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Idris Elba eyed as next James Bond by Sony Pictures head, leak reveals

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

Idris Elba could be the next James Bond, according to the latest Sony Pictures leaks.

The Daily Beast reports that a leaked email suggests The Wire actor is in serious consideration for the role.

The company's chairman Amy Pascal apparently stated simply: "Idris should be the next Bond."

Pascal allegedly made the comment in an email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures - which distributes the Bond franchise.

The 42-year old actor has previously said he would be interested in taking over the role of Ian Flemming's iconic spy if it was offered to him.

Daniel Craig, who is currently filming his fourth appearance as Bond in new release Spectre, has previously voiced his desire to leave the franchise, though he is still contracted for a fifth Bond.

"I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it, »

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Sony’s Amy Pascal says Idris Elba should be the next James Bond

18 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

He’s already the bookmakers’ favourite, and now it has been revealed that Sony co-chairmain Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba (Luther, Thor: The Dark World) to succeed Daniel Craig as 007.

According to The Daily Beast, Pascal sent an email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, back in January, which read simply that: “Idris should be the next Bond.”

Having long been rumoured as a potential candidate for Bond, Elba expressed his interest earlier this year, admitting during a Reddit Ama that he would “absolutely” accept the role, should it be offered to him.

Would you like to see Idris Elba as the next 007? Let us know your thoughts…

The post Sony’s Amy Pascal says Idris Elba should be the next James Bond appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony Considering Idris Elba as Next James Bond

20 December 2014 3:16 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After Daniel Craig was cast as James Bond in "Casino Royale," there were immediate talks of who would replace the actor after his contract runs out. And it seems that most rumors pointed at Idris Elba, who even had the support of Craig. While Elba definitely has what it takes to be James Bond, he would be the first black actor to ever take on the role and it was unlikely that Sony Pictures would ever consider that. Apparently things have changed. According to an email from January 4th, Sony Pictures chairman Amy Pascal told Columbia Pictures vice president of production Elizabeth Cantillon that "Idris should be the next bond." At this point, Craig will return for "Spectre," which is set to hit theaters on November 6th, 2015. He's then obligated to return for one more. After that, however, it may be Elba's turn. »

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Sony Head Wants Idris Elba To Play James Bond After Daniel Craig

19 December 2014 4:44 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A leaked email from Amy Pascal has revealed whom the Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman wants to take on the role of 007 once Daniel Craig departs the studio’s long-running James Bond franchise: Luther star Idris Elba.

An email sent way back on January 4th from Pascal to Elizabeth Cantillon, formerly the executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond films, simply reads, “Idris should be the next bond.”

Fans have been petitioning for years to hand Elba, best known for playing dedicated cop John Luther in the British crime series Luther, a shaken-not-stirred martini. We Got This Covered writer Sam Woolf included Elba in a list of actors we’d like to see play the iconic spy. And on multiple times, Elba’s possible involvement has gone even further than sheer fan desire, with the actor apparently meeting with franchise producer Barbara Broccoli in 2012 to discuss. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Idris Elba Wanted as the Next James Bond?

19 December 2014 3:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After Sony Pictures canceled the release of their comedy The Interview, the hacker group G.O.P. seemed to indicate that the copious leaks of Sony emails and documents would stop, if they never release the movie. However, since there were so many leaks from the studio, more news has surfaced, with The Daily Beast uncovering an email from Sony's Amy Pascal, where she states that Idris Elba should be the next actor to play James Bond. The January 4, 2014 email was between Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the 007 movies, although no further details were released.

Idris Elba himself revealed during a Reddit Ama that he would "absolutely" play James Bond, if he was ever offered the role, but this is the first we're hearing about Sony executives expressing their interest in the actor. The current 007, Daniel Craig, is currently under contract for »

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We Watched ‘Kingsman’ And Now We Think Matthew Vaughn Should Make a Bond Film

18 December 2014 7:36 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Over the course of director Matthew Vaughn‘s career his love for James Bond has rang loud and clear. In Vaughn’s debut feature, Layer Cake, the suave anti-hero, Xxxx (Daniel Craig), wields an old-fashioned gun with an ultra-cool pose that, for anyone who saw the film before Casino Royale, made Craig seem like an obvious contender for Bond. In the audio commentary for Layer Cake Vaughn mentions how Xxxx, during that scene, “wants to be Bond.” Not only does Xxxx want to be Bond, but Matthew Vaughn clearly wants — or wanted — to direct Bond. Now Vaughn has gotten his way by making a film that’s about as close one can get to Ian Fleming’s English spy. With Kingsman: The Secret Service, Vaughn has basically directed his own Bond picture, except without any self-seriousness, an anguished hero, or other modern Bond staples. Mark Millar‘s graphic novel, adapted by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, brings »

- Jack Giroux

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James Bond Gets Blotto On Belvedere

17 December 2014 7:33 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Polish spirits brand Belvedere Vodka will be the booze of choice for Daniel Craig's James Bond in the currently shooting next film in the 007 franchise "Spectre".

The inclusion marks one of the first pieces of product placement announced for the project, a series which is famous for its incorporation of brand names. Belvedere joins returning 007 regular Aston Martin which will have its new DB10 model car playing a major part in the action.

Vodka brands Smirnoff and Finlandia had previously been featured in the 007 series. Belvedere will back the film with a considerable marketing campaign that's both its largest ever for a film, and most expensive global effort to date to promote its vodka.

Limited edition vodka is also being made as part of the promotion. A limited number of bottles will see MI6 headquarters replacing the brand's iconic palace icon on the label. There will also be ' »

- Garth Franklin

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New James Bond Spectre First Set Clip Shows James Bond Boating Action In England

16 December 2014 1:45 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

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, »

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Christoph Waltz Says He Isn’t Playing Blofeld In Spectre

16 December 2014 10:56 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the very moment that Christoph Waltz was rumored to be involved in Sam MendesSpectre, many had assumed that the celebrated actor would take on the role of one Ernst Stavro Blofeld — a supervillain held up as James Bond’s true archnemesis. However, when Mendes formally revealed the 24th installment in the long-running franchise a fortnight ago, it turned out that Waltz’s character was instead named Oberhauser. Still, that hasn’t quelled those Blofeld rumors.

When asked the question by Collider at a press event for Big EyesTim Burton’s eclectic period drama — the Oscar winning actor ruled out the possibility of Blofeld’s involvement as the head of Spectre…or did he?

“No. No. It’s more interesting than that,” Waltz said.

It’s hardly one to stop the presses, but Waltz’s quote does bring up some intriguing possibilities. Could it be that Mendes and »

- Michael Briers

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"Spectre" - 'James Bond' Set Footage

16 December 2014 5:29 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

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'..."

Additional cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott.

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

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- Michael Stevens

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Christoph Waltz says his Bond character is not head of Spectre

16 December 2014 4:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since before his casting in the latest James Bond movie Spectre, actor Christoph Waltz has been rumoured to be playing the classic Bond villain Blofeld.

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

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Spectre: Belvedere Vodka announces James Bond movie partnership

16 December 2014 4:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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

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Spectre Bits: Stolen Screenplay Plus First Look at Daniel Craig On The Set

15 December 2014 8:45 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony’s unfortunate hacking is revealing more and more things everyday. The most recent victim is James Bond’s upcoming film, Spectre. Eon Productions, which is in charge of producing the Bond films has revealed that an early draft of the screenplay has been stolen. Read the press release below:

“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,” reads the statement. “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 »

- Kellvin Chavez

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007 Spectre: First Footage From The James Bond Set

15 December 2014 12:09 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Spectre started filming last week, and is officially underway with telling the next chapter in the James Bond's modern franchise reboot. Impressively, we're pleased to announce that we have the first video of filming, courtesy of The Daily Mail. You can watch the clip below. Video removed YouTube User Daily Videos re-posted the video that shows Daniel Craig and co-star Rory Kinnear riding a patrol boat on the Thames River in front of the MI6 building, with two armored drivers at the helm. Throughout the video, it looks like there's pieces of dialogue being filmed and outtakes that show Craig and Kinnear goofing off with the drivers between takes. So far, no action looks to be taking place in this scene, so it's to be assumed that this might be a sequence before Bond's official briefing on the mission ahead of him in Spectre. So what does this mean for »

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Video from the Set of James Bond's Spectre

15 December 2014 11:58 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Daniel Craig has been spotted on the set of the new James Bond film Spectre. We have a video that features Craig and Rory Kinnear riding a river boat along the river Thames in England. Kinnear plays MI6 Chief of Staff Bill Tanner. It's so good to see Craig back as Bond, and I'm really excited about this sequel.

A few days ago, the full script leaked on the Internet for the movie, but I'm avoiding it at all costs. I want this movie to be an entertaining movie going experience for me. I'm a big Bond fan, and I just don't want to know the full story until I see it.

As of right know, all I know about the film's plot is from the official synopsis that was released:

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M »

- Joey Paur

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Daniel Craig Is Already Looking Sexy as Bond in the First Spectre Set Pictures

15 December 2014 11:14 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The filming of the next James Bond movie, Spectre, is already full steam ahead, following last week's behind-the-scenes shot and the recent announcement of the title and cast. We have the first shots of Daniel Craig and a costar shooting scenes on the film, and surprise, surprise: Craig looks superhot all bundled up. This is after the news that the movie's script was leaked in the massive Sony hack, but Craig and his baby blues appear completely unscathed. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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James Bond In Action! First Photos From "Spectre" London Film Shoot

15 December 2014 9:42 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Daily Mail has a series of photos showing Daniel Craig on the Thames en route to the real MI6 HQ to film sequences for the new 007 film "Spectre". Craig appears to be having a ball riding a high speed vessel in the company of his co-star Rory Kinnear, who plays the role of fellow agent Bill Tanner.

The article also reveals that, in the wake of the devastating Sony hack scandal, the script is being re-written even as filming is underway, which is not a situation most filmmakers want to contend with. However, Sony and Eon Productions confirmed that an earlier draft of the script that gave away key plot spoilers has been leaked to the web. To ensure that moviegoers don't  have the experience of seeing the new film ruined in advance of its premiere next November, the producers have brought in other writers, including "Edge of Tomorrow" scribe Jez Butterworth, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Eon Productions issues statement over Spectre script leak

15 December 2014 8:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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James Bond: Christoph Waltz is not the head of Spectre

15 December 2014 8:42 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christoph Waltz has said that he will not be playing the head of Spectre in the next James Bond film.

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.

When asked if he would head the organisation in director Sam Mendes's Spectre, Waltz told Collider, "No. No. It's more interesting than that."

The Django Unchained star was rumoured to be taking on the role of a villain in the movie.

He was announced as playing a character called 'Oberhauser', which many took to be a misdirection similar to Benedict Cumberbatch's 'John Harrison'/Khan in Star Trek into Darkness.

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 »

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First Spectre Set Video Has Bond Riding in a Boat along the River Thames

15 December 2014 8:24 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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