Since 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.
Over the past month, filming has been going underway in the streets of Mexico which will take its place as the pre-title sequence of SPECTRE.
As Rome sweeps the streets clear for the Bond 24 production crew, a casting agency is assembling an acting crew for SPECTRE's shoot in Mexico later on in the year. These auditions were held in Mexico City on 5th February.
The title of BOND 24 has been officially announced as well as the principal cast members and the new Aston Martin DB10 which will also appear in the movie. The announcement was made at The 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios. Below is the full press release.
An official announcement will be made at Pinewood Studios in London to confirm the cast and the title of the 24th James Bond movie. The event will take place on Thursday 4th December at 11:00am GMT. Principal photography will begin on Monday 8th (as opposed to Saturday 6th.)
A press release earlier this week confirmed that the popular exhibition "Bond In Motion" at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum was to move to the London Film Museum. Read the press release below...
Bond in Motion, the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles, will be on display at the London Film Museum from 21 March.
The exhibition contains more than 100 pieces including models, production art, props and iconic vehicles including ‘Little Nellie’ from YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, Goldfinger’s Rolls-Royce Phantom III and the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from GOLDENEYE.
Also on display, for the first time, will be the 1/3 scale model of the Agusta Westland AW101 helicopter used in the filming of SKYFALL.
For more information and tickets go to: www.londonfilmmuseum.com
When Barbara Broccoli and John Logan attended the Institute of Directors event in Dublin last week they were asked by fans whether Ireland would be considered for a possible location inthe next James Bond movie.
Of course, what would you say if you were surrounded by thousands of Irish Bond fans?
Barbara replied that if John Logan includes Ireland in the script “we’ll come here. Ireland is gorgeous. I’d love to come here and make a Bond film.”
An Ireland paper read "Hopes rise next James Bond film will be shot in Ireland" as its headline. John Logan is currently at the long process of writing the script for BOND 24 which is not due for release until fall 2015.
International bestselling author William Boyd will discuss his thrilling new James Bond novel, Solo, for the first time in public at a major event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre, on Thursday 26 September, the day of publication.
Boyd, in conversation with GQ literary editor, Olivia Cole, will discuss Ian Fleming and his experience of writing about the world's most iconic spy. Introducing the event will be special guest, Lucy Fleming, Ian Fleming's niece.
Combining all the glamour and excitement of Ian Fleming's original novels with masterful storytelling, Solo is a stylish, period novel set in 1969, featuring 007 as a veteran agent at 45. Spanning three continents, Bond's new mission takes an unexpected turn whilst in Africa, forcing him to go 'solo'.
William Boyd is the author of 14 novels including Any Human Heart and Restless and has won several awards, including the Costa Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He will be signing copies of Solo after the event.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in the UK on October 23, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.
SKYFALL the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “Following the extraordinary success of SKYFALL, we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”
“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. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” said Mendes.
Barber added, “We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure.” He added, “As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze.”
Pascal and Lynton said, “It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to SKYFALL and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world.”
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