Archive for department: "Rumors"

John Logan close to completing first draft of Bond 24

The screenwriter who came on board the 007 franchise along with his colleague Sam Mendes with Skyfall is almost ready to submit a draft. Says the writer in a recent interview:

“Right now the first draft [of Bond 24] is almost done, I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam Mendes, and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling.”

As readers will note, Logan is pretty explicit that it will pick up where Skyfall left. Does this just allude to the new M and Moneypenny who joined the cast? Does this mean that Judi “M” Dench’s ghost may be weighing down 007 for a few more adventures? What else springs to mind?

He confirmed, also, that filming on James Bond 24 would start in October this year. He refused to comment on Blofeld and Quantum rumors, although the Quantum arc has been left thoroughly open. It has been rumored in the past that Logan was on board for two adventures that could well be back to back outings. Logan refused to comment, saying, let him get on with Bond 24 before addressing Bond 25. Bond 25 is the last of the current contract Craig has with Bond’s producers.

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New “Skyfall” song by Adele, lyrics leaked

According to the writer Roger Friedman over at Showbiz411, he has had an exclusive listen to part of Adele’s new title track for James Bond’s 23rd adventure: Skyfall.

Thanks to record industry sources, I got to hear a bit of the song. Readers of this column know we already broke the story of Adele singing the “Skyfall” theme a couple of times.

Part of the chorus of the song goes: “Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all/together.”

The introductory lines, which follow a piano solo, are: “This is the end/Hold your breath and count to ten/Feel the Earth move and then/Hear my heart burst again.”

This is a long running rumour that nobody official enough has decided to confirm or deny, and so journalists and bloggers are now running with the story. We’re awaiting official word, but if true, these lyrics might just be the one sending tingles down the spines of Bond fans in November (or October for the lucky English!).

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Band Muse suggest that their song Supremacy has the perfect Bond sound

Some are reporting that the band Muse missed out on their chance to record a Bond theme with Skyfall, although what evidence they have to support the claim that they were ever in the running, we don’t know. However, they are comparing their new song, “Supremacy” to a Bond theme, with drummer Dom Howard saying:

‘It’s got a little whisper to the Bond vibe, it all goes a bit crazy Live And Let Die in the middle.

‘My view is they should use it for the next James Bond film, but I don’t know what’s going on with that. I heard Adele was doing it.’

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A snippet of the “Skyfall” soundtrack?

Bloggers over at CommanderBond.net are speculating that Coke has used a small splice of Bond newcomer Thomas Newmans’ new Skyfall sountrack in their dutch promo material.

Head over to iFly.com to listen and judge for yourself.

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“Skyfall” premiere slated for 23rd October at the Royal Albert Hall?

Rumors starting on the CommanderBond.net forums indicate that a fortuitous day has been chosen for the highly anticipated Royal Premiere for Skyfall. According to forum member contacts at the Royal Albert hall (not the usual home of the Bond premiere but where they hosted the 40th Anniversary celebrations, and the launch of Die Another Day) has been booked for the 23rd of October, three days before Skyfall hits general cinemas.

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IMDb forums user claims to have been part of the “Skyfall” test screening

A user of the IMDb forums, lizze-sandy81, posted recently that she had seen Skyfall cut together as part of a test audience. This is not uncommon practice and the poster is clearly a Bond fan, having followed the production quite closely. Some points of note, if genuine, are that Skyfall is currently edited to an impressive length (after the short and ultimately bitter Quantum of Solace). The film is reportedly almost three hours long, with the Scottish scenes starting around 2 hours into the film.

The poster also makes nods to the fact that Ralph Fiennes’ office is dressed much like M’s in the early years and the relationship between Fiennes and his subordinates brings to mind the old M-Bond relationship.

The pre credit sequence is reportedly 20 odd minutes (rivalling The World Is Not Enough for length).

Finally the soundtrack has yet to be completed, so scores from old Bond films were used as filler and the OHMSS theme music played in place of the title track.

For some of the more subjective points, you can read the whole review here.

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Former Bond actor, George Lazenby expresses displeasure with 007/Heineken deal

The one time Australian James Bond actor, George Lazenby gave his opinion on the bond between 007 and Heineken.

Lazenby told TMZ that its not the best beer available to 007 and its sad that the produces always go where the money takes them.

The partnership between James Bond and the brewery has been a solid one since 1997.

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More “Skyfall” trailer info gleaned from screening in Vegas

The Skyfall trailer was given another airing and MI6 rounded up some tidbits from what fans can expect next month when the trailer is attached to Men In Black III.

- The trailer opens with an evaluation of Bond in the form of a word association game. Dialogue is heard over establishing shots of London such as “Country”/“England”, “Gun”/“Shot”, “Agent”/“Provocateur”, “Murder”…“Employment”.

- The interrogation room is revealed to include M and Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) behind glass as Bond speaks. The last word is “Skyfall…….. Skyfall”, to which Bond replies, “Done” and walks up to the glass.

- A montage of fast cuts then follows giving glimpses at major action scenes filmed so far including the chase in London and falling from a height in to water.

- Bond is seen outside the Macao casino.

- The action wraps with a shot of the London underground train stunt.

- Over shots of coffins draped in Union Jack flags, Bond concludes the trailer by saying, “Some men are coming to kill us. We’ve got to kill them first.”

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“Skyfall” trailer giving an airing at Cancun Film Festival?

Bloggers over at Comic Book Movie are speculating that a few tight-lipped critics and industry types have seen a rough cut Skyfall trailer.

Twitter user and Bollywood reviewer Rajeev Masand tweeted two cryptic clues. The first revealing the presence of the trailer at the event…

Just saw the teaser of a film that’s the latest in a much-loved action franchise currently in its 50th yr. One of my fav dirs helming this.

And then a follow up with a teaser:

Hint abt teaser: Oscar-winning actor plays bad guy, seen only in silhouette in teaser.

The tweets have since been removed.

It is suspected that the Skyfall trailer will be attached to Sony’s May release: Men In Black III.

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“Skyfall” trailer slated for May 25th in the UK / USA

According to the Daily Mail, the forthcoming James Bond film, Skyfall, will be teased ahead of Men In Black III when it hits cinemas on May 25th.

Although the paper has a bit of reputation as a rumor-mogel, author Baz Bamigboye hit the nail on the head with the leaking of some reliable rumours surrounding the new Bond film when it was in pre-production.

Based on the Sony 2012 release schedule, this is as likely a film as any to which they will attach Skyfall’s teaser.

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