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#1 of 190 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted July 11 2013 - 10:18 AM

Press Release:

 

 

Sam Mendes Returns to Direct Bond 24 Director's Follow-Up to SKYFALL™, the Highest-Grossing Film in the Longest Running Film Franchise, to Arrive in Theaters on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the US

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.

 

SKYFALL™, the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.

 

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, "Following the extraordinary success of SKYFALL, we're really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan."

 

"I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time," said Mendes.

 

Barber added, "We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure." He added, "As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze."

 

Lynton and Pascal said, "It's a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to SKYFALL and we, along with our partners at MGM, can't wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world."

 

http://www.marketwat...d-24-2013-07-11

 

 

 

I hope Bond 24 won't contain any more analogies comparing James Bond to a sewer rat, and then showing him running through tunnels like a sewer rat.


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Posted July 11 2013 - 11:53 AM

Great news IMO, Skyfall is my favorite Bond one of my movie.



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Posted July 11 2013 - 12:07 PM

I'm glad Bale is back as Bruce Wayne / Batman and that Nolan is again at the helm.



#4 of 190 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted July 11 2013 - 04:37 PM

While I am glad writers Purvis and Wade are not returning (they made the plots of the last 5 films needlessly complicated), I'm not a big fan of Logan. Despite his Oscar for Gladiator, I have yet to see a film he's written that has really impressed me, and he's responsible for Star Trek Nemesis, the worst film in that series.



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Posted July 11 2013 - 04:44 PM

While I am glad writers Purvis and Wade are not returning (they made the plots of the last 5 films needlessly complicated), I'm not a big fan of Logan. Despite his Oscar for Gladiator, I have yet to see a film he's written that has really impressed me, and he's responsible for Star Trek Nemesis, the worst film in that series.


Logan did not win the Oscar for Gladiator. He was nominated along with two other writers. And I know Nemesis is pretty unpopular but I enjoyed his screenplay.
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Posted July 11 2013 - 05:42 PM

Logan is an intellectual giant compared to Purvis & Wade, who were the Dumb & Dumber of EON's "house" writers.

 

Logan is actually a refined dramatist, but every story he writes is a downer. A downer and a bummer. For example, in SKYFALL, Silva's analogy of Bond and Silva as two trained sewer rats gnawing on each other for M's edification, which is then affirmed by showing them chasing after each other in underground tunnels, had to have been Logan's idea. Purvis & Wade were incapable of thinking in such metaphorical terms in their previous Bond scripts.

 

My objection to Logan is that the Bond scripts should be written by someone who can uplift the spirit of the films, instead of delivering another bummer.



#7 of 190 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted July 12 2013 - 04:24 AM

Logan did not win the Oscar for Gladiator. He was nominated along with two other writers. And I know Nemesis is pretty unpopular but I enjoyed his screenplay.

 

I stand corrected. He's been nominated 3 times, for Gladiator, The Aviator and Hugo. 

 

I enjoyed The Aviator most out of everything he's done, but I think he still has more demerits than not on his resume.



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Posted July 12 2013 - 05:46 AM

Looking forward to Bond 24 in 2015. I wonder if this will be Craigs final Bond film?

 

He has now been Bond as long as Pierce was.



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Posted July 12 2013 - 05:58 AM

I just hope this time Bond can be something other than the underdog. I have always preferred the Bond movie where he is challenged, but not made to look incapable and weak as a character.


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Posted July 12 2013 - 06:58 AM

Looking forward to Bond 24 in 2015. I wonder if this will be Craigs final Bond film?

 

He has now been Bond as long as Pierce was.

 

I heard Craig say, after Skyfall, that he was signed up for 2 more.



#11 of 190 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted July 12 2013 - 08:46 AM

I heard Craig say, after Skyfall, that he was signed up for 2 more.

 

 And so is screenwriter John Logan.



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Posted July 12 2013 - 09:39 AM

Looking forward to this - will miss Judi Dench in the role of M but agree that it will allow them to explore other avenues and with the elements of usual Bond films put in place by the end of Skyfall, it will be interesting to see where Mendes and Logan take it. I suspect we may see less personal stakes and more global threats etc.

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Posted July 12 2013 - 10:53 AM

Wouldn't mind a bit more levity in the next film..along with some gadgets. Go old school!
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Posted July 12 2013 - 01:27 PM

No brainer to bring Mendes and Logan back. They made the most financially successful/critically lauded Bond since Goldfinger.



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Posted July 12 2013 - 01:54 PM

Wouldn't mind a bit more levity in the next film..along with some gadgets. Go old school!

 

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Posted July 12 2013 - 02:19 PM

Wating for new big success after skyfall hope it will be good..



#17 of 190 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted July 13 2013 - 03:53 AM

No brainer to bring Mendes and Logan back. They made the most financially successful/critically lauded Bond since Goldfinger.

 

Actually since Thunderball, which was previously the most successful in the series.



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Posted July 13 2013 - 08:52 PM

Actually since Thunderball, which was previously the most successful in the series.

Yeah but critics don't like Thunderball, hence Goldfinger.



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Posted July 15 2013 - 08:20 AM

DevilMayCare.jpg

 

Digital Spy, a slinky British entertainment site, reports that Bond 24 is rumored to be based on the novel Devil May Care:

http://www.digitalsp...l-may-care.html

Is it true?
One wonders.

If EON were to keep faith with the novel it would represent the first positive view of the character since ... well, since Daniel Craig debased him in Casino Royale (2006).


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Posted July 15 2013 - 09:47 AM

attachicon.gifDevilMayCare.jpg

 

Digital Spy, a slinky British entertainment site, reports that Bond 24 is rumored to be based on the novel Devil May Care:

http://www.digitalsp...l-may-care.html

Is it true?
One wonders.

If EON were to keep faith with the novel it would represent the first positive view of the character since ... well, since Daniel Craig debased him in Casino Royale (2006).

 

Probably bunk at this point. Why would they pay the royalties to the author?

 

I just saw this update as well.

 

http://www.mi6-hq.co...92&t=mi6&s=news

 

 

Bond 24 tabloid speculation starts, it will not be 'Devil May Care'
Bond 24 - 13-07-13

In true, red-top shoot-from-the-hip style, The Sun's Bizarre entertainment editor claims he can reveal the title of the forthcoming Bond film - along with the officially announced release schedule and directorial comeback of Sam Mendes - that the film will be entitled "Devil May Care".

The name is plucked from the title of the lukewarmly received 2008 Fleming centenary novel by Sebastian Faulks. Never has an EON Production based their stories on any other author's work than their own screenwriter and Bond creator Ian Fleming, and this trend is highly unlikely to be bucked now, given the phenomenal success of the Fleming-inspired original "Skyfall" story, penned by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. Both of Bond's long-time producers, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, had a policy of not reproducing any of the story-lines conceived by past continuation novelist, Kingsley Amis.

MI6 Confidential explained back in 2011, producer Harry Saltzman had additionally blackballed the possibility of using Amis' novel, in part due to the issues of paying royalties and of Glidrose having rejected ‘Per Fine Ounce’ by Geoffrey Jenkins, with which Saltzman had been involved.

The article's author also ends the piece with the rhetorical question, "Could this be Daniel's last?" As many readers will recall, Craig is in fact contracted for the next two 007 adventures, Bond 24 and 25.

As ever, MI6 advises to take such rumours with a grain of salt. Especially when they are from The Sun.






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