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.
On the heels of announcing Adele’s musical performance in the James Bond tribute, the 85th Annual Academy Awards will also feature a tribute to musicals over the last ten years. Chicago, Dreamgirls, and, of course, Les Misérables will be featured in the segment.
Revered songstress, Adele, has been keeping a low profile since the birth of her baby boy last October, but there’s a good chance she will make her highly anticipated return to the spotlight at the 85th annual Academy Awards show this February. The new mom will likely grace the stage to sing her original theme song for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.
Adele’s Skyfall is one of the best Bond theme songs in recent history. | 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
Mild spoilers for Skyfall.
This news is from last week, but really only makes full sense once you’ve seen Skyfall. In an interview with The Huffington Post, director Sam Mendes talks about bringing back various traditional Bond elements in the film, as well as including a few sly winks to past installments in honor of the series’ 50th anniversary. In the film, the biggest of these nods is the inclusion of the tricked-out Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. | 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