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    New James Bond film 'Skyfall' unveiled

    AFP – 1 hr 16 mins ago

    The new James Bond film "Skyfall" was unveiled on Thursday, with Daniel Craig returning as 007, half a century after the superspy's first appearance on the silver screen.

    Oscar winner Sam Mendes is directing the film, due for release in late 2012, five decades after Sean Connery first played the debonair secret agent in "Dr No", launching one of the world's most popular film franchises.

    Spanish actor Javier Bardem will play the villain and Judi Dench again takes on the role of Bond's tough boss "M" and head of spy agency MI6, the film's producers told a London press conference attended by some of the stars.

    British actors Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney were also in the cast, and the "Bond girls" would be played by French actress Berenice Marlohe and British actress Naomie Harris.

    Mendes reassured fans that the latest movie in the series, legendary for its fast-paced action scenes and daredevil stunts, would contain "all the elements of a classic Bond movie, including a lot of action."

    In keeping with its classic formula, the movie, which is due to begin filming soon, will see the tuxedo-wearing, martini-quaffing spy getting into scrapes across the world, in London, Scotland, Shanghai and Istanbul.

    The film, which will have its first release in Britain and Ireland on October 26 next year and its US release on November 9, sees the world's most famous secret agent on a mission to track down and destroy a threat to MI6.

    It is Craig's third time playing Bond after the films "Casino Royale" in 2006 and "Quantum of Solace" in 2008.

    Despite the huge popularity of the Bond franchise, the latest film nearly did not make it off the drawing board after studio giant MGM got into severe financial difficulties.

    The project was put on ice in April last year after Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was offered for sale to resolve its debt problems and stave off bankruptcy.

    But the legendary studio, with a catalogue that includes the Bond franchise as well as the "Pink Panther" and "Rocky" series, announced a debt-restructuring rescue deal late last year, paving the way for Bond's return.

    MGM -- famous for its trademark roaring lion logo -- announced in October last year that its creditors had approved a reorganisation plan with US firm Spyglass Entertainment.

    "It was frustrating because there was really nothing I could do about it," Craig told Thursday's press conference. "It was a financial issue and I just had to let them get on with it."
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  • #2
    I think we need more Austin Danger Powers movies as well.

    "Danger" is his middle name...

    Do you guys like Daniel Craig as Bond? I much prefer Piers Brosnan after the original Sean Connery.
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    • #3
      Craig doesn't quite do it for me, and Casino Royale and Quantom of Solace both sucked balls. Real let down
      Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

      Abusing Yellow is meant to be a labor of love, not something you sell to the highest bidder.

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      • #4
        Brosnon was too much of a pretty boy and brought that atttude to the movies.

        My opinion but Craig took it up a notch and is perfect for the role.

        Moore, Lazenby, Dalton and Brosnon were too laid back and I always got the feeling they'd rather watch Cricket and ask people to Skype rather than kick the bad guy's ass.

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        • #5
          i liked casino royale, quantum of solace frankly sucked.

          if it's supposed to be a bond reboot, they really need to explain how the grim mr bond from casino royale turns into a rather happier individual as demonstrated by sean connery. bond is supposed to enjoy life, not just grimly bear through it.
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          • #6
            brosnan was never shy about detesting both his character and what the character stood for, and honestly it showed after a while.
            There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."- Isaac Asimov

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            • #7
              craig was the only bond after connery who can be a bastard, the rest were comedian (moore, esp. later), playboy (brosnan, and during his era the movies turned into 2 hour long commercials). imo the new casino royale was brilliant, had more suspense than last 3 bond movies together* , and completely without space stations, 3-meter tall giants etc.- one can watch bond movies and be amused by these antics, but very few can be watched separately, outside the canon

              *actually i canīt even remember if i bothered seeing brosnans latest... was there something with hovercrafts and diamonds?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BD1 View Post
                *actually i canīt even remember if i bothered seeing brosnans latest... was there something with hovercrafts and diamonds?
                That was Die Another Day with Halle Berry.

                I liked Piers Brosnan's Bond because he played a more suave and sophisticated guy rather than the edgy bastard. James Bond was supposed to be a cold blooded killer who hides behind a suave playboy living the good life.
                "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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                • #9
                  Yeah but Pierce Brosnon let that communist chick kick everybody's ass while he stood by and watched helplessly.

                  He just watched and made the girls do all the work.

                  Wait...I changed my mind.

                  I like him the most.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by YellowFever View Post
                    Brosnon was too much of a pretty boy and brought that atttude to the movies.

                    My opinion but Craig took it up a notch and is perfect for the role.

                    Moore, Lazenby, Dalton and Brosnon were too laid back and I always got the feeling they'd rather watch Cricket and ask people to Skype rather than kick the bad guy's ass.
                    Lazenby who?


                    Sean Connery was best with Bronson and Craig a tie for 2nd place followed by Moore and Dalton.

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                    • #11
                      George Lazenby.

                      "On her majesty's secret service".

                      The second James Bond before Roger Moore. The movie where 007 gets married but his wife is killed on their way to the honeymoon.

                      Played Bond in that movie only.

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                      • #12
                        Never liked Bond. Found the villians far more interesting.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
                          Never liked Bond. Found the villians far more interesting.
                          Relatives of yours?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by YellowFever View Post
                            Relatives of yours?
                            Do I look like some wannabe villian with a group of henchmen and a secret hidout in an old vulcano, bend on taking over the world to you?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by YellowFever View Post
                              George Lazenby.

                              "On her majesty's secret service".

                              The second James Bond before Roger Moore. The movie where 007 gets married but his wife is killed on their way to the honeymoon.

                              Played Bond in that movie only.

                              I know. He was so bad that he should not be brought up in and Bond related discussion.

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