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.
July 28, 2006 |
Chris Cornell, frontman of the rock band Audioslave, will record the theme song for the James Bond film "Casino Royale." Cornell's song, "You Know My Name," will open the movie, which marks Daniel Craig's debut as Agent 007. It is set to open Nov. 17. Cornell, 42, is a former singer and guitarist with Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. He joins a list of Bond vocalists that includes Paul McCartney, Madonna, Sheryl Crow and Shirley Bassey.
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.
February 4, 2005 |
Help wanted: Secret agent with youthful appearance. Must have a taste for dry martinis, voluptuous women, and look dashing in a tux. Martial arts knowledge, ability to operate lethal gadgets a plus. Contact MGM. The worldwide search for an actor to play Agent 007 is about to get underway now that MGM has signed Martin Campbell to direct "Casino Royale," the 21st film in the Bond franchise.