News on BOND 25


#4753

I predict the next big announcement will be the date of the press conference where they’ll announce everything else.


#4754

I was actually going to ask/suggest that journalists usually get advanced notice of a press conference the size of the kick off of a Bond film. Shouldn’t there be a hint of that already, or was that the “expect a conference sometime in the last two weeks of February?”


#4755

For Spectre it was announced on Twitter 2 days before


#4756

Such an invitation should drop any day now if the event will be held at the beginning of March. And it could/should be streamed live like they did with the PR event for SPECTRE.


#4757

Announced for the public. Journalists have to plan ahead.


#4758

I have absolutely no way of knowing of course, but my gut says that journalists find out the same time the rest of us do. You get mostly London based press going to these things so they don’t have far to go.

Let’s not forget too that the press conference for QoS happened a full month after shooting started…


#4759

If they have a title – which is by no means guaranteed at this stage – I suppose we could start hearing rumors in the next couple of weeks.


#4761

Beyond the Ice, surely… :slight_smile:


#4762

As SAF mentioned above, even jourmalists have to plan ahead. This isn’t politics, where announcements may come by surprise. This is entertainment, where they want to make sure that (especially in case of a Bond movie announcement) a large part of worldwide media outlets are present.


#4763

A point SAF already did a fine job making and I agree with him.


#4764

London journalists still have schedules and other stuff to attend to. So, there will be a heads up in advance. Soon.


#4765

Guys, I think you’re misreading what I meant by my posts, or I worded them poorly.

I never meant to say journalists find out 2 days before the event. My post about us finding out 2 days before the Spectre event was meant to be a completely unrelated thought.

I am not disagreeing with you…


#4766

Sorry, my last post got in with delayed and bad timing - it was not meant to grandstand.


#4767

What are the odds the title is Shatterhand?


#4768

It seems to me we had more “insight” to the last film at this juncture, enough that several of us correctly guessed the title. As much as Shatterhand would be an outstanding title, I just don’t feel like there is enough info to point in that direction. The only possiblility is if that character disguised themselves as someone of middle-eastern descent (the current rumors of a Rami Malek like character). I feel like we’ll get a more From Russia With Love type title, but I’m at a loss.


#4769

I think the Boyle-led project was going to be a FRWL-esque thriller. However, from the rumors we’ve gotten this time, it somewhat sounds like Spectre 2.0 (though we won’t know for sure until the official announcement, which is hopefully coming soon…). In the latter case, Shatterhand would probably be the title. However, if it were the former (which I’d prefer), it’s very unlikely.


#4770

Which rumors are you referring to?

I only remember that the script by P&W was rumored to have Bond having a young female agent at his side. What else did you hear/read and where?


#4771

I’d be interested to know of those rumors as well. Everything I’ve read has been purposely “neutral” of leading us in a direction, except several articles prior to Danny Boyle’s involvement that hinted at Craig’s deep desire to have his own FRWL. Perhaps the rebirth of SMERSH in some modern setting? Sure wish we’d hear a press conference date.


#4772

I guess he doesn’t wish for a FRWL copy but for a tight thriller, rather than another extravaganza.


#4773

Oh, my thoughts exactly. No one wants to see a rehash of the original. One idea that has not been explored (at least to my knowledge) is a play on TMWTGG where an agent is brainwashed by Russians (SMERSH?) to assassinate M - or possibly in this case - a young MI6 female agent brainwashed to assassinate a retired Bond - only to fail but succeed in killing Dr. Madeline Swann instead. Bond comes out of retirement, and… oh well not this topic’s focus…but you get my drift. Tight and thriller minded.