<![CDATA[007 Bond - News]]>Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:51:38 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[CHRISTOPH WALTZ MAY BE SIGNED ON FOR BOND 25]]>Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:59:06 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/christoph-waltz-may-be-signed-on-for-bond-25According to a recent report, Christoph Waltz who appeared as the villainous Blofeld in last year's SPECTRE may have signed a contract for a further two James Bond films under one condition...
"Christoph could make a brilliant ongoing man for Bond to battle like in the old days, but the important clincher of it is that Blofeld can only work with Daniel back in the role to keep continuity."
Anonymous Daily Star source

Unfortunately, it is unknown whether Daniel Craig himself will be returning for a fifth outing as he stated shortly after filming was completed on SPECTRE that he "would rather slash [his] wrists." Sam Mendes also dropped a hint when he said that the last film was "completion."

Let's keep our fingers crossed for his return in Bond 25. 
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<![CDATA[THE WATCHES OF BOND - WATCHES2U]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:30:02 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/the-watches-of-bond-watches2uFor decades James Bond has been considered the epitome of style and sophistication. Yet each Bond has had their own unique look to go along with their own, quite different, portrayals of the character. Some are at the darker end of the spectrum, while others have been more playful as they seduced their way around the globe.

​The different tone of each Bond is reflected not just in the way they approach being an international super-spy, but also in what they wear on their wrist. Just like with everyone else, you can tell a lot about a Bond by their choice of timepiece. This is not restricted to the look and feel of the watch they choose, but also includes how they use that watch. For example; while some Bonds enjoy using the full range of Q gadgetry in their watches others prefer a watch that simply looks great and tells the time.

In this infographic we hail every watch that has graced the wrist of James Bond and go on to say what their choice of watch says about their interpretation of the role. From the classic Rolex Submariner, through the digital era of Moore, to the Omega years of Brosnan and Craig every watch here has added in its own way to the story of James Bond.

Is James Bond your style icon? Do you dream of sipping champagne at exclusive parties? Driving the latest sportscar? Sadly we cannot make this dream come true but we can give you the style tools needed to make a start. From stylish yet simple timepieces from Bulova and Rotary to tech inspired gadget loaded, need a phone book sized manual, watches from Casio. Whatever your style of Bond we have something to help lift it a little higher. Whichever Bond you aspire to be, rest assured that you will find the perfect timepiece by visiting Watches2U.com
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<![CDATA[SPECTRE SMASHES UK AND US BOX-OFFICE (VIDEO)]]>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:37:28 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/spectre-smashes-uk-and-us-box-office-videoSince the film's premiere in London on 26th October, Spectre has been smashing box-office records and has broken the record of the biggest opening of all time in the UK. Within just seven days it made £41.7 million and, combined with Ireland, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden making a total of $80 million. 
“We’re so grateful to all our James Bond fans and the British public for making SPECTRE’s debut in the UK box office history!”
​Barbara Broccoli

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<![CDATA[SPECTRE TV SPOT AND POSTER ART]]>Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:30:50 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/spectre-tv-spot-and-poster-artAs the release date gets closer and us Bond fans get excited, EON released some new footage of SPECTRE in a new TV spot. Also, a few weeks ago we were treated to a new set of posters for the movie. 

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<![CDATA[SAM SMITH IS SINGING THE TITLE SONG FOR 'SPECTRE']]>Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:17:49 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/sam-smith-is-singing-the-title-song-for-spectreThe long anticipated announcement of SPECTRE's title singer has now been revealed. 

The announcement was made on the official 007 Twitter page. The title song will be called "Writing's On The Wall".It has been long rumoured that Sam Smith was singing the title song but the 23 year old artist had to keep his involvement secret. 

"It was hard actually. I think it was harder than normal because everyone kind of guessed at the beginning and said it was going to be me and I had to just be really good at lying."
Sam Smith


It was assumed that Smith was collaborating on the song with Ellie Goulding, but it seems that is not the case. Following the announcement, Smith was interviewed by Reuter and asked him on the style of the song. 

"I wanted to inject as much me as I could into the song and then dress it in a Bond way if you know what I mean, I sing love songs that what I sing and that's what I wanted to do - I wanted to write a huge love song."
Sam Smith

Sam Smith will be the first solo male performer of a Bond theme since 'You Know My Name' was recorded by Chris Cornell in 2006's 'Casino Royale'. 

Bond fans will have to wait until the 25th September to hear the song when it will be available for purchase. 

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<![CDATA[SPECTRE TITLE SONG HAS BEEN RECORDED]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:51:30 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/spectre-title-song-has-been-recordedDirector Sam Mendes was interviewed recently (see previous post) by the hosts of 'Test Match Special' on BBC Radio and confirmed that the title song for the 24th James Bond adventure has been recorded. 

"The song had been recorded and it's fantastic and I'm very excited about it,"
Sam Mendes

Although he refrained from spilling the beans on who has sung the song, rumours that Adele would return were shot down after Multi-Award Winning artist Ellie Goulding was snapped in a recording studio. Within the same hour she posted a tweet simply saying 'Live and let die'. Although nothing is confirmed, she is certainly giving Bond fans a good tease. 

The song is not expected to be released until approximately two weeks before the movie opens in October. 

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<![CDATA[SAM MENDES SAYS NO TO BOND 25 (INTERVIEW)]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:32:31 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/july-22nd-2015Sam Mendes, the director of SPECTRE and Skyfall, was interviewed by BBC Radio during their 'Test Match Special' commentary segment and the subject soon turned to James Bond. 

"[SPECTRE] is a bigger movie than 'Skyfall'. When we were up for a BAFTA last time I counted the cast and crew as I wanted to accept it on behalf of everybody. I counted them up myself and there was over a thousand and you really do feel it. [SPECTRE] is shot in more places. We were in Mexico City, Tangiers, the Northern Sahara, Rome, The Alps, and London. We shut down great sections of London. Anyone whose evening was ruined because of the traffic around Westminster Bridge over the last few weeks, I apologise to them. But it's been an enormous undertaking. One of the most rewarding moments for a film director is when you finally finish shooting.

[...]

It kind of starts all over again when you're editing. You really direct the movie four times: when it's being written, when it's being cast and prepped, when it's being shot and then when it's being edited and music is being added. That fourth stage is just beginning. If you're any good as a director you want to be all over every department and you want to be influencing everything. It's your film and your vision. Unlike the theatre, where I learnt a lot of my craft, I don't think theatre is a director's medium, whereas film is. You can pretty much blame the director if you're having a bad evening at the cinema because it does fall on his shoulders.

[...]
I made the movie I wanted to see [for Skyfall] and I think I've done the same thing this time [for SPECTRE]. I hope I've done the same thing this time, although it really is just emerging out of the mists - the way that it does in the editing period. In terms of the story, it's pretty much set out. But as any director will tell you, how you tell the story is everything and the story by itself is not enough. I spend a long, long period with the music for the movie and there will be over 100 minutes of music for this movie. That's a lot of music. There is a lot of visual effects and a lot of sound work. There are any number of ways to mess your film up, even at this late stage, however good the story is. You have to stay completely focused and it is somewhat like rebooting and starting again at this stage. For me, editing is the most pleasurable piece as you've done all the hard work and it's down to the story-telling.

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For me, the Bond franchise as a whole has been a wonderful unexpected gift at this point in my life. it's not just the making of the film, it's the relationship you have with an audience and the dialog you have with the process from the beginning to the end. You have to embrace the fact that everything you do is going to be reviewed and debated from the title to the music to the casting to the trailer... 

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I'm happiest rehearsing a play or editing a movie, and I think that when I've finished a movie I generally want to be back in a theatre environment again. It feels like home, it feels controllable after the chaos of a movie set. But it won't be long before I want to do another film, and I'm very, very fortunate to be able to go back and forth between the two.

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I said 'No' to the last one and then ended up doing it and was pilloried by all my friends, including [former England cricket captain] Michael Atherton who took great pleasure in reminding me that I said no to the last one and ended up doing it. But I do think this is probably it. I think five years for the two movies... It feels now almost, even though we've only just finished shooting it, like one big experience. It was a fantastic life-changing thing, but I don't think I could go down that road again. It's more a lifestyle choice than a job. You do have to put everything else on hold."
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<![CDATA[SPECTRE OFFICIAL TRAILER (VIDEO)]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:28:52 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/spectre-official-trailer-videoIt's official - SPECTRE has completed principal photography and has moved to post production. At 8am BST we were treated to a fantastic new trailer which shows a lot more action than the previous one. (Something a lot of fans complained about.) 

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<![CDATA[BEHIND THE SCENES 'DAY OF THE DEAD' FESTIVAL - SPECTRE (VIDEO)]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:43:18 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/behind-the-scenes-day-of-the-dead-festival-spectre-videoA video has been released showing behind the scenes footage of the Day of the Dead festival for SPECTRE. 

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<![CDATA[FIRST SPECTRE TV SPOT]]>Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:14:30 GMThttp://007bond.weebly.com/news/first-spectre-tv-spotThe first TV spot for the 24th James Bond movie was released during the NBA finals in America on Tuesday night. 

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