Skip to comments.Clive Owen to Be Officially Announced as James Bond Next Week
Posted on 03/29/2005 10:50:48 AM PST by gopwinsin04
Following it's earlier claim that Clive Owen has been confirmed as the 6th James Bond 007, IESB.com has released the evidence behind the headline.
After a few questions about his current movie 'Sin City' he was asked about the rumours regarding James Bond.
'Yes or no to Bond?' He said 'I will be busy for awhile' while nodding his head yes, and repeated it with a grin and a smile.
The report continued as saying that the reporter was then contacted by colleague that works with Clive and stated that Bond was a done deal and that an official announcement in the trades was being brokered.
One other inside source is telling the site to expect an official announcement next week after the release of 'Sin City.'
(Excerpt) Read more at mi6.co.uk ...
The other finalists are supposedly Victoria Silverstedt, Holly Valance and some UK singer named 'Jamelia'
Nah, Val Kilmer is too pretty for Bond. No one reads the books anymore, but Connery was the only one who really fit Flemming's description of Bond.
I agree with your comments. I enjoy the movies where the spys are more human, as well as the Bond flicks. It's amazing that the characteristics of the actor are more important that the acting skill itself. Connery had it, whatever it is. I saw Croupier and I thik Clive will do justice to the next three or four flicks. Have we passed Tarzan and the others yet for longest series?
I thought Lazenby was too stiff, physical yes, but not enough of the Bond mischief. Of course I'd be stiff to if I was in the movie with Diana Rigg LOL!
I'm your Huckleberry
I quit going to Bond movies after Roger Moore. The new Bonds keep getting wimpier and wimpier. I'm waiting for the "bond guy" to replace the bond girl ...
Remember, there's room for more than 1 Bond girl per flick.
Brosnan was physically weak.
Kilmer would make an excellent bond. I like him in parts where he kind of plays the bad guy.
Did you read the article?
"MORE importantly, who's the next Bond Girl gonna be?"
I just hope it's not gonna be Jessica Simpson or any of the new flock of Ding-Bats running around Hollywood!
Except for the fact that Bond works for Mi-5, and you can't have an American play the role (ian fleming's rule), he'd work great.
I agree. I also read that Brosnan was demanding $54 million for the next film.
I just can't imagine why they went for a new Bond.
Imagine no one going to see the movie. hehe
I don't know. I'd prefer Orlando Bloom...
Looks like the little red X was substituted for your picture.
Orlando is supposedly going to play 'Young Bond' in a new film coming out.
I'm sure Val could learn a psuedo Brit accent in no time.
And with Casino Royale being the next flick, if they're serious about going back to basics, Owen is the perfect choice...
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It's Bond, sure to top 300 mill world wide. That's why they do the same thing over and over, we go see it.
Nah, the other Michael. You know. Jackson. He's perfect. Master of disguise. Rapport with the youth audience. Crossover appeal for all ethnic groups. Besides, he could use the work.
Robert Blake could play the villain. He could use the work too. OJ could put in a cameo. It would be the best Bond flick ever!
You mean MI-6, and even that's not definite. The only thing we REALLY know is that Bond works for the British Secret Service (the title On Her Majesty's Secret Service makes this pretty clear.) Two specific designations have been used for the Service - MI-7 (in Dr. No) and MI-6 (GoldenEye).
I wonder if they would ever change the emphasis of the flicks from special effects to thighter drama and truer to the book.
What happened to her right one?
Out of alignment?
Great game, I wish it would install and run on Windows XP instead of DOS.
Should've picked David Boreanaz or Hugh Jackman.
In the next movie, Bond infiltrates and brings down a subversive ring of middle aged British housewives trafficking in BB guns thereby making England's streets safe for hoodlums.
Only one way to find out! Get back to us with a report. Good luck.
or tighter for that matter
Jackman I could see, but Boreanaz? Hey, I like the guy, but a vampire Bond won't work. :^)
Yea, if they still had to just rely on the American market the Bond series would have died a long time ago. It reminds me of Star Trek. The original was the best and it just kept getting worse and worse.
Didn't think so. Would've ruined your mystique.
I think he'd be about as good as Timothy Dalton (who did a superb job as 007, IMO - far better than Roger Moore or George Lazenby, and I'd say Dalton was slightly better than Pierce Brosnan).
The best Doc Holiday I've seen. He played that part with ice in his veins, as was appropriate.
Since "Goldeneye," they have gotten worse every time.
When he took a punch it looked real as well. I agree. He was a perfect Bond.
I'm tired of the special effect, falling out of airplanes, versions of the flicks.
I think if there were a Bond today he'd be a british Jack Bauer (24) with a tuxedo and more realistic time frames.
Since I'm addicted I take any taste I can get for now.
They might as well go the way of Battlestar Galactica, and replace the leading male with a female character.
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