Work on Bond25 Could Begin in Spring 2016

In a recent interview with 20 Minuten, producer Barbara Broccoli revealed that work on the 25th Bond film could begin as early as spring 2016.

“We have put three years of work into Spectre. It was a thrill, but now we want to enjoy the success and the reactions of the audiences. In spring we start again.”

As to whether Daniel Craig will return for his fifth outing as 007, Broccoli commented:

“I hope we can continue with Daniel. I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.”

Many have noted that the ending of ‘SPECTRE’ leaves the door open for Craig to leave the franchise, or for he to return along with co-stars Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci’s characters, all of whose characters could appear in Bond25. Does this mean that Bond will encounter SPECTRE and Blofeld again?

“I think, the end of Spectre leaves us with endless possibilities. That’s a good starting point,” says Broccoli.

SPECTRE Sets Imax Record

‘SPECTRE’ has become the UK’s highest grossing IMAX film of all time, grossing £6.66 million in the first four weeks since its release on 26th October, 2015.

The record was previously held by James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, which grossed £6.55 million in the UK, in 2009.

However, if inflation is not taken into account, the record is still held by ‘Avatar’ with £7.91 million.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

Brand new objects in 007 online shop

Hi Bond Fans!

As you probably know, 007.com has an official shop, often updated with new objects. And this is the case, right for your Christmas shopping.

These are the new gear you can purchase online, click on the picture to be redirected to the product page:

 

Spectre pen
Spectre pen, £4.86
NORSE PARKER
HELLY HANSEN CREW NORSE PARKER £336.00
MID LAYER JACKET
HELLY HANSEN CREW MID LAYER JACKET £116.00
HELLY HANSEN CREW DUFFEL BAG £80.00
HELLY HANSEN CREW DUFFEL BAG £80.00
 FULL ZIP HOODY
HELLY HANSEN CREW FULL ZIP HOODY £70.00
SPECTRE POLO SHIRT
SPECTRE POLO SHIRT ONLINE EXCLUSIVE £12.07
SPECTRE PLAYING CARDS
SPECTRE PLAYING CARDS £3.99

Enjoy your shopping!

Is Daniel Craig returning after Spectre?

…we don’t know it.

But we can analyze some facts. (SPOILER AHEAD- Do not read if you have not seen SPECTRE)

Daniel Craig has just finished the promotion for his fourth outing as James Bond, Spectre. His words, when he was asked about returning after this film, are now infamously famous: “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists” he answered, back in June, to the interviewer of Time Out magazine.

And these are the words all the newspapers of the world reported, speculating about the last outing of the Liverpool born actor as the most beloved agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

What they accidentally forgot to mention, is the the answer Daniel gave to the next question the interviewer asked: You can find it here, along with the rest of the interview. You want to move on from Bond for good?
‘I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.’

It’s clear that the man that is talking it’s an exhausted one. As you could probably understand, at the time of the interview, he had just finished shooting, after more than a year around the world, Mexico, Austria, Italy, Tunisia, London. Away from New York, away from his family. This could suffice to cut off any discussion about a new film, but more that this, this wasn’t a normal movie, this was a Bond movie, and a tough one. As we all know, Craig does a lot of his stunts himself, and doing this, he has often injured himself while filming. This movie isn’t different, he broke his knee while shooting some fight scene, and was so dedicated that continued filming whit the pain, until he had some time to undergo surgery.

So, this could be why he gave that answer in the first place. But let’s go deeper than this, let’s analyze why he could and should stay.

  1. Craig’s Bond isn’t done. After rebooting the series in 2006, slowly a lot of classic elements of the saga were reintroduced. But, even after Spectre, there isn’t that climax that could make Craig enter in the Olympus of the spy movies.
  2. Craig is a producer in Spectre. If EON gives this kind of opportunity to the actor, is to make him understand he is still valuable to them and they still need him. I can imagine they gave up a significant amount of money to add him as producer.
  3. Waltz’ Blofeld isn’t done yet. I mean, come on, we waited 44 years and then he lasts only 20 minutes? No way. And no way they keep Blofeld withouth keeping Craig.
  4. EON thinks they have Craig, as Michael Wilson clearly says here.
  5. We absolutely a proper adaption of You only live twice. I mean, you could change Japan with wherever you want, change the castle with a laboratory, change the poisonous plants with terrible plutonium, but give us Irma Bunt, give us Shatterand, and give us a fantastic last outing of Craig as James Bond 007, than replace him.
  6. We have some little information, not verified, that in the end he is going to return.
  7. A new distributor, given the expiration of the contract with Sony, will want to start big, and they only be sure of it by keeping Craig.
  8. Craig doesn’t seem too convinced to leave

So, Craig must stay, and we need a new Bond before the end of the 2017. Tempus fugit, they say.

SPECTRE Breaks Guinness World Record

SPECTRE has been awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion it was announced today in Beijing, China. Producer Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux, accepted the record certificate on behalf of winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on SPECTRE. The explosion was filmed for a pivotal scene in the film that took place on June 29, 2015 in Erfoud, Morocco and used 8418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, said, “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould’s incredible work in SPECTRE in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday added: “The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, Spectre, has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts. The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise.” The Largest Film Stunt Explosion is an early front runner for inclusion in Guinness World Records 2017, out next year. The 2016 edition is currently on sale.

This is the second world record set by SPECTRE, which also holds the record for First James Bond Theme to Reach No.1 in the UK Charts with ‘Writing’s on the Wall’, by Sam Smith.