Photo Story: 60 years of James Bond

Photo Story: 60 years of James Bond

A variety of James Bond film poster are presented during a media preview of 60 years of James Bond at Christies Auction House in London, Britain 26 September 2022. The live auction of memorabilia from the James Bond franchise takes place for the benefit of charities at Christies London on September 28 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL
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James Bond producers say Idris Elba being considered for the next 007

James Bond producers say Idris Elba being considered for the next 007

The producers of James Bond have said British actor Idris Elba is "part of the conversation" to be the next 007. Barbara Broccoli, with her brother Michael G Wilson, have produced the last nine Bond films including Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. One of the most sought after and iconic roles in cinema is now back up grabs following Daniel Craig's final outing as 007 in the most recent Bond movie No Time To Die. Elba, who stars in the crime drama Luther, is often tipped as one of the leading candidates to take over. The 49-year-old…
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Licence to trill: Apple TV+ plans documentary on James Bond soundtracks

Licence to trill: Apple TV+ plans documentary on James Bond soundtracks

Dec 16 (Reuters) - "The Sound of 007", a documentary commemorating music from the James Bond movies will debut on Apple TV+ next year to mark the 60th anniversary of the Bond franchise. The programme will explore the creation of the soundtracks from films such as "Dr. No" and the renowned 007 theme song, combining interviews and archives of movies starring the British secret agent, the official James Bond website said in a release on Thursday. The documentary will go out next October. In a hot streaming market, boosted by the pandemic, Apple TV+ competes with the likes of market…
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James Bond star Daniel Craig gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

James Bond star Daniel Craig gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Daniel Craig finally got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before his last movie as James Bond opens in the United States. "No Time to Die" marks Craig's fifth and final outing as the suave British secret agent, ending a role that has spanned 15 years. The actor's pink and terrazzo star, the 2,704th on the Walk of Fame at the appropriately numbered 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, was placed next to that of the late Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985. "It's an absolute honor to be walked all over in…
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‘No Time to Die’ opens with $121 million in international box office sales

‘No Time to Die’ opens with $121 million in international box office sales

The latest James Bond movie took a mighty $121 million at the international box office over its opening weekend, Universal Pictures said, The British and Irish box office led the way with a total of $35 million, making “No Time to Die” the biggest movie release there of the coronavirus pandemic and the highest opening three-day weekend ever in the UK and Ireland for a Bond movie. The film, which marks actor Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the British secret agent, was delayed three times from its planned April 2020 release date because of the pandemic. Universal said…
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Photo Story – James Bond “No Time To Die” World Premiere

Photo Story – James Bond “No Time To Die” World Premiere

REUTERS/ BBC - Daniel Craig's final James Bond film has finally had its world premiere in London, 18 months later than planned because it was delayed by the pandemic. No Time To Die is the British actor's fifth outing as 007. The film industry is watching closely to see how No Time To Die performs at the box office, and whether it can tempt fans back in large numbers now that most cinemas have reopened. British cinema chains will enjoy the luxury of full houses this weekend thanks to the enduring allure of the James Bond franchise, but their challenge…
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No Time To Die: Daniel Craig’s final Bond film gets five-star reviews

No Time To Die: Daniel Craig’s final Bond film gets five-star reviews

Daniel Craig's fifth and final James Bond film, No Time To Die, has received rave reviews from critics. The movie premiered at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, following several delays prompted by the Covid pandemic. In his five-star review of the film, Kevin Maher of The Times said: "It's better than good. It's magnificent. "Craig is a towering charismatic presence from opening frame to closing shot, and he bows out in terrific, soulful, style." But while most critics were positive, some suggested the film did not quite justify its 163-minute running time. In his own five-star review, The Guardian's…
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Bond film set for biggest opening at Odeon since summer 2019

Bond film set for biggest opening at Odeon since summer 2019

London-based cinema operator Odeon said on Monday it has sold more than 175,000 tickets for the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" that is hitting the big screen this week after multiple delays wrought by the pandemic. The company, owned by U.S.-listed AMC, said attendance in its UK venues this month was tracking 10% above pre-crisis levels, boosted by demand for the 25th Bond film. "The latest Bond film, 'No Time to Die', is set to be the biggest opening at ODEON cinemas since summer 2019," Odeon said. The movie, actor Daniel Craig's last outing as the special agent,…
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New James Bond movie release to go ahead in September

New James Bond movie release to go ahead in September

LOS ANGELES, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The world premiere for the new James Bond movie "No Time To Die" will take place on Sept. 28, the official Bond Twitter account said on Friday. The announcement countered speculation in entertainment media that the movie's release might be delayed again because of a surge in coronavirus cases in some parts of the world and a slump in box office receipts in recent weeks. A posting on the official @007 Bond Twitter account said the red carpet world premiere for the film would take place in London on Sept. 28. The release date…
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UPDATED: Release of James Bond film No Time To Die delayed for the fifth time

UPDATED: Release of James Bond film No Time To Die delayed for the fifth time

The global release of the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" was postponed to October from April, its producers said, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. The movie's new debut date is Oct. 8, according to an announcement on the James Bond website and Twitter feed. "No Time to Die", from MGM and Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures, had originally been set to hit the big screen in April 2020 before moving to November 2020 and then April 2021. The film, which cost an estimated $200 million to produce, marks actor…
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Theaters look to Bond and Black Widow to spark 2021 moviegoing

Theaters look to Bond and Black Widow to spark 2021 moviegoing

Movie theater operators, after a year of dismal ticket sales during the pandemic, are hoping a lineup of superheroes, fighter pilots and cinema’s most famous spy will help them stage a comeback in 2021. Roughly two-thirds of theaters remain shut in the United States and Canada, normally the world’s largest film market. Box office receipts in 2020 plunged 80% from a year earlier. But theater owners and industry analysts see reason for optimism as COVID-19 vaccines roll out and James Bond, Black Widow and other heroes star in new blockbusters set to begin lighting up screens in the spring. “I…
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Daniel Craig remembers the late Sir Sean Connery: ‘One of the true greats of cinema’

Daniel Craig remembers the late Sir Sean Connery: ‘One of the true greats of cinema’

Daniel Craig paid tribute to the late Sean Connery from one 007 to another. The original James Bond star, 90, died overnight in his sleep while staying in the Bahamas, his family told the BBC. A cause of death was not given. "His wife Micheline and his two sons, Jason and Stephane have confirmed that he died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family," a rep for the actor told PEOPLE. "There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended." British actor/cast member Daniel Craig arrives for the premiere of 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany, 28 October…
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James Bond movie’s premier delayed… again

James Bond movie’s premier delayed… again

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film, has been pushed back an entire year. It will now arrive on April 2nd, 2021, the film’s producers confirmed today. Originally, the film was supposed to arrive in April 2020, before getting delayed to this November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new delay gives the world five more months to potentially recover and for people to decide when they’re willing to brave theaters again. https://twitter.com/007/status/1312122931879632897 Many other films have been delayed till next year, including Black Widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and many other films that were already slated for 2021, like The Batman, whose star Robert…
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No Time To Die release delayed due to Coronavirus

No Time To Die release delayed due to Coronavirus

Not long after tickets went on sale, this year's new James Bond movie, No Time to Die, has been delayed. Due to concerns involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), the movie will now release in November, rather than April as previously planned. "MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020." Gamespot
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New poster for No Time to Die released

New poster for No Time to Die released

EON Productions has released the new poster for No Time to Die featuring Daniel Craig’s James Bond and Léa Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann. The character of Madeleine Swann was introduced in the last film, SPECTRE. You can view the poster below. No Time to Die will be released globally from April 2, 2020 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on April 10, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios via their United Artists Releasing banner. Via Vital Thrills 
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No Time to Die yet for James Bond as Chinese tour is cancelled due to Coronavirus

No Time to Die yet for James Bond as Chinese tour is cancelled due to Coronavirus

The makers of the latest James Bond blockbuster have been forced to postpone a lucrative publicity tour in China as cinemas in the country remain shut in efforts to contain the coronavirus. The Times (UK) reports that closure of 70,000 cinema screens across China is taking a toll on the film business from Shanghai to London. No Time to Die, due for UK release on April 3, will be Daniel Craig’s last as 007 and was expected to be the highest-grossing Bond movie to date. But with revenue from the Chinese market in doubt this is now seen as unlikely.…
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New James Bond theme song released

New James Bond theme song released

Billie Eilish has released her James Bond theme song No Time To Die - becoming the youngest artist ever to record a title track for the 007 franchise. No Time To Die is Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as James Bond and is due to be released in April. Billie Eilish's theme for the new James Bond film is a dramatic, unsettling ballad that hints the plot will centre around the secret agent's betrayal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_S2qFh5lU&feature=emb_logo   The song was released at 00:00 GMT on Friday, at the same as a new trailer for the film, starring Daniel Craig. The…
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James Bond will remain male after Craig’s departure

James Bond will remain male after Craig’s departure

James Bond films' producer ruled out making the character female after Daniel Craig's departure. No Time To Die, which will be released in April, marks Craig's final outing as 007, and his replacement has not yet been announced. Barbara Broccoli told Variety,  that James Bond can be of any colour, but he will be male. She added that she believes that "we should be creating new characters for women - strong female characters." BBC quotes Broccoli saying "I'm not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that. The forthcoming…
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Daniel Craig announces ‘No Time to Die’ will be his final James Bond film

Daniel Craig announces ‘No Time to Die’ will be his final James Bond film

Daniel Craig has revealed he is officially done playing James Bond. The actor, when asked if his time as the British spy was up, said: "Yes – someone else needs to have a go." Previous Bond film Spectre (2015) was rumoured to be Craig's final Bond outing, but he signed up to his fourth – Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time to Die – last year, and said he's "really happy" he did so. Among those expected to succeed Craig as Bond are Aidan Turner, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston.   Via The Independent
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Pierce Brosnan says that its time for a woman to take James Bond role

Pierce Brosnan says that its time for a woman to take James Bond role

Former 007 Pierce Brosnan has called for a woman to take on the role of James Bond. He said that the idea of having a woman play Bond would be "exciting" and "exhilarating". Brosnan played the spy in four films between 1995 and 2002, "I think we've watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there," he told The Hollywood Reporter. Brosnan does not believe that the producers will allow Bond to become a female character anytime soon. Via SkyNews / Hollywood reporter 
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Crew member injured in explosion on Bond 25 set in Pinewood Studios

Crew member injured in explosion on Bond 25 set in Pinewood Studios

  A crew member was injured in an explosion at Pinewood Studios in the UK on the set of the new James Bond movie. In the explosion, part of the set was also damaged. The explosion was caused by a “controlled explosion” and damaged the outside of the Pinewood Studios, in Buckinghamshire. No one working inside the studio was hurt, but one crew member outside suffered a minor injury. British media reports indicate that the blast hit the set after a stunt went wrong, taking off part of the roof and several wall panels. It comes after Bond star Daniel…
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Daniel Craig injured during the shooting of latest James Bond movie

Daniel Craig injured during the shooting of latest James Bond movie

Actor Daniel Craig suffered an injury during the filming of the latest James Bond movie. Craig is to undergo "minor ankle surgery" following an accident on the set in Jamaica. Craig, 51, slipped and hurt himself while filming an action sequence and needs to rest for the next two weeks. The as-yet-untitled movie remains on track for the same release date in April 2020. Still known by the working title Bond 25, the film is Craig's fifth outing as Britain's most famous fictional secret agent and is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.   Via BBC
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(Analysis) From James Bond to Mr. bean – The evolution of Britain through Brexit

(Analysis) From James Bond to Mr. bean – The evolution of Britain through Brexit

Owen Jones, a Guardian columnist analysis the shift the UK underwent following the Brexit saga, comparing it to two British 'stereotypes' created through TV and cinema. We spend far too much time getting down about the state of the country – the whole international laughing-stock, spinning manically out of control and generally going nowhere thing is pretty draining. Yet hardly any effort is spent crudely shoehorning in film references to explain our political plight. This is a real shame, because for the Tory Brexiteers who valiantly yelled “Charge!”, then promptly led us off a cliff, the story of the past…
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Bond is Back… Rami Malek to play a Bond villain in new film

Bond is Back… Rami Malek to play a Bond villain in new film

  In a live-stream event hosted in GoldenEye, Jamaica, the island destination at which writer Ian Fleming wrote his first 007 novel, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson welcomed Daniel Craig, 51, back to the role of Bond for the 25th installment. Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek is to play a villain in the 25th official James Bond film. Malek won the Academy Award for best actor in February for playing singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Broccoli said Bond will not be "on active service" when at the start of the film but enjoying himself in Jamaica. She also…
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