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This is the latest news that I have.
Does anyone have any updates about Pierce's decision to continue in 007 films?
Would really appreciate it. My fav hero :wub:
The mood around Sony is that Brosnan will be back. Hence, the reluctance of the filmmakers to come right out and announce that they have parted ways with Brosnan. Sony are not in a gambling mood. They could lose more with an unknown actor, or with an experienced but unpopular actor. They're well aware that you just can't place any actor in this role."[/i]
Campbell also mentioned that he would stray from the original 28 to 30 year old Bond to an older actor if needed.
Casino Royale (2006) essay by Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Without Brosnan, it will be "Goodbye, Mr. Bond"
Naysayers have been predicting the demise of the James Bond films since the fourth film, "Thunderball," was released in 1965.
That also was the year I was born. So as long as I have been alive, critics have foretold the imminent doom of the Bond movies.
I have always scoffed at the scoffers. They base their claims on cynicism, and it's sinfully easy to be cynical about the Bond movies. They have been too successful for too long to attract apologists the way, say, 1970s pornography has.
I am not a James Bond apologist. I am a James Bond fan. I have loved these movies since I was 13. So it is with deep sadness that I say I fear the end is nigh.
Any week now the studio will announce who will play Bond in the next film, "Casino Royale." If that person isn't Pierce Brosnan, 007 might as well climb into his Aston Martin and drive into the sunset. No matter how good it is, without Brosnan "Casino Royale" will bomb. The series could weather the odd flop in the past, but in today's box-office wars what was once a flesh wound is often fatal.
The death blow will not come from Goldfinger or Doctor No, nor from SMERSH or SPECTRE. No, Bond will die at the hands of his producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who inherited Eon Productions and half of the Bond film rights from their father, Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, following his death in 1996.
Early last year came word that Eon had revoked Brosnan's license to kill, even though his four films each grossed more than USD 350 million worldwide. Moreover, unlike Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who were sick of the character by their fifth films, Brosnan was eager to continue.
Why the ax fell is hidden in a morass of rumors. Some reports say Brosnan demanded too much money. Others say Wilson and Broccoli abruptly decided Brosnan, 52, had become too old.
The theory floated by Premiere magazine a few months ago makes the most sense, that Brosnan himself isn't too old, but any suitable leading lady would be. Wilson and Broccoli want to cast a babe who will look hot on the cover of Maxim, which means she would look like jailbait in the arms of Brosnan.
Bond has been replaced before, but never like this. The break between Brosnan and the Broccoli clan was very public and very ugly. Moviegoers will see Brosnan as the victim no matter how greedy the producers try to spin him. He wanted USD 40 million and a percentage of the gross? He's earned you at least a billion. Shut up and pay the man.
Thanks to Wilson and Broccoli, the part of Bond, James Bond, has become damaged goods. The sacking of Brosnan guarantees a pall of bad publicity will hang over the next actor who dares don the tuxedo.
An established actor like Clive Owen or Hugh Jackman does not need the Everest-sized headaches that would accompany the role. And however much they want to kid themselves, the producers cannot drop a USD 150 million movie on the back of an unknown, such as the wholly inappropriate Daniel Craig.
According to more recent rumors, the owners of Sony - who just bought MGM and its prize, the other half of the Bond film rights - realize this. No doubt looking at Craig and seeing George Lazenby, they asked Wilson and Broccoli to reopen channels with Brosnan. He may return after all.
To borrow a bit of Bond's gambling philosophy, I wouldn't go banco on that yet. But the odds are improving that "Casino Royale," based on Ian Fleming's first Bond novel, won't also be the last Bond film.
The fact that the search for an actor to take Pierce Brosnan's place as James Bond has been going on as long as it has points to more than a combination of Broccoli fussiness and Sony pettiness; it's clear that, for a tall, dark and handsome thirty-something Brit-ish actor, the allure of Bond is not what it once was. The producers won't settle for a total unknown, but why would a "known" want to tie himself down to a forty year old franchise? Why would, say, Hugh Jackman, who spends most of his time flitting between Broadway glory and comic franchise features, want to hide inside the tuxedo of an icon?
According to the Independent, the situation has become so dire that Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures, is spearheading a Bond-finding summit this week to pick a new 007 once and for all. This is apparently the second such summit – the first, according to the article, "ended in disarray". Producers are desperate: shooting is set to start in twelve weeks, and Casino Royale (which, incidentally, is also currently without a completed script) has already been booked to open October 19, 2006.
The new 007 film has a problem: it can't find a James Bond
TIME is running out for James Bond. Filming of the next 007 movie, Casino Royale, is scheduled to start within 12 weeks but the makers have no script, no Miss Moneypenny and nobody to play Britain's most enduring spy, writes John Harlow.
Amy Pascal, chairman of Sony Pictures, which will be raising the Pound Sterling 70m budget for the film, will this week convene a second 007 summit to pick a new Bond. The first, last year in a London club, ended in disarray.
Sony has told Eon, the British-based company that holds production rights to the Bond series, that it may have to postpone the film. Cinemas have already started booking it for October 19, 2006.
Many replacements for the ousted Pierce Brosnan, who played Bond in the past four movies, have been discussed, but so far all have failed to match up to either the Irish actor or the other perennial favourite, Sir Sean Connery, at one time considered as director for Casino Royale.
Rejection can cut both ways. Everyone had agreed Clive Owen, 41, should play Bond, so director Martin Campbell offered him the role. But he turned it down, telling friends he finds Bond dated. He will instead play agent 006 in a Steve Martin remake of The Pink Panther.
:( :( :blink: :( :( SAD NEWS !!! *sigh* , guess I myself got the latest -
:( Goodbye, Pierce :wub: :wub: :( :(
The smoke has cleared over the enigmatically shrouded movie house, and EON Productions has confirmed their new James Bond.
The words Daniel Craig are crowding search engines globally even as you read this.
Keeping in step with tradition, the new 007 is an obscure actor from the British isles, nearly unknown to the rest of the world.
Here's a quick guide to knowing MI-5's newest recruit: the secret agent beyond compare, the ruthless womaniser we so helplessly love, the alcoholic Aston Martin driver we are all jealous of.
Daniel Craig was born in 1968 in Chester, England.
He grew up in Liverpool, but moved to London when he was 16.
Here, the aspiring thespian trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He made his motion picture debut in 1992 with The Power Of One. In the film directed by John Avildsen, Craig had the bit-role of Sergeant Botha.
Over the last few years, he's moved into rather high-visibility projects, being seen as bad guy Alex West in Angelina Jolie's videogame adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and rubbed shoulders with Hollywood's acting aristocracy -- Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Jude Law -- in Road To Perdition, where he played Newman's son, Connor Rooney.
Pierce Brosnan is sulking summat fierce. :(
imagine how he feels on losing the ‘bond’ with his guns, gals & gizmos to a younger ‘007’. Such is the allure of playing James – the most famous spy of all. But frankly, dear James, take away the mega budgets and the 3Gs (guns, gals & gizmos); and our G9 (gunmaster) flicks are as good if not better.
just look at Aishwarya Rai ... and when I say ‘look’, I mean in the way John Travolta says it in ‘Get Shorty’. She’s perfection personified.
In fact, for her first ever interview on joining Bollywood, I’d described her as ‘Snow White’ – damning the dwarfs of jealousy. And the description of the ‘most beautiful’ girl in the world’ was no fairytale. Years on ... every major list in the world is merely reiterating that. She’s more beautiful than classic Bond beauty Jane Seymour, surely.
What adds to the allure of our desi phillums are our gorgeous women. IGulshan Grover may be keeping all his fingers crossed for a shoo-in to the new 007 movie – and the casting agents are being as secretive as if this were a real spy story; but yawn ... gimme ‘Dhoom’ and its sequel anyday.
Brosnan fans to boycott Casino Royale
They’re shaken, stirred and just plain angry. And several months late with their response. A group of James Bond fans have launched a website, http://www.craignotbond.com, to protest British actor Daniel Craig replacing Pierce Brosnan in the 007 film franchise, and boycott the upcoming Bond movie Casino Royale.
The fair-haired Craig was tapped last October to play the secret-agent icon.
“EON Productions angered fans around the world when they fired Pierce Brosnan at the height of his popularity as Bond,” said a statement on the site. “To add insult to injury, EON cast a short, blond, odd-looking Daniel Craig in the role of Bond.”
“Craig, described by The New York Times as having a ‘pale, flattened face and large, fleshy ears’ is a terrible choice for Bond. If EON Productions and Sony Pictures will not accept they’ve made a big mistake, then Bond fans promise to boycott Casino Royale!”
01-05-06, 11:16 AM
dats sad ................ i guess no one can walk in brosnan's shoes
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