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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, »

- Derek

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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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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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Spectre: First look pictures as Bond movie films in central London

15 December 2014 8:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Daniel Craig was back as James Bond as he filmed scenes for the upcoming movie Spectre in London today (December 15).

The actor, who returns as Bond for the fourth time, was pictured in a black speedboat as they sailed across the Thames with Rory Kinnear, who reprises his role as Tanner from Skyfall.

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.

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Meet the new cast of James Bond movie Spectre

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First 'Spectre' Video Features Daniel Craig as James Bond

15 December 2014 7:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

- MovieWeb

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VFX Summit Dublin: In service of the story

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

At the second VFX + Animation Summit Dublin, international experts and growing local companies gathered to talk about issues such as global competition, tight schedules and training needs. Wendy Mitchell reports.

As Ireland’s VFX and animation industries continue to grow steadily, international experts have reminded the sector that competing in a global marketplace is not just about skills and technical prowess.

“The role of the VFX industry is to help stories; it’s important we embed storytelling from the beginning,” said Darren O’Kelly, MD of London-based The Mill, in his keynote address that kicked off the VFX + Animation Summit Dublin (November 29-30). “We must not let VFX and animation become a substitute for great stories.”

He continued: “I feel for some of our comrades who worked on projects like John Carter; there were absolutely breathtaking effects but a film like that gets neglected after a poor opening weekend… Unless we’re connecting with audiences we’re irrelevant »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Spectre: Bond movie's producers confirm script leak after Sony hacking

13 December 2014 2:04 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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 »

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Leaked Sony emails reveal Spectre details and budgetary concerns

11 December 2014 1:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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New international trailer for Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea starring Chris Hemsworth

11 December 2014 7:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. has released a new international trailer for In the Heart of the Sea, the upcoming nautical survival tale which reunites Rush director Ron Howard with star Chris Hemsworth. Check it out below…

n the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea »

- Gary Collinson

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'Paddington' Props Are Up for Grabs

10 December 2014 5:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Souvenirs from one beloved bear's travels from Darkest Peru to London are up for grabs online. Beginning Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Pt, props from the critically praised Paddington will go on sale on Gilt.com, with all proceeds benefiting The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness' "Be Homeful" campaign, which strives to put an end to homelessness before it begins. See more New 'Paddington' Trailer: Bear Baths, Hot Wind and Evil Nicole Kidman Starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman, the Paul King-directed adaptation brings Michael Bond's much-loved character to life as he leaves his destroyed hometown and finds

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Buy 'Paddington' film props on Gilt.com charity sale

9 December 2014 9:31 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Cute bear; great cause. To celebrate the release of Paddington—about an orphaned bear (voiced by Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw) who's welcomed into the hearts and home of the Brown family—Gilt.com is selling curated movie memorabilia from the film with proceeds going to The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. "It just feels perfectly appropriate for Paddington," says film producer David Heyman about the charitable initiative, featuring one of Britain's favorite bears. " is about the generosity and kindness of strangers." Here's a look at the props up for grabs during the sale, which kicks off Dec. 10 at 12 p.m. »

- Nina Terrero

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International Teaser For In The Heart Of The Sea Pits The Man Against The Myth

9 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Come 2015, Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth will set sail for the high seas for Warner Bros.’ upcoming maritime adventure, In The Heart of the Sea, which recently debuted a new international teaser.

Chronicling the true-life tale of Hemsworth’s grizzled first mate, Owen Chase, the film is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s eponymous novel which sees a ragtag crew of sailers go up against the myth known only as Moby Dick in and around 1820. Joining the Thor actor on the daring expedition are Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Skyfall’s own Ben Whishaw.

Moreover, In The Heart of the Sea marks Howard’s second collaboration with Hemsworth, following the pair’s work on last year’s award-winning F1 biopic, Rush. So, given that we’ve already seen the two tackle character-driven drama set against high-octane action, it’ll be fascinating to see how their latest outing is received when it makes its bow next year. »

- Michael Briers

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First Photo from the Set of 'Spectre'

8 December 2014 11:30 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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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Taylor Swift Channels Paddington Bear in Bright-Yellow Toggle Coat and Red Cap: See for Yourself!

8 December 2014 8:10 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Bear stole her look! Or maybe it was just an adorable coincidence that Taylor Swift stepped out in drizzly New York City today dressed exactly like a certain bear from deepest, darkest Peru. While Paddington Bear—who as voiced by Ben Whishaw is the "star" of the upcoming film of the same name—is perhaps most recognizable in a blue rain coat, as you can see, he sometimes wears a yellow toggle coat and red hat. Just like Taylor's! The "Blank Space" artist, who's now back in NYC after an eventful trip to London to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, stepped out in the Big Apple looking as ripped-from-the-pages-of-a-magazine as usual in her own bright »

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Spectre: See first picture from the set of the new James Bond movie

8 December 2014 2:25 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first picture from the set of new James Bond movie Spectre has been unveiled.

M's porcelain dog from Skyfall makes a reappearance in the photograph, which was taken on the first day of filming today (December 8).

Daniel Craig returns as the British Secret Service agent for the movie, while Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear will reprise their roles from Skyfall.

Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and David Bautista will also feature in the cast.

Last Friday, the first official poster for Spectre was unveiled, featuring the iconic 007 logo.

Meanwhile, director Sam Mendes has revealed that he already knows which artist will record the film's theme song.

Spectre will be released on November 6, 2015 in cinemas around the world.

Bond 24: Meet the new cast of Spectre

Watch video footage of the Bond 24 announcement below: »

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