The bits you thought we forgot…
Cinematographer Roger Deakins working on James Bond 23
In a February interview with Collider website, Roger Deakins (cinematographer behind the Cohen brother’s films, as well as Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road) was probably doing a project with Sam Mendes.
As of April a Hollywood Reporter article dubbed him the new Bond 23 cinematographer (that top secret Mendes project).
The news was confirmed by Deakins himself on his fan forum on May 1st. He wrote: “Yes, I can say that I am doing the next ‘Bond’ film. It is early days and the film won’t shoot until November.”
Bond 23 Aims to Break Product Placement Dollar Record
According to the Australian a cinema record is being aimed at by co-financeers MGM and Sony Pictures. They hope that James Bond will raise $45 million in corporate sponsorship from the companies that want to see their brand associated with the world’s most famous spy.
Aston Marin Announce New V12 Zagato
James Bond website MI6 has the scoop on a new Aston Martin V12 Zagato – could this be 007′s car in the new James Bond film? It’s exclusive enough:
“The task for us has been to create a concept that is a natural successor to those iconic cars that have gone before. Matching the technology of the age with the traditional skills vital to deliver such a bespoke and exclusive sports car will lead to a strictly limited run of road going V12 Zagatos,” said Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin.
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.