Sam Mendes’s Skyfall marked the first time a James Bond film hit the billion dollar mark, so it makes total sense that recent report from The Playlist has claimed the director is fairly close to signing on to the next installment of the series.
Leading man Daniel Craig could be written out of The Girl Who Played With Fire by Sony due to cost cutting, as the studio looks to fiscally sharpen the upcoming sequel.
Since 2011′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s huge success, there’s been questions regarding the release of its sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire. The two films mark the first two parts of a beloved three part series by the late novelist Steig Larsson, and audiences are keen on seeing it completely adapted for film in the English language. | Full Story
After 50 years of being a wildly popular franchise, the 85th annual Academy Awards will finally honor James Bond. While the verdict is still out on whether or not the newest bond film, Skyfall, will earn any Oscar nominations, at least Agent 007 will still have a strong presence at the prestigious awards show. The Academy’s official announcement decided to honor the franchise for the 50th anniversary of the Bond film. | Full Story
It’s official, Skyfall is now the highest grossing Bond film since its conception back in 1962.
Daniel Craig has something to be proud of, which is playing 007 for the third time. As of today, the Sam Mendes directed film has made $669.2 million globally, which is a substantial bump up from Casino Royale’s $599.2 million in 2006.
This has been a record year for Sony and on Sunday Sony chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution, Jeff Blake, announced that the studio has crossed $4 billion in global ticket sales for the first time in history. | Full Story
According to early estimates, MGM and Sony Pictures’ 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, earned a staggering $30.8 million in its first full day in North American theaters. The film made $2.2 million on Thursday, its opening day in IMAX theaters.
It’s heading in the direction of an opening weekend in the realm of $82 to $87 million (including Thursday), which will be on top of the $321 million it has already acquired internationally. | Full Story
It’s been reported that Skyfall earned a whopping £37.2 million($41.1 million US) in its opening weekend. This is the 23rd James Bond adventure, which makes the film the longest running, most successful franchise in history. Skyfall has even managed to overtake the mega hit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, securing its position on top as the largest 7 day gross of all time in UK box office history. | Full Story
Another trailer for the highly anticipated new James Bond movie was just released. Skyfall is the twenty-third Bond movie, the third with Daniel Craig as agent 007. Ever since Craig was cast as the spy, the Bond movies have gotten a bit darker and grittier. Following in that pattern, Skyfall challenge the typical Bond formula of guns, girls, and bad guys. There are definitely still some guns, girls, and bad guys, but this James Bond shows some emotion and vulnerability while kicking major a**. | Full Story
“3-D is fantastic for the right material, but we’re not sure Bond is the right way to go,” said Skyfall producer Barbara Broccoli in a recent interview. “With our movies, there’s a lot of challenges to 3-D, particularly when you’ve got a lot of action and a lot of quick cutting.”
Broccoli goes on to say that 3D only works with the right story and unless you can do something as good as Avatar, it’s not worth all the trouble. | Full Story
The footage is a treasure trove for Bond geeks and film nerds alike. Meticulously documenting stunts and takes from every conceivable angle, these B-rolls offer valuable insight into the film-making process and extra face time for your favorite stars. We get to see actors Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris in action, as well as director Sam Mendes and 9-time Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins. | Full Story
Friday, October 5th, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film. That’s right, half a century ago, Sean Connery walked into a gambling casino in a cream-colored tuxedo and defined the new standard for cinematic cool: “Bond. James Bond.”
Dr. No (1962) was the beginning of many now-famous Bond traditions, none more famous than the opening theme song. So, what better way to celebrate James’ birthday with the release of the newest theme, Adele’s “Skyfall”? | Full Story