After the wonderful exhibition “Designing 007” two years ago, London is once again offering a brilliant chance to see James Bond artifacts up close This time, the exhibition “BOND IN MOTION” concentrates on every Bondian transportation device: the cars, the motorcycles, the planes, the boats, the submarines. They are all there: the Aston Martin in its many forms, the Lotus Esprit and the Wet Bike (from “The Spy Who Loved Me”), Little Nellie (from “You Only Live Twice”), the Acrostar (from “Octopussy”), heck – everything is here, even the cello case (from “The Living Daylights”), the Burial Bed (from “You Only Live Twice”) and the Honda all-terrain motorcycle (from “Diamonds Are Forever”)! (Also, you can see some chosen storyboards and Bond´s many passports.)
To see all those legendary vehicles right in front of you will certainly give any fan goosebumps. It´s one thing to admire them on the big screen – but to actually have them on display in your reach… well, you obviously cannot touch them. But you can go around them, marvel at the detailed design (or in the case of the “Quantum of Solace”-Aston Martin DBS feel shocked at the level of damage it has suffered during the PTS). Also, you wonder how uncomfortable it must be for the actor to actually sit in these cars and mini-planes. Especially the Acrostar must have given Sir Roger some claustrophobic moments. Housed in the LONDON FILM MUSEUM in Covent Garden, “BOND IN MOTION” is an absolute must-see for any fan or film buff. It is splendidly presented and absolutely worth the price of admission.
See details here: http://londonfilmmuseum.com/visit/
EON obviously wants to branch out (and fill the longer gaps between Bond films) by producing other films. The latest project mentioned as a production for Sony is a movie about whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Does that mean that after BOND 24 there will be another three-year hiatus?
Almost five years after the old German Bond fan club Bondklub Deutschland (BKD) ceased to exist, there’s an upcoming interest in founding an all new club for the German fans. There are plans for a website and a magazine, as well as events and location trips. No name has been chosen, yet, as currently, everything is still in state of “discussion”. So, if you are German, or speak German (both is not mandatory, but does help) and want to contribute or just be part of it, all this is currently being discussed on Facebook in this group, but also on the German Bondforum in this thread.
Wanna see Daniel Craig live on stage? Together with his wife Rachel Weisz? Directed by Mike Nichols?
No problem – if you have time and money to go to New York this fall and get a ticket for probably THE hottest Broadway production of the year. Craig and Weisz will star in Harold Pinter´s masterpiece Betrayal which will play a limited 14-week engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It begins performances Oct. 1 and will end on Jan. 5.
See more details here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/daniel-craig-rachel-weisz-rafe-433201
“We will get him back,” [Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli] says. “We haven’t given up hope… Maybe not for the next one… but we will get him back again.”
Rest the full story at comingsoon.net
While it’s pretty apparent by now that Mendes isn’t coming back for Bond 24, it seems pretty likely he’ll be directing a Bond film in the near future, probably Craig’s final one, which actually would be pretty neat.
Empire broke this story and got an official response from EON: Sam Mendes will NOT return to direct Bond 24.
Which leaves all sorts of possibilities open now, even a better time table for the production which could not have started before the beginning of 2014 due to Mendes´ theatre projects.
So, who will take over?
See the Empire story here: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=36712
John Logan is a very busy man as he will not only write Bond 24 and 25 but has also now landed a “high-concept drama” he concocted with Sam Mendes at Showtime, home of the massively successful series “Homeland”. It will be interesting to see whether and how this workload will impact on Mendes´ schedule – should he return for Bond 24. Also: Could Logan have time now to focus on his new tv show because… he has already written his first draft of Bond 24?
See the whole story here:
I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Years, and hope that those of you that did party last night did it safe and responsibly.