Bond Footage Screened In Amsterdam
Twenty minutes of footage from upcoming JAMES BOND movie CASINO ROYALE was screened at the Amsterdam Cinema Expo this week (ends02JUL06), leaving journalists impressed with DANIEL CRAIG's gritty portrayal of the superspy. The glossy edge of the PIERCE BROSNAN movies has been replaced by brutal fight scenes as director MARTIN CAMPBELL delves into the dark side of Bond's psyche and past. US publication Variety writes, "The footage showed off Craig as a grittier Bond, with scenes of more intense, visceral hand-to-hand combat than 007 has tackled in recent pics. "One black-and-white scene flashed back to Bond's first ever (brutal and hard-to-pull-off) kill as an agent, as well as his (much more sleek and signature) second assassination."