Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes

skyfall_daniel_craig_james_bond_stillThe 24th film in the James Bond franchise will be directed by Sam Mendes, and written by John Logan, EON Productions, MGM and Sony announced today. Both Mendes and Logan worked on the last Bond film, Skyfall, as director and writer. Daniel Craig was also confirmed to play 007 once again, after three previous successful films; Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. Bond 24 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2015 in the US, and October 23, 2015 in the UK.

“Following the extraordinary success of SKYFALL, we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan,” said Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions.

“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,” said Sam Mendes.

Bond 24 is the production name for film. Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris are rumored to be in Bond 24, but only Ben Whishaw has been confirmed as a cast member, returning as ‘Q.’

Adele Skyfall song released online

In celebration of James Bond month, the theme song for the upcoming film Skyfall has been released. Grammy Award winner Adele performs the song, which will premiere in US theaters on November 9, 2012. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. Check out the video (which, unfortunately doesn’t include any Skyfall footage) by Nick Chappell. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Adele to perform Skyfall theme song

It’s official now…Adele will sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall. We don’t know any more details than that though, so keep your ears open. Previous contemporary artists who have performed theme songs for James Bond films include Jack White and Alicia Keys (Quantum of Solace), Chris Cornell (Casino Royale), Madonna (Die Another Day), and Sheryl Crow (Tomorrow Never Dies).

Skyfall UK posters revealed

Check out the UK cinema posters revealed for Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film set to hit theaters worldwide starting October 22, 2012. (UK Oct. 26, US Nov. 9.) The posters feature Daniel Craig (James Bond), Naomie Harris (Eve), Javier Bardem (Silva), and Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine. There’s also a cast poster featuring all four featured actors. Which one do you like best?

Daniel Craig stars in James Bond short during Opening of London Summer Olympics

James Bond actor Daniel Craig was asked personally by The Queen of England to star in a James Bond short for the Summer Olympics in London. The short, titled “The Arrival,” was directed Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). This year the James Bond franchise celebrates its 50th year, while The Queen is celebrating her 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II (called the Diamond Jubilee). The 007 skit is being broadcast by the BBC and will play during the Opening Ceremonies.

Source: The Guardian

BOND 50 Blu-ray Collection Details Revealed

MGM has released details for BOND 50 — the complete collection of all 22 James Bond films since 1962, plus a 23rd Blu-ray Disc consisting of bonus materials. Amazon also has an exclusive edition that includes a 50-page poster book for a limited time. (See a few poster samples below.) Since 1962, James Bond has been played by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the newest ’007′ star Daniel Craig. Pre-order Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection for $186 and save $113. Full details after the break. Read more

SKYFALL poster art released

We finally got a look at the official poster (or at least one of the official posters) for the upcoming James Bond film SKYFALL. The poster isn’t exactly groundbreaking, although it’s presented in black and white reminiscent of the way Casino Royale (2006) opens — in grainy black and white, high contrast film. Directed by Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition), SKYFALL is the 23rd film in the Bond Franchise and stars Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory), Daniel Craig (James Bond), Javier Bardem (Silva), Judi Dench (M) and Helen McCrory (Clair Dowar). Click on the image for a larger view.

James Bond ‘SKYFALL’ first trailer released

The 23rd James Bond film SKYFALL will hit theaters on the 9th of November, 2012. Until then, we’ve been treated with the first trailer for the film which stars Daniel Craig as 007 along with Helen McCrory, Javier Bardem, and of course Judi Dench as ‘M.’ “Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first,” says Bond at the end of this trailer. We’re hoping this isn’t the first and last trailer to be released, especially given the four year wait since Quantum of Solace (2008), which hit theaters just 2 years after Casino Royale (2006).

‘Bond 50′ collection announced for Blu-ray

MGM has announced the “Bond 50″ collection on Blu-ray Disc. The 23-disc set, which doesn’t have a release date yet, will contain every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through Quantum of Solace (2008). That’s all 22 films! The 23rd disc, in case your asking, will contain never-before-seen content from the Bond archive. Each disc will also contain extra bonus content adding up to over 130 hours. James Bond film directors John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) got together to make the announcement at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Casino Royale‘s Caterina Murino, and Quantum of Solace‘s Olga Kurylenko, were also at the big announcement. The Blu-ray Disc collection will retail for $299. Too pricey? You can pre-order right now from for $199.

‘Skyfall’ will be next James Bond film

Over what seems to have been an eternity producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli finally announced the title of the next James Bond film. Bond 23, as it has been referred to, will be called Skyfall. The film will star Daniel Craig as James Bond, Judi Dench as M, and Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe — their roles as of yet to be revealed. According to director Sam Mendes (American Beauty), Skyfall will be shot in locations in China such as Shanghai, as well as Istanbul and Scotland. Skyfall is slated for release on November 9, 2012. The film will celebrate the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962.

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