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As the year begins to wind down, we’re drawing ever closer to the production on Bond 24 beginning, with Daniel Craig stepping up to the plate as Bond for the fourth time, while Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns to helm, and John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade once again write the script. Expectations are sky-high following Skyfall, which was easily one of Bond’s best outings in recent memory and even arguably ever, but what can Mendes and co. do to ensure the 24th Bond flick continues that upswing in quality after the disappointing, underwhelming Quantum of Solace?
Well, given that the script is basically finished, they won’t have any excuses as Craig and director Marc Forster did with Solace (which was messily cobbled together during the Writer’s Strike). To date virtually nothing is known about the project beyond mere rumours, and so we’ve »
- Jack Pooley
The latest poster has been released for Paddington, the rather charming looking Christmas movie which blends a CGI Paddington Bear with a live-action setting and a cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi (if you missed the first trailer, it can be found by clicking here).
For those of you wondering who it is voicing Paddington, it was recently revealed that Skyfall star Ben Whishaw had taken over from Colin Firth (The King’s Speech). It was a decision which both Firth and the movie’s director and producers all agreed with after realising that the beloved bear would be better off with a younger voice!
Along with a lovely new poster, we also have a first look at Nicole Kidman in Paddington as a sinister taxidermist who will seemingly be the one to set her sights on the sandwich loving bear in the movie. »
- Josh Wilding
Will Lana Del Rey sing the theme song for the next James Bond movie? A report suggest Lana is in talks to record the next Bond theme. Producers are reportedly considering the 'West Coast' singer to provide vocals for the next James Bond anthem, but she will face stiff competition for the coveted gig from British singer Sam Smith. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Producers know it has to be a great song with a killer vocal to rival the phenomenal success of Adele's 'Skyfall'. ''Sam seems like the favourite but Lana could definitely give him a run for his money.'' Lana certainly has the credentials as she previously earned a hit song with 'Young and Beautiful' after recording it especially for the soundtrack to 'The Great Gatsby'. Whoever lands the job will have a tough act to follow, however, as Adele's 'Skyfall »
Marco Polo will make landfall in late 2014.
Netflix announced Thursday that its anticipated original series about the famed explorer will be released on Dec. 12. The drama — which stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role — is set in 1200s China, “a world replete with astonishing martial arts, sexual intrigue, political skullduggery and spectacular battles.”
Scroll down to view the first five images from the big-budget series.
The folks over at MI6 have alerted us that director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) is looking to cast an iconic henchman for the upcoming twenty-fourth Bond film. The recent James Bond franchise starring Daniel Craig has actually been missing that element, someone like Jaws (played by Richard Kiel) who was in two Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," which were actually two of my favorite Roger Moore Bond films.
The idea is to find the next Jaws or Oddjob and according to the site casting has begun for the main assassin, and are specifically focused on someone extremely physically fit and over 6' 2". The character also has a working name of “Hinx” and here is the description:
Hinx (Male, 30 – 45)Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. »
- Kellvin Chavez
While Daniel Craig has been Bond we've only gotten 3 movies in 8 years. They're certainly not breaking any records, but I also feel that MGM has delivered two of the best Bond films in Casino Royale and Skyfall. I don't mind the quality over quantity approach especially with Sam Mendes back in the director's chair for Bond 24. Production is getting started a little later than usual, which may push back the release date, but word on the cinema street »
- Sean Wist
Sam Mendes and John Logan brought back a lot of what makes James Bond great in Skyfall, paying homage to the past of the franchise while also maintaining the gritter and grounded tone established by Casino Royale.
That included a new Q and Miss Moneypenny, and the return of the beloved Aston Martin DB5!
Well, according to new report, it sounds as if we should expect to see 007 battling it out with physically imposing henchman in James Bond 24 as casting has apparently begun for the sequel’s main assassin. The focus is apparently on finding someone who is extremely physically fit and over 6’2″ in height.
Whoever ends up being cast will apparently have “several altercations” with Daniel Craig’s James Bond throughout the movie as well as a driving sequence. The character (currently going under the working name of “Hinx”) is middle aged and sports athletes and anyone “very »
- Josh Wilding
In the early days of the Bond series, any villain worth his salt had an iconic henchman to give the sauve super spy a run for his money. Jaws and Oddjob are ones everyone know, but there have also been Donald "Red" Grant, Tee Hee, May Day, Mr. Stamper, Zao, and Xenia Onatopp to name just a few throughout the years. Since Daniel Craig has taken over , the imposing henchmen have been absent, casualty to the more serious tone the reboot was going for. But with Skyfall doing an about turn and fully embracing old school Bond, that element of the Bond series might be making a come back with James Bond 24. The movie, with Sam Mendes once again behind the camera, is set o begin production this December, and mi6-hq.com claim that the production are looking for actors to play a "pyshically imposing henchman". The full »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Try as they might, James Bond.s producers are going to have a difficult time topping Skyfall. It is the highest-grossing Bond film of all time. It was critically adored, and won two Oscars. And it introduced one of the more memorable Bond villains in recent memory through Javier Bardem.s Silva. As the production team gears up for Bond 24, they are making bold moves to replicate the success of Skyfall. They fought hard and managed to bring Sam Mendes back into the fold. And now they are on the lookout for a menacing, memorable villain. James Bond Radio first reported that a casting call for Bond 24 is looking for a henchman that will follow in the mold of Oddjob or Jaws, classic villains who threatened 007 in movies like Goldfinger and Moonraker. The site even reports that they have a name picked out for this character . Hinx . though »
While Bond 24 is rumored to be a direct continuation of Skyfall, we know that Javier Bardem will not be returning as main villain Raoul Silva (if you've seen the movie, you know why). Now, a new report indicates that this sequel is looking to bring back the type of villain that was prevalent in the 60s and 70s entries in the franchise.
According to mi6, Bond 24 is looking to cast a giant brute of a henchman that will tower over Daniel Craig. This character, named Hinx, is said to be in the same vein as Jaws, introduced in 1979's Moonraker and played Richard Kiel, and Oddjob, who appeared in the 1964 installment Goldfinger and was played by Harold Sakata.
Here is mi6's description of the character:
Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6′ 2″. Whoever wins the »
I’m one of the people who thought Skyfall was an incredible Bond film. Between that and Casino Royale (I sort of consider Quantum of Solace to be an interstitial film, almost a short) I actually feel like James Bond is almost a current, relevant character (despite some of the old-fashioned fan service). So I remain excited for Bond 24 even though it feels like something of a troubled production (the delays, the extensive reworking of the script etc…) because I think Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig really got it right last time. We last heard that Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color) was in talks to join the film and now we have another bit of casting info on one of the villains of the piece that doesn’t result in a particular performer just yet, but it does indicate a certain (almost retro) direction the franchise could be headed in. »
- Evan Dickson
Whilst "Skyfall" saw the return of some of the more iconic elements of the James Bond franchise, one element that was missing is that of an iconic henchman - the last one arguably being Famke Janssen's Xenia Onatopp in "Goldeneye".
A new report over at James Bond Radio claims that the twenty-fourth Bond film's director Sam Mendes is aiming to fill that gap and is looking for just such an actor.
This one will apparently be less about crushing men between their thighs and more in line with the tall and imposing types from earlier films like Jaws (Richard Kiel) or Red Grant (Martin Shaw). There's even a description:
Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) - Ideally over 6' 2". Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We »
- Garth Franklin
In the past, James Bond films have featured iconic henchmen like 'Jaws' (Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and 'Oddjob' (Harold Sakata) from Goldfinger. According to two sites, mi6-hq.com and jamesbondradio.com, the twenty-fourth Bond film wants to bring back that element to the long-running franchise. Below, is the character's name and a description of what type of actor Sam Mendes would like for the role. Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) - Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Price: DVD $42.99, Blu-ray $48.99
The show sets out to completely reinvent some of literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Set in the 19th Century, the stories are in the style of the British “penny dreadful” publications of that time period, lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks.
Hammer is looking to take the franchise route with The Woman in Black starting with this one which is set 40 years after the events of the original film. "If your second's successful, then your third, then you've got a franchise," said Hammer CEO Simon Oakes in a previous interview. "I just don't believe in the notion that you can press a button and create a franchise, but, I mean, I'm definitely planning 3 and 4…"
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), and »
- Steve Barton
“She never forgives… She never forgets… She never left.” Get ready for more creaks, eeks and boos! in this first teaser for Hammer Films’ The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death.
(Yahoo Movies UK)
As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.
One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil »
- Michelle McCue
Hammer has released a fantastically eerie trailer for their upcoming horror sequel The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death. The movie tells a different story with a new cast that includes Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Helen McCrory (Skyfall), and Phoebe Fox (Switch). Daniel Radcliffe's character is not a part of this story, but the creepy old house is! I really liked the first movie, and I'm sure the sequel will be just as good. Here's a description of the story:
England, 1941. With London in the midst of the blitz, two teachers evacuate a group of schoolchildren to the abandoned Eel Marsh House. Seeking safety from the bombs in the remote coastal location, the group instead find themselves facing an evil far more frightening when their arrival awakens the Woman in Black.
The film will be released in UK on February 13th, 2015, but doesn't have distribution in the United States yet. »
- Joey Paur
In case you forgot, there's a sequel coming to the 2012 gothic horror flick The Woman in Black, the first film that saw Daniel Radcliffe venture outside of the Harry Potter franchise. However, the British star isn't returning for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. Instead, it's Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Helen McCrory (Skyfall) and Phoebe Fox (Switch) starring in the horror sequel with a new tale of terror in the old, abandoned Eel Marsh House. Now we have a teaser trailer from across the pond, and it doesn't show us much, and that's not just because the YouTube version of this video is far too dark to see anything. Watch! Teaser trailer for Tom Harper's The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, originally from Yahoo UK: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is directed by Tom Harper (The Swarm) with a script by Jon Croker (Desert Dancer »
- Ethan Anderton
Back in 2012, The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe pulled in more than $127 million worldwide, a solid sum for the low budget thriller. Now, the creepy spirit that haunts the Eel Marsh House is back in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death and today the first trailer for the thriller has arrived. Angel of Death takes us back to England, 1941, and with London in the midst of the blitz, two teachers evacuate a group of schoolchildren to the abandoned Eel Marsh House. Seeking safety from the bombs in the remote coastal location, the group instead find themselves facing an evil far more frightening when their arrival awakens the Woman in Black. Tom Harper (The Swarm) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Helen McCrory (Skyfall) and Phoebe Fox (Switch) star. There is still no U.S. distributor, but it is set to hit theaters in the UK on February 13, 2015 and I »
- Brad Brevet
Coming hot on the heels of the news that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will lend his voice to Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of The Jungle Book, it has now been revealed that Christian Bale (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Tom Hollander (About Time), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), Peter Mullan (Hercules) and Rohan Chand (Bad Words) have signed on to the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Chand will play the orphan boy Mowgli, with Bale as panther Bagheera, Blanchett as python Kaa, Harris, Marsan and Mullan as wolves Nisha, Vihaan and Akela, and Hollander as Shere Khan’s underling jackal Tabaqui. Meanwhile, Serkis – who is making his directorial debut with the film – will also play Baloo the bear.
- Gary Collinson
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