What would Daniel Day-Lewis bring to an action role like Bond?
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is rumoured to succeed Daniel Craig as the new James Bond after the author of the latest Bond books picked him out as having the perfect look. The interesting choice for the brand new 007 has come from author William Boyd who has said that Day-Lewis is the closest living representations of IAN FLEMING's original envisagement of his spy hero.
Daniel Day-Lewis Has Been Given The New Bond Author's Vote Of Cofidence To Play 007.
"I think Daniel Day-Lewis actually resembles the Bond Fleming described," Boyd said. "He described Bond on at least three occasions, I think, as looking like Hoagy Carmichael." The author added the Day-Lewis' specific characteristics "He is a tall, lean, rangy, very dark-haired, good-looking man. Almost swarthy. And there is a sense in which that image was what he saw Bond looking like. So that's why I'd choose him."
Rumour has it that the new Sam Mendes-directed James Bond film will be based on a Sebastian Faulks 007 novel 'Devil May Care.'
The Sun's Bizarre has reported that the new James Bond movie, and follow-on from this year's enormously successful Skyfall, will be titled Devil May Care after Sebastian Faulk's 2008 novel which was written to celebrate a century since Bond creator IAN FLEMING's 1908 birth. Sam Mendes, after originally saying he wouldn't return to direct the 24th Bond film, has been confirmed as the director to the Skyfall sequel.
Like Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig Will Also Return For The 24th Bond Movie.
Although no title has been confirmed yet, Daniel Craig is expected to return as the titular Bond for the fourth time, despite the next film rumoured to be the 45 year-old actor's last after Skyfall showed the spy aging in an increasingly technological world. Bond fans shouldn't hold their breath for the next instalment of 007 adventures - due to Mendes' theatre commitments the as-yet untitled 24th Bond film will be released in late 2015. There's no wonder that producer's were happy to accommodate Mendes' other plans into the timeframe for the next film: 2012's Skyfall was the most successful Bond to date, making £720 million ($1.1 billion) worldwide, winning two Oscars and being named 'Outstanding British Film' by BAFTA.
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Estate of original James Bond book writer Ian Fleming confirms September release
The James Bond films are one of the most famous movie franchises in the world, but some forget that they were – initially at least – among one of the most successful book adaptations in the world too. So it’s interesting to note that 60 years after the first was published, there will be a new James Bond book released.
IAN FLEMING was the writer of the original books, penning Casino Royale in 1953 and releasing 13 more up until 1966, with The Man With The Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights released posthumously after his death in 1964. Through one form another, with several writers getting involved, the Fleming estate have always ensured that the books have remained a part of the Bond story up until present day, though they’ve been hugely overshadowed by their film counterparts.
This new title will be written by British novelist William Boyd, with the book coming out September 26, 2013. It will be published by James Cape, Fleming’s original publisher. "We can reveal that this novel will see a return to the classic Bond era, featuring a 45-year-old 007 in 1969," a statement from the estate said. It’s worth noting that, despite the books lower profile than the movies, they have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide to-date.
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It's less than two weeks until the most prestigious movie awards ceremony - the Academy Awards -takes place on February 24th 2013 and rumours are flying around everywhere about alleged appearances. One of the biggest is, in the wake of the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond movie 'Dr No', all six actors who have portrayed the British spy (from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig) will show up for one huge reunion on the Oscars stage. But just how likely is it happen?
Sean Connery has, according to the Daily Record, been invited to attend the so-called reunion, as sources reveal that they've 'not had a no from him'. 'Normally he is quick to turn things down', they said. 'Sean's relationship with the Oscars is good and we're hoping he'll appear.' The paper also went on to claim that Sean's 'issues' with the producers of James Bond may deter him from attending the event, although we've always thought of him as seeming rather proud of being the original 007 star so it would seem odd for him to refuse on that account. On the other hand, according to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Scottish actor didn't even know about the rumours, with his press agent claiming that no-one has yet asked him to get involved.
One who would be likely to attend is Sir Roger Moore; a man who was loved by so many that he played the role of Bond for 12 years, completing 7 movies between 1973 and 1985. He celebrated the 50th anniversary of the franchise last year by releasing his book 'Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book On 50 Years Of Bond Movies' so it certainly seems like it's a part of his life he holds dear. He mentioned in an interview on the 'Today' show that it was like 'working with a family every 18 months' but regrets that he finished his book before he saw the latest 007 movie 'Skyfall'. 'I would write another chapter', he said. 'I think it is just the best Bond ever made.' However, as happy as he seems to be constantly associated with the fictional secret agent, he wasn't spotted at the 2013 BAFTAS on February 10th 2013 where 'Skyfall' won 'Best British Film'.
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