Blonde Bond Will Be Back in 2012

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Blonde Bond Will Be Back in 2012

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Everyone's favorite secret agent not only has a license to kill, but a director, a release date, a script, and a star.

The 23rd James Bond film was mired in uncertainty for a while, what with distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer being in the throes of bankruptcy and all. MGM is bouncing back, announcing that Bond 23 will go into production at the end of this year, and has a scheduled worldwide release date of November 9, 2012. Daniel Craig is returning to the franchise in what will be his third outing as 007, and the as-yet-untitled film will be directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road).

The script was penned by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have written the four most recent Bond films (The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace), and John Logan (Gladiator, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Last Samurai). The plot is being closely guarded, but Deadline reports that the new film "begins after Quantum of Solace leaves off." As with every previous canonical Bond film, Bond 23 will be produced by EON Productions.

The film was intended for release in 2011, but MGM ran plumb out of money, and so put its Bond plans on hold. In the intervening year, Craig has had the opportunity to fulfill other commitments, such as filming Cowboys & Aliens and getting started on the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, both due out this year. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing him in a tuxedo again.

Source: Deadline

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I AM SO FRIGGIN EXCITED FOR THIS!! i just hope it's a little lighter in tome than quantum. it was a great movie but i miss all the little humour and campy style bond had back in the day.

Elizabeth Grunewald:
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I have JUST sent this to you since I thought you'd report on it...*sobs*

Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

Great to hear. I love James Bond and the past movies that have come out. Very excited to hear more about this one.

Yesss, I like Craig as Bond so hearing that he's returning is awesome!

This is good news. I was rather starting to worry that this was going to be Dalton all over again - 2 serious Bond movies followed by a hiatus and then recasting.

That said, I do hope that the next one will be a bit more Bond and a bit less Bourne. Casino Royale was great, but Quantum of Solace was disapointing. Sam Mendes is certainly an interesting directorial choice.

honestly, I kinda think that Bond movies sort of lost their, uh, James Bond-ness?

what I mean is, they switched from GoldFinger and Moonraker to just random common terrorists, instead of crazy, awesome villains that want to take over the world or destroy the moon, not take petrol from a desert

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

Anything is possible. Time does wonderful things.

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

Maybe they have talent but they were the wrong kind of writers? Some things that are shit factories have good staff doing the wrong jobs (Batman: The Brave and the Bold springs to mind).

More importantly isn't the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo only about a year old at this point? How many verstions are there?

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

*Slaps*

NO!

Anything with Pierce Brosman In it is instantly awesome, how dare you disagree with this blasphemy!

They're still following on with the prequel sequels For fucks sake.
I am bitterly disappointed, my childhood boyish joy of Bond will never be felt again until we get back into the corny gadgets and foiling schemes for world domination.

That Guy Who Phails:

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

*Slaps*

NO!

Anything with Pierce Brosman in it is instantly awesome, how dare you disagree with this blasphemy!

Anything with Brosnan named "Goldeneye" "The Matador" or "Remmington Steele", you mean. DAD was a fucking trainwreck - and eaily the worst film with the bond name attached.

(and that's the last I'll say on the subject so as not to totally derail the comment thread.)

-m

Tiny116:
They're still following on with the prequel sequels For fucks sake.
I am bitterly disappointed, my childhood boyish joy of Bond will never be felt again until we get back into the corny gadgets and foiling schemes for world domination.

well, we have Quantum now as a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. surrogate, so they're actually heating that way.

-m

Y'know who would make a great James Bond?
Clive Owen

I have to say, I prefer the suave Pierce Brosnan-esque 007 to the punch-you-in-the-face Daniel Craig bond. Regardless, it's good to see the franchise continue! :D

Matt_LRR:

Tiny116:
They're still following on with the prequel sequels For fucks sake.
I am bitterly disappointed, my childhood boyish joy of Bond will never be felt again until we get back into the corny gadgets and foiling schemes for world domination.

well, we have Quantum now as a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. surrogate, so they're actually heating that way.

-m

Matt, you signing this as M is oddly appropriate and is making me think that you're Judy Dench in disguise, I approve. :D

I love 007. And I love him as 007. Yay 007

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

I thought Paul Haggis wrote Casino Royale.

Anyway, let's see what kind of action-director Sam Mendes turns out to be.

*Slaps*

NO!

Anything with Pierce Brosman In it is instantly awesome, how dare you disagree with this blasphemy!

Die Another Day was....good? When did this happen?

Re-watch Casino Royale. More of that.

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

Honestly, I think a Bond film hangs more on it's stunts and production than the script.

Bond surfs an Iceburg Tsunami on part of a rocket car would be amazing if he looked like he was clinging on for dear life, wetting his pants (maybe not for Bond) and finished up on the other side looking like a drowned rat having barely made by inches. Unfortunately the CGI plague intervened and we got ropey powersurfing. Plus Quantum of Sausage's script sucked, they haven't got that much better.

On the other hand, Sam Mendes, John Logan and Mr Blonde! I like Craig, I thought it was a shame when it looked like he'd only get two movies a few months ago.

I didn't like Casino Royale, I didn't even see Quantum of Solace (which is saying something given that I've been a Bond fan since I was seven.)

Craig is not Bond. He's not the films' Bond, the suave debonair secret agent who jets round the world fighting villains in ridiculous doomsday hideouts and he's not the books' Bond, a hard but still charming man who knows how to talk to people, and has other ways out of a situation beyond shooting everything, or running in shakycam then shooting everything.

Craig's Bond is some sort of Bourne ripoff. Shaky cam buggery, awful conspiracy theorist bullshit script, three movies tied together. This is not Bond, it's not the original Bond and it's not the film Bond.

I suppose my final ire is for the film itself. Bond stories are not really related, although some of them reference and mention other films. Having three tied together is a trilogy, and without the Bond name attached to it it would be called a shaky Bourne ripoff trilogy.

Keep Craig, but make the next script either an actual real interpretation of the Bond of the original books or return to the well known formulas of the films. Then I will be happy.

I need to pray to some divine being now... Bond isnt dead yet. Im not sure aboput anyone else, but as long as there is Bond, im happy.

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im the one on the left...

Lets hope it is better than Quantum of Solace

If Eva Green isn't somehow able to come back into this third one, this movie wont work again.

Woo new Bond movie! I am excited.

It better be more like Casino Royale than Quantum, that movie was an absolute abomination that I never plan on rewatching, EVER. It did everything wrong that it possibly could, even worse it was the sequel to a film that did everything right.

So yeah, bring on the 23rd, since I doubt it could get worse for the franchise after that last blow.

That's cool. I did like American Beauty and Jarhead, so the director sounds appropriate.

Perhaps I'll some day finish watching Casino Royale. I didn't like it at all. Quantum of Solace, on the other hand, was entertaining.

As godawful as Die Another Day was, I'd still take the Brosnan films over the Craig ones any day. Brosnan *is* Bond to me and to many others. I could forgive some mediocrity from Casino Royale a little for being an introduction to the rebooted storyline. Quantum of Solace though just felt lacking in any real impact.

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

Maybe 'modern' Craig Bond is just better suited to their writing talents/style than 'classic' Brosman Bond.

For crying out loud they need to kick Neal Purvis and Robert Wade out on the street. They've messed up way too many times already. Let John Logan do the writing solo.

Matt_LRR:

Anything with Brosnan named "Goldeneye" "The Matador" or "Remmington Steele", you mean. DAD was a fucking trainwreck - and eaily the worst film with the bond name attached.

I would gladly watch Die Another Day over Quantum of Solace ANYDAY. QoS is by far the worst bond, and the first half of DAD is some of the best bond Brosnan got to do. The Matador wasn't really that good either, though he was excellent in the Thomas Crown remake.

Matt_LRR:
Seriously? QoS and CR were written by the same guys that did (the absolutley abominable) Die Another Day? Did they somehow grow talent in the intervening years?

-m

Sorry to agree with everyone else here, but QoS was possibly the worst shitpile of Bond I've seen, and that counts the Moore Bond crap as well. Poor writing, directing, and the lack of a non-Bourne Bond overtake anything good that movie had to offer.

However, I am still in love with Bond, so I'm crossing my fingers here! Good luck number 23!

Edit: Sorry, not done yet. I felt the need to provide proof of crappy writing. Here is the real-life story they used for the terrible plot of QoS. The lack of imagination here is astounding. A PETA fighting Bond would have made for a better plot than this(mostly for the plethora of naked PETA chicks who would crossover to Bond girls).

Tadaa!

Damn it, they need to get that sonofabitch out of there. Craig is by far, the worst Bond. Keep making movies, just find someone who works.

With S.P.E.C.T.R.E back, I will be severely disappointed if the super villain does not have a cat. That's really the only thing the fans should be worried about.

Ugh...this guy is awful. He has no charisma. He's the same kind of actor as Keanu Reeves.

He happened into a good movie with casino Royale. But Quantum of Solace was garbage. Seriously, I'd like to read the script:

-Foot chase!
-a few lines of dialogue in which craig refuses to emote
-moped chase!
-boat chase!
-Two good looking people stare at each other for a bit. Seems like a good opportunity for Daniel to remain emotionless
-Plane chase!
-Shooty shooty!
-Bond wins! Daniel doesn't look too excited about it though...

Seriously, it's a terrible actor meeting a Michael Bay-style script.

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