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  1. Roger Deakins is Bond 23's likely cinematographer

    Roger Deakins is one of the most respected cinematographers in the business. He’s one of the best. How respected? He’s been nominated for 9 Academy Awards. True he’s never won one, but that could all change this year. Deakins is up again for his work on True Grit and could very well be headed to Bond 23 for his next project according to an interview with Collider.

    […] when I asked him about what’s coming up next, he said, “I’ll probably do a film with Sam Mendes next.” When I asked him if that meant he was shooting Bond 23, he said, “it might, yeah.”

    Deakins has worked with director Sam Mendes before. Recently he worked on Revolutionary Road in 2008.

    Curious what films Deakins’ was nominated for?

    • True Grit (2010)
    • The Reader (2008)
    • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    • No Country for Old Men (2007)
    • The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
    • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    • Kundun (1997)
    • Fargo (1996)
    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Bond 23 will be released on 9 November 2012. The film will be directed by Sam Mendes from a script written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. So far Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are the only actors known to be cast.

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    Kevin Wells @ 2011-02-11
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