Dossiers tagged with "Skyfall"

Ralph Fiennes says Bond 24 starts shooting in October

The British actor hired to replace Dame Judi Dench as “M” in the Bond films says that he is expecting shooting to start on the new 007 adventure, currently dubbed Bond 24, in October 2014. The film is scheduled for a release in late 2015. Skyfall started production 11 months before its release date, with filming starting in November 2011 and its premiere held in London in October 2012.

As well as letting slip the shooting schedule, Fiennes tells MTV that he is in the dark about the plotting:

“I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much. They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway.”

Sam Mendes, director, and John Logan, screenwriter, return for their second consecutive Bond film.

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Roger Deakins will not be back for Bond 24

The fantastic cinematographer that added an extra layer of sophistication to Skyfall has regrettably confirmed he wont be working on Bond 24. In February 2014 he told Thompson on Hollywood that he would not be back for the film. He added that Sam Mendes and John Logan, who would be returning from Skyfall, had particular contributions to make to the 24th instalment in the franchise, but that he didn’t “know what else I could do with it, really”.

The news didn’t really make much of a splash until, several days later, Kristopher Tapley tweeted that he had had dinner with Deakins and heard the news firsthand. “At dinner with Deakins last night I learned some news that makes me sad: He won’t be shooting the next Bond,” tweeded the hifix reporter.

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James Bond 24 to build on “Skyfall” themes

James Bond 24 screenwriter John Logan – who came onboard Skyfall late in the process to work with Sam Mendes – has been signed to write the next two 007 adventures, James Bond 24 and 25.

“My goal is to write a great movie that’s appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal,” the writer told IGN earlier this year.

“I grew up on the Bond movies,” Logan said of his own connection to the franchise. “The first one I saw was Diamonds Are Forever, when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces. I love all the elements, from the books — mostly from the novels; going back to Ian Flemming is where I started with Skyfall — and there’s certainly elements of the movies and the novels that we’ve brought into the new movie, as they did into Skyfall.”

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Mendes considered casting Connery in “Skyfall”

One of the early and usually unfounded rumors to circulate about Skyfall (then just “Bond 23″) was that the old Bond actors would be back for cameos. Of course, non of this eventuated… But, director Sam Mendes has recently revealed that he did consider asking Connery to cameo in the film, possibly in the role that was ultimately filled by Albert Finney.

He told the Huffington Post:

You brought back a lot of nostalgia. There’s a scene in Scotland with Albert Finney. Was there any thought of approaching Sean Connery for that role?
There was a definite discussion about that — way, way early on. But I think that’s problematic. Because, to me, it becomes too … it would take you out of the movie. Connery is Bond and he’s not going to come back as another character. It’s like, he’s been there. So, it was a very brief flirtation with that thought, but it was never going to happen, because I thought it would distract.

Obviously this wasn’t taken too seriously, as Barbara Broccoli (and if we recall correctly, Mendes has echoed this sentiment) has said, several times, that they got their ‘dream cast’ and that people they asked to take part in Skyfall were cast in the film.

If and when you see the film, let us know if you think Connery would be a good substitute for Finney?

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“Skyfall” one of 007 Legends video game’s six missions?

IMDb, which granted can be updated by anyone with a paid pro account, appears to indicate that 007 Legends, Activision’s 2012 offering, may include the currently in-production 007 film adventure, Skyfall. From a marketing perspective, this makes perfect sense.

The credits include Daniel Craig and his Skyfall co-stars as voices in the game as well as some minor parts going to actors who play guards, goons etc… including, it is worth noting, cast for two missions that have yet to be officially announced by Activision.

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“Q” is back in “Skyfall” – new photo of Whishaw as the Quartermaster has confirmed the news that nobody was denying, young British Ben Whishaw is playing “Q” in Skyfall. 

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Berenice Marlohe covers GQ magazine

The latest Bond girl, Berenice Marlohe, who plays Severine in Skyfall, can be seen on the cover of GQ in this stunning new photoshoot:

The August issue of GQ in the UK boats an interview with new 007 director Sam Mendes.

Fans who have followed the franchise for the last few outings can expect a lot more in the way of media attention between now and October, when the film is on release in the UK.

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Daniel Kleinman returns to Bond franchise to design “Skyfall” title sequence

The advertising and music video director Daniel, Kleinman – who has directed a fistful of Bond title sequences, including the memorable Casino Royale – is reportedly back on 007 duty after a leave of absence. Quantum of Solace titles were designed by director Marc Forster’s preferred studio MK12, but according to MI6, Kleinman will return for Skyfall.

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Shooting wraps on Skyfall

The 23rd James Bond adventure has completed its seven month shoot with pickups shot by the second unit on location in Turkey.

@007 posted the final clapperboard picture.

Daniel Craig left the country earlier in the month and Michael Wilson revealed on BBC Breakfast that the first unit was heading back to Pinewood to shoot pickups before they called a wrap on Skyfall.

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New MI6 Confidential celebrates 25 and 50 years

Our friends over at MI6 Confidential just let us know about another issue that is available for purchase.

This one charts the legacy of The Living Daylights, which is 25 years old this summer. Other features focus on 50th anniversary watches, suits, cars and the 007 directors talking about Bond.

Plus if you are craving some Skyfall news, they have coverage of the production so far.

The magazine is now shipping worldwide from


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