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British actor Ben Whishaw (The Hour, Cloud Atlas), who portrayed Q opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in Skyfall, has been cast in London Spy, an upcoming BBC drama. The 33-year-old, who was last year among those tipped to become the new star of Doctor Who before Peter Capaldi was cast, will play the lead character in the series made by Working Title Television for BBC Two. Five episodes of the hourlong show are scheduled to air next year. Whishaw, considered one of Britain's up-and-coming stars, will play Danny, "a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into
- Georg Szalai
Deakins replaced with Nolan's new favourite shooter. With celebrated cinematographer Roger Deakins not returning to the Bond franchise after his fantastic work on Skyfall, director Sam Mendes has been on the search for a replacement. So it makes a lot of sense that he's settled on the same name as Christopher Nolan, whose next movie Interstellar required him to replace his own collaborator, Wally Pfister. »
Though it got great notices, without a doubt the most universally acclaimed element of the Sam Mendes-directed 2012 James Bond film "Skyfall" was that of the visual work and compositions of cinematographer Roger Deakins.
Sadly Mendes couldn't get Deakins back for the upcoming "Skyfall" due to his commitment to the Coens' upcoming "Hail, Caesar". It's a fair enough scheduling conflict though, after all Deakins' work on "Skyfall" prevented him from working on the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis".
Despite Deakins' departure, it seems Mendes has settled on a superb replacement. In Contention reports that Hoyte van Hoytema has scored the gig.
The Dutch-Swedish cinematographer first came to notice for the original "Let the Right One In" and has since done stellar work on the likes of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "The Fighter," "Her" and Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi epic "Interstellar".
The site also says, though this is unconfirmed, that Bond 24 »
- Garth Franklin
It was incredibly disappointing to hear that cinematographer Roger Deakins would not be returning for Bond 24 after doing such a stunning job on Skyfall. However, as production on the next Bond installment is poised to get underway in December, director Sam Mendes has now settled on Deakins’ replacement, and it’s an excellent choice. In Contention reports that Hoyte van Hoytema will be the cinematographer on Bond 24, marking yet another fantastic notch in what’s becoming a heck of a run in the director of photography’s career. The Dutch-Swedish cinematographer first came to prominence for shooting the original Let the Right One In, going on to do equally arresting work on films like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and last year’s Her. Most recently, though, he nabbed his most high profile film to date as Christopher Nolan hand-picked him to replace his longtime collaborator Wally Pfister on the upcoming Interstellar. »
- Adam Chitwood
BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema has been turning heads ever since his stunning work in the stylish Swedish horror film "Let the Right One In" crossed the Atlantic six years ago. And lately, he's just getting all the good gigs, having stepped in for Spike Jonze regular Lance Acord on last year's "Her" and for Christopher Nolan's right hand man Wally Pfister on the upcoming "Interstellar." Well, you can add another big pair of shoes for the talented director of photography to fill. With Roger Deakins exiting the James Bond franchise after 2012's "Skyfall," we can confirm that director Sam Mendes has tapped van Hoytema to shoot the still untitled 24th installment of the series. Deakins won the Asc prize for "Skyfall" two years ago, but as is often the story, he watched someone else take the Oscar (in this case, Claudio Miranda for "Life of Pi," which is »
- Kristopher Tapley
Director Sam Mendes's follow-up to Skyfall, which will see Daniel Craig return as the spy for his fourth film, has recently been in the process of a rewrite by long-time franchise writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
According to fansite MI6, the main cast will meet for a table read at Pinewood Studios in late November. MGM, Sony and Eon are yet to comment on this.
Bond 24 is to release on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the Us. »
James Bond is jumping back into action just in time for the holidays. "Bond 24" is slated to begin filming on December 6, less than a year before its planned U.S. release date of November 6, 2015 (October 23 in the U.K.). The latest entry in the long-running franchise will see "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes returning behind the camera, with stars Daniel Craig (in his fourth outing as 007), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) also set to reprise their roles. Casting for a new crop of villains and Bond Girls is currently underway, with the latter category reportedly set to include a minor role for a Scandinavian actress and a lead role for a British actress. Locations will include Austria (standing in for Norway), Rome (where a car chase will allegedly be filmed) and possibly Morocco, while Pinewood Studios in England will »
- Chris Eggertsen
David Fincher wanted to reunite with his Fight Club star Brad Pitt for 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, but Pitt turned down the lead role of Ned Land. The role Kirk Douglas played in Disney 1954 film based on Jules Verne's novel. After that, Fincher approached Daniel Craig ("Skyfall") and Matt Damon ("Finding Forrester"), but they too passed on the opportunity. When Fincher finally decided upon Channing Tatum ("22 Jump Street") for the part Disney balked at the choice and urged him to go with Chris Hemsworth ("Avengers: Age of Ultron"). Now, Fincher is doing press for Gone Girl and in an interview with Little White Lies he gives some insight his conflict with Disney that sank the film. "You get over $200 million — all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties," he explained. "Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters »
Since Sam Mendes delighted the world with the superb 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall a couple of years back, fans have been desperately waiting for the next film. Mendes will return to direct the as yet untitled 24th 007 adventure, with Daniel Craig assuming the role of the iconic character for the fourth time. News reaches Thn today that shooting on the new film will actually start on the 6th December for a 2015 release.
The word is that shooting will take place in Austria, Rome, and at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Source: Eon »
- Paul Heath
Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie. Also reprising their roles will be Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.
Mendes, who directed the last Bond pic,”Skyfall,” is helming from a script by John Logan that was rewritten by the team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall,” but Logan had previously been the only writer on the as-yet-to-be-titled film known as Bond24.
- Dave McNary
First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?
Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.
So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »
- Chris Holt
It seems that the Bond films are being approached with a little more care these days, as production on Bond 24 was delayed to give time for filmmaker Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Jarhead) to return. Mendes previously mentioned that a strong reason for his return is that he felt he left a lot of the stories established in Skyfall "incomplete", and that it felt like part 1 of a 2-part story. With casting currently underway, a principal photography date has been set and that is December 6th of »
- Sean Wist
With a release date of November 6, 2015, it was only a matter of time before the next James Bond film- nicknamed Bond 24, for now- would go before cameras. There have been a handful of reports regarding the kinds of locations that are being scouted lately. We all ready know that Sam Mendes is back in the director's chair. We know that John Logan (Skyfall), Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade were writing the script. We also know that Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, and Ben Whishaw would be back as 007, M, Moneypenny, and Q, respectively. Now, thanks to MI6-hq, we know exactly when production will start.
On December 6th, principal photography will begin on Bond 24. As of now, nothing is known about the plot of the film, though it's likely going to continue the trend of the Craig films where it will have direct ties to its predecessor. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
David Fincher ("Fight Club") recently chatted with the Swedish film site, Afton Bladet (translations via Film Divider), regarding the chances of a sequel to his 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. "I think because it [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book." David Fincher It was based on the book by Stieg Larsson, which is part of a trilogy and it starred Rooney Mara ("The Social Network") as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig ("Skyfall") as Mikael Blomkvist. The film pulled in $232 million at the worldwide box office. Fans of the book aren't going to be happy to hear that a sequel will be extremely different from the book as “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and »
Back in June, we reported that production on the highly-anticipated Bond 24 has been pushed to December 2014, with Skyfall co-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade returning to work on the original script by John Logan. Today, MI6-hq.com reports that shooting has been scheduled to begin on December 6, 2014.
The filmmaker and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are currently casting for the Bond Girl and villain roles. We reported last month that the villain will be a towering man named Hinx, who has been compared to classic James Bond villains Jaws and Oddjob. While several Scandanavian actresses have tested for a secondary roles, the primary Bond Girl will be British.
Production is scheduled to take place in Austria, »
Chalk this one up squarely as a rumour – especially considering its source is the UK tabloid The Sun – but it seems that Daniel Craig (Skyfall) may have shot a secret cameo appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII. Craig reportedly begged director J.J. Abrams for a role in the hotly-anticipated sequel, saying that he’d be happy to have his face hidden, and apparently shot the part this week at Pinewood, where he was spotted with Carrie Fisher. However, a more likely scenario is that Craig was at Pinewood for pre-production on Bond 24, which is set to begin filming this December.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis »
- Gary Collinson
In 2012, Skyfall, the 23rd installment in the long-running James Bond franchise, was one of the year’s biggest successes. Becoming the highest-grossing film in the series (over $1 billion worldwide), director Sam Mendes also delivered one of 007′s finest critical hits, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bond on film in grand fashion.
As a result, anticipation is higher than ever for James Bond 24. Mendes will be returning to helm the film, which is set for a November 2015 release. It was originally reported that the cast and crew would assemble for principle photography in October of this ...
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- Chris Agar
It looks like the next instalment in the James Bond franchise has a start date, with MI6 reporting that principal photography on the as-yet-untitled Bond 24 will get underway on December 6th, following a script read-through in November.
Bond 24 will reunite Skyfall director Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig, who is making his fourth appearance as 007, while the cast also includes the returning Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear.
As yet, there’s been no official word on new additions to the cast, although the producers are apparently seeking a physically imposing henchmen in the vein of Jaws and Oddjob, while the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lea Seydoux have been linked to roles.
Bond 24 is set for a UK release on October 23rd 2015 and will arrive in the States on November 6th.
The post Bond 24 to start shooting in December appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Having gone through another relatively long gap between 007 films, many fans have been waiting for any hint of production news in regards to Bond 24. Well, that wait is nearly over, as we now have word that principle photography for Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as MI6′s premier super spy will begin on December 6, 2014.
Before shooting actually begins, director Sam Mendes will have the main cast together at Pinewood for a table reading of the final script. Casting is not complete yet though, as there are still a few roles that have yet to be filled (or at least announced), including the main Bond girl, the villains, and other feminine interests for 007. That’s quite a bit of casting to wrap up in the next couple months.
We also still have next to nothing in terms of information about the plot of this film, but there have been »
- Alexander Lowe
In 2011, David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) co-wrote and directed an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s highly acclaimed Swedish crime novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig (Skyfall) as troubled journalist-turned-detective Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara (Her) as badass hacker Lisbeth Salander. Despite reaping a tonne of money and award nominations the general consensus is that Sony regarded the movie as a failure.
Speaking recently to the Swedish press while on tour promoting his latest film Gone Girl, Fincher provided a small update on the proposed sequel The Girl Who Played With Fire: “I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have [has] a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book.”
The assumption was that a second and third movie would instantly »
- Gavin Logan
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