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Ellie Goulding Is The Favourite To Sing James Bond 'Spectre' Theme


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Ellie Goulding seems to have dropped her biggest hint yet that she’ll be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.

The 28 year old British singer posted a photo on Instagram of herself leaving the legendary Abbey Road recording studios in North London on Monday night (July 27th), writing “That’s a wrap!” as a caption. Soon afterwards, bookmakers began suspending betting on the odds of her singing the soundtrack, on which she’s rumoured to be collaborating with fellow Brit Sam Smith.

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding is favourite to sing the theme song to 'Spectre'

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Spectre Trailer


It seems James Bond's flighty career has all boiled down to this moment. He's in deep trouble when MI5 boss M finds out that he has set up his own secret mission to Mexico City, but it was a trip he couldn't afford to miss after discovering a message in regards to a top secret criminal organisation. With a new car and a new lover, now he just needs every trace of his existence erased as he sets out to Rome to uncover this sinister mystery, while on the way meeting the only person with inside knowledge of this group; Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a notorious crime boss who informs Bond about SPECTRE. It soon becomes clear that Bond has a new enemy to face off against, though with every member of SPECTRE having some sort of link to 007, maybe this time the enemy's not such a new face after all.

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Bond Is Back, But Here Are Five Other Daniel Craig Films Worth Watching


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As the latest 007 outing, Spectre, draws ever closer, we're taking a look back at five films from Daniel Craig's varied big-screen career - none of which involve the iconic superspy in a suit.

1. Layer Cake (2004)

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Sam Mendes Admits He Thought Daniel Craig Would Make A Terrible 007 As Director Reveals 'Spectre' Will Be His Last Bond Film


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Spectre director Sam Mendes has revealed he didn’t think friend Daniel Craig was a good fit for the role of James Bond when the actor was first cast as 007. Speaking to the BBC, Mendes said he initially thought Craig as Bond was a terrible idea but that he now thinks the franchise has 'adapted' to the actor.

sam mendesSam Mendes did not think Daniel Craig should play Bond.

"I had cast Daniel Craig in this film I made in Chicago called Road To Perdition about 15 years ago and it was his first big American film,” Mendes said. “Then the role of Bond came up years later and I was called by Entertainment Weekly, a showbiz publication, and they said your old friend and collaborator has been suggested as Bond, what do you think? I said 'terrible idea - he shouldn't do it’”

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British Audiences Will See James Bond First As 'Spectre' UK Release Is Brought Forward


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Spectre James Bond’s latest adventure will have its world premiere in London on October 26th, Sony pictures has announced. The film is the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise and sees Daniel Craig returning to the role of 007, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes behind the camera once again.

SpectreSpectre will hit UK cinemas before anywhere else in the world.

As well as premiering on October 26th, for the first time ever the film will also hit cinemas across the UK and Ireland on the same day, meaning British and Irish audiences will be the first in the world to see the latest Bond adventure.

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Filming for James Bond 'Spectre'

Naomie Harris and Sam Mendes - Filming for James Bond 'Spectre' takes place near Admiralty Arch in London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 31st May 2015

Spectre - Teaser Trailer


Picking up after the climactic battle at his childhood home of Skyfall Lodge and the villainous attacks on MI6 headquarters, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is ready to face his greatest adversary. With MI6 discovering that he has a secret from his childhood, he is sent to on a mission to track down an old friend, now a high-ranking official in the villainous organisation. Suspecting the involvement of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a prominent member of the once-powerful Quantum, Bond soon discovers that he is about to go head-to-head with a more powerful, more dangerous group: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), and its illusive and mysterious leader (Christoph Waltz).

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Is Mexico Paying 'Spectre' To Show The Country In A More Positive Light?


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James Bond’s next adventure Spectre could be on course to be one of the most expensive movies ever made with a reported budget of around $350 million. But according to reports based on more leaked emails from Sony, $20 million of Spectre’s hefty budget could be coming straight from the Mexican government, if the film's producers agree to a few demands.

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According to taxanalysts.com Spectre’s producers have received $20m from the Mexican government, after agreeing to a series of stipulations designed to portray the country in a positive light.

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Environmental Campaigners Thank James Bond For Cleaning Up Rome


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Italian environmental campaigners have thanked James Bond for forcing Rome’s city officials to clean up its streets in preparation for shooting scenes for the upcoming movie Spectre.

Production crews have been in the Italian capital working on the 24th instalment of the Bond franchise since the middle of February. On arrival, however, there were rumours that the shoot was in jeopardy because of the dirty conditions at the planned filming locations.

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Sam Mendes on Spectre, "Bond is on the Hunt. On the Trail of Somebody"


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Sam Mendes has spoken in-depth for the first time about his reasons for returning to direct a second James Bond movie, saying he had unfinished business with the characters he began to carve in Skyfall. On the day that the first publicity shots of Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx and Lea Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann hit the web, Mendes hinted that 007 was on the hunt "from the very beginning."

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig in the first publicity shot for Sam Mendes's new Bond movie Spectre

"The reasons I'm doing the second Bond movie are the reasons I would do any movie, really, which is all to do with the story," said the Oscar-winning film-makerin a video interview. "And in this movie, Spectre, what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning.

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Daniel Craig Raves About The Cast Of 'Spectre'


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"We've spent two years getting this together," said Daniel Craig while discussing the announcement of 'Spectre' "and there's been so much hard work and effort". For his fourth outing in the iconic role of James Bond, Craig will reunite with director Sam Mendes and the cast of 'Skyfall', as well as bringing an old foe back from the Sean Connery days.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

When asked about the return of Mendes as the film's director, Craig responded by saying "He's the only guy for the job. He did such a wonderful job with 'Skyfall' and came down to do the next one and it just seemed to be the obvious choice." Following on from 'Skyfall' is not going to be an easy task, however, as the third film in the Bond reboot series made over 1 billion USD worldwide and took home two Academy Awards. Furthermore, the recent Sony hacks have revealed that 'Spectre' was supposedly coming in far over budget, and with a script that needed drastic work.

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Filming of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre'

Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes - Filming of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' at a location in Central London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Daniel Craig: Mendes Is 'The Only Guy For The Job' Of James Bond Flick 'Spectre'


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As the buzz of excitement begins for James Bond's next big screen appearance in 'Spectre', Daniel Craig seems glad to be back in a suit and a sports car as he hits the red carpet at the movie's production launch.

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Daniel Craig is glad to be reunited with Sam Mendes

It's been three years since the release of 'Skyfall' a double Oscar winning success that became Sony Picture's highest grossing film of all time, and Craig is certainly ready to don his secret agent persona once more. 'We spent two years getting this together and there's been so much hard work and effort, and so [the launch] just signifies the beginning and that's very exciting', he says.

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Bond 24: Spectre "Massively Over-Budget" as Sony Try To Make Cuts


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The 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, is massively over-budget and currently stands to cost Sony and MGM "in the mid $300Ms", according to leaked internal memos. MGM president Jonathan Glickman sent emails in early November explaining how the studio is looking to cut costs.

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Glickman said the studio must cut back to $250 million given that Spectre is already tracking to cost $50 million more than Skyfall. He suggests numerous cost-cutting changes, including relocating a Villa scene in Rome in London, using fewer carriages on a train scene and forgetting the dramatic finalen"in the rain". Glickman also suggests showing "the more modern aspects" of Mexico to maximize "the Mexican incentive" (the makers of the film are getting paid to shoot in South America".

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James Bond 'Spectre' Singer Already Decided, But Is It Sam Smith?


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Sam Mendes says the singer for the James Bond Spectre theme song has already been selected. Adele's theme for Skyfall is considered one of the finest 007 songs ever, though Barbara Broccoli clearly had somebody in mind to try and emulate the success of the Oscar-winning track.

Sam SmithAccording to the New York Post, Sam Smith has signed on to sing the new James Bond song

"When will you find out? You'll have to ask Barbara Broccoli, but I would say - on the basis of the last one - very, very late in the day," Mendes told Entertainment NOW! when pushed on a name for the new song.

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