cOmposer rOyale

With just over two years until the premiere, nobody seems to know who will be composing the score for the next Bond film. The music is a key ingredient in the James Bond world – it is crucial for setting the tone and providing atmosphere whenever necessary. What would Goldfinger be without Barry’s trademarked brass…

James Bond banned from bonding with Moneypenny

James Bond bosses have vetoed a plot-line for Moneypenny and 007 to sleep together for the first time in 55 years of the movie franchise. Script writers were asked to supply ideas for the new Bond film, out in 2019: suggestions included Bond getting married and the spy facing an Islamic State-style terror group. However…

Rory Kinnear and Elon Musk

Rory Kinnear doesn’t know if he will be in the next James Bond movie. The 39-year-old actor starred as Bill Tanner – MI6’s chief of staff – in three of Daniel Craig’s recent outings as 007, and while the suave spy’s return is secured, his sometime co-star hasn’t yet been given the go-ahead to appear in…

Eva Green, Barbara Broccoli, Judi Dench and Léa Seydoux: Harvey Weinstein

Eva Green Eva Green, Casino Royale, has revealed an encounter with Harvey Weinstein left her feeling ‘shocked and disgusted’ after her mother broke the news the producer allegedly made an advance on her that forced the actress to ‘push him off’. Eva is the latest high-profile name to reveal an allegation about Harvey’s conduct, after he…

Monica Bellucci, back?

Every James Bond needs a Bond girl and it is thought that Daniel Craig has already picked his for Bond 25 – Monica Bellucci. Bellucci had a small role in 2015’s Spectre as Lucia Sciarra, who Bond sexed up after killing her husband, but now Craig is reportedly keen for more screen time with the…

What would bring Martin Campbell, director, back to James Bond?

Martin Campbell, director of Goldeneye and Casino Royale (the first films of the new Bond), is not sure whether he will ever return to the world of James Bond or not, but he does know what it might take to interest him enough for a return. While promoting his new film The Foreigner (starring Jackie…

Denis Villeneuve in talks for Bond 25

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has confirmed that he is considering taking on Bond 25. In an interview with T’cha Dulnevy, of the Montreal Gazette, Villeneuve revealed that he is not only meeting with producer Barbara Broccoli on the matter, but also Daniel Craig, perhaps confirming earlier rumors that Craig wanted Villeneuve behind the camera. Said…

À bientôt…

The news of the death of Sir Roger Moore in May 2017 came as a great shock: he was one of those people you knew would go on for ever. There was just one small glimmer of light in the sadness – the news that a matter of days before his death he’d delivered the…

Denis Villenueve, the new director?

Does Denis Villeneuve have the inside track to direct Bond 25? If the latest rumor is true, then indeed he does. But let’s emphasize: the following Tweet by gossip columnist Baz Bamigboye, which has caused a “stir” with Bond fans everywhere, lacks sufficient details and support to be trusted at this point. But the idea…

Is Thomas Newman back?

It’s been slightly quiet on the Bond front after it was announced that Daniel Craig would return for his final outing as 007 in the untitled Bond 25. We still haven’t learned officially who will direct the film or who will distribute it. Although, it was revealed that directors Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Blade Runner…

007 Elements

007 ELEMENTS is the new James Bond cinematic installation opening this winter built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. The name 007 ELEMENTS reflects the visitor’s journey through a series of galleries, each distilling the craft of the signature elements that define a James Bond film. The installation will focus on Specrtre,…

Toronto Film Festival

Some 007-related tidbits have come out during the start of the Toronto Film Festival. Barbara Broccoli: The boss of Eon Productions and producer of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool made a few comments. “I have a few other lower-budget films in mind and a couple of theatre pieces, too,” Broccoli said, according to THE…