February 18, 2006 |
The new James Bond now has his Bond Girl. Eva Green, whose screen credits include Bernardo Bertolucci's erotic drama "The Dreamers," will costar as the enticing Vesper Lynd in "Casino Royale" opposite Daniel Craig. Craig is making his debut appearance as Bond in the film. Directed by Martin Campbell, "Casino Royale" is expected to be in theaters Nov. 17.
October 13, 2005 |
It's Craig, Daniel Craig. Little by little, news is leaking out that British-born actor Daniel Craig will be tapped to play James Bond in "Casino Royale," the 21st installment in the multibillion-dollar film franchise based on the popular Ian Fleming novels featuring that debonair spy, Agent 007. The blond-haired Craig, 37, will be the sixth Bond -- and first blond Bond.
September 3, 2006 |
Between shaken martinis over the years, James Bond has saved the planet from the evils of Ernst Blofeld, Dr. No and Hugo Drax. Now, the British secret service agent has a new mission: to secure Hollywood's box-office rebound this year -- a particularly challenging task because there's a new man in the tuxedo. Hitting theaters in November, "Casino Royale," the 21st Bond film, is considered the front-runner in this year's all-important holiday box-office derby.
November 20, 2006 |
The new man in the James Bond penguin suit was a box-office hit, but it was the dancing penguins that stole the show this weekend. Families flocked to Warner Bros.' "Happy Feet," buying $42.3 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada for the animated musical about Antarctic penguins, according to Sunday's studio estimate. Close behind was "Casino Royale," with Daniel Craig taking over the role of British secret agent 007 from Pierce Brosnan. It came in second with a gross of $40.
November 5, 2006 |
IT'S somewhat odd that Martin Campbell, director of the 21st James Bond installment that opens Nov. 17, describes "Casino Royale" as "the perfect opportunity to reboot the series and go back to basics." Reboot? The Bond franchise was hardly stalled, at least not financially. In 2002, "Die Another Day" starring Pierce Brosnan grossed $432 million worldwide, the most any Bond movie has earned since 007 first appeared on screen 44 years ago.
November 12, 2006 |
THERE has always been something adolescent about 007. Sure, Britain's best-known secret agent occasionally bears the fate of the free world on his deltoids. What he hasn't shouldered, as he's whizzed from one adventure to another over the last 44 years, is the ordinary responsibilities and commitments of a modern adult male.