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Watch: New 'Skyfall' TV Spot Gives First Look At Javier Bardem, Plus See James Bond's Royal Olympics Cameo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 28, 2012 7:55 AM
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Given that it was masterminded by filmmaker Danny Boyle, one shouldn't have been surprised by the presence of a number of movie clips and icons throughout last night's opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Clips from "A Matter Of Life And Death" and Boyle's own "Trainspotting," appearances from Mary Poppins and Voldemort were all in the mix (we'll have a full review of the event up soon). But what would a British opening ceremony be without an appearance from the country's most iconic character: James Bond himself.

Daniel Craig & Ola Rapace Beat City Traffic With Dirt Bikes In New Look At Sam Mendes' 'Skyfall'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 18, 2012 8:45 AM
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Four years after the disappointment of "Quantum Of Solace," the Bond franchise is set to return with a bang this fall when Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" is unveiled. With a script by John Logan, Roger Deakins as DoP and an exciting cast that sees regulars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench joined by names such as Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney Helen McCrory and Ben Whishaw as well as new Bond girls Berenice Marhole and Naomie Harris, the promised standalone feature is gearing up to be the most anticipated 007 film of recent time.

First Image Of Ben Whishaw As Q In 'Skyfall'; Don't Worry, James Bond Will Still Drink Martinis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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Nerd alert! While Q in the James Bond run of films has mostly been dominated by the classy Britishness of Desmond Llewelyn, and later the John Cleese-ness of John Cleese, for the character's return to the franchise for the first time since "Die Another Day," Sam Mendes has gone a different route.

007 Hits The Runway: James Bond Pics For Omega Watches Plus Costume Design Video Blog

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 12, 2012 10:19 AM
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There are a handful of things we can expect from every 007 movie: a new credit sequence song, a bevy of beautiful women, a worldly adventure in expensive-looking locales and heavy marketing tie-ins. The Heineken promotion for "Skyfall" has already drawn some light and somewhat misguided controversy, but of course it doesn't end there.

Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 4, 2012 8:22 AM
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It's about six weeks to go before "The Dark Knight Rises" hits, closing up Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy, and likely marking the end of the first act of his career (it's easy to forget that the director is only 41 -- a couple of decades younger than most of his A-list competition). Given that the film is a guaranteed hit, and it's off the back of "Inception," the most personal film of the director's career that also happened to make $800 million worldwide, the world is the director's oyster, as far as what comes next -- whatever he would like to make, he'll be given a handsome sum to do exactly that.

Watch: Trailer For Sam Mendes' New James Bond Film 'Skyfall' Starring Daniel Craig

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 4:32 AM
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The stakes have arguably never been higher for James Bond. 007 came roaring back in the form of Daniel Craig with "Casino Royale" in 2006, and the film was the most successful of the franchise to date, and one of the most acclaimed. But two years later, the rushed, messy, poorly directed "Quantum of Solace" arrived, and while it outgrossed its predecessor in the U.S, it fell short worldwide, and got poor reviews. Furthermore, the property was then thrown into turmoil by the bankruptcy of its parent studio, MGM. So in any year, a return for Bond would have a lot riding on it, but given that 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the franchise with "Dr. No," success seems to be even more crucial.

First Teaser Poster For Sam Mendes' 007 Movie 'Skyfall' Arrives, Plays On Classic Bond Imagery

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 12:09 PM
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Bond is back. Of course, Bond has been been back 21 times since "Dr. No" kicked cinema's longest-running continuous franchise off fifty years ago, but the financial difficulties of MGM seemed to be one of Ian Fleming's superspies most deadly foes. Fortunately, Bond survived, as he always done, and his latest entry, "Skyfall," is the most anticipated we can remember, thanks to a script from "Hugo" writer John Logan, Oscar-winner Sam Mendes in the director's chair, and a cast that includes Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Albert Finney backing up Daniel Craig as the movies' secret agent.

24th James Bond Film Now Slated For A 2014 Release, But Will Daniel Craig Return?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 3:28 PM
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It has been a long four years since we last had James Bond saving the world on the big screen. Throughout the history of the franchise, the producers have generally stuck to a new Bond film every two years, though there have been hiccups along the way (the longest gap was six years between "License To Kill" and "GoldenEye"). But it looks like with the motor back and running, Eon Productions aren't going to be wasting any more time.

5 Things We Learned About New James Bond Film 'Skyfall' From The Latest Issue Of Empire Magazine

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 26, 2012 9:02 AM
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, the longest-running and arguably most successful (although Harry Potter might have pipped in in total gross in recent years) film series of all time. So it's appropriate that Ian Fleming's character, currently played by Daniel Craig, is returning to the screen for the first time in four years, after being mired in MGM's financial difficulties for some time.

Daniel Craig On The Heineken/'Skyfall' Relationship: "It’s Unfortunate But That’s How It Is"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2012 2:45 PM
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Is multi-tiered corporate sponsorship the way of the future for cinema? Will it go beyond basic product placement and something more nefarious that seeps deep into the narrative of the picture? Will Taco Bell burritos with a deliciously disgusting Doritos taco shell become a plot point in "Transformers 4"? Undoubtedly you've heard about the sponsorship deal the new 007 film "Skyfall" made with Dutch beer conglomerate Heineken -- a relationship thought of dubious to most fans of James Bond because of the secret agent's well-renowned love of martinis, not Dutch beer. 

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