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James Bond – Spectre Teaser Trailer

Posted on March 28th, 2015

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in Spectre. Spectre is scheduled for theatrical release in November 2015.

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott.
Directed By Sam Mendes
Written By John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
Produced By Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli


James Bond Comics Coming In 2015

Posted on October 9th, 2014

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd has partnered with Dynamite Entertainment to bring out comics backed on the iconic James Bond franchise.

“In the journey of discovering new readers for Ian Fleming’s classic Bond stories, we are delighted to be partnering with Dynamite in exploring different ways to broaden the audience. Visually and literally, James Bond will have a new face.” states Jonny Geller, Joint CEO Curtis Brown.

“Ian Fleming’s James Bond is one the best-known characters in the world, yet we know very little of his background and beginnings. The Bond villains are some of the most memorable figures in Popular culture…where did they come from? And in some cases, where did they go?” states Editor Mike Lake.

“James Bond is one of the greatest cultural icons in the world. His author and creator, Ian Fleming, was not only in touch with popular culture in his time, but also saw ahead of his time, and his written work will outlive us all,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The character, the structure, and the source material is so incredibly strong. The original prose storytelling serves as the basis for one of the most successful film franchises ever, a franchise that reinvents itself to be in tune with each generation. By doing so, it allows the character to be an ever-progressive pop culture phenomenon, one that energizes existing fans and engages new fans, thus helping to ensure that Bond’s relevance and importance will live on forever. The high-octane action, the charm, the unquestionable allure of this man of action – it all stems from Ian Fleming. We are excited to build upon Fleming’s source material with new canonical stories, and are honored at Dynamite to be a small part of his legacy, to be able to bring new stories to fans around the world.”

Source: ComicBook.com


Anthony Horowitz will write the next James Bond novel

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

On October 1, 2014, IFP announced that Anthony Horowitz will write the new adult James Bond novel. The new James Bond novel will be based on unused material from Ian Flemming that was originally intended for a James Bond TV series called, “Murder on Wheels.”

Source: CommanderBond.net

Full Press Release:

ANTHONY HOROWITZ TO WRITE NEW JAMES BOND NOVEL

Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel inspired by original unseen Fleming material

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and the Ian Fleming Estate are delighted to announce that bestselling and award-winning author Anthony Horowitz has been invited to write the next James Bond novel, due for worldwide release on 8th September 2015.

Horowitz is one of the UK’s most successful authors and has over forty books to his name including his recent Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk, and his enormously successful teen spy series featuring Alex Rider.  As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War, and is looking forward to taking on his next project:

‘It’s no secret that Ian Fleming’s extraordinary character has had a profound influence on my life, so when the Estate approached me to write a new James Bond novel how could I possibly refuse? It’s a huge challenge but having original, unpublished material by Fleming has been an inspiration. This is a book I had to write.’

Set in the 1950s, Horowitz’s story will be unique among the modern James Bond novels, in that a section will contain previously unseen material written by Ian Fleming.  Fleming’s great niece, Jessie Grimond explains:

‘In the 1950s Ian Fleming wrote several episode treatments for a James Bond television series.  But it never came to be made and he ended up turning most of the plots into the short stories that are now in the collections For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy and The Living Daylights.  However, there are a few plot outlines which he never used and which, till now, have never been published, or aired. Given that Anthony is as brilliant a screenwriter as he is a novelist, we thought it would be exciting to see what he would do with one of them.’

The treatment which will act as a starting point for Anthony Horowitz’s Bond novel is titled Murder on Wheels, and follows Bond on a mission in the world of motor racing.  Other familiar Fleming characters which feature in the TV treatment include ‘M’ and Miss Moneypenny.

The novel will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Orion Publishing Group and simultaneously by HarperCollins Publishers in USA & Canada.

To find out more about Anthony Horowitz please visit www.anthonyhorowitz.com


Richard Kiel aka “Jaws” Visits Bond in Motion

Posted on June 3rd, 2013

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On Sunday May 26, 2013, Richard Kiel, who played Jaws, visited the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.


Sam Mendes Will Not Be Directing Next James Bond Film

Posted on March 6th, 2013

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Sam Mendes has the following to say:

“It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael [G. Wilson] and Barbara [Broccoli]’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie,” Mendes said. “Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.”

Source: EW.com


George Lazenby: Everything or Nothing

Posted on January 29th, 2013


The above video is a clip from Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 featuring George Lazenby telling the story of how he became James Bond. Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 is now available in the UK on DVD.