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Over the past couple of years there’s been intense speculation over the future of the Bond franchise, with Daniel Craig’s status as the super spy seemingly up in the air as we wait to hear whether or not he’ll be extending his time as 007 (having recently become the second-longest serving actor in the role).
Producer Callum McDougall has previously stated that Craig is still “absolutely the first choice” of Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson should he decide to continue, and now that sentiment has been echoed by Naomie Harris, who portrayed Miss Moneypenny in both Skyfall and Spectre.
“I really don’t think that they’ve moved on from Daniel,” Harris told the BBC. “I think there’s a very good chance that Daniel will come back. I think it’s way too early to be thinking about other people at this stage. “I think the »
- Gary Collinson
Despite the fact that we still have no idea who is actually going to be playing 007 in the next installment of the franchise, it seems like James Bond 25 is moving ahead. We recently reported that the production is in advanced negotiations to shoot in Croatia later this year, which means that the creative team must have a pretty good idea of who is going on a mission for MI6 this time around. According to Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Spectre co-star Naomie Harris, there is a very good chance he will be back for the next James Bond movie.
The 40-year-old actress, who stars in the Oscar-nominated Moonlight and has been playing Moneypenny in James Bond as of late, recently spoke with BBC and the subject of the next installment of the long-standing spy franchise came up. Things have been uncertain since Spectre, with Daniel Craig initially saying that »
Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017
Earlier this week, we got fresh signs that Eon is set to get James Bond 25 moving this year, with the production said to be in negotiations to film in Croatia. We still don’t know who’s directing the new film, nor its title (all Eon announced Spectre at a big launch event, so don’t hold your breath there just yet).
Moreover, there’s the speculation to settle about just who will be playing James Bond in the new film. Will Daniel Craig be staying for maybe one last 007 adventure, or is he hanging up the tux, and letting someone else take over?
Good question. No formal answer. But Naomie Harris, the incumbent Moneypenny, has given an interview to the BBC ahead of this weekend »
It’s now been well over a year since the last James Bond film, Spectre, hit theaters and we still haven’t heard much about the next entry yet. Bond 25, as it’s being called, is being shrouded in much secrecy (which isn’t terribly surprising), so much so that we can’t even say for certain whether or not Daniel Craig will be back to reprise the role. He’s bounced back and forth on the issue more times than we can count, or keep track of, and it seems that he always has a different answer whenever asked about it.
The actor doesn’t seem ready to make his mind up at the moment but if we’re to believe his co-star Naomie Harris, Craig won’t be going anywhere when it comes time to make the next James Bond movie. She recently spoke with the BBC »
- Josh Wilding
It has been well over a year since Spectre hit theaters and in the time since, the James Bond franchise has been on relatively uncertain ground. The only real certainty being that the franchise is going to continue on one way or the other, be it with current 007 Daniel Craig or with a new actor in the iconic role. Despite the seeming uncertainty, James Bond 25 looks like it is on the right track as it has been revealed that the production is looking to film in Croatia, possibly before the end of the year.
The report comes courtesy of the fan site MI6 HQ who are reporting that Eon Productions, the company in charge of the James Bond franchise, is in negotiations to shoot the next installment in Croatia. The news came directly from the mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, who reported at a press conference that was »
The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actress RaceAdriana Floridia2/22/2017 10:51:00 Am
It was an amazing year for actresses in both the lead and supporting categories.
Just look at this line up of talent: Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer and Nicole Kidman. All five of these women turned in amazing work no matter how big or small their roles were. This year, there's a pretty clear winner in this category, which would be Viola Davis who reprises her Tony-winning stage role as Rose Maxson in Fences. She's been considered overdue for some time now, and is one of the best working actresses today, though the same can be said of many of the women vying for the trophy. We're breaking down the Best Supporting Actress Oscar below.
Viola Davis, »
- Adriana Floridia
The future of the James Bond franchise is a bit uncertain right now, but we can be certain it will continue. Currently, Daniel Craig is still the man playing 007 until he officially declares that he won't be back for the next installment. That being the case, he just hit a major milestone today, becoming the second longest-serving actor to play James Bond in the history of the franchise.
According to NME, Daniel Craig has now been playing James Bond for 4,147 days. That puts him just ahead of Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in four movies, which spanned a grand total of 4,146 days. Craig first played the iconic spy in 2006's Casino Royale, which served as a total reboot of the franchise and is considered by many to be one of the best James Bond movies ever made. The 48-year-old actor also has the distinction of starring in the only Bond movie »
We still don’t know if he’ll be picking up the Walther Ppk for another outing, but as of today Daniel Craig has officially became the second-longest serving James Bond, having spent 4,147 consecutive days in the role, leaving him second only to Roger Moore on 5,118.
If you’re bothered, today is the day that Daniel Craig becomes the 2nd longest-serving #Bond actor. pic.twitter.com/sEjehwAmw2
— Adrian Stirrup (@adrianstirrup) February 20, 2017
The ranking, compiled by the Press Association, begins from the day each actor was announced as 007 through to the day their successor is officially named.
Daniel Craig made his debut as Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, and has since followed that up with Quantum of Solace, Spectre and Skyfall. Should he remain in the role for another 971 days, he would officially take the crown as the longest serving 007.
- Gary Collinson
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...
A spoiler lies ahead for Spectre
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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 »
It is 2017 and video game movies still aren't good. Sure, some have accomplished visual spectacle, but a great movie based on a video game has yet to be made, at least by most accounts. But if one man can change that, it is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and he is going to give it his best shot with Rampage, which is set for release next year. Thanks to The Rock, we now know that the movie is going to start shooting this April, as well as some details about his character in the Rampage movie.
Dwayne Johnson took to his Instagram in order to share the details of a very lengthy, six-hour script session with the writers and producers of Rampage. They are apparently trying to whip things into shape, because the movie is going to start filming in April and it will be the next movie he will be shooting. »
If Rampage lay dormant at New Line throughout the course of 2016, over the past few weeks we’ve witnessed the studio’s high-profile creature feature slowly begin to make the formative steps toward development.
Skyfall and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End star Naomie Harris was the first new recruit to climb on board – she’ll play a talented geneticist with an unflinching moral code, for those keeping track – before New Line earmarked roles for both Joe Manganiello (The Batman) and Marley Shelton. The latter two are still in the midst of negotiations, but it seems the studio’s casting spree is far from over. That’s because Variety brings word that Jake Lacy and Breanne Hill have now joined Ramage in undisclosed roles.
- Michael Briers
For more than a decade, sound mixers Kevin O’Connell and Greg P. Russell worked hand-in-hand on some of the industry’s biggest box office hits, movies like “The Rock,” “Armageddon,” “Spider-Man,” and “Transformers.” It was a relationship born out of an early coupling on Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” that later took flight in the mid-1990s when the two set up shop together at the Cary Grant mixing stage on the Sony lot in Culver City. In their time together, they landed Academy recognition 12 times, quickly becoming the Susan Luccis of the Oscars — consistently nominated, but never awarded.
Ten years ago, after the first “Transformers” film, O’Connell and Russell went their separate ways. This year, they’re back at the big dance together, though for different projects: O’Connell picked up his 21st nomination to date for Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” while Russell is back in »
- Kristopher Tapley
Winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, or a Tony is nice and all, but what if you win all four? Scoring an elusive Egot is a feat that only 12 people in Hollywood have been able to pull off so far: Audrey Hepburn, Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Jonathan Tunick, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Lopez, and Scott Rudin. Could Adele be next? Maybe. There are quite a few people, like Denzel Washington and Kate Winslet, who are close to taking home the so-called "grand slam" of show business, and Adele is one of them. Unless you've been living under a rock since 2009, you know she's made a habit of sweeping the Grammys every year she puts out an album (and sometimes even when she doesn't, in one case). So far she has 15 under her belt, as well as one Oscar for "Skyfall, »
- Quinn Keaney
Despite an issue with her tribute to George Michael, Adele swept the Grammys on Sunday night. The "Hello" singer scored five gold gramophones at this year's event, and although not everyone was thrilled with her big win (including Adele herself, who broke her album of the year trophy in half to give to Beyoncé), the feat is nonetheless impressive. Her 2017 wins included the aforementioned album of the year for 25, as well as best pop vocal album, record of the year, song of the year, and best pop solo performance. This is far from Adele's first rodeo at the big show, though. The British songstress now has 15 wins and 18 nominations under her belt and has taken home an award every year she released one of her albums (19, 21, and 25). At 2009's 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Adele won awards in the best new artist and best female pop vocal performance categories (she »
- Quinn Keaney
The counterfactual series, set in a Nazi-occupied Britain post-World War II, stars Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth. It has been licensed to Germany (Rtl), Croatia (Pickbox), Sweden (Svt), Greece (Cosmote), Israel (Hot/Cellcom), Iceland (Ruv), and Poland (Showmax).
In the series, Hitler’s Germany has defeated Britain and the population of 1940s Britain struggles to adjust to life under German occupation.
- Leo Barraclough
Casting is beginning to heat up on New Line’s big-budget Rampage movie. Two weeks ago, we brought you the news that Naomie Harris (Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) had closed a deal to join Dwayne Johnson, and now The Hollywood Reporter has identified two new recruits: The Batman‘s Joe Manganiello and Marley Shelton.
Negotiations are ongoing, but should a deal place, Shelton will play the part of a scientist and astronaut – not unlike Harris, who signed on as an unnamed geneticist with an unflinching moral code – while Joe Manganiello is set to call upon his action credentials to play the leader of a private military group. Beyond that, details are thin on the ground, but we understand Dwayne Johnson is the animal-loving hero that stands between Rampage‘s trio of monsters and total destruction.
The project also heralds something of a creative reunion for the former WWE superstar, »
- Michael Briers
“Meatball Machine Kodoku” marks the reboot of the cult pic “Meatball Machine,” which turns on alien parasites turning humans into monstrous killing machines called necro-borgs. Nishimura is a renowned makeup effects supervisor (“Shin Godzilla,” “Machine Girl,” “Yakuza Weapon,” and “Dead Sushi”).
“On the Ropes” toplines Can Aydin, Phong Giang, and Cha-Lee Yoon, a stunt team that worked on the “Hunger Games” franchise, “Skyfall,” the “Point Break” remake, and “Hitman: Agent 47,” among other films. Mark is also a busy stuntman, having worked on “Pacific Rim,” “RoboCop,” “Marco Polo,” and “Resident Evil: Retribution.”
Now in post-production, “On the Ropes” features Aydin as a young man who starts watching over his family’s criminal business after the death of his »
- Elsa Keslassy
We are just four days away from Grammy night and one of the most exciting races is the battle between Beyonce and Adele. Et's Cameron Mathison joined ETonline's senior music editor, Sophie Schillaci, in our brand new Absolut Lime Green Room to give you a closer look at the two superstars.
Both divas, each known by only one name, are nominated for the top three awards (i.e. Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year) and both will perform, but how do they really stack up?
"If Beyonce wins eight of the nine categories she's nominated in, she becomes the most winning female artist of all time, taking the spot from Alison Krauss," Mathison says.
"Adele, meanwhile, has 18 nominations and 10 wins, so that's not a bad record," Schillaci points out.
The James Bond franchise is currently in a place of relative uncertainty. Daniel Craig may or may not come back to do another movie, but Sony definitely wants him to. Even if he does, it has already been established that director Sam Mendes, who did both Skyfall and Spectre, won't be returning to the director's chair for James Bond 25. That means someone will have to fill those shoes and John Wick director Chad Stahelski would be interested in taking the job.
I recently had the chance to speak with Chad Stahelski, who directed Lionsgate's John Wick and the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2. There are clearly some parallels between the John Wick franchise and the James Bond franchise. When asked if he would be interested in directing a James Bond movie in the future, he seemed very interested, assuming the producers were interested in his take on it. Here »
At this year’s Ee British Academy Film Awards, Ee will be helping thousands of film fans get closer to the stars by giving them the chance to have a ‘virtual selfie’ taken on the red carpet. This will be made possible thanks to innovative custom-built camera technology featured in the Ee Roboselfie: a high-tech, selfie-taking robot. By submitting a headshot on Twitter using the hashtag #EEBAFTAselfie, lucky film fans will have the chance to be featured in one of the superfast selfies that the Ee Roboselfie will be creating at record speed whenever an A-lister stops by for a picture. In a red carpet world first, Ee’s bespoke robot uses facial detection, built-in time codes and custom software to synchronise the camera to its display, simultaneously capturing fan images next to real-life celebrities to capture five different fan selfies per second. The Ee Roboselfie intelligently pairs the new images, »
- Kat Hughes
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