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

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.

Purvis and Wade to write Bond 25!

It has been reported by Baz Bamigboye on his twitter account (and in this Daily Mail article that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been hired to write once more a Bond film.
Bamigboye, Daily Mail columnist, is usually very reliable when it comes to Bond movies’ news.
He also adds that Daniel Craig has still not cleared his mind on wheter he will continue his tenure as Bond or not. In the same article, Bamigboye highlights that Daniel Craig, 49, seems to be more inclined to continue, at least one more time, as the most famous british spy.

Purvis and Wade inked six Bond movies, often with other authors, and are a well oiled couple when it comes to know how to write a Bond movie. There have been several rumors in the past of disagreements between the two and Bond production in the past, maybe the most famous one when John Logan was reportedly called to adjust the Skyfall script. But they were brought back in for the next installment, SPECTRE, when the screenplay wrote by Logan seemed in need to be fixed.

So here we are, first fresh news about Bond 25, and first hints of a possible late 2018 release, with a late 2017 start for the filming.
We will see what will go on.

Scientific Games Inks James Bond Licensing Deal

Scientific Games — a MacAndrews & Forbes portfolio company and sister company to Deluxe — has inked a license agreement for the James Bond franchise, spanning casino, lottery and social/digital gaming. Terms of the multiyear agreement were not disclosed.

The agreement with EON Productions; Danjaq; and MGM Interactive, a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, gives Scientific Games the rights to tap past and future James Bond films, as well as the film’s talent portraying James Bond, according to this morning’s announcement.

Ron Perelman, chairman of Scientific Games’ board of directors and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes, said in a statement: “We have been excited about this license opportunity for a very long time and are thrilled that [Scientific Games CEO] Kevin Sheehan and his team were able to secure the exclusive licensing rights.”

Added Sheehan: “James Bond is synonymous with action, excitement, and next-generation technology. We look forward to harnessing the power of the Bond brand to drive innovation across the company in the years ahead.”

The company expects to show its first James Bond-themed slot games at the Global Gaming Expo, next October in Las Vegas.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Eon in Negotiations to Film Bond 25 in Croatia

Almost a year has passed since Mi6 first reported that Croatia was being considered as a possible filming location for Bond 25. Since then, little news on the development of Bond 25 has been made publicly available. Behind closed doors, however, it seems that things are moving along.

Speaking at a press conference about the filming of ‘Robin Hood: Origins’ in the city, the Mayor of Dubrovnik Andro Vlahušić told Portal Oko that “James Bond is in an advanced stage of negotiations.”

This is not the first time James Bond has visited Croatia. In 2015, Heineken used the Croatian town of Rovinj as the setting for their ‘SPECTRE’ promotional tie-in commercial ‘The Chase’. Daniel Craig, however, was not present in the city, with his scenes being filmed on green screen.

Omega’s Chief to Meet with Daniel Craig

Following the news that Eon Productions have purchased a Bell UH-1D helicopter from the Luftfahrt Museum in Germany to be used in Bond 25, it seems that more details are falling into place, with the President of Omega – the official watch of James Bond – revealing that he will be meeting with Daniel Craig later this month.

Speaking to ‘The Australian‘ at the launch of their new flagship store in Martin Place, Omega president and chief executive Raynald Aeschlimann, was asked if “Daniel Craig will sport the Seamaster once more on-screen?”

“I’ll meet with him in two or three weeks, but I’m not the one to decide. (Bond producers) Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson have this incredible spirit about what they want.”

Something is moving: B25 production acquires an helicopter

Something is finally happening.
As our friend at The Bond Bulletin are reporting, the Bond 25 production has bought an Helicopter Bell UH 1D from the Avation Museum in Wernigerode, in Germany.
It seems it will be used to film the new Bond movie.
Someone in the museum has also confirmed the helicopter should be flown to Heatrow today.
Also, the companies house seems to confirm that the production is going to release a statement in May.
So, after more than a year of no news, maybe we are going to have something soon.
Exciting times ahead.
We will keep you posted.

Happy Global James Bond Day!

As all of you will know, today is the day that marks 54 years from the release of the first installment of the most beloved her majesty’s secret service’s agent.
IN fact, the 5th of October of 1962, Dr. No was released in theaters, giving the start to the franchise we all love.
So, enjoy this day, watch a good 007 movie, and stay tuned, big news are coming, first of all with the interview Daniel Craig will have in two days. Maybe we will have some answers there!