5 items from 2017
Mark Allison Feb 22, 2017
Iam Fleming's James Bond novels still have narratives and ideas that haven't made it to the 007 movie series...
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Over the course of 11 years, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and nine short stories before his death in 1964, forming the basis for the film series which survives to the present day. 24 films and 55 years since the birth of the cinematic Bond, it might come as a surprise that the franchise hasn’t completely exhausted its source material. More often than not, however, the James Bond films have been adaptations in name only.
Starting with Roald Dahl’s outlandish screenplay for the fifth Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the film scripts began to drift away from their literary inspirations. For most of Roger Moore’s seven-film tenure, for example, entire plots and characters were »
Lionsgate have released the first poster and trailer for the upcoming action thriller Unlocked, which comes from director Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Gorillas in the Mist) and stars Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, and Michael Douglas.
Once one of the CIA’s top interrogators, Alice Racine’s (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed “to unlock” a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.
Lionsgate will released Unlocked on May 5th.
- Phil Wheat
Hot button topic: terrorism. Idea for a movie: Terrorists and… a spy! On the run! So comes the first trailer for Unlocked, a new double-crossin’, guy-on-the-inside thriller from Michael Apted (who has helmed episodes of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, not to mention the James Bond film The World is Not Enough).
Led by Noomi Rapace, she plays aa fearless agent who, after a realization about her agency, must take matters into her own hands. Luckily, she has a friend she can trust in Orlando Bloom, as they sneak around and smash heads in the name of pure national security.
While Rapace is an incredible lead, the film will have to do a lot to stand out from a pack that is about as overcrowded as they come. See the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis, for the film that also stars Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette. »
- Mike Mazzanti
Joseph Baxter Feb 10, 2017
The upcoming action thriller Unlocked will soon arrive as a surprisingly low-key affair, especially considering the rather impressive cast it brings. While the film industry has collectively pumped out more than its share of post-9/11 dramas filled with nightmarish scenarios in which the threat of wanton Western destruction is on the table, Unlocked seems to throw in a pinch of the conspiracy thriller genre, with an oil-and-water partnership.
The debut trailer for Unlocked showcases a slick, fast-paced suspenseful affair starring a CIA operative played by Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, the original Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who, after the interrogation of a captured terrorist underling, comes upon crucial information about a biological attack on London that suddenly makes her a target from ersatz agents working for the terrorists. Forced to go on the run, »
Simon Brew Jan 30, 2017
There’s been little word yet on the next James Bond film, with the series for the time being back in a little bit of limbo following 2015’s Spectre. Speculation remains over Daniel Craig’s involvement too, with no announcement thus far on whether he’ll return for at least one more adventure.
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But then as screenwriter Neal Purvis has noted in a new interview with The Telegraph, it’s hard to find a story for a new James Bond outing in the current world climate.
Purvis has effectively retired from penning Bond films, having co-written every movie in the series from The World Is Not Enough through to Skyfall with Robert Wade. They then did some late rewrite work on Spectre. »
5 items from 2017
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