Sam Mendes to Helm 007 #23?

Rumors are flying around on-line about Sam Mendes signing on to direct Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie.  Some sites have Mendes directing, others have him coming on to consult while MGM pleads with him to consider directing. Either way, I think this is excellent news.  What worked best about “Casino Royale,” (“Quantum …

Eastwood to Tackle Supernatural Story

Clint Eastwood will tackle a supernatural story written by Peter Morgan and, reportedly starring Matt Damon.  Morgan wrote “The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon,” and has recently been announced as the writer of the next James Bond movie. The plot of this new Eastwood/Damon movie, titled, “Hereafter,” is unknown.  Reportedly, it is a supernatural thriller in the vein …

007’s Nemesis Blofield to Return

British Tabloids are reporting that James Bond’s nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofield will be returning to take on 007 in the next film. Blofield was the head of SPECTRE, the criminal organization that was the focus of the Sean Connery films, and was played by Donald Pleasance, and later by Telly Savalas, and Charles Grey. The …

Peter Morgan Joins Bond Writing Staff

Peter Morgan, Oscar nominated writer of “Frost/Nixon,” and “The Queen,” has been annouced as joining Neal Purvis and Robert Wade as working on the script for the 23rd James Bond movie. Purvis and Wade have been writing the Bond scripts since “The World Is Not Enough,” though they’ve had help on “Casino Royale,” and last …

Craig Vows to Keep on Playing Bond

In an interview with English newspaper The Independent, (and then repeated in a completely different interview wit another paper,) Daniel Craig says he’ll keep on playing James Bond “until my joints go.” “If people still want to see these movies I’ll keep doing them for as long as it takes, or until my knees go, …

Gilroy Under Consideration For Bond 23

Cinema Blend is reporting that writer/director Tony Gilroy is being considered to direct James Bond film number 23. Gilroy wrote all three Bourne films, “The Devil’s Advocate,” and “Delores Clariborne.”  He also wrote and directed “Michael Clayton,” and “Duplicity.”  The website stresses that Gilroy is one of many being considered, and that pre-production for the …

DVD Review: Quantum of Solace

In the storied history of the James Bond films, revenge is an oft visited theme.  Bond (ostensibly) chases after his wife’s killers in ‘Diamonds are Forever.’  After serving as best man to Felix Leiter, both Leiter and his wife are torn asunder, leaving Bond to renounce Her Majesty’s secret service and seek repayment in ‘License …