News on BOND 25


#4635

The Stone/Johnson rumor seems to point towards the other rumor: Bond being accompanied by a female rookie agent.

That never sounded intriguing to me. But let’s wait and see.


#4636

“This is the blonde bimbo characiture of a Bond girl that, it turns out, we hadn’t really done that much. We’ll also be setting it all in Vancouver, because it turns out we’d never used that as a location and the internet complained when we used Italy as a country again”


#4637

I’m actually intrigued by southern Italy, as, despite Italy (which is a whole country btw) being used in 3 of Craig’s Bond films, you’d never accuse them of looking alike…image

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#4638

I can’t find an exact quote but I’d have gone with the story from A View To A Kill where Moore realised he was the same age as Tanya Roberts’s mother.


#4639

Another location rumour:


#4641

Daniel will be a presenter at the Oscars.


#4642

Clickbait, nothing more.


#4643

Hey, Daniel - focus on the more important task ahead! :wink:


#4644

You mean how he’s going to spend all the money Eon have paid him?


#4645

That, too.

Anyhow, he’s probably there to support his wife for “The Favorite”. But I certainly hope, all the private jet hopping across the world will not impede his ability to be in top form for March onwards.


#4646

I’d hope so - it was an incredible performance in an equally incredible film.


#4647

For what it’s worth, the “S” in SFNCC stands for “Stavros.” :wink:


#4648

Stirring the pot as production approaches is nothing new. It’s like roulette. Put a chip down on every third number and if one of them comes up, claiming you knew it would. I’m curious for any news on the first days table read though.

In my time, I’ve been part of a few. They can be fun, but on major productions, they usually go only halfway. More of interest is who was present.


#4649

So, as you can see Rami Malek was at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon today and not at any Bond 25 rehearsals or table readings. Might not mean a thing, but then again…


#4651

An April start date or a miscommunication? The start date has been announced as March 4th. Did they need an extra month for pre-production? Or to accommodate actor availability?


#4652

Another delay? After Brexit then? Well…


#4653

Predicting what’s going to happen with Brexit is a fools errand as I’m sure EON knows.

I imagine it’s a mis-communication and that he actually was talking when location filming starts, which is obviously a much different beast for a cinematographer than studio based work.

Edit: the announcement by Italy has the phrase

Shooting will begin on Saturday, April 6, 2019

Referring specifically to when they start filming in Italy, which I suspect is the source of the confusion. If you just skim the article before you write your click-bait version, you could think they meant shooting the whole film.


#4655

I don’t think he read that article, I’m thinking Sangren was actually talking about when he starts location filming, which IS, in April, and also more likely to be a pressing issue for the cinematographer when he has more things outside of his control to contend with.


#4657

I hope not…


#4659

Agreed, still possible, but unlikely. These are the people who started filming Casino Royale without a Vesper or a Le Chiffre cast, I think there’d need to be a serious problem for any more delays - like your studio forgetting they’re bankrupt or their director leaving just before they where supposed to start filming :wink:

Those alcohol endorsements must’ve been gratefully received during pre-production of this movie…