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The future of the James Bond franchise is very much a mystery right now, but we do have a new potential villain for the series. Well, at least we have someone who wants to play a Bond villain. In a recent interview, German filmmaker Werner Herzog threw his hat into the ring, saying he would make a good James Bond bad guy.
The director/actor/screenwriter was recently interviewed by Business Insider regarding his latest movie, the Netflix Original Into the Inferno. During the course of the chat, the subject of playing a James Bond villain came up and Werner Herzog not only expressed interest, but seemed very confident in his ability to play the part well. Here is what he had to say.
"I think I would be a good villain in a James Bond movie...They were fairly weak the last half-dozen of villains in James Bond movies. »
Mark Harrison Oct 14, 2016
With the question of who's playing James Bond in James Bond 25 unresolved, we look back at the casting conundrums 007 has faced before.
Since 1962, fewer men have played James Bond than have walked on the moon. Despite the relatively long turnaround of the role, the subject of who might follow in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the future has fuelled many column inches and tabloid splashes.
It feels as if speculation about the seventh 007 in Eon Productions' long-lived spy franchise has been at fever pitch since this time last year, when Craig was doing the promotional rounds for Spectre and commented that he would rather “slash [his] wrists” than play Bond again. It's only after a year of constant reports on the subject that his far more optimistic comments at last weekend's New Yorker Festival »
Due to the fact that I spent most of my childhood playing N64's Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan used to always be the first face I'd picture when I heard the name "James Bond". Having said that, I didn't really like the film Goldeneye, and the only other Brosnan Bond film I saw was Die Another Day (the one with Madonna and CGI-wave surfing. Oof). However, I... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Season three of Starz’ excellent pirate series Black Sails is heading to DVD/Bluray/Digital HD on November 8th and we’ve got a clip from the release. In this clip, we see stars Tom Hopper and Zach McGowan talk about a scene in which one of their character could potentially meet their end, via a noose and an angry crowd. See the clip after the jump!
“Black Sails” stars Toby Stephens as the brilliant and unstoppable ‘Captain Flint.’ Stephens is an accomplished film, television and stage actor, who appeared in the feature film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay and released in January 2016, and is well-known for his role in Die Another Day. He starred in BBC’s “Vexed” and on stage in “Noel Coward’s Private Lives,” and his many film credits include Believe and Twelfth Night. London-born Hannah New, who portrays ‘Eleanor Guthrie, »
- Jerry Smith
After giving the middle “Goldfinger” to the franchise and insisting he would rather kill himself than make another Bond movie, Craig has had a change of heart.
In an interview about his life and career at the New Yorker Festival over the weekend, Craig suggested that playing the iconic secret agent a couple more times may not be such a bad gig, after all.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly,” Craig said.
Craig’s future as 007 looked to be uncertain after comments he made during a press tour promoting “Spectre” last year.
Craig was asked in one interview if »
- Will Thorne
Simon Brew Oct 10, 2016
There’s little sign of a new James Bond film yet, and Spectre has left lots of questions behind. So what now, 007?
Update: here's a story that landed this morning, of relevance to this article.
This article contains light spoilers for Spectre.
At the end of October 2015, the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, enjoyed its global premiere. Following the massive success of Skyfall, hopes were understandably high for Spectre, and it quickly notched up some strong – and not so strong – reviews. Originally rumoured to be the first of a two part story (with a suggestion that it be filmed back to back with James Bond 25), Spectre would prove to be a big box office hit too. As Bond drove off into the sunset at the end of the film, the next adventure was surely an inevitability.
But something wasn’t quite right. And one year later, »
The ten-episode series is a re-do of Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic and revolves around The Robinson family, a space crew who were supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith – who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship – leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.
Stephens will play the role of the dad, astrophysicist John Robinson, while young Maxwell Jenkins will play the role of Will, the youngest Robinson child. Taylor Russell has already been cast as Judy, the eldest of the siblings. »
- Paul Heath
Pike made her screen debut in the TV film "A Rather English Marriage" (1998)...
For her performance in "Gone Girl", she was nominated for the Academy Award for 'Best Actress'.
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- Michael Stevens
Though we constantly underestimate it, love is a powerful force of nature, even throughout our tempestuous and fickle history. Amma Asante’s latest film “A United Kingdom” demonstrates once again how fighting for love can be a way to fight for country, freedom, and respect. The film follows Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) who causes an international stir when he choose to Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London. Their interracial marriage sparked massive fury in both the apartheid government of South Africa and the public, and though the couple were exiled, they came back to politics and actively fought for independence, eventually becoming the first President and First Lady of Botswana. Watch the trailer for the film below.
Read More: ‘A United Kingdom’ to Open BFI London Film Festival, Boosting Awards Chances
This is the third feature film from Amma Asante. She garnered quite a »
- Vikram Murthi
I don’t know about you people, but I’m ready for the Halle Berry career renaissance. I think that we, as a symbolic nation of movie fans, are ready to completely forget about the likes of Catwoman and Die Another Day and Gothika and Things We Lost in the Fire and embrace a second wind. She’s […]
- Jacob Hall
Right now, the James Bond franchise is in a bit of a holding pattern. Spectre did very well at the box office, but didn't quite live up to the expectations that were put on it by its predecessor Skyfall. It was also reportedly a very long and tumultuous shoot, which put some wear and tear on star Daniel Craig. For months, there have been rumors and whispers of the actor walking away from the role of 007, but there is still hope he will return. Well, at the very least, his new gig shouldn't get in the way should he decided that he does want to return as Bond one more time.
Daniel Craig will be playing one of the lead roles in the upcoming Showtime series Purity. There had been some speculation that due to his schedule for the series, it would interfere with him being able to return to »
These gorgeous women are in all senses perfect. They are clever, even brilliant, beautiful, kind, loving, stylish and tender.
The modern parts of James Bond movie were successful as never before. It is a rule that each new task for James Bond means a new location and people around. The same is about women in his life. Each new mission means that James Bond falls in love with the new woman. Now it is hard to imagine any plot without romance between a wonderful clever girl and 007 agent.
Let’s remind the hottest girls of James Bond in the latest time.
The movie “Casino Royal” from 2006 was more than successful. The popularity was not only because of Daniel Craig starring, but also because of the splendid characters like Eva Green and Caterina Murino. With them 007 agent overcame troubles and became a winner. Such ladies are present in the casinos as well, »
- The Hollywood News
Deadline are reporting the news of the pair’s casting in a film that is said to be set against a backdrop of rising tensions in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial in 1992. Craig is set to play Ollie, ‘a loner who lives in South Central — one of its only white residents — who befriends Berry’s character, a tough, protective mother who looks after a group of kids. When the riots explode in the city, Craig’s character helps Berry, who is secretly in love with him, try and track down the kids from the worst of the violence.’
Deniz Gamze Eruven exploded onto the international scene with her impressive Academy Award nominated Mustang last year. That film is currently playing in selected UK cinemas, »
- Paul Heath
If you think the chances of the next James Bond being female are up there with the disappointingly long odds on Captain America starting to date men, here’s a polite history lesson. If it hadn’t been for 2002’s Die Another Day firing blanks with the critics, a suave female super spy operating in the same film universe as 007 might already have sipped down her first minimally mixed martini.
Studio MGM once planned to give Halle Berry’s Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson her own spin-off following the Nsa agent’s appearance alongside Pierce Brosnan in Lee Tamahori’s disastrous turn at the Bond helm. Naturally, the idea was swiftly dropped down an industrial chimney after the 20th 007 adventure, with its invisible »
- Ben Child
We all knew this was coming. By we, I mean the legion of James Bond fans and aficionados who have followed the bizarre media whirlwind that seems to forever cascade around 007 himself, Daniel Craig. The Daily Fail (sorry, Mail!) apparently claimed Craig is done – that soon after the release of Spectre he turned down (say it like Dr Evil) 100 million dollars to return not just for Bond 25 but also Bond 26, claiming to Eon Productions and MGM bosses that his tenure was over. Everyone clamoured over this scant piece of pure rumour, to the point almost of hysteria, until the BBC later waded in and claimed what we all suspected all along – that Craig hasn’t made his mind up yet, and likely won’t for quite some time. Why should he? Bond 25 is a long way off, given the »
- Tony Black
Though Spectre may not have been the massive critical and financial home run that Skyfall was, the fact of the matter is that the film was still very financially successful and Sony and MGM appear to really want Daniel Craig back for at least one more James Bond adventure. However, Craig appeared to be very worn out on the role during the press tour for Spectre, and there were a lot of indications he was totally done with the role. Today, a new report from BBC News gives fans hope that Craig may still come back for James Bond 25.
According to a report by the BBC, "authoritative Bond sources" have confirmed that Craig has not made a firm decision about his future with the franchise yet and that "no decision is likely to be made for a while." Though that means both the studio and fans may have to just be patient, »
In 2006, Daniel Craig brought his version of James Bond to life for the first time with Casino Royale. Now, ten years later, Craig has turned in four performances as Bond. And though he reportedly has a film or two left on his contract, the future is very uncertain as to whether or not he will return for a fifth and presumably final turn as 007. In fact, many signs point to Spectre being the last film in the Daniel Craig Bond era, for better or for worse. But we think he should come back for at least one more adventure, and finish what he started.
During the press tour for Spectre last year, Craig made it very clear that he was less than interested in playing the character again. Speaking with Britain's Time Out, just after filming on Spectre wrapped, Craig had this to say in regards to whether or not »
Nobody thought Jason Bourne was gone forever. Not even when Tony Gilroy’s misjudged The Bourne Legacy attempted to relaunch the franchise, sans Bourne himself, did people truly believe we’d seen the last of probably the greatest cinematic super spy of the modern age. The trailer for Jason Bourne landed this week, the brand new fifth film in the franchise which sees Matt Damon return in the titular role (stripped back to just the name, a la Jack Ryan or Jack Reacher), and most excitingly of all paired with director Paul Greengrass who took the already impressive work of Doug Liman on The Bourne Identity and built on it wonderfully with The Bourne Supremacy (still the best one) and The Bourne Ultimatum. After the open-ended conclusion to that film, ending the trilogy of Bourne coming »
- Tony Black
Gambling has become a part of the movies, and indeed television as well. In a recent episode of the new HBO TV show Vinyl, which is executive produced by filmmaking legend Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and none other than Mick Jagger, the show’s protagonist Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Canavale) was seen pushing $90,000 onto the roulette table after selling the company’s private jet.
It’s quite a powerful and brave scene, but of course film and television content have had a long relationship, and with free online pokies featuring famous properties, including Game Of Thrones and even the classic Hitchcock film Psycho, their tie is becoming even greater. The worlds of gambling and film and TV are becoming more aligned.
Vinyl may be the latest TV show to feature gambling, but it certainly wasn’t the first. Here, we take a look at our favourite gambling scenes from the movies, »
- The Hollywood News
With winter finally showing signs of relinquishing its icy grip, it’s time to get outside and breathe in that fresh spring air. Of course, film nerdiness does involve a lot of sitting in darkened rooms, shovelling handfuls of popcorn in the vague direction of your mouth and shunning the contact of all fellow humans who aren’t comfortable with the phrase ‘movie marathon’… but it doesn’t have to be confined entirely to that.
There are a handful of fantastic attractions, parks and tours across the UK designed to pander to the delights of the movie buff and satiate their thirst for trivia and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. So brush those crumbs off your chest, wipe the sleep from your eyes and get out and about and sample one of these three great days out for film nerds.
Star Wars Miniland Experience
Hankering for simpler times? Well, now you can »
- Phil Wheat
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