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  • Double-0 Bama ... Mark Steyn

    11/16/2008 3:16:13 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 45 replies · 2,483+ views
    STEYN Online ^ | 14 Nov 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Before we close the book on this election season, let me quote one of the most dispiriting asides on the subject. Daniel Craig, the star of the new James Bond movie The Audacity Of Solace – no, wait, A Quantum Of Hope - was being interviewed by Kevin Sessums for Parade (that supplement thingie that’s free in all the local newspapers), and as a final question was asked which of the two candidates would make the better 007: Craig doesn’t hesitate. ‘Obama would be the better Bond because—if he’s true to his word—he’d be willing to quite literally look the...
  • Could the next James Bond be black?

    11/07/2008 6:22:39 AM PST · by Loyalist · 111 replies · 2,554+ views
    TV 3 (Ireland) ^ | November 7, 2008 | Staff
    Daniel Craig says Barack Obama's win in the American presidential election has paved the way for the next James Bond to be black. The actor - who has played the British spy in two instalments of the franchise - says he'd like to see his replacement be black. He said: "I'm a real fan of Obama because I like his political ideas. And I think it's the right moment for a black James Bond. If we can have a black US President, I think we might have reached the moment for a new kind of 007. "I think the role...
  • Soviet diehards see red over 'betrayal' by 007 girl Olga Kurylenko

    10/31/2008 6:22:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 3,776+ views
    Times of London ^ | 10/31/08 | Tony Halpin
    Soviet diehards see red over 'betrayal' by 007 girl Olga Kurylenko Tony Halpin in Moscow Bond girls often come to a sticky end but Olga Kurylenko will be hoping that the Communists never get hold of her. Kurylenko, the Ukrainian actress who plays Bond's sidekick in Quantum of Solace, has been condemned by the Communist Party of St Petersburg for aiding “the killer of hundreds of Soviet people and their allies”. Apparently oblivious to Bond's fictional nature, it accused her of assisting “a man who worked for decades under the orders of Thatcher and Reagan to destroy the USSR”. In...
  • Ukrainian Bond girl is traitor to USSR, say Russian communists

    10/27/2008 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 86 replies · 3,715+ views
    rian.ru ^ | 10/27/2008
    MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian communist group has attacked the newest Bond girl, Olga Kurylenko, for her "moral and intellectual betrayal" in starring in a film about the "enemy of the Soviet people." Ukrainian-born Kurylenko, 28, stars in the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, alongside English actor Daniel Craig. "In the name of all communists we appeal to you, Olga Kurylenko, wanton daughter of unclean Ukraine and deserter of the Slavic world. The Soviet Union educated you, cared for you, and brought you up for free, but no one suspected that you would commit this...
  • "Another Way to Die"- "Quantum of Solice" next James Bond movie theme song released (Or escaped)

    10/02/2008 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 696+ views
    WWTDD ^ | 10.02.08 | Perdogg
    The Jack White and Alicia Keys song for the next James Bond movie finally has a video, and it's way way worse than you could have ever imagined.
  • "Quantum of Solace" Teaser Trailer

    06/30/2008 7:22:11 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 42 replies · 77+ views
    Slashfilm.com ^ | 6-30-08
    Looks awesome.
  • The Name's Fleming ... Mark Steyn

    05/31/2008 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies · 131+ views
    STEYN Online ^ | 28 May 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Ian Fleming, the father of James Bond and inventor of Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, was born one hundred years ago today: May 28th 1908. We'll be marking the occasion in the days ahead, and might even get around to the new Bond novel commissioned for the centenary from my old friend Sebastian Faulks. Sebastian came to stay with me a few years back to get some background for a novel he was writing that included a chapter said in northern New England. If you're planning on reading it for glimpses of my home life, he turned me into a woman and had...
  • Indiana Jones and the last capitalist

    05/23/2008 9:00:39 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies · 188+ views
    http://www.atimes.com ^ | May 24, 2008 | Chan Akya
    Looking at the origins and makeup of the various Indy films, it is clear that the producer-director combination of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg sought to create a James Bond-like character [1]. Even so, there are major differences between Indy and James Bond, starting with the fact that the latter is employed by a government agency with a "license to kill" across national borders. In effect, Bond was the archetypal imperialist figure for whom national boundaries meant nothing as he carried out his government's orders with scant disregard for life and even less for clothing his women. All in all,...
  • Homeless James Bond (video)

    05/08/2008 10:47:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies · 70+ views
    Click on the link.
  • New [James] Bond film title is confirmed

    01/27/2008 5:08:00 PM PST · by yankeedame · 38 replies · 129+ views
    BBC.com ^ | Thursday, 24 January 2008 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Thursday, 24 January 2008, 17:39 GMT New Bond film title is confirmed Daniel Craig helped launch the new film at Pinewood Studios The next James Bond film is to be called Quantum of Solace, producers have confirmed. The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960. Producer Michael Wilson said the film would have "twice as much action" as 2006's Casino Royale, which saw Daniel Craig debut as the iconic secret agent. The next outing, previously known as Bond 22, is partly being shot at Pinewood Studios...
  • New Bond Film Titled `Quantum of Solace'

    01/24/2008 9:07:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 83+ views
    AP ^ | 01.24.08
    "Quantum of Solace" is the title of the new James Bond film, the 22nd Bond adventure. The title was revealed to reporters Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside of London, where the movie is being filmed. Producer Michael G. Wilson said the title, chosen only a few days ago, was taken from a story by Bond creator Ian Fleming that appears in the collection "For Your Eyes Only." "We thought it was an intriguing title and referenced what happened to Bond and what is happening in the film," he said.
  • **TOM HANKS IS JAMES BOND**

    12/25/2007 1:56:07 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 14 replies · 387+ views
    YouTube ^ | DEC. 19th, 2006 | Unknown
    This is a little bit humor for this Christmas. Personally, I think it's brilliant...( tip of the hat to Instapundit & Randy Barnett )...
  • New dual-caliber Israeli rifle could be next Bond star

    11/30/2007 8:54:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 108 replies · 1,644+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov 29, 2007 | YAAKOV KATZ
    New dual-caliber Israeli rifle could be next Bond star By YAAKOV KATZ Actor Daniel Craig might use it in his upcoming James Bond film; it is being touted as the only dual-caliber assault rifle in the world today - and in the coming months, it will hit the international market under the name Micro-Tavor (MTAR). Developed and manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) - a former subsidiary of the government-owned Israel Military Industries - the MTAR is the micro version of the Tavor assault rifle jointly developed by the IDF and IMI as a replacement for the M-16. The Tavor...
  • Lois Maxwell — obituary

    09/30/2007 5:51:40 PM PDT · by dighton · 28 replies · 957+ views
    Lois Maxwell, the Canadian actress who died on Saturday aged 80, played Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond films; although other younger women later took over the part, she was widely regarded as the definitive Moneypenny, M’s spinsterly secretary secretly in love with 007.She was 33 when she screen-tested for Dr No (1962), the first Bond film, and was originally offered the part eventually played by Eunice Grayson, one of Bond’s conquests, seen putting golf balls down the hall of his flat dressed only in his pyjama top.But Lois Maxwell did not regard her legs as her strongest point, and...
  • Bond's definitive Miss Moneypenny dies: BBC

    09/30/2007 5:11:05 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies · 95+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/2007
    LONDON (Reuters) - Lois Maxwell, the Canadian-born actress who was to many fans the definitive Miss Moneypenny in James Bond films, has died in Western Australia aged 80, the BBC reported on Sunday. It said Maxwell, the demur foil to Bond's suave rake in 14 films from 1962's "Dr. No" to 1985's "A View to a Kill," had died in Fremantle Hospital. She had been suffering from cancer. In the Bond films Moneypenny as secretary to Bond's chief M has a flirtatious relationship with the spy, evidently attracted to him but never succumbing to his advances. It was a role...
  • Bond's Miss Moneypenny dies in Australia

    09/30/2007 10:11:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 3,093+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Actress Lois Maxwell, who was known to millions of fans through her role as Miss Moneypenny in a series of Bond movies, has died in Australia, an official said Sunday. She was 80. "She passed away on 29th September at 11:40 pm," a spokeswoman for Fremantle Hospital in western Australia told AFP. The Canadian-born actress had been living in Australia for several years because her son and his family are based there. She first played the character, with whom the ever-charming 007 constantly flirted, alongside Sean Connery in "Dr No" in 1962. She continued to play the...
  • Bond star Lois Maxwell dies at 80

    09/30/2007 7:03:53 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 11 replies · 106+ views
    BBC News web site ^ | September 30, 2007
    Actress Lois Maxwell, who starred as Miss Moneypenny in a string of James Bond movies, has died aged 80. Maxwell starred alongside Sir Sean Connery in Bond's first movie outing, Dr No, in 1962. She played the role until 1985's A View To A Kill with Sir Roger Moore, who told the BBC she had been a "great asset" to the early Bond movies. A spokesperson for Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia, said she died there on Saturday evening.
  • Science Proves Sean Connery Is Bond, James Bond

    03/08/2007 9:48:17 AM PST · by Millee · 64 replies · 679+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/8/07 | Staff
    Science has spoken and the results are shocking, positively shocking. Psychologists at two U.K. universities have determined that Sean Connery most closely resembles the vision author Ian Fleming had in mind when he created his British spy James Bond, according to a report in the London Telegraph. Rob Jenkins of the University of Glasgow and Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire created a composite image using all of the actors that Fleming himself said in 1961 had the right facial structure to be his 007 hero. The technique — called prototyping — combined photographs of Stewart Granger, Richard Burton,...
  • Roosevelt Years (Serb that warned Hoover on possible attack on Pearl Harbour)

    The British double agent Dusko Popov, who reputedly inspired Ian Fleming’s creation of James Bond, was approached by the Germans to become their spy. Popov did so, but reported everything he did to the British. When the Germans sent Popov to set up a large spy ring in the U.S., he was asked to gather some very provocative information for the Japanese. The Japanese request, called the "Japanese questionnaire," involved a lot of extremely specific information about Hawaii and Pearl Harbor. British Intelligence and Popov came to the conclusion in August of 1941 that the Japanese were preparing an invasion...
  • SERVANT OF EMPIRE ... Mark Steyn

    12/02/2006 8:47:22 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies · 892+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Dec 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Contemplating the cover of “The Man Who Saved Britain”—Sean Connery, wearing a tuxedo and a sadistic smile, caressing his cheek with his Walther PPK, as a nubile underclad 1960s dolly bird somewhere down at crotch-height nuzzles against his upper thigh… Where was I? Oh, yes. Bond, James Bond. Contemplating the cover of “The Man Who Saved Britain,” you’re struck by the apparent ingenuity of Simon Winder’s concept: It is weird, when you think about it, that the great enduring iconic figure of the Cold War, the very embodiment of the espionage profession, should be a Brit. The country was, after...
  • CRAIG WANTS GAY BOND SCENE

    11/29/2006 1:17:04 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 160 replies · 6,272+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 11/29/2006
    CRAIG WANTS GAY BOND SCENE DANIEL CRAIG is urging movie bosses to revolutionise the JAMES BOND franchise by including a gay scene involving the superspy in the follow-up to CASINO ROYALE. The heart-throb actor has also reportedly told studio chiefs he is prepared to film a full frontal nude scene to please both his male and female admirers. He says, "Why not? I think in this day and age, fans would have accepted it." "I mean, look at (British TV series) DOCTOR WHO - that has had gay scenes in it and no one blinks an eye." 29/11/2006 07:42
  • Penguins romp over Bond at Box Office

    11/26/2006 11:46:01 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 15 replies · 834+ views
    Yahoo Movie News ^ | 11/26/06 | AP
    A dancing penguin was king of the Thanksgiving birds among movie-goers. The animated penguin romp "Happy Feet" remained the No. 1 movie with $37.9 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, while the James Bond adventure "Casino Royale" stayed in second place with $31 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Over the Wednesday-to-Sunday holiday period, "Happy Feet," from Warner Bros., took in $51.5 million while Sony's "Casino Royale" did $45.1 million. Disney's thriller "Deja Vu," starring Denzel Washington as a police officer bouncing back in time to try to prevent a deadly ferry explosion, led new movies with $20.8...
  • New James Bond 007 CASINO ROYAL Film Critique

    11/17/2006 3:01:32 PM PST · by Jmouse007 · 95 replies · 4,226+ views
    I just returned from Casino Royal, all I can say is O U T S T A N D I N G! Don't miss seeing this on the silver screen. It was nice for the franchise to get back to basics after all of the gimmicks, bad one liners and predictable plots/scripts. The action is intense, Bond gets "shaken not stirred". He actually bleeds and has scars for quite a while after his encounters with people bent on his destruction (I don't even want to tell you what the other guys look like) and there are enough twists and turns...
  • 007 ALERT: Bond Beats Chinese CensorsPic First in Franchise To Get Bigscreen Release

    11/16/2006 3:01:39 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies · 2,954+ views
    Variety ^ | Wed., Nov. 15, 2006 | By CLIFFORD COONAN
    James Bond appears to have won over one of his toughest adversaries yet - China's film censor. The Film Board has passed 007's latest outing "Casino Royale" for release in China - the first time Ian Fleming's master spy has been seen in Chinese cinemas. Pic will screen on January 30th, according to Sony Pictures in China. "We are extremely pleased that the film has passed and expect it to be one of the highest grossing films next year in China," said Li Chow, Sony Pictures' general manager in China. Chinese auds are familiar with 007 through pirated copies, but...
  • The Metrosexual Bond (Debbie Schlussel Thumbs Down On "Casino Royale" Alert)

    11/10/2006 6:55:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,219+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 11/09/2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    Just got back from seeing, "Casino Royale," the new James Bond movie, the 21st installment. My reaction: Bring back Sean Connery . . . . Bring back Roger Moore . . . . Bring back George Lazenby . . . . Bring back almost anybody (but not Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan). This new dude, Daniel Craig, just doesn't cut it. He's DULL. No charisma, no charm, no suavity and debonaireness. Too old and haggard looking. And he's way too thin (scrawny) and small (hair's too short and ears stick out, too--like Alfred E. Neuman). Very blah. Not sexy. Nice...
  • First look at new Ford Mondeo that features in Casino Royale (007)

    09/29/2006 11:59:26 PM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 875+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 09/29/2006
    James Bond fans should prepare to be shaken and stirred. The normally suave secret agent, with a passion for Aston Martins and martini, seems to have developed some distinctly middleclass tastes. In the forthcoming 007 movie Casino Royale, actor Daniel Craig temporarily abandons his £200,000 supercar for the new £20,000 Ford Mondeo - reports ThisIsLondon. The original Mondeo had its first facelift in 1996, with a new version in 2000 and the fourth generation is due to hit showrooms in 2007. The latest edition has been given a new styling and a high quality interior - but sadly for 007...
  • Connery 'best Bond of all time'

    09/24/2006 7:29:41 PM PDT · by Panerai · 53 replies · 578+ views
    BBC News ^ | 09/24/2006
    Sir Sean Connery has been voted the best James Bond of all time in a magazine poll. Pierce Brosnan was placed second in the survey of 3,000 readers by SFX magazine, followed by Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby. "Connery is the still the ultimate 007," said SFX editor Dave Bradley, who added: "New Bond Daniel Craig has very tough acts to follow." Craig's first film as Bond, Casino Royale, opens on 17 November. The 21st official Bond movie is based on the first of Ian Fleming's celebrated spy novels. SFX voters named Sir Sean's 1964 outing, Goldfinger,...
  • Craig signs for second Bond film

    07/21/2006 1:15:01 PM PDT · by Panerai · 24 replies · 964+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/21/2006
    Daniel Craig will play James Bond for a second time, with a new film set to be released in May 2008, producers say. The actor, who was chosen to replace Pierce Brosnan in the 007 role last year, has faced criticism from some fans for having blond hair. But Bond producer Barbara Broccoli praised him for "portraying, with emotional complexity, a darker and edgier 007". Craig, 38, will make his Bond debut in Casino Royale, due out in November. Big break He is the sixth actor to play the British secret agent after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy...
  • Why marriage is good medicine for men

    06/18/2006 3:59:27 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 143 replies · 2,854+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 18, 2006 | Gail Sheehy
    The biggest fiction behind James Bond is that the fantasy master spy and world-class heartbreaker lived past 40-something. It’s not just the death traps and vodka martinis, or even the three packs of cigarettes a day, that would have shortened his life. His naked ring finger would have too. Because real men need wives. Consider the data: Married men—regardless of age, sex, race, income or education—consistently have been found to be healthier than men who are single, divorced or widowed. This so-called “marriage benefit” begins to kick in right after the wedding, then builds. Husbands ages 18 to 44 are...
  • From Russia with agent 90-60-90

    06/11/2006 2:36:52 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 1,445+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | June 11, 2006 | MURDO MACLEOD
    RUSSIA has come up with its own answer to James Bond in the shape of a glamorous all-action female spy.The blockbuster film Beautiful is due to be released this autumn - at the same time as Daniel Craig makes his debut as 007 in Casino Royale - and is being seen as part of an attempt to lift the nation's confidence and improve the battered reputation of its security services. The Russian media have already styled the film and the action heroine as their post-communist equivalent to Bond. In a play on his 007 code name, the actress has been...
  • [Sean] Connery feted for iconic 007 and 50-year career

    06/09/2006 11:15:51 PM PDT · by sully777 · 42 replies · 928+ views
    Reuters/ ^ | Fri Jun 9, 2006 6:53pm ET | By Alexandria Sage
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With jokes about haggis, kilts and brogues, Hollywood paid tribute to Scotland's Sean Connery, and the man who first uttered the famous line, "Bond, James Bond," accepted the honor by doing a Scottish jig. The 75-year-old actor, whose portrayal of Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 made him one of Hollywood's leading heartthrobs, was feted on Thursday night as the 34th recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. Connery did a quick jig as he mounted the stage of the Kodak Theater after guests applauded a montage of film scenes from his 50-year career. "I'm...
  • Aston Martin DBS Unveiled (007's New Car)

    05/05/2006 8:54:39 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 54 replies · 1,989+ views
    MI6 ^ | 05/05/06 | MI6
    Aston Martin DBS Unveiled 5th May 2006 Aston Martin have officially unveiled the new DBS model which James Bond will be driving in the forthcoming film "Casino Royale". Design Director, Marek Reichman, said: “This car encapsulates a link between our elegant DB9 road car and the powerful DBR9 race car. It signals an evolutionary development of Aston Martin’s world renowned style and elegance. While hinting at our future design direction, the DBS also has very clear links with our heritage – it is instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin.” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez added: “The DBS...
  • Movie Trailer New James Bond: Casino Royale

    05/02/2006 5:27:22 AM PDT · by Panerai · 11 replies · 671+ views
    VideoJunkyard ^ | 05/02/2006
    Link to movie trailer to upcoming James Bond movie: Casino Royale (french version, 59sec.)
  • Bond girl Rosamund Pike - `Brosnan was no kisser`

    04/15/2006 4:35:36 AM PDT · by Panerai · 23 replies · 2,112+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 04/11/2006
    Rosamund Pike is relieved she doesn't have to appear in any more James Bond movies - as she couldn't stand kissing Pierce Brosnan. The Die Another Day star admits the former 007 actor's smooches left a lot to be desired - reports the Irish Examiner. She says: "I'm filming a smaller independent film called Fracture and I have to kiss a fabulous actor called Ryan Gosling. He's a great kisser - it's so different from my first on-screen kiss with Pierce." The comments follow yesterday's admission from Pike that she pretends to be someone else in public to avoid the...
  • MoD to fight terror - Bond-style

    04/09/2006 11:58:36 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 487+ views
    UK Times ^ | April 10, 2006 | Sean O'Neill
    Like Q-branch in the films, a new centre will develop hi-tech gadgets to help thwart extremists AN ELITE squad of scientists — the real-life equivalent of James Bond’s Q Branch — has been enlisted as Britain’s latest force in the fight against international terrorism. The team of experts, which will operate from a new laboratory at the Ministry of Defence’s secret research centre at Porton Down, Wiltshire, will develop gadgetry and weaponry to counter the terrorist threat. The 15 key experts who will initially staff the Counter-Terrorism Science and Technology Centre will co-ordinate Britain’s scientific response to attacks such as...
  • Daniel Craig contracted as 007 until 2012 according to BBC

    03/19/2006 3:59:15 PM PST · by Panerai · 39 replies · 805+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 03/17/2006
    According to a video report from BBC News, Daniel Craig is under contract to play James Bond until 2012. With an average gap between films of two years, that could mean Craig shoots at least a further three 007 movies after "Casino Royale". Sean Connery squeezed in 5 movies in 6 years in his initial run as 007, Roger Moore bonded 7 times in 13 years, and Pierce Brosnan managed four films in 8 years.
  • Daniel Craig demands beauty products for pampering

    03/01/2006 7:07:47 PM PST · by Panerai · 11 replies · 369+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 03/01/2006
    You'd never catch James Bond having a manicure, but actor Daniel Craig certainly likes to pamper himself - reports ITN. While Bond is fast cars, guns and girls, Daniel Craig is nail files, baby lotion and wet wipes. Dan has shocked workers on new 007 movie Casino Royal by asking for beauty products to be delivered to his trailer. While these demands are slightly feminine, there is nothing ladylike about Dan's body - according to two women who broke into his trailer when he was naked! Dan is sure to have got the fright of his life when the pair...
  • 'James Bond' Director Escapes Prostitution Charges

    02/24/2006 11:40:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies · 556+ views
    12WHAM-TV ^ | February 24, 2006
    Prostitution charges against former 'James Bond' director Lee Tamahori have been dropped after he pleaded no contest to criminal trespass charges. The 'Die Another Day' director was arrested in Hollywood last month after he approached an undercover vice cop and offered to perform a sex act for money. Tamahori was dressed in drag at the time. In court Thursday morning, Tamahori, who was not in attendance, was placed on three years probation and ordered to attend an AIDS education course. He must also perform 15 days community service.
  • Daniel Craig has problems driving Bond`s classic DB5 during shooting

    02/24/2006 10:49:20 AM PST · by Panerai · 150 replies · 2,656+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 02/23/2006
    Daniel Craig stunned James Bond bosses when he couldn't drive 007's classic car - reports LSE. Filmmakers had transported Bond's original Aston Martin DB5 to the Bahamas to shoot new movie 'Casino Royale'. But the star confessed he didn't have a license to drive the manual car, which Sean Connery drove when he played the dashing spy. The 39-year-old reportedly said: "Er... I don't do gears." An insider is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "They've started shooting here and are using the old DB5, which is absolutely sensational. It was shipped over and was ready to go...
  • James Bond name used to sell condoms in China

    02/16/2006 7:21:55 PM PST · by Panerai · 36 replies · 532+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 02/16/2006
    Global rubber products group Ansell has turned to one of the world's can-do men in its quest to crack the Chinese condom market — James Bond 007. Ansell has paid $US18 million ($A24.7 million) for a 75 per cent stake in condom distributor Jissbon (Wuhan) Sanitary Products, and has an option over the rest - reports The Age. Jissbon is a Chinese translation of James Bond, Ansell chief executive Doug Tough said yesterday. Apart from revealing Ansell's assault on the Chinese market, Mr Tough also reported another strong result and dividend for the former Pacific Dunlop, although the bottom line...
  • Casino Royale press conference scheduled for today - supporting cast expected to be unveiled

    02/15/2006 6:17:02 AM PST · by Panerai · 14 replies · 480+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 02/15/2006
    As the first phase of Casino Royale production wraps in the Czech Republic, a press conference is scheduled to be held today ahead of the move to the Bahamas. A James Bond press conference is skedded today at Prague's Barrandov Studios, where the Martin Campbell-directed pic has been shooting - reports Variety. Though Sony claims no casting will be announced, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson could use the occasion to unveil its long-awaited supporting cast. But the studio, along with some of the talent's reps, claim nothing's been decided. Even so, the producers are apparently deciding on a...
  • 'Shock' at new Bond plot

    02/14/2006 7:13:29 AM PST · by tlb · 77 replies · 2,140+ views
    www.thisislondon.com ^ | 14 February 2006 | By This is London
    The family of a Brazilian man shot dead after being mistaken for a terrorist are "shocked" that his killing is to be reportedly mirrored in the plot of the next James Bond blockbuster According to reports, a leaked script reveals that Bond kills an unarmed bomb suspect, only to find it was the wrong man. Bond, played by Daniel Craig, 37, tries to clear his name after CCTV footage of the death is broadcast worldwide. Asad Rehman, spokesman for the de Menezes family, said: "If you can imagine what it must feel like, to think in a year or two's...
  • 'James Bond' Director Tamahori Arrested (Hollyweird alert)

    02/03/2006 4:07:28 AM PST · by Frank T · 16 replies · 413+ views
    Home News Tribune & AP ^ | February 3, 2006
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "James Bond" director Lee Tamahori was ordered to appear in court Feb. 24 following his arrest for allegedly approaching an undercover police officer and offering to perform a sex act for money, authorities said Thursday. Tamahori's directing credits include Pierce Brosnan's 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day" and last year's "xXx: State of the Union," starring Ice Cube and Samuel L. Jackson. City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said the director was dressed in a black wig and off-the-shoulder dress when he approached an undercover police officer in Hollywood on Jan. 8 and offered to perform...
  • N. Zealand filmmaker arrested in drag in US prostitution sting (The new James Bond)

    02/02/2006 5:59:48 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 63 replies · 1,551+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/2/06 | AFP
    New Zealand filmmaker Lee Tamahori, who directed the James Bond movie "Die Another Day," has been arrested in a Hollywood prostitution sting while dressed in drag. Tamahori, 55, was arrested on January 8 when he allegedly sought sex with an undercover policeman while clad in women's clothes, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court. "Mr Tamahori was arrested for soliciting. I can confirm he was dressed in women's clothing at the time of the arrest," Officer Jason Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Prosecutors confirmed they had filed two misdemeanour charges against the...
  • Producers of Brokeback Mountain Buy Rights to James Bond Series- Humor PG-13

    01/30/2006 5:17:21 PM PST · by Rockitz · 10 replies · 421+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 29 January 2006 | Rockitz
    Hollywood (AP)- In an effort to destroy one of the last bastions of machismo in the cinema, the producers of Brokeback Mountain have obtained the rights to the James Bond series and are engaged in the long term development of a number of films based on prior releases of the popular series. Using the formula developed in Oscar-favorite Brokeback Mountain, the producers will introduce the James' Wand 007 collection with the working titles as follows: 1. Dr. Yes, yes, yes. (1962) 2. To Russia With Doug (1963) 3. Goldstinger (1964) 4. Thunderballs (1965) 5. You Only Came Twice (1967) 6....
  • Russia marvels at high-tech 'spy stone'

    01/27/2006 6:23:17 AM PST · by A. Pole · 16 replies · 1,753+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Thu Jan 26, 2006
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fake stone alleged to have been used by British spies to communicate with Moscow agents was a "wonder" of technology that cost tens of millions of pounds (dollars), Russia's FSB security service said on Thursday. FSB spokesman Sergei Ignatchenko praised the high-tech spy stone, which would look at home in a James Bond film, and listed its extraordinary qualities. The stone was revealed by the FSB on Sunday in a television programme that apparently showed four British spies using it as a dead letter drop. "This is like space technology in its qualities. You could throw...
  • Tabloids name Thandie Newton as the new Bond Girl

    01/27/2006 2:47:27 PM PST · by Panerai · 63 replies · 2,315+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 01/26/2006
    Earlier in the month, UK newspaper The Daily Mirror claimed Thandie Newton had screentested for a Bond girl role for the forthcoming film Casino Royale. Several sources later confirmed that Newton had been tested opposite Daniel Craig, the new James Bond 007. Today, rival newspaper The Sun claims she has been cast as Vesper Lynd in the movie, which is scheduled to open in theatres November 17th 2006. According to the report, "The Sun can reveal [Thandie Newton] is the new Bond babe. She will star opposite Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, James Bond’s 21st big screen venture. Thandie, 33,...
  • The Voice behind the Stone (MI6 Spy scandal - fake?)

    01/24/2006 7:27:17 AM PST · by b2stealth · 7 replies · 641+ views
    "..caught red-handed financing a number of nongovernmental organizations.." "..the Russian special services offered us material that we evaluated as unambiguously sensational and exclusive. Do you think that, if the BBC received footage on which it was convincingly proved that four of our agents were working in London, that they wouldn't have aired it? " "The main crime of the British intelligence agents seems to be that their connections to Russian human rights organizations." http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?idr=527&id=643044 http://www.kommersant.ru/doc.html?docId=643044
  • James Bond car sold for over £1m

    01/21/2006 12:09:48 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 16 replies · 575+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/21/06 | n/a
    James Bond car sold for over £1m Bond's car comes with a series of special features An Aston Martin car driven by James Bond in Goldfinger and Thunderball has been sold in auction for more than £1m. The legendary 1965 DB5 model, complete with a host of high-tech gadgets, went under the hammer in Phoenix, Arizona. Driven by Sean Connery, the car boasts built-in Browning machine guns, tyre slashers, an oil slick ejector and a retractable rear bullet-proof screen. It was bought for $2,090,000 by a European collector. When last sold in 1970, it fetched £5,000. 'So exciting' Before the...
  • Byrne's Bond mission (Byrne, Rose Byrne)

    01/16/2006 2:00:00 PM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies · 437+ views
    News from Austalia ^ | 01/16/06 | From Sydney Confidential
    SHE famously snogged Brad Pitt in Troy, but now beautiful Balmain girl Rose Byrne has her eyes on another prize - James Bond. Byrne, who returned to Sydney to spend Christmas with Aussie actor boyfriend Brendan Cowell, will this week sign on the dotted line to take the role turned down by Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron. She is set to be unveiled as the next Bond girl this week after final auditions closed last week for the remake of Casino Royale. And while the London-based 26-year-old was one of four starlets vying to play opposite Daniel Craig as spy...