Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s been a long four years since Quantum of Solace, but having seen Skyfall I can attest that it’s more than worth the wait. Now, with the film’s October 26 UK release and November 9 US release just around the corner, Sony / Columbia’s marketing team is turning up the heat with a new trailer, a new video production diary, and a new IMAX poster.
The cast and crew, meanwhile, are doing the press rounds, and a couple of interesting tidbits have slipped out. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson revealed in a recent interview that there were no plans to take 007 into the third dimension, while director Sam Mendes name-checked Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films as a direct inspiration for Skyfall. Read their comments and watch the new videos after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
Where most movie franchises are lucky to span one decade, the James Bond franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with its 23rd installment, Skyfall. The trick behind its longevity is no secret — since the ’60s, the producers have reinvented the iconic agent several times so that he always feels of the moment.
But through it all, a few key characteristics remain the same. Bond is always first and foremost a martini man, though he may dabble in beer or other cocktails from time to time, and his knack for ladykilling is almost as well regarded as his talent for killing-killing. So which of the six Bonds is the deadliest, booziest, and sexiest of them all? The infographic after the jump has the answer.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
You’ve probably noticed by now that Sam Mendes‘ Skyfall is building some seriously amazing buzz, with ecstatic praise heaped on everything from the cinematography and action choreography to the acting and storytelling. On the plus side, that makes the film’s impending release that much more exciting. On the not-so-plus side, all that hype just makes November 9 (or October 26 for you lucky Brits) seem that much farther away.
For those hankering for an early Bond fix, we have some fun bits of B-roll to share with you today after the jump. The videos show stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, and Bérénice Marlohe shooting various key scenes, from quiet conversations to splashy action setpieces. Check them out after the jump.
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Today is Bond Day, which is a fancy way of saying this is the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, the first film in the now long-running series. The release of Skyfall, the twenty-third Bond movie (not counting two unofficial releases in Casino Royale v.1 and Never Say Never Again) is just weeks away, and MGM, Sony, and EON Productions are going all-out to make sure we remember that Bond is back.
Yesterday saw the release of the excellent Skyfall theme song by Adele, and now we’ve got a new trailer that features the tune. In addition to that, a new ‘making of’ video blog has been released, along with quite a few little video retrospectives that offer a fond look back at the series. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
Yes, that is James Bond rocking a horrible wig. Makes Silva’s odd blond mop look positively attractive, doesn’t it? After the jump:
- M. Night Shyamalan sets up Moby Dick-ish series at NBC
- Jason Bateman sells Wonder Years-esque show to NBC
- Arrested Development announces walk-on role contest
- Bryan Fuller adds a Pushing Daisies star to Hannibal
- Lena Dunham promises more racial diversity in Girls
- Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV get renewals
- Daniel Craig gets silly for Saturday Night Live promos
- The Walking Dead Season 3 teaser makes the case for jail
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Feels like it has been years since chart-topping UK singer Adele was first rumored to be the choice to sing the theme for James Bond’s twenty-third (official) cinema outing. In part the long-standing rumor is due to the fact that Adele just seems like the best choice, as her vocal style sounds spot-on for a Bond theme. The series hasn’t had a theme by a UK artist since the mid-’80s (Duran Duran’s ‘A View to a Kill’) and so the choice seems perfect for Bond’s 50th anniversary.
Now Adele has tweeted a look at the printed version of the tune that will serve as the title theme to Sam Mendes‘ Skyfall, and the powers that be at EON Productions have confirmed her for the tune, with an announcement that the song will premiere later this week. (Edit: a minute and a half preview of the track is online. It sounds great, and is embedded below.)
And in addition to that, we’ve got a featurette on some of the underwater work done for the film. Read More »
James Bond’s latest adventure, Skyfall, is surely one of fall’s most anticipated films. Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes takes the reins to tell the story of how Bond (Daniel Craig) is forced to defend MI6 when M’s (Judi Dench) “past comes back to haunt her.” The official U.S. one sheet has just been revealed and, like Bond himself, it’s simple, sleek and cool. Check it out below. Read More »
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If you don’t want to know anything about where some of the footage from Skyfall, the latest James Bond film, fits into the narrative, it’s best to skip this behind the scenes video. Because this is the one where director Sam Mendes talks about shooting the film’s opening pre-credits action sequence. In doing so, he places quite a bit of the footage we’ve seen so far, and explains what’s really going on. For those who want to know more now than later, hit the jump for the video. Read More »