig may or may not come back to do another movie, but Sony definitely wants him to. Even if he does, it has already been established that director Sam Mendes, who did both Skyfall and Spectre, won't be returning to the director's chair for James Bond 25. That means someone will have to fill those shoes and John Wick director Chad Stahelski would be interested in taking the job.

I recently had the chance to speak with Chad Stahelski, who directed Lionsgate's John Wick and the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2. There are clearly some parallels between the John Wick franchise and the James Bond franchise. When asked if he would be interested in directing a James Bond movie in the future, he seemed very interested, assuming the producers were interested in his take on it. Here »

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John Wick 2 Director Talks Creating the Perfect Sequel | Exclusive

7 February 2017 11:44 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Wick is a movie that seemingly came out of nowhere in 2014 and took everyone by surprise. It had been a long time since anyone had seen an action movie of that caliber grace the big screen and there were a lot of elements that made it work. For one, it had been years since audiences saw Keanu Reeves do anything like this, and it is very clear that this is right in his wheelhouse. But perhaps the real thing that makes John Wick, and the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2 so great is director Chad Stahelski.

As a man who has been working as a second-unit director and stuntman in the industry for more than two decades, he understands action and how to execute it. That is why Lionsgate's John Wick was the perfect vehicle for him to jump into the world of directing and why John Wick: Chapter 2 »

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Berlin 2017: Full international jury announced

31 January 2017 3:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The full international jury for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been announced.

It was previously announced that Paul Verhoeven would head up the jury this year, and now the organizers have released the rest of the jury to judge the films in-competition. They are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland), actress  Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), and director and screenwriter Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China).

This year’s Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festical, kicks off in Germany on February 9th through to the 19th. Keep it Thn for full coverage.

Paul Verhoeven, Jury President, Director, Screenwriter (The Netherlands)

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a »

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Important War Films From Our Lifetime

25 January 2017 8:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

By Sofia Smith-Londono.

War films are often great sprawling stories of sacrifice, heroism, the atrocities and intricacies of war. For many of us, these visceral, telling tales of war are as close as we’ll get, but behind the camera lies an important story of a real life event that has to be told.

Mel Gibson’s new film Hacksaw Ridge out in cinemas on 26th January displays the horror of war and one man’s determination to put a little bit of the world back together again. This is the story of Desmond Doss (BAFTA nominated Andrew Garfield) how he overcame monumental adversity and how he miraculously saved 75 men at the Battle of Okinawa without carrying a weapon

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Steven Spielberg brings to light the reality of one of the bloodiest wars and most brutal scenes in recent history. The film opens on 6th June 1944, D-Day with the allied invasion of Normandy. »

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James Bond Director Sam Mendes Marries Classical Musician

24 January 2017 3:46 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Sam Mendes, who directed the last two James Bond movies and won an Oscar for American Beauty, has wed again.

The former husband of actress Kate Winslet married classical trumpeter Alison Balsom, 38, quietly over the weekend, a rep for Mendes tells People.

They reportedly had a civil ceremony at a register office and then had a formal blessing in front of friends in an English country church, St. Michael and All Angels, in Great Tew, Oxfordshire.

Mendes, 51, who helmed the movies Spectre and Skyfall starring Daniel Craig, was married to Winslet for seven years before they split in 2010. They have a son, »

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Tom Hardy Wants to Play James Bond for Director Christopher Nolan

16 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, which was the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as 007, came out more than a year ago. Nothing about the next movie in the long-running franchise has been revealed at this time. It isn't even clear if Daniel Craig is going to return, though Sony really wants him to. With that in mind, there have been a lot of names thrown around when it comes to who may replace Craig as the next Bond. Tom Hardy's name has regularly been mentioned, and now it seems like he has personally dumped some fuel on that fire.

The actor recently spoke with The Daily Beast in order to promote his new show Taboo. The subject of those James Bond rumors did come up. Surprisingly, while not actually saying much, he seemed to confirm that he is at the very least interested, but seemingly implied that some »

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Tom Hardy says Christopher Nolan should direct Bond 25

16 January 2017 3:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Casting the next James Bond isn’t the only task on the agenda for the producers of the 007 franchise, as Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes has decided to pass on the torch and see what other filmmakers can do with the property for Bond 25. And, according to Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), the heavy crown should next lie on his InceptionThe Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk director, Christopher Nolan.

“You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race, ” said Hardy when asked by The Daily Beast if he’d be interested in the role of Bond. “So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone. But Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. »

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Tom Hardy Wants To Make The Next James Bond Film With Christopher Nolan

15 January 2017 6:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the next film in the James Bond franchise set to be the 25th outing, there’s a certain pressure on the producers to deliver an unforgettable adventure. The series has had its ups and downs over the years, to be sure, but for such a milestone like this one, they really need to hit it out of the park. Unfortunately for them, however, everything seems to be very much up in the air at the moment.

Daniel Craig hasn’t officially departed the franchise, but he’s also not terribly keen on returning. Sam Mendes, meanwhile, has also said that he probably won’t be coming back for more. As such, the rumor mill has been piping hot with names who could possibly replace those two and one actor who keeps popping up again and again to step in for Craig is Tom Hardy. Alongside Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, »

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