Multiple sources are reporting that Daniel Craig will likely play the role of James Bond in the next film, which will be a milestone for the franchise at number 25. Surely, if you’re a Bond fan, you would have heard the rumors that Craig had enough of the franchise after playing his third stint as Bond in Spectre (2015). But Craig has been a favorable actor to play the role. He blends a perfect mix of well-mannered and dangerous, and for many was a return to how Bond was portrayed by Sean Connery.
Craig had doubts about returning as James Bond after Spectre, the largest and most expensive Bond film to date estimated between $300M and $350M, was completed. He said he felt an enormous amount of pressure after Skyfall to surpass what that film had accomplished. But after making close to $40M on Spectre, how could he possibly turn down that kind of salary that would inevitably be increased?
At the same time sources have been saying that Adele will likely be singing the theme song for James Bond #25, even though she sang the theme song and won a Grammy for Skyfall (2012). Previous theme songs for the high-profile recordings have been sung by Jack White/Alicia Keys, Chris Cornell, Sam Smith, Sheryl Crow, Garbage, Tina Turner, and Gladys Knight (the list goes on).
Columbia Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for Spectre (2015). The one-and-a-half minute video provides some stunning visuals of what the 24th James Bond will encompass, as 007 tries to unravel the deeply-rooted underground crime organization known as SPECTRE.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Spectre stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott.
The film was directed By Sam Mendes, and written By John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, with Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli as producers.
The 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.’
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).
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?