Many modern audiences wouldn't necessarily remember the name 'Barbarella,' perhaps even confusing her with Pamela Anderson's ill-fated action heroine 'Barb Wire' (not that we know from experience), but the character made famous by Jane Fonda is poised to return in a big way. New reports suggest that universally acclaimed 'Skyfall' writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have signed on to develop a new TV series based on the classic heroine, but will the new 'Barbarella' prove a little too retro for modern audiences? New details inside!
Yesterday we brought you the news that Adele will be appearing at the 2013 Oscars to perform the Best Original Song nominated "Skyfall." But now there’s even bigger James Bond news to share: it’s looking like every actor who has portrayed the classic character are set to appear on stage together for the first time ever to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond. This calls for a martini!
As the Academy prepares to pay tribute to James Bond during next month's 2013 Oscar ceremony, the show's producers recently announced that one of the movie franchise's most memorable songs, the nominated "Skyfall," will be performed on stage by Adele. We are already marking this down as a "must see" moment of the night.
With 'Skyfall' now the highest grossing Bond film in the history of the fifty year franchise, director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan are on top of the world. But how do you follow up a critically acclaimed action film that managed to gross more than $1 billion at the international box office? How about a TV series inspired Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein.'
Though the 2013 Oscar nominations won't be announced until next week, today the Producers Guild of America announced their nominees for best picture, best animated film, and best long form television show, and though all the Oscar favorites were included, there were some surprise nominations, like that of the James Bond film 'Skyfall.'
Well, now we know why the box office was so incredibly light last week: everyone was waiting to see things this week! Although 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' clung to the top spot for the third week in a row, it was a very tight race, with only $4 million separating the top three films.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour
Was there ever any doubt that 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' was going to dominate this weekend? Heck, it's probably going to dominate next weekend, too. If audiences embrace it like they did 'Lord of the Rings,' it may even dominate the week after that. The big question now is whether or not Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth will make a bunch of money, but exactly how many bunches.
There's no use beating around the bush here -- this was a pretty dull weekend at the box office. There was only one new release, but it was a dump that bombed rather spectacularly and the rest of the line-up is essentially the same as last week, with only a few titles shuffling around. It's the the quiet before the storm...the storm being 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' which opens in a few days.