James Bond 23 Announcement

The Mantis

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The long awaited press conference to confirm principal photography on James Bond 23 is confirmed for Thursday November 3rd 2011 at 11:45 London time.
The Director and “key members of the cast” will be in attendance – along with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Although it looks like it was intended to be a private affair, journalists and bloggers quickly spread the news via twitter.
It is likely that many casting rumors will be confirmed at the conference, and some fans are expecting a title to be announced

As ever the British Bond site MI6 is offering what looks to be great coverage of the Bond event of the year.
Take a look at MI6 live blog who will be updating with news and views from the events in central London on 3rd November at 11:45AM GMT.

Bond 23 Press Conference - MI6 Live Blog :: Bond 23 (2012) - The 23rd James Bond 007 Film :: MI6
NICE! Sam Mendes is directing! I hope this bodes well for the editing, too. QoS had potential, but was so confusingly edited.
EON Productions confirms the 23rd James Bond film is SKYFALL, plus cast, crew and the first plot synopsis is revealed...

Official SKYFALL Announcement
3rd November 2011
Press Release
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today presented the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, entitled SKYFALL. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012.

Joining Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Director Sam Mendes were members of the cast of SKYFALL, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.

In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

"We're so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct SKYFALL and be working once again with Daniel Craig. We've a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure," said Wilson and Broccoli.

The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar® nominee who previously shot the films Jarhead and Revolutionary Road for Mendes. The Production Designer is Oscar® winner Dennis Gassner, who previously designed Quantum of Solace and collaborated with Mendes on the films Road to Perdition and Jarhead. The Editor is Stuart Baird, A.C.E., whose many credits include Casino Royale. Jany Temime, whose many credits include the Harry Potter series, In Bruges, and Children of Men, is the Costume Designer. Action specialist Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director. Gary Powell is Stunt Co-ordinator, Chris Corbould is SFX Supervisor and Steve Begg is Visual Effects Supervisor, all of whom have worked on previous Bond films.

The 23rd James Bond film, "Bond 23", will commence principal photography in November 2011 for a UK release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November 9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's 23rd adventure in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. Five-time 007 composer David Arnold will score James Bond's 23rd official on-screen adventure.

It it will be the longest gap between Bond movies without a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the EON Productions series of James Bond films
Wow. That sounds like a TERRIFIC cast. Good to see the Casino Royale editor is back, too. I haven't seen either Jarhead or Revolutionary Road, but I've enjoyed what Sam Mendes films I've seen. Alexander Witt's IMDB page lists a TON of second-unit director gigs on action films, including Casino Royale (which, I thought, was a fantastic film).

All in all, it sound like this one has a lot of potential off the bat. Here's hoping it matches and exceeds that potential!
I despised American Beauty, but loved Road to Perdition and Away We Go. All in all, I'm interested to see where he takes Bond. I'm glad to see them making another one.
Is Jeffrey Wright going to be Felix Lighter? I would rather not have Felix in this one than a new actor. I hate that. I wish Ed Norton was in the Avengers.
Would be cool if they could go back and into the end credits in the movies that don't have it, the line "James Bond will return in ______"
I wonder if the character of Q is back for this installment, and if so, who's playing him.

I heard a rumor- so take it with a grain of salt- that they approached Rowan Atkinson. He's been in a Bond film before-- and you know, if he played it STRAIGHT (ie, not like Mr Bean) then I could actually see it working
I've never watched or listened to a movie announcement press conference before. It's kind of strange to even have one with all the unanswered questions. I'm all for secrecy too. I just wonder what direction they are taking with this next Bond film. The Quantum organization was setup like a SPECTRE type group. As this next movie is a stand alone entry but with two strong actors as potential bad guys. One would think that they should be part of Quantum. Or will they destroy Quantum in the opening scenes? I hope that Ralph Fiennes isn't wasted in this movie. A real bad guy has been missing from the Bond series for a while now.
Alright! Big fan of 007 since I was kid. Started off when my parents took me to see [Sir] Roger Moore. Many thanks for sharing.
I'm hoping we get the initial gun barrel sequence this go round....

I'm also hoping this will finally trigger the release of the rest of the blu rays
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