There have been plenty of rumors going around about who will be the next James Bond girl. But according to reports from the UK Slumdog Millionaire actress Frieda Pinto signed a multi-million pound agreement to play Bond’s love interest in the next film. The next 007 film will be directed by Sam Mendes and set in Afghanistan, according to Britain’s Daily Mirror. Other actresses who could easily fit the bill and made People Magazine’s short list include Heidi Montag (The Hills), Megan Fox (Transformers), and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek). But if Frieda is already picked, let’s remember there is usually another beautiful actress playing a villain or 00 agent. Remember Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace and Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies?
A new James Bond Encyclopedia from DK Publishing will start shipping Monday, Oct. 19. The updated reference includes the newest Bond film Quantum of Solace, as well as complete coverage of the Bond library of films. The hardcover book is 8.26 x 5.23 inches and includes 336 pages.
The James Bond Encyclopedia retails for $40, but Amazon.com currently has it on sale for $26.40.
Rumor is Amy Winehouse and Duffy are both up for the next Bond Theme song. Winehouse was apparently considered for the “Quantum of Solace” theme song, but as we know it was a collaboration between Alicia Keys and Jack White. We’ll have to wait and see who producer Michael G Wilson picks for the 23rd Bond film. According to The Sun (via Commander Bond) Wilson said, “We have started work on the new film, which I can’t say anything about. Daniel Craig is very keen to get going.”
DirecTV has added Quantum of Solace in HD 1080p to its Video On Demand library today. They also added a bunch of older Bond films that will be available until May 7. The titles in their “007 Collection”include Diamonds Are Forever, Dr. No, Goldfinger, and From Russia With Love, Die Another Day, Golden Eye and Casino Royale.
A fan, yes a fan, has opened a James Bond museum in Keswick, England. James Nelson, a 48 year old chap from Cumbria has spent 20 years and thousands of pounds building up his Bond collection. Among the unique collectibles are the ” and the original golden gun from “The Man With the Golden Gun.”
He’s also got the Mustang stunt car from “Diamonds are Forever” and a Russian T55 battle tank from “GoldenEye” in the collection.
Keswick (pronounced “kez-ick” /ˈkɛzɪk/) is a small town in the district of Allerdale, Cumbria, England with a population of about 4281.