Does the fantasy epic The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Sam Elliott, have what it takes to rival the likes of genre heavyweights The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings? We'll find out this weekend. In the meantime, check out our clips and images from the movie.
(To view the images, head over to our Golden Compass page and click on the "Photos" tab.) Posted 12.07.07 by reelz
It seems as though MGM President Harry Sloan may have gotten a little ahead of himself. As we reported earlier, Sloan had claimed that after the wonder that was Casino Royale, he's signed sexy Daniel Craig to reprise the role of 007 in the next four Bond films. Which would be terrific--provided it were true.
You see, while doing press recently for The Golden Compass, Mr. Craig has said that that is absolutely not the case. It's not that he wouldn't do four more, it's that he's more into the wait and see approach. "What I've done is I've signed up on the next movie, after that we'll see," Craig said. "It's certainly not four more".
Source: Cinematical.com. Posted 12.01.07 by reelz
We already knew that Daniel Craig had signed for the next Bond movie, but it seems the sexy Brit has a little bit more spy action up his sleeve.
In fact, it seems that he will be reprising his role in the next FOUR Bond movies. It seems the powers that be at MGM were pleased with Casino Royale.
That puts him squarely in the middle for most-Bond-reprisals for all the actors who have previously donned the 007 mantle. Zowie.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Firstshowing.net Posted 10.29.07 by reelz
Hardworking actors Naomi Watts, Jim Carrey and Daniel Craig just seem to love their jobs.
Watts, who announced just two weeks ago her plans to star in The International with Clive Owen, may have just added another movie to her impending postpartum schedule. The Courier-Mail (Australia) reports that Liev Schrieber's baby momma has signed on to play baddie Narcissa Malfoy (mother of Draco and wife of Death Eater, Lucius) in the next film installment of the Harry Potter saga--Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince--along with other Potter newcomers Joseph Fiennes and Stuart Townsend.
But MTV reports that the reps for all three are denying that this is the case. We'll keep you posted!
...As we reported earlier, Jim Carrey has made his plans to star in Yes Man official, says Variety. The comedy about a man who decides to say yes to every opportunity that presents itself is based on a memoir by British author Danny Wallace. Carrey plans film it next year after he wraps on A Christmas Carol...
...Hunky Brit Daniel Craig has signed on to reprise his roles as James Bond two more times. The first blond Bond will receive $26 million for filming James Bond 22 and 23, making him the highest paid actor in the UK, says The Guardian (London). The as-yet untitled 22nd James Bond movie begins shooting this winter. Posted 07.25.07 by reelz
Sony announced today that Swiss director Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Stranger than Fiction) has been tapped to helm the next James Bond flick, currently known as Bond 22. Forster, who just recently completed production on The Kite Runner, was chosen from a list of candidates that reportedly included the likes of Tony Scott (Deja Vu), Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), and Alex Proyas (I, Robot).
Forster's hiring comes on the heels of last month's announcement that Casino Royale scribe Paul Haggis will be brought back to help write a follow-up. Haggis received much of the credit for helping revitalize the Bond franchise with his re-write of the Royale script.
Bond 22 is set to begin shooting in December at London's venerable Pinewood Studios, with Daniel Craig set to once again play the iconic British superspy. Posted 06.19.07 by reelz
Variety is reporting that British actor Daniel Craig has signed on to act in the upcoming Holocaust drama Defiance, which will be written and directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond).
Based on the true story from Nechama Tec's memoir of the same name, Defiance tells the story of four Jewish brothers who join up with Russian resistance fighters in WWII Poland.
Craig, who is best known for taking over the role of James Bond (Casino Royale), appears to have a burgeoning penchant for playing Jewish badasses (witness: Munich).
I think I can say I speak for all of my people when I say, "Shalom, and glad to have you, sir." Posted 05.18.07 by reelz