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Quantum of Solace

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:11 pm
by Germangirl
With the movie being in prep now, I feel its better to have the news from it here, rather than in the movies thread. Hope you don´t mind me putting this up again.

Panama’s El Casco Antiguo (Old Quarters)
The report claims the casting session occurred between 9:00am and 7:00pm at Teatro la Quadra. The article also reports El Casco Antiguo (the Old Quarters), la Bahía (the Bay) and Colón (Panama’s second-largest city) are among the shooting locations to be used.
Candidates were reportedly required to dress comfortably and without accessories such as necklaces.
The article also suggests Bond 22 is still without its Bond girl.
Panama was first revealed as a Bond 22 location in September. Dame Judi Dench recently claimed her character would be headed there in Bond 22.
In other Bond 22 news, the film’s director, Marc Forster, told the Huffington Post that he is looking forward to helming the next 007 adventure, particularly coming off the controversial movie, The Kite Runner. “It’s definitely a relief,” said the award-winning director. “It’s more about pop culture. It’s about entertaining. You’re not making an issue movie.”

Mathieu Amalric Confirmed as 007 Villain
Source: Empire Online
December 5, 2007

Fox News broke the casting several weeks ago, and now Empire magazine has confirmed it - Mathieu Amalric is the villain in Bond 22.

Amalric has received raves from critics for his role in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

The new James Bond movie, again starring Daniel Craig, will pick up right where Casino Royale ended and is scheduled for a November 7, 2008 release.


Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:50 am
by loucifer67
Mathieu Amalric was in Munich as well

Good looking chap


Re: Villains

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:20 am
by Germangirl
loucifer67 wrote:Mathieu Amalric was in Munich as well

Good looking chap

I find him pretty mean looking - just about right for a villain :D

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:31 am
by Germangirl
Paul Haggis On 'Casino Royale' And 'Bond 22'

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:45 pm
by magch
Germangirl wrote:Paul Haggis On 'Casino Royale' And 'Bond 22'
Thanks GG. It's so interesting to read about this. Paul Haggis's reaction to the producers approaching him for Casino Royale was so similar to Daniel's reaction re. his being approached to take the Bond role. Both of them didn't fall into the traditional Bond category and ended up taking the jobs and successfully converted movie viewers who were not into Bond movies. The Bond Producers really were serious about changing the direction. Good for them!

I didn't follow the production of Casino Royale (not a DC fan back then yet), so I only came to realize that Paul Haggis contributed to the script after I saw Casino Royale. I like his movie Crash (although I did think Brokeback Mountain should have won the best picture at Oscar instead).

From Paul Haggis in the interview:
‘Yeah, and the draft that was there was very faithful to the book. And there was a confession. So in the original draft the character confessed and killed herself. And then she sent Bond to chase after the villains. And Bond chased the villains into the house. And I don’t know why but I thought that Vesper had to be in the sinking house and Bond has to want to kill her and then try and save her and she has to kill herself.’

I am glad he made the change because I thought the Venice scence provided great theatrical and emotional impacts. As an audience I found my emotion went up and down with Bond and Vesper's death in the water was so dramatic that I almost cried (in a Bond movie :shock: ).

And the choice of the new villian (Mathieu Amalric) again raised my hope for Bond 22. He is good in Munich and is in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which will come out soon in the U.S. I better control my expectation for Bond 22, but it's hard not to expect a lot when there are a good director, good actors and a good writer on board.

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:48 am
by Germangirl
A License to Pursue the Inner Bond
Interview with Marc Forster

Published: December 9, 2007
“I can’t really remember what the first James Bond movie I saw was,” said the slim soft-spoken man on the sofa in a suite at the Waldorf Towers. In a slight German accent, he continued: “It must have been in the mid-’80s, because there was no television in my house,
It’s probably fair to say that nobody who saw “Octopussy” in 1983 or “A View to a Kill” two years later, the last two of the seven films in which Mr. Moore sauntered through his paces in the role of Agent 007, retains a vivid or a particularly happy memory of it. But the man’s statement is a little surprising nonetheless, simply because he is Marc Forster, the filmmaker who will direct the next installment in this long-running action franchise, for the moment imaginatively titled “Bond 22.”
Mr. Forster — whose second feature, the interracial love story “Monster’s Ball” (2001), earned an Academy Award for its leading lady, Halle Berry, and whose third, “Finding Neverland” (2004), picked up seven Oscar nominations, including one for best picture — is in town promoting his sixth and most recent film, “The Kite Runner,” an adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling 2003 novel about Afghanistan.
“‘The Kite Runner’ was such a hard film to make, emotionally and physically,” Mr. Forster said. “We were filming in a very remote part of western China, doing everything through translators because there were four languages — English, Mandarin, and two Afghan languages, Dari and a little Pashto. We were so far away from everything that there were constant delays in getting film stock and even food. And we were at extremely high altitudes, sleeping in yurts; it got very cold at night. The whole experience was very tiring.”
And the problems didn’t end with the shooting. Fears for the safety of the Afghan child actors involved in a pivotal rape scene forced the postponement of the movie’s opening until the boys could moved from Kabul. (They were, as of last week, settled in the United Arab Emirates.)
Mr. Forster may be one of the few available movie directors to whom the complex logistics of a James Bond picture could seem like a relief.
The next day, he said, he would be zipping down to Panama to look at possible locations for “Bond 22.” (A couple of weeks later, by telephone from London, he said that the trip eventually included a jaunt to Chile and a flyover of Brazil.) And he was hoping to get a new draft of the screenplay, from Paul Haggis, in a few days, before the Writers’ Guild was due to go on strike; at that time shooting was scheduled to begin in mid-December, a scant six weeks from the day we talked. The script did arrive, two hours before the writers walked out, and Mr. Forster was “very pleased.” he said. “It’s a script I can shoot.”
But it’s a complicated thing, being a Bond-movie director, which may be why for nearly the first three decades of the franchise only a select few were given the opportunity to try their hand at it. Between the film debut of Ian Fleming’s suave, licensed-to-kill MI6 agent in “Dr. No” (1962) and the helpfully titled “License to Kill” in 1989, the franchise holder, Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, cranked out 16 Bonds, all but one of which was directed by Terence Young, Guy Hamilton, Lewis Gilbert or John Glen; the lone exception, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), was handled by Peter Hunt, who had directed the second unit on several previous installments. The Bond industry was very much a closed shop, or, to put a more sinister spin on it, a shadowy organization — like Spectre — whose secrets were not to be shared with outsiders.
A certain, let’s say, guardedness does still apply. For all Mr. Forster is permitted to say about the plot of “Bond 22,” you’d think it was covered by the Official Secrets Act. But the club isn’t quite as exclusive as it used to be. Mr. Forster is Swiss, which makes him, he noted with some pride, the first “non-Commonwealth” director to be honored with the sacred trust of guiding an Eon-produced Bond vehicle to its (presumably lucrative) destination. (Maybe the keepers of the 007 flame believe that Mr. Forster, like the bankers of his native land, can be relied on for discretion.) And he is, he freely admitted, “not really an action director.” In addition to “Monster’s Ball,” “The Kite Runner,” and “Finding Neverland” (which is about James M. Barrie and “Peter Pan”), his résumé consists of the self-reflexive Will Ferrell comedy “Stranger Than Fiction” (2006), and a pair of quirky psychological-horror dramas, “Everything Put Together” (2001) and “Stay” (2005).
The ability to generate suspense from some of the more aberrant emotional states may serve him well in his new assignment, because Bond, as played in his most recent incarnation by Daniel Craig in “Casino Royale” (2006), seems, Mr. Forster said, “very isolated, a man who’s damaged in some way.” Mr. Craig’s Bond felt to him like “a completely new interpretation of the character,” he said. “This James Bond is darker, more tormented. He’s humanized, in a sense.”
And that, he said, is the quality that will allow the franchise to go on. “In the ’60s and ’70s, when Sean Connery and Roger Moore were playing the role, a large part of the appeal of the James Bond movies was the travel to exotic locations, but that’s not such an attraction anymore,” Mr. Forster said. “People travel a lot more now, and with the Internet they’re more aware of what the rest of the world is like. In a way the most interesting place for a James Bond movie to go is inward — deeper into Bond himself.”
His mention of the ’60s and Mr. Connery was an abrupt reminder that, even more than Mr. Forster’s “non-Commonwealth” status, what really sets him apart from every previous Bond-movie director is that he is the first to have been born after the swingin’ heyday of the series. The canonical Connery Bonds — “Dr. No,” “From Russia With Love,” “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball” and “You Only Live Twice”— were all history by the time Mr. Forster entered the world in 1969.
The cold war from which this debonair, impeccably dressed superhero-spy figure emerged did persist for another couple of decades, but Mr. Moore’s plausibility as the savior of the free world (he took possession of the part in 1973) was considerably less potent than Mr. Connery’s; and, for that matter, the fantasy value of 007’s potency was, by the time Mr. Forster saw his first Bond, pretty significantly diminished too. The rise of feminism tended to make the eyebrow-arching agent’s casual sexual hedonism, which had warped the psyches of so many young baby boomers, look a little suspect.
And that may have been the series’s single stubbornest problem: how to keep Bond sexy while acknowledging that women — even quite skimpily dressed ones — might have some purpose in Creation’s plan other than to supply bed partners for an unusually good-looking British civil servant. “When I first started watching the movies,” Mr. Forster said, “the filmmakers really weren’t dealing with that at all. I think when they tried to move away from the old-style prefeminist sexual attitudes, they just shifted the focus from the sex to the gadgets.”
When he was offered the job, Mr. Forster said, “I was surprised, and I had to think hard about whether I wanted to do it. I’m not sure I could have found a way into Bond before Daniel Craig reinvented him.” But his intuition told him, in the end, to accept the challenge, the kind of intuition that has so far resulted in a wildly varied filmography and that he admitted isn’t something he fully understands.
“I just get a feeling about something,” he said. “With ‘The Kite Runner’ the story moved me, and I wasn’t sure exactly why. The main character’s father wants him to be a doctor, and the father dies of cancer. And it wasn’t until I saw the movie that I realized that my father wanted me to be a doctor and died of cancer. Honestly, it didn’t occur to me until I was finished, but it must have had some effect.”
That he is the first director of a Bond movie who’s too young to remember the originals hadn’t dawned on him, either, until it was pointed out to him. That may be the most interesting thing about this not intuitively obvious marriage of filmmaker and film: After 45 years or so of 007 we’ll finally get to see what this dinner-jacketed warrior looks like through the eyes of a director whose points of reference are not “The 39 Steps” and “North by Northwest” but “Aliens” and “Die Hard.” (Those are the pictures Mr. Forster names as some favorite action movies.) How does James Bond strike somebody for whom the character is not merely mythic, but remotely mythic, like Beowulf?
But Marc Forster has another idea about why he’s the right choice for “Bond 22,” and why it’s the right movie for him. “You know, James Bond’s mother is Swiss,” he said. “That will make it all worthwhile.”
He seemed to be arching one eyebrow as he said it.
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Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:11 pm
by Germangirl
James Bond Back In The Driver's Seat Of An Aston Martin DBS
007's car confirmed for 'Bond 22'
Written by Matt Weston on 11 Dec, 2007

Daniel Craig with the Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin today announced that James Bond would be back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DBS in next year’s Bond 22.
The DBS made its first appearance in last year’s Casino Royale, in which it broke the world record for the most cannon rolls in a car.
Aston Martin signed a three-film contract with Eon Productions, starting with 2002’s Die Another Day; Bond 22 will be the third picture of this deal.
The full press release follows.
Aston Martin DBS to star in new James Bond film
Gaydon, December 10th 2007: Aston Martin announced today that their new flagship model, the DBS, will once again be driven by James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in the next 007 film to be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions, and directed by Marc Forster.
The Aston Martin DBS made its first public appearance in Casino Royale when it smashed its way into the Guinness World Record books for ‘The Most Cannon Rolls In A Car’. The record-breaking stunt saw stuntman Adam Kirley taking the helm of Bond’s famous Aston Martin. The stunt proved one of the most spectacular in movie history when he rolled the DBS an amazing seven times.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, said: “Aston Martin is proud of our long association with James Bond. The DBS has its own unique character which equals that of James Bond. It is explosive power in a black tie. It is the perfect car for James Bond as it delivers the complete driving experience and bridges the gap between our road and track cars - the DB9 and DBR9. It is equally at home on a twisting mountain circuit as on the open road and we are all very excited at the prospect of seeing it on the big screen again.”
Bond 22 (working title) is scheduled for theatrical release in November 2008.

Yeah - he will love that :D

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:26 am
by advicky
Gemma Arterton to play new Bond girl

14 December 2007 (Sawf News) - St Trinian actress, Gemma Arterton, has been picked to play the new Bond girl from amidst a field of 1,500 aspirants. She will feature opposite Daniel Craig in Bond 22, the untitled sequel to Casino Royale (2006).

The film to be directed by Marc Forster will feature Mathieu Amalric as the villain. Filming is expected to start in January for a November 7, 2008 release.

A delighted Arterton, 22, who played head girl Kelly in her debut film St Trinian, sent a text message to her mother saying, "I got Bond!"

An insider at Eon Productions, who manage the James Bond franchise, said: "She has the modern look."

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:41 am
by Dunda
ad78472 wrote:An insider at Eon Productions, who manage the James Bond franchise, said: "She has the modern look."
Thank God, she hasn't the modern look (quite anorexic)!

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:44 am
by Germangirl
ad78472 wrote:Gemma Arterton to play new Bond girl

14 December 2007 (Sawf News) - St Trinian actress, Gemma Arterton, has been picked to play the new Bond girl from amidst a field of 1,500 aspirants. She will feature opposite Daniel Craig in Bond 22, the untitled sequel to Casino Royale (2006).

The film to be directed by Marc Forster will feature Mathieu Amalric as the villain. Filming is expected to start in January for a November 7, 2008 release.

A delighted Arterton, 22, who played head girl Kelly in her debut film St Trinian, sent a text message to her mother saying, "I got Bond!"

An insider at Eon Productions, who manage the James Bond franchise, said: "She has the modern look."
Hm - its not as something confirmed on the other two boards I check for news (commanderbond and Mi6), only this on MI6

Just saw this on another board, but UK bookies have apparently stopped taking bets on Gemma Arterton as being one of the Bond girls.

Who's in the know?

Actually I find it really exciting the wait for all the news to finally roll in. Appearently they haven´t got a title either so far. :roll:

Paul Haggis Hasn't Named 'Bond 22' Yet ... item=44226

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:47 pm
by Germangirl
3 papers have it - but if true, its not confirmed, that she is THE Bond girl. Could be a Solange sort, too.

After landing the role of head girl in the St Trinian's remake while at RADA, starlet Gemma Arterton is graduating to another British institution - James Bond.
For I can reveal Gemma, 21, has been picked to star next to Daniel Craig in his second outing as 007.
Gemma learned of her success only this week and has been sworn to secrecy until the cast is declared later this month. Says a source at Bond-makers Eon Productions: "Gemma has the modern look and fits perfectly with the new vulnerable image of Bond."
The movie is described as a direct continuation of Craig's first Bond film, Casino Royale. Filming is due to start next month with shoots set up in Italy, Austria and Panama.
The role crowns a remarkable year for Gemma - as well as St Trinian's, she has also starred in Love's Labour's Lost at The Globe. "It's the kind of thing you dream about when you are starting out," she said at the time. "I hope it proves I'm a versatile actress." ... hor_id=230

St Trinian's belle tipped for Bond girl role

Staff and agencies
Friday December 14, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Gemma Arterton, seen here in St Trinian's, is being tipped for arole in the next Bond film

Gemma Arterton, the 22-year-old star of the upcoming St Trinian's remake, has reportedly been cast opposite Daniel Craig as the next Bond girl.
According to a report on Marie Claire's website, the little known actor beat out 1,500 other hopefuls to win the part.
The report claims an insider at James Bond production company Eon Productions said of Arterton: "She has the modern look."
Production on Bond 22 is set to begin in January. Meanwhile the blogosphere is buzzing over rumours that Daniel Craig may have inadvertently given a clue to the title of the upcoming action film.
Article continues

Speaking on This Morning to talk up The Golden Compass recently, Craig explained that while Bond earned his 00 status in Casino Royale, he steps up to the rank of 007 in his next outing.
When asked if 007 would be the title Craig said he may have said too much. Marc Forster, who most recently directed The Kite Runner, is directing Bond 22. ... 33,00.html

St Trinian's new girl in Bond
Published: Today

A SEXY St Trinian’s actress will be the new Bond girl in only her second film.
Gemma Arterton, 22, saw off 1,500 girls to star with Daniel Craig, 39, in Bond 22.
Gemma, head girl Kelly in the new St Trinian’s movie, sent mum Sally a text saying: “I got Bond!”
An insider at Bond home Eon Productions said: “She has the modern look.”
William Hill said in-the-know punters had tried betting on Gemma to star. Filming starts in January. ... 580415.ece

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:06 pm
by sigl
Good Grief! 22 years old???? I sort of hoped they would choose someone closer to Daniel's least in the mid-20's.

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:50 pm
by Germangirl
sigl wrote:Good Grief! 22 years old???? I sort of hoped they would choose someone closer to Daniel's least in the mid-20's.
She might be just a Bond girl - don´t think either, they are stupid enough to give Dans Man Bond such a young girl as main love interest.

Here is some idea they have about the title - other boards are discussing like crazy the title possibilities - saying Dan has slipped a remark about it being something just like 007. Hmmm :roll:


Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:00 pm
by DanielsPornStar
I think it would be AWESOME to call it "007"! It would fit perfectly since at the end of CR he had earned the second hit for his license. :D Like the artwork above myself. :wink:

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:01 pm
by Germangirl
This belongs more in the LOL thread actually

Dec 19 2007 By Pat Roller
WE were looking forward to the next Bond movie, but now we're not so sure.
We have, alas, been put off by a remark from current 007 Daniel Craig.
He was quoted yesterday as saying that he would like none other Joan Collins to be starring alongside him, because he reckons she still has what it takes. "She sizzled in Dynasty, and I think Joan would relish the chance to be evil and bad to Bond, don't you?" he added.
He's the star, so if that's what he wants, maybe we'd better get used to the idea. But what would a movie - current working title Bond 22 - with a 103-year-old Bond girl be called? There are a few suggestions floating around:
From Russia With a Bus Pass
A View to a Pill
On Her Majesty's Secret Stairlift

:lol: :lol: Oh yes, Dan - help her up the stairs