The latest issue (7 September, 2006) of Rolling Stone featuring Bob Dylan on the cover has a list of fifteen movies that “are primed to kick up an unusually exciting battle” during the fall/Oscar season.
9 – Casino Royale
Daniel Craig, Eva Green
You must be up to your ears already reading about how Pierce Brosnan got pushed aside so that a younger actor (Daniel Craig, 38) could step into the role of James Bond. Internet geeks came down hard on Craig’s toned butt. I might have joined them if Craig didn’t have the acting chops to bust some new moves. He does. Check out Layer Cake or Road to Perdition if you don’t believe me. Plus, the idea of doing James Bond: The Early Years sounds promising. If Casino Royale turns out to be the stripped down, badass Bond they’re promising, it might be the best news since Sean Connery played it first and for the ages. Eva Green and Caterina Murino are on Bond-girl duty. Luckily, some things never change.
A picture of Solange on top of Bond is next to the preview but the best part of the whole thing is the first page of the preview. It has caricatures of Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Craig, Beyonce, and Jack Nicholson as their respective characters. Bond is in black tie with a silenced gun in one hand and a cigarette in the other and black hair with the famous comma! The drawing is amazing and is a must have for every Bond fan.
This issue also has a preview of Audioslave’s new album, Revelations, which will be released on 5 September, 2006.
Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Casino Royale.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.