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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons
Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve confirms that he has been approached to helm “Bond 25.” But the French Canadian’s first priority is making his passion project “Dune.” The Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic is currently being scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”).

Yet Villeneuve remains linked to “Bond 25,” whose shortlist of directors also includes Yann Demange (“71”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”). “I cannot comment on [making it], but I would say about Bond that it’s a character I grew up with,” he said.

His first childhood memory of 007 was watching Roger Moore’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.” “What I remember but didn’t understand was there was this discussion about [Sean] Connery not being Bond anymore,” said Villeneuve.

He singled out “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Casino Royale” as Bond faves. “If ever I had the privilege to do a Bond movie,
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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Oss 117 Five Film Collection

He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all three iterations of the man they called Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath . . . seriously.

Oss 117 Five Film Collection

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Oss 117 Is Unleashed; Oss 117: Panic in Bangkok; Oss 117: Mission For a Killer; Oss 117: Mission to Tokyo; Oss 117: Double Agent

Kl Studio Classics

1963-1968 / B&W and Color / 1:85 widescreen + 2:35 widescreen / 528 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 59.95

Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Sanders, Irina Demick, Daniel Emilfork; Kerwin Matthews, Pier Angeli, Robert Hossein; Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Perrette Pradier, Dominique Wilms, Raymond Pellegrin, Annie Anderson; Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlad, Jitsuko Yoshimura; John Gavin, Margaret Lee, Curd Jurgens, Luciana Paluzzi, Rosalba Neri, Robert Hossein, George Eastman.

Cinematography: Raymond Pierre Lemoigne
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The James Bond movies' special relationship with America

Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017

Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?

When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.

In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that
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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

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For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the
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Actors Almost Cast in Star Wars Movies

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Actors Almost Cast in Star Wars Movies
When it comes to the Star Wars movies, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the iconic roles of heroes like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Even the Star Wars prequels most aggressive critics will admit that Ewan McGregor shined as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character fans of the galaxy far, far away first encountered as embodied by the late Sir Alec Guinness. But as with any film, the casting process is, well, a process. And there have been plenty of legendary actors who almost made their way into this galaxy from a long time ago and very far, far away.

Most fans know that Kurt Russell was among the actors considered for the role of everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder, Han Solo. He even screen tested with aspiring Luke Skywalker William Katt, who would later star as television's Greatest American Hero. Karen Allen auditioned for Princess Leia, a
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Andy Garcia cast as Ricardo Montalban in HBO’s My Dinner with Herve

Andy Garcia has just been cast opposite Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan in the HBO film My Dinner with Herve. Per Deadline, the actor will portray Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan star Ricardo Montalban in the film based on the last few days of French actor Herve Villechaize.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi from a script he wrote with Sean Macauley, My Dinner with Herve explores the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in La between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, resulting in life-changing consequences for both. The story is based on Gervasi’s own experience interviewing Villechaize in 1993 just days before the actor committed suicide. Dinklage will star as Villechaize while Dornan will portray the fictional journalist Danny Tate as a stand-in for Gervasi.

Villechaize is known for his role’s as Christopher Lee’s henchman
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Andy Garcia Is Set To Play Ricardo Montalban In New Movie

Andy Garcia will play legendary actor Ricardo Montalban in a new movie over on HBO. He will assume the role of the Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan star in My Dinner With Herve, which is already off and shooting. More on the Andy Garcia Ricardo Montalban news below.

According to Deadline, the film centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both. Villechaize’s most famous role was as Tattoo in the very popular 1970s/80s TV series Fantasy Island, in which he starred opposite Montalban.

Villechaize also appeared in the Roger Moore-led James Bond adventure The Man With The Golden Gun as Nick-Nak. He passed away in 1993 after apparently shooting himself in his Hollywood home. He
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Andy Garcia Is Ricardo Montalban in My Dinner with Herve

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Andy Garcia Is Ricardo Montalban in My Dinner with Herve
Andy Garcia has been cast as Ricardo Montalban in Sacha Gervasi's My Dinner with Herve. Gervasi serves as the writer and director on this project that stars Peter Dinklage as Herve Villechaize, the one time most famous dwarf in the world, chronicling the last few months of the actor's life up until his suicide in 1993 at the age of 50. A few weeks ago, we were able to see the first image of Peter Dinklage as Herve Villechaize along with Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan as Danny Tate living it up.

Deadline reports that Andy Garcia has been cast as Ricardo Montalban, the star of Fantasy Island and co-star to Herve Villechaize, which seems like a perfect casting choice. It was also announced that David Strathairn would be starring alongside Dinklage in the movie last week. My Dinner With Herve was written by Gervasi and Sean Macaulay and
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Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan grace the first image from My Dinner with Hervé

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Filming is currently underway on the HBO Film Production of the true story behind Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize, My Dinner with Hervé, and the first official image featuring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage has surfaced.

Jamie Dornan is to portray the character of the fictional journalist Danny Tate alongside Dinklage as the troubled Villechaize is a story which focuses on an unlikely friendship which evolves over one wild night in L.A. The film focuses on the relationship between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, which results in life-changing consequences for both.

Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi who had interviewed Villechaize back in 1993 just a few days before he committed suicide, “He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage told The New York Times of the project back in 2012. “…After he killed himself, Sacha realised Hervé
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First look at Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan in HBO’s My Dinner with Hervé, Mireille Enos and more join cast

Game of Thrones isn’t the only project Peter Dinklage is lending his talents to over at HBO, as the network has unveiled a first-look image of the actor in My Dinner With Hervé.

The upcoming TV movie takes a look at the life of Fantasy Island and The Man with the Golden Gun star Hervé Villechaize (described as “the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf” by HBO), who took his own life in 1993. Check out the image, which features co-star Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) as struggling writer Danny Tate alongside Dinklage’s Villechaize, below…

Being perhaps the most accomplished and celebrated dwarf actor of all time makes Dinklage a good choice to fill Villechaize’s shoes, although it’s worth noting that Dinklage isn’t of Filipino and English descent like his counterpart.

My Dinner with Hervé is set during “one wild night” in Los Angeles, just days before Villechaize’s suicide,
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First Look at Peter Dinklage as Fantasy Island Star Herve Villechaize

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First Look at Peter Dinklage as Fantasy Island Star Herve Villechaize
HBO isn't afraid to take some risks and do some pretty weird things in terms of original programming, and this totally proves it. Their upcoming original movie, My Dinner With Herv&#233, is going to center on Herv&#233 Villechaize, once the most famous dwarf in the world, as played by Peter Dinklage, who is arguably the most famous dwarf in the world now. HBO has released the first photo from My Dinner With Herv&#233, and it looks appropriately strange.

The premium cable network released the image from My Dinner with Herve today, giving us our first look at the Game of Thrones star as Herv&#233 Villechaize. The image also features Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan hanging out in a white car, which looks like it could be filled with cocaine. In truth, with Peter Dinklage's get up, which is appropriately flashy in a very 90s way, one would
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HBO Reveals First Look of Peter Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize (Photo)

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HBO Films released the first photo from the set of “My Dinner with Hervé,” starring Peter Dinklage as one of the most famous dwarf actors in Hollywood history. The movie, which has been in the works since 2011, also stars Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) as Danny Tate, a struggling journalist. The character is based in part on Sacha Gervasi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sean Macaulay and is also directing. Gervasi was a journalist who met up with Hervé Villechaize, an actor best known for “Fantasy Island” and the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun,” in
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Pierce Brosnan Reflects on the 'Kindness and Humanity' of Late James Bond Star Roger Moore

Pierce Brosnan Reflects on the 'Kindness and Humanity' of Late James Bond Star Roger Moore
Pierce Brosnan is paying tribute to fellow James Bond star, Roger Moore.

Following the 89-year-old actor's death last week, Brosnan penned an emotional essay for Variety, published on Tuesday, in which he opens up about Moore's impact on his own life and career, calling the star his "first real hero."

"Only on reflection do I see how much of an influence Roger Moore had on me as a young Irish immigrant lad from the banks of the River Boyne," Brosnan wrote. "I guess the combination of Bond and The Saint ignited a flame for fame in my heart of innocent wonder. I wanted to be up there. Roger as the Saint made me believe in his world. And before I knew it, the man who was the Saint transformed into James Bond, an even greater hero to me as a boy."

Watch: Roger Moore, 'James Bond' Actor, Dies at 89

Moore starred as anti-hero Simon Templar in the
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David Bowers interview: Wimpy Kid, James Bond, family movies

Simon Brew May 25, 2017

The director of the new Wimpy Kid - and the last three - on the movie, and why he doesn't like deleted scenes...

Returning for the fourth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid film – and his third as director – is British-born director David Bowers. Having started with animation – directing Flushed Away and Astro Boy, amongst his extensive credits – Bowers has since been primarily working on bringing Jeff Kinney’s characters to the screen.

Ahead of the release in UK cinemas this Friday of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, he spared us some time for a chat about the movie.

We started by my asking if he’d been to see the film himself since it was finished…

I went on Saturday to watch it. My mother in law wanted to see it. The guy in front of us, who’d grudgingly taken his seven-year old daughter,
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How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own

How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own
Few actors have come across quite so invincible onscreen as Roger Moore, the James Bond star who dodged death by sharks (“Live and Let Die”), yo-yo buzzsaw (“Octopussy”), space lasers (“Moonraker”) and a demented Christopher Walken (“A View to a Kill”), barely so much as creasing his tuxedo in the process.

Moore played 007 in seven movies over the course of a dozen years, dodging more bullets — golden and otherwise — than we could possibly count. But sooner or later, fate was sure to catch up with the debonair star. All men are mortal, of course, but not so Bond, who’s been saving the world since 1962 (“Dr. No”), and with his passing, Moore became the first big-screen Bond to leave us.

He was actually the third star to play the part, taking over the role from Sean Connery in 1973, and unlike Australian model George Lazenby (who played 007 just once, in “On
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Top 10 Movies Filmed in Thailand

Over the years there have been a great number of movies that have been filmed in Thailand, some of those films were supposed to be filmed there whilst others were filmed there as a stand in for places such as Cambodia and Vietnam.

One of the main benefits of using Thailand is that the production costs can be kept very low if the movie requires things such as glorious beaches, jungles or even elephants! Plus, with an army of experienced film crew members residing in Thailand production staffing costs can also be kept low too by hiring local yet skilled personnel.

There are of course plenty of benefits for Thailand as a whole when any major films are filmed there, as it helps the tourist industry no end, with many people wishing to visit many of the places a film was filmed at.

With that in mind we are now
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Inside Roger Moore’s Private Life, His Heartbreak Over Daughter’s Death — and His Tumultuous Marriages

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Inside Roger Moore’s Private Life, His Heartbreak Over Daughter’s Death — and His Tumultuous Marriages
Roger Moore‘s life off-screen was as colorful as his danger-filled adventures as James Bond.

The legendary actor died at the age of 89 on Tuesday after decades of memorable roles on-screen — but his private life was just as full. The actor had his share of torrid romances in his younger days before finding happiness with his fourth wife, Kiki Tholstrup, and settling into a life of charity and luxury in Switzerland.

Though the actor enjoyed decades of success thanks to his early television work and, eventually, his celebrated turn as 007, his later years were quieter as he dedicated himself to charity.
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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Roger Moore Bond Film?

Poll: What’s Your Favorite Roger Moore Bond Film?
Roger Moore, known for his portrayal of James Bond in seven movies over the course of more than a decade, has died at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer.

In the wake of the news, fans are looking back at his turns at 007, which all started after Moore took over for Sean Connery in 1973’s “Live and Let Die.” The actor’s more humorous take would resonate with even the most loyal of Connery fans — and helped revive the franchise at the box office.

He would next appear in 1974’s “The Man With the Golden Gun” and then in 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me,” which rocked Bond into blockbuster status with $185.4 million worldwide. Audiences continued to buy tickets, and heap praise on Moore, for “Moonraker” and “For Your Eyes Only.”

His last two films were “Octopussy” and “A View to Kill,” after which he retired his license to kill.
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Roger Moore: A Career In Pictures

For a smaller but significant segment of movie fans, Sir Roger Moore was James Bond. As the multiplex era took hold, he headlined seven films as the urbane and deadly British superspy starting with the 1973 stone classic Live and Let Die. The Man with the Golden Gun arrived the next year, followed by the debut of steel-toothed minion Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, Space Shuttle romp Moonraker — “Take me around the world one more time,” Dr. Holly Goodhead cooed — For Your Ey…
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