The Casino Royale news truly does not end today. There have been new pictures from the James Bond film, TV features and exclusive looks, and now an interview with new 007, Daniel Craig and producer Barbara Broccoli.
SuperHeroHype have visited the Bond film’s Bahamas set and scored a new interview with Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli. The questions mainly focus on the current legacy of Craig as Bond, from originally considering the role to now. Some of the main factors in pushing Craig to become Bond #6: ‘the script really… and Barbara badgering me,’ says Craig. Barbara Broccoli commented on the hiring of GoldenEye veteran Martin Campbell to direct, press rumours, casting choices and the nature of this new Bond film, saying, ‘even though it’s rougher and more complex, we’re still making a family film.’
Barbara Broccoli also says that David Arnold is back, but the title song performer (a choice that James Bond fans seem to be watching very carefully now as many of the other roles in the film have been filled) is still to be decided. Noteworthy tidbits include the two questions centering on the next 007 film, Bond 22, on which Broccoli replies that ‘we are [working on it]. We’re already thinking about it. We’re in the early stages. It’s an original story, but it’s going to continue part of what the story is in this film.’ As to whether a remake of early Bond films such as From Russia With Love or Goldfinger is being considered, Broccoli explains that is not the plan…but ‘never say never.’
Read the full interview here.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 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. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK. Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news and coverage on Casino Royale.