First is the news that ‘Skyfall’ will be directed by Sam Mendes and not the director of ‘Quantum of Solace’ Marc Forster.
“As much as I loved ‘Quantum of Solace’”, said Bond fanatic Matman, “I felt the director took the large scope element out of the film with all the close ups and made it more Bourne than Bond! The scenes in a James Bond film need time to breathe, and I hope that Mendes brings that back!”
And here are some cool events that coincide with ‘Skyfall’ and the celebration of 50 years of James Bond! Get ready…
BOND IN MOTION
Reports Britain's Telegraph, an exhibition called Bond in Motion, celebrating 50 years of 007 vehicles, opens beginning January 17th at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. "Bond In Motion will feature a range of Bond-related vehicles including cars, boats, motorbikes, sleds, jets and many more," says the Telegraph. "As ever, the star attraction will be the silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, in tandem with the 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III owned by arch-villain Auric Goldfinger. Other famous vehicles include "Wet Nellie", the aquatic Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, and the BMW 750iL from Tomorrow Never Dies. The Jaguar XKR with special effects weapons from Die Another Day and the Ford Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever also star. Away from four wheels, there's also the tiny Bede Acrostar jet used in Octopussy, the original Parahawk paraglider/snowmobile hybrid featured in The World is Not Enough and the original cello case navigated by Timothy Dalton during a snowy chase in The Living Daylights."
THE 007 REUNION
According to Contact Music.com, this year's 50th anniversary salute to James Bond and the 1962 release of Dr. No will culminate in a premiere party for Skyfall (film number 23) that will bring together every actor who has played James Bond. This means that if all goes according to plan, there should be one hell of a photo op with Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Says the Site, "The event will take place following the premiere of the latest 007 film, Skyfall, in October (12) and will also include many of the actresses who have played Bond girls over the years, including Ursula Andress and Eva Green."
In an official statement, current Bond Daniel Craig noted, "It's an astonishing record for any character to endure for five decades in showbiz but I'll bet this: the franchise is such a phenomenon that in another 50 years time a whole new bunch of actors and their leading ladies will be gathering for another party when Bond becomes a centenarian."
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