Big news today for Bond fans looking forward to the first Casino Royale one-sheet. CBn has received a reliable tip that Sony is planning on releasing the first official Casino Royale teaser poster near the end of January!
Daniel Criag as 007
This is a remarkably early release for a James Bond teaser. Typically, 007 fans have had to wait until summer for their first look at an official image. But not this time.
It appears the new marketing muscle at Sony Pictures Entertainment are looking to firmly establish the new James Bond film as a major movie event of 2006 by getting the word out even before cameras start to roll. 2006 also sees the release of Mission: Impossible 3, Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and X-Men 3, all of which currently have teaser posters in circulation.
A James Bond film hasn’t had a teaser poster appear this early since 1978 when Eon released a Moonraker teaser a full year in advance of the film’s release (the now highly collectible “Blasting Off Next Summer” Advance 1-sheet). This was partially due to the fact that the title of the film had changed from what was promised at the end of The Spy Who Loved Me, which said Bond would return in For Your Eyes Only.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production begins shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it will be filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.