Is an italian director in the mix to direct Bond 25?

Italian newspaper “Il Messaggero” reported today that italian director Paolo Sorrentino could be in the mix to direct the new untitled Bond installment, set to be released in North America the 8th of November 2019.

Oscar winning Sorrentino is currently set to film the second season of the critically aclaimed tv series “The Young Pope”, well, sort of: HBO recently announced that they are going to produce a limited series called “New Pope”, making it higlhy unlikely for tv series star Jude Law.

Now Sorrentino seems to be in the mix to direct Bond 25, the day Yann Demange has reportedly been spooted at EON headquarter, making his nomination more likely. Sorrentino in the past said he would have been interested in directing a Bond movie.

Source:ilmessaggero.it

Bond to battle blind supervillain in Bond 25

Mirror claims to have major news about Bond 25 development.

In this article the British newspaper explains that, as previously said, Croatia will be one of the locations to be seen on the next installment of the most beloved spy of Her Majesty’s secret service.

But far more than that the Mirror implies two potential opposite things: based on their sources the movie has the working title “Shatterand” but, opposite to what we all would thinks, ir seems we won’t have a proper Fleming’s “You only live twice” adaptation.

They say, in fact, that this is nothing more than a working title, and that the two long leading screenwriters, Purvis and Wade, are basing the movie on 1999 Benson’s Never Dream of Dying.

It begins when a police raid goes horribly wrong, killing innocent men, women, and even children. Bond knows the Union is behind the carnage, and vows to take them down once and for all. His hunt takes him to Paris, into a deadly game of predator and prey, and a fateful meeting with the seductive Tylyn Mignonne, a movie star with a sordid past, who may lead Bond to his final target—or his own violent end. Eventually it leads him to the Union’s latest attack on society, which involves Tylyn’s husband, Leon Essinger, and his new movie, Pirate Island, which stars Tylyn. (Source:Wikipedia)

Of course, it seems they are revising the plot to close Craig’s tenure as Bond, adapting it by putting Waltz’s Blofeld in the mix.

We’ll see if some of these news will become reality.

Bond 25 Director’s Shortlist Revelead

Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline reports that three frontrunners have emerged as the potential director of Bond 25. Yann Demange (“’71”, “White Boy Rick”), Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner“, “Sicario”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Wate”, “Young Adam”) are reported to have all had meetings with the producers.

Of the three, Justin Kroll from Variety reports that Yann Demange is the current favrourite, with Warner Bros. being the closest to landing the distribution deal.

New 007 museum to open near SPECTRE location

EON just announced that a museum will open in Solden, Austria.

Right near the ICE Q restaurant, the Hoffler Klinik in the last Bond installment, a new building will be created by Cable Car Companies, to host an installation created by Neal Callow, Creative Director and Art Director in the last four James Bond movies.

Further details will be released later during the year, you can read the all press release on 007.com

Bond 25: what we know (and what we expect)

Bond 25 was unexpectedly (for the most) announced yesterday evening on all the 007’s social media account. The press release was short and didn’t contain so many info, but we did a little digging and, based on speculations an common sense (that’s all we have at this point folks), we arrived at the following conclusions:

  • Purvis and Wade will return as the screenwriters (ok this was quite simple): they will write a Bond movie for the seventh time. The started working on the francise at the end of two decades ago, on The World Is Not Enough and, even with ups and downs, they put the pens on all the screenplays from there to today.
  • Craig is (almost certainly) set to return. Early this month rumors surfaced that, after the sadly too famous comment (I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists) when he was asked if he was going to wear the tuxedo one more time, Daniel Craig had set up his mind, and was going to sign at least for one more. Last night, also The New York Times broke the story that two internal sources confirmed the Liverpool-born actor was returning for his fifth outing as 007.
  • All the “side cast” is returning: this assumption is based on the one above: if Craig is returning, he is doing it to close his story line in a big way, and he is going to have his squires beside him. Fiennes, Harris, Whishaw, Kinnear, Seydoux probably even Waltz and Bellucci will star in the movie.
  • We most certainly won’t have a back to back story: every time a new Bond movie is announced, the story of a two-part movie to be shoot togheter starts spreading. We know that a Bond movie needs a long preparation time, a long shooting time, and a lot of efforts from all the parts involved. Maybe it needs way to much of all these things to have to movies properly shot as they should, and we know Broccoli and Wilson want to make this right
  • Broccoli and Wilson are not ready to pass the baton. They are probably in the prime of their careers as producers. Their play, The Kid Stays in the Picture, based on Robert Evans book, is having a very good ride and it seems it is set to be brought to USA, they are set to produce a non-007 spy movie starring Blake Lively, The Rhythm Section, based on Mark Burnell’s novel.
  • Nolan won’t be the director. As he stated multiple times,evend in the last days, he would love to do a Bond movie but, as for all his project, he has to have the complete control of the creation phase, something he doesn’t have today, with a storyline set, a decided actor, and an arc that is going to be closed. It’s far more probable we will see him directing Bond 26, with an actor he will decide (he stated Tom Hardy, on of his faithful stars, would be a perfect Bond, and we agree), a story he and his brother will write, and a decided number of movies (3 perhaps?) to be shot in a not so long time arc. the only possibility to see him on Bond 25, is that Broccoli and Wilson are giving him the possibility to close this cycle and open a new one with the next movies.
  • We will have a new distributor. The deal with Sony expired with SPECTRE, so we can expect a very fierce auction to secure the rights to distribute the next installment. Annapuna and Warner Bros were rumored to be in the mix, and the latter would hint once more to a Nolan nod, since they distributed his movies, including the currently-in-theaters Dunkirk.
  • We will have new cars, new watch, new suits, new gadgets. As we all know, every Bond movie is also a marketing opportunity. Every brand involved wants to maximize the commercial effort he makes to have the double 0 seven licence. So expect a lot of new merchandising to come out.

But most important of all, we know have a countdown running, we now are 836 days away from the next Bond movie!

Exciting times are coming!

Bond 25 announced!

Bond 25 was just announced, with a release set on the 8th of November 2019.

All the cast will be announced at a later date, but Purvis and Wade are set to return as screenwriters.

We are (almost) back guys!

Craig is returning! (Adele too!)

The Mirror broke the story, Daniel Craig is set to return for another movie as the most beloved spy of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

The British newspaper says to have sources inside the production affirming that Barbara Broccoli was able to secure the Liverpool actor at least for one more outing as James Bond, with Rachel Weisz, his wife, on board to have him away filming for one more year.

But news aren’t finished. It seems the powerful EON producer is pushing to recreate the combination Actor-Singer we had for Skyfall. She is positive to have British singer Adele to sing once again the title song.

You can find the complete Mirror article here

We will keep you informed as news come.