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Idris Elba Wanted as the Next James Bond?

11 hours ago | 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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Seth Meyers’ Breakdown of Every Bond Movie Ever Made

16 December 2014 4:58 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director Sam Mendes is currently filming Spectre, the follow up to his highly successful James Bond film Skyfall. As you’ve likely heard by now, thanks to the Sony hacks, the script for the new film has already leaked online. If you’re tempted to find it and read it, Late Night host Seth Meyers saves you a lot of time and trouble with his breakdown of every Bond film ever made. His beat for beat breakdown is hilariously accurate, and it takes less than two minutes to watch. Enjoy!

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- Eli Reyes

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‘Trespass Against Us’ Finds Home With A24

16 December 2014 10:16 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive:  A24 has acquired U.S. rights to director Adam Smith’s anticipated feature debut Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary).

The heist pic charts the fortunes of the outlaw Cutler family led by father and son duo Gleeson and Fessbender. When the law catches up with Fassbender’s character, he is torn between adhering to his rowdy father’s ways or doing what he believes is best for his children.

Smith made a name for himself directing music videos, including The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think, as well as episodes of TV series’ Little Dorrit, Doctor Who and Skins.

The rest of the cast includes Lyndsey Marshall (The Hours), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Killian Scott (Love Hate).

The film is written by Alistair Siddons, who produces alongside Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener) and Andrea Calderwood (The Last King Of Scotland »

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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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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Unbroken’ From Director Angelina Jolie

15 December 2014 12:33 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new sports drama “Unbroken” from director Angelina Jolie about the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini!

The film is written by the Coen brothers (“No Country for Old Men,” “Fargo”).

Unbroken,” which opens on Dec. 25, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Jack O’Connell as Louie Zamperini along with Garrett Hedlund, Ken Watanabe, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Finn Wittrock, Morgan Griffin, Alex Russell, Sophie Dalah and Takamasa Ishihara from director and producer Angelina Jolie and writers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

To win your free “Unbroken” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you »

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Bond Takes To The Thames In First Spectre Set Video; Script Reportedly Leaked In Sony Hack

15 December 2014 10:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following up on last week’s formal unveiling, we knew that Sam Mendes and Co. were due to enter production today as filming began on Spectre, and now, we have the first unofficial set video, which has appeared online along with a few screenshots.

While brief in length, the footage showcases Bond riding along the River Thames in London with Rory Kinnear’s MI6 agent as the pair head towards the company’s secretive headquarters, which was the subject of a terrorist attack during the events of Skyfall. It’s understood that London is but one of many locations that will host the 24th installment in the long-running spy franchise, with Spectre also set to shoot in Rome, Mexico City, Tangier, Sölden and Obertilliach.

However, as with all Sony properties of late, Mendes’ continuation proved to be the victim of a mammoth hack, which revealed that the budget for Spectre had ballooned past $300 million. »

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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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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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First Spectre Set Video & Photos Feature James Bond On The Thames

15 December 2014 4:27 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's been a tough couple weeks for Sony Pictures Entertainment and their new James Bond film Spectre. An early draft of the script along with detailed studio notes and shooting locations were leaked online by the hacker group Guardians of Peace. These leaks have ruined many of the film's surprises. So, these images and videos from today of Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear filming Spectre scenes on the Thames must be a breathe of fresh air. Spoiler! The two actors were seen on a speedboat having an intense conversation. Yup, that's it. That's a nice old-fashioned spoiler for all of you. A cryptic message from Bond’s past 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. Spectre - Directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall »

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James Bond Spectre Script Leak Drops Majors Spoilers, Could Lead To Rewrites

14 December 2014 12:56 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

This has been an exciting year thus far for fans of the James Bond franchise. After all, it was less than two weeks ago that the folks behind the production of the series' 24th installment not only announced the official start of filming, but also revealed a talent-stacked cast and a very exciting title: Spectre. All of this, along with the fact that Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes is back in the director's chair, has generated a great deal of optimism in the air for 007 aficionados - but now the Sony Pictures hack is here to suck some joy out of the atmosphere. As a result of the aforementioned studio leak, Gawker has not only gotten their hands on a copy of the Spectre script, but also a great deal of notes and emails about the project - and not a lot of it sounds good. In a completely spoiler-filled break »

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Spoiler Details In "Spectre" Script Review?

14 December 2014 12:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gossip site Defamer appear to have done a massive feature about the upcoming 24th James Bond film "Spectre" and have reviewed what they claim is a copy of the early script for the "Skyfall" follow-up.

Several already revealed bits of information appear to come together in the piece including new character details. I've tried to avoid spoilers of any kind, these are the kind of tidbits that will be made clear in the film's promotional material. Potential Minor Spoilers Ahead:

Andrew Scott's character 'C' is the head of Mi-5 and battles with Mi-6 chief 'M' (Ralph Fiennes) over the future of an intelligence sharing program.

Following an early operation in Mexico City, Bond faces forced retirement when he receives a mission posthumously assigned to him by the previous M (Judi Dench).

Monica Bellucci plays the wife of a target and Bond apparently pumps her for information about a sinister masked group. »

- Garth Franklin

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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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9 Things Spectre Needs To Satisfy Diehard Bond Fans

13 December 2014 1:45 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The James Bond franchise is the UK’s cinematic gift to the world. Like its titular hero, the franchise has remained death-defying over the course of five decades and 24 feature films. Daniel Craig’s tenure as 007 has been a stellar run, bringing the series roaring back to life.

The first two Craig features revitalized Bond for a modern audience that pined for a grittier, more realistic super spy franchise in the vein of Jason Bourne and Batman Begins. Craig’s third Bond outing, the excellent Skyfall, retained the grit, but also restored the flare and panache that had been a hallmark of the Bond series since its inception.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes seems to be hearkening back to the classic Bond era with his next entry in the franchise, Spectre. For fans familiar with old school Bond, the title promises 007 squaring off against his most legendary adversaries, a nefarious »

- Travis Earl

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First trailer for The Gunman starring Sean Penn

12 December 2014 7:37 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Open Road Films has revealed the first trailer for The Gunman, the upcoming actioner from director Pierre Morel (Taken), which sees Sean Penn (Gangster Squad) as s Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe.

Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s book The Prone Gunman, the film also stars Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World), Jasmine Trinca (Saint Laurent), Mark Rylance (Bing), Ray Winstone (Noah)and Javier Bardem (Skyfall)

The Gunman is set for release on March 20th.

The post First trailer for The Gunman starring Sean Penn appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Check Out Spectre Bond Girl Monica Bellucci's Vanity Fair Photoshoot

11 December 2014 3:42 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Monica Bellucci hasn't made an English language movie since 2010's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, but she's set to return to the big screen for Spectre, Sam Mendes' follow up to Skyfall. Aside from her character's name (Lucia Sciarra) we don't know what type of role she'll have, but one of Sony's recent email leaks mentioned that in the film Bond (Daniel Craig) will tussle with a "lesbian bad lady" -- so that's likely either Bellucci or co-star Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Color. Check out these Vanity Fair pics for an idea of what Miss Bellucci will bringing to the screen as our new Bond Girl. A cryptic message from Bond’s past 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. »

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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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"Spectre" Has A $300 Million+ Budget?

11 December 2014 10:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Spectre," the upcoming fourth film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, looks set to cost double that of what his first film "Casino Royale" cost to produce.

Variety reports that the new Bond film could cost over $300 million.

In fact, a memo they've received indicates the film's budget "sits in the mid $300 million" range - a big jump from the $210 million (pre-tax breaks) that "Skyfall" cost to make, and the biggest single budget for a film in history ("Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" holds the record at an even $300 million). Understandably it seems the producers are looking at ways to trim costs.

Amongst the cost cutting measures are shooting a nighttime scene in London instead of Rome, adjusting the finale's location and setting in Mexico to better highlight the more modern aspects of the country, and cutting back on the number of carriages used in a train sequence. »

- Garth Franklin

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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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