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Breaking! Boyle confirmed, production to begin on 3rd of December

The franchise Just confirmed on Instagram that indeed Danny Boyle will direct Bond 25 and production will begin on the 3rd dicembre 2018

Here the post, more to follow:

It was also announced, as you can see above, that MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to distribute, despite the Annapurna domestic deal.

Universal will be the successor of Sony, that was longly tied to the 007 franchise

More on the Boyle-Bond connection

After yesterday’s Breaking News, in which Baz Bamigboye gave us his confirmation that Boyle will indeed be the next Bond director, more news are coming in.

The same Bamigboye is quoting two unnamed sources that add some points to the Boyle news.

First one says that Boyle and long time writing partner Hodge came in some weeks ago to have a talk about an idea they’ve had for Bond 25. Apparently, the two didn’t have much faith in the outcome of the meeting, but unexpectedly both Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson were fascinated by It.

But more than this it seems that the most excited by the idea was Daniel Craig himself.

He and the Trainspotting director meet each other from a long time, having worked togheter during 2012 Summer to create the small movie, along with the Queen and the corgies, that served for the opening cerimony.

And, according to the second source, Boyle idea for the movie goes all the way back to that moment and, to quote the source, “It’s pure gold”

Now we only have to wait that Hodge completes the screenplay and that Boyle finishes his current projects.

Than, we will have announcement.

Breaking! Danny Boyle to direct Bond 25!

After a lot of speculation, the rumors came to an end.

Baz Bamigboye, british movie industry insider, confirmed in a tweet that Danny Boyle will indeed direct Bod 25 starting later this year, with John Hodge, his long-time writing partner, to ink the screenplay.

We will give more news as they come

Here the tweet:

 

MGM to partner with Annapurna in US distribution

Today, in a not very surprising move (things were roumored around for a while now) MGM and Annapurna announced a deal in US movie distribution.

On MGM site the announcement says:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Annapurna Pictures (Annapurna) have formed a new joint venture for theatrical distribution in the U.S., it was announced today by Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Megan Ellison, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Annapurna Pictures.

The move marks the return to U.S. theatrical distribution for MGM, and the continued expansion of Annapurna, who launched their marketing and distribution arm earlier this year. While Annapurna and MGM will share funding for the joint venture’s operations, each studio will retain creative control over their individual projects. The marketing and distribution team established at Annapurna will facilitate campaigns for all MGM titles, which will be distributed under the MGM banner. Annapurna produced films will continue to be distributed under Annapurna’s already established label.

But what does this mean for Bond? Well, even if the announcement itself invites to calm down on Bond (Worldwide distribution plans for the 25th installment of the long-running James Bond franchise, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, will be announced at a later date.) we all know that this means that MGM is going to return to distribute the movie by itself (well, sort of).

This opens to a wide variety of thoughts: while this deal means that MGM will have a quite total control all over the movie creativity stage, with no more interference regarding the choices of directors, actors, but most important, of, for example, the brands of the piece of equipment the Spy and his teammates are going to use (we explored all the scenarios here), and we all know, by the news, that reportedly Sony wasn’t considered exactly the best option for technology by some of the parts involved, prior to SPECTRE.

It is not all sunshine and puppy dogs, tough. While the studio will have total creative control, a huge amount of money that came from the distributor will be missed. At this point, there are two possibilities: MGM will decrease the budget, and go (relatively) low cost or, and that is the option I’d bet my money on, will put its own money, betting on an (another) huge success to start the next chapter without Craig with a load of cash to use.

This announcement will also impact the director choice. While Villenevue has heavily hinted that the job has been offered to him, but due to some other projects constraint he was still reluctant to accept, now Kathryn Bigelow, Award winning director, linked to the company, could jump in as a front runner.

What we can do at the moment is speculate and wait. We’ll keep you posted

Production Designer Dennis Gasner to Return for Bond 25

In an interview with ICG Magazine, production designer Dennis Gasner confirmed his return for Bond 25.

With franchises,” Gassner adds, “you have to honor the established elements while meeting audience expectations. I’m about to do my fourth James Bond film, and acknowledging the efforts of Ken Adam and others is a big part. But we still need to make it new for ourselves, and on 2049, that meant expanding the poetry that Denis brought.

Denis Villeneuve is Daniel Craig’s Pick for Bond 25 Director

The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye reports that Denis Villeneuve is Daniel Craig’s preferred director for Bond 25.

The director of such acclaimed films as ‘Sicario’ and ‘Arrival’ is reported to have “spoken with Craig and Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson about making what is currently known simply as Bond 25.

Given the series recent efforts to give “Bond Girls” more power, Bamigboye notes that part of Villeneuve’s appeal may be that he “considers women deeply in his films” and “there’s nothing superficial about his female characters

Daniel Craig confirms he will return!

Last night, on the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Daniel Craig confirmed he will indeed return as James Bond, for one last time, and he “couldn’t be happier”.

All days Craig was answering interviews by saying nothing was decided yet, but once Colbert asked him, he said that he was saving the real answer for the show, and apologising for the lie, he confirmed his reprise of the role.

You can see the video here:

Also EON confirmed with an official statement about an hour ago

“Daniel Craig will return as 007 in Bond 25. The actor confirmed he would play James Bond for the fifth time to host Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. Bond 25 will be released in US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional early release in the UK and the rest of the world.”

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.

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.