'Skyfall' is finally making its US debut this week, but it's already gone above and beyond at the UK box office. Since its October premiere overseas, the latest James Bond flick has surpassed the country's sales of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' and has blown away the last two Daniel Craig-led Bond films, and the hopes are even higher for its release here.
But what if our current 007 actor wasn't around to bask in the success of 'Skyfall' (or 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace,' for that matter)? Despite the film's successes, talk has recently shifted to Craig as he revealed that he -- how can we put this delicately? -- kind of hates portraying James Bond.
This interview with 'Skyfall' star Naomie Harris could be filled with spoilers...but it's not. Even though I had seen the film, the actress was still very protective of the movie and her role and refused to discuss specifics. But Naomie Harris is not just another pretty face in the Bond universe.
I sat down with the actress in New York City to talk about 'Skyfall,' keeping secrets and the potential for a spinoff.
With the 23rd James Bond movie 'Skyfall' premiering in the US this Friday, we've come to realize that Mr. 007 has given guys a lot to be jealous of during his 50 years on the big screen. Not only does he get paid to travel the world in first-class lux
Well, that's one hell of a way to follow up James Bond. While 'Skyfall' has yet to even hit US theaters, already smashing box-office records and reviews across the globe, director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan have already lined up their next project together. The duo is currently shopping around a period piece vampire hunting drama with shades of 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,' but what kind of twist will the pair put on the material?
'Skyfall' is a movie very much intended to return James Bond to his classic roots; roots established by actors like Sean Connery. Connery hasn't starred in a movie since 2003's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' (what a disappointing way to go out...) but his almost ten-year retirement almost ended with a role opposite the character that made him famous.
We live in a world where an iPad is considered obsolete six months after its introduced. How does a character like James Bond, who made his first appearance on screen (officially anyway) fifty years ago, remain relevant in 2012? That is what the unusually thoughtful new Bond picture, 'Skyfall,' seeks to find out.
This twenty-third Bond film (officially anyway) contains all the franchise's requisite elements and characters -- including a few that were excluded from the last couple installments. It is thrilling, sexy, and beautifully photographed. There are chases and sex scenes and elaborate fights, and at one point Bond drives a motorcycle onto a train because that looks a lot cooler than just getting on at the station. But 'Skyfall' also contains some sincere contemplation of what Bond means to the world half a century after his introduction. The 007 franchise has outlasted five leading actors, along with countless supporting players and their replacements, not to mention the entire geopolitical environment that birthed Ian Fleming's gentleman spy. Why is he still here? What are we still watching for?
While the latest James Bond flick 'Skyfall' inches closer to its November 9 release date, we've only just received word that one of its co-writers John Logan will be returning to pen the script for the next movie in the franchise. Though the storyline for 'Bond 24,' planned for a late 2014 release, is under wraps, we've just learned another piece of information that reportedly links the next two James Bond movies together.
Some of us are lucky enough to have seen 'Skyfall' already; indeed, it can safely be said that it earns the hype it's receiving as one of the best Bond movies ever. Just thrilling entertainment from start to finish. Part of its power stems from a complex, incisive, character-driven screenplay, and it looks like the Bond producers are well aware of that, as they've just hired one of the writers back for the next installment.
'Skyfall' is only a few weeks away; can you feel the palpable excitement? The Sam Mendes-directed film is garnering some of the best reviews any James Bond flick has ever received, and to help amp up the anticipation, we've got a new clip to share with you.
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