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James Bond 20: Die Another Day  
James Bond 20 Expected Release Date U.S. : Late 2002 (probably November or December)
Expected Release Date U.K. : Late 2002
Expected Rental Release Date :

James Bond 20 Cast : Pierce Brosnan, Judy Dench, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yun, John Cleese, Kimberley Davies, Will Yun Lee .
Director :
Lee Tamahori
Written By :
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade
Producers :
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Other Known Crew Members


James Bond 20 Based On :
Characters created by Ian Fleming.
Premise/Synopsis :
Unknown.
Genre :
Action

Official Site : www.jamesbond.com | Launch site
Fan Sites :
Trailer :
Released By : MGM

Status : Shooting

How excited are we : 8 Out Of 10


Have you information or found a scoop on James Bond 20? Email us now!


Latest updates

7th May 2002: Die Another Day Update:
Both director Lee Tamahori and James Bond himself, Pirece Brosnan, have been talking to Australian mag TV Week in a special on Die Another Day, the 20th Bond movie. The topic of whether Brosnan would return for a 21st movie came up. This from Moviehole.

"Yes I'll do another one", Brosnan says. "Playing Bond is like slipping on an old pair of shoes. I feel the role is mine and has been for some years now". But aside from doing 007 21 straight away, he admits he needs some rest. "I do think about doing another (Bond) movie after the next one but it takes a lot of stamina to play this role and I'd like to get off the stage with grace. The actor who plays this part has to push the envelope physically". "I'm honouring my contract with this fourth movie and it will be wonderful to do another one, but after that I don't know".

Be sure to check out the full interview at Moviehole.



4th May 2002: Die Another Day Updated:

The official James Bond website have just posted the first one sheet teaser poster from Die Another Day.

Check out the poster on the right of Bond's PPK laying on a sea of ice, smoking barrel and all. Looks great!

For a larger version click on the poster
.


25/4/02
A scene from the 20th James Bond movie has been posted on the internet. Entertainment Tonight official website host the clip that features Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry in their roles as Bond and Jinx respectively. This is B Roll' footage, but interesting none the less. Go on over to ET to check it out.

10/4/02
So, the shoot continues. As posted last week, the Die Another Day cast and crew have moved on to sunny southern Spain. Oscar winner Halle Berry has returned to the set after jetting over from LA. The actress, who was today pictured on set in UK newspaper The Sun (see the pic here) has unfortunately been injured in a stunt involving a helicopter that Bond blows up. A fragment of debris from an explosion lodged itself in Berry's left eye. She had to undergo a 30 minute operation following the incident. "It could have been much more serious," People News quotes Dr. Antonio Fernandez, who treated Berry. "She has been quite lucky, in fact." However producers played down the incident by releasing the following in a statement today, "Ms Berry experienced some discomfort when a gust of wind blew some dust into her eye during filming of an action sequence. It was not as a result of debris from a smoke grenade. As a precautionary measure the production sought medical attention for what was a slight inflammation.
We are happy to report that Ms Berry suffered no lasting ill effects and returned to work immediately."

Meanwhile Aint It Cool have posted a report from Pinewood Studios over here in London. The famous James Bond stage is host to the Ice Palace set
.

"The famous James Bond stage is stuffed to the gills with one of the most remarkable sets ever constructed in history, an Ice Palace belonging to the villain. Made of fake ice this will be a return to the sorely missed "uber-villain" fortress, just like the Volcano in "Live and Let Die" and the tanker in "The Spy whom loved me". The palace is also full of "ice" furniture and a beautiful sculpted ice bed for Halle Berrys character who is now in Spain shooting. Might be a little cold on the posterior though!"
Read the full article here.


4/4/02
The Die Another Day shoot has moved on to Spain, where a fortress is the location for a duel with a helicopter flying around it. Then they move furthur south to film a scene on a set dressed like Havana´s embankment. That wraps around the 14th April.


18/3/02
"It's been widely reported over the weekend that Madonna will be doing the title track for the 20th Bond film," we reported back on the 11th Feb (see below). it's now confirmed that Madonna will produce and record the said title track for Die Another Day. Confirmation came in an official release from MGM.

In other Bond 20 news, there are some pics from the Iceland set up on the official site, whilst actual footage from the movie was screened on 60 Minutes in the US where Dame Judi Dench appeared. Dark Horizons reported on what went out, "the setting had M and James in a British subway with the following dialogue: Bond "You burn me...now you want my help", M "You didn't expect an apology".


12/3/02
At last the title of James Bond 20 has been revealed. It's not Beyond The Ice and it's not Beneath The Sea but will be entitled Die Another Day.

"'Die Another Day' carries on the tradition of the Ian Fleming stories and reflects the excitement and mystery of our latest script". said EON Productions, the company behind the movie.

EON have also registered the domain www.dieanotherday.com. There's nothing up there yet though.


Coming Soon reported about the production of James Bond 20 moving onto Iceland this spring. The 20th Bond adventure will be the first 007 film to shoot in Iceland since A View To A Kill in the early 80's.

The Consulate General of Iceland announced this morning that "Bond 20" will return to Iceland this spring to shoot on location.

Eon Productions, based at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., have selected remote locations in Iceland to shoot scenes for the 20th "007" film.

The new, as yet untitled film will shoot in a variety of locations featuring frozen glacial lakes, wintry vistas, and waterfalls. Technical support will be provided by Saga Film Productions of Reykjavik, which estimates a crew of 40-50 technicians will work for four weeks on the project.

The last Bond film produced on this island-nation between the U.S. and Europe was "A View to a Kill," shot in 1983 on the Glacier Lagoon in southern Iceland.

"We're thrilled to film part of the movie in Iceland, which perfectly matches what we needed in the script - a cold, exotic location that looks out-of-this-world. This promises to be one of the greatest Bond films ever," said Eon producer Michael G. Wilson.

Source: Coming Soon


4
/3/02
The Mirror newspaper in the UK has reported that the 20th James Bond film will be entitled 'Beneath The Sea'. The British tabloid stated that the official announcement of the title will be made by Eon when Peirce Brosnan returns to the set after injuring the tendon in his knee. He is expected back tomorrow (4th March). We'll wait and see shall we?


26/2/02

Total Film posted a pic from the set of James Bond 20 that sees Rick Yun and Pierce Brosnan together for the first time.

Click on the image (right) to enlarge.

The latest issue of Total Film is now on sale in the UK.



25/2/02

Would you take a look at the state of James Bond. Yes, this is Pierce Brosnan as everyone's favourite secret agent in James Bond 20. British tabloid newspaper The Sun printed this pic in today's edition.

"Bedraggled Bond is left unshaven, if not stirred, after being held captive for months by rebels in North Korea". This pic shows Brosnan on a bridge, about to be handed over to South Korea and was filmed in Berkshire last week.


11/2/02
It's been widely reported over the weekend that Madonna will be doing the title track for the 20th Bond film and will also be appearing in the film itself. Now, the first part of the rumours are indeed true. Madonna will be doing a track for the film, but it's not yet known if it will be the title track or not. Her publicist has denied that she will appear in the film. 'She is doing a song for the film but she won't be acting,'

Madonna has also been linked to Austin Powers 3. A couple of weeks back we reported that she will be contributing to that films soundtrack too, although this still hasn't been confirmed.



25/1/02
Ananova reports that Will Yun Lee (Face/Off) has joined the cast of James Bond 20. This was confirmed by Eon, the producers of the movie.


15/1/02
It seems that James Bond 20 will shoot in Iceland. The filmmakers want to hire the country's powerful arctic rescue helicopters. Ananova posted this report;

The movie's producers want to hire the country's powerful arctic rescue helicopters.
Officials say they wouldn't normally hire out the vehicles, but will make an exception for 007. Location scouts working on the 20th James Bond contacted Iceland's rescue services. They wanted to hire their TF-LIF rescue helicopter to film some action scenes. Halldór Nellett, spokesman for Iceland's rescue services, confirmed the rumours, saying: "Ordinarily the service does not hire out its vehicles, but will make an exception for Mr Bond." IcelandReview.com reports that locations under consideration for shooting include the area around the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the Skálafellsjökull glacier.

(appeared on Ananova)


13/1/02
Update.
This was posted on Corona (in reference to the suggested Bond 20 title - Beyond The Ice, referring to the famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)

"This hotel has been totally made out of frozen water; the rooms are ice, the bar is made from ice, the front desk, and so on. According to our scooper who read the Expressen article, the Ice Hotel will be the main villain's hideout in the new Bond movie, and the building's interiors will be replicated at Pinewood Studios. The hotel's CEO confirmed to Expressen that contact has been made between them and the Bond producers, but he had no further comment about the matter".

(Friday 11/1/02) Various internet sources have said that Australian actress Kimberley Davies (Annalise in Neighbours) has won the role of the new Bond girl role in James Bond 20. (originally appeared at Moviehole).

Also, it seems that the bad guy role in the new film will be played by two actors, as the character undergoes a facial mutation. The role will be played by Toby Stephens, as reported below and also Korean actor Rick Yu.

In other Bond 20 news, the official site will post information on the launch conference that has just taken place. The site was to post the info at 4pm GMT, but it looks like they're sunning a little late, as my watch makes it 8pm GMT. Anyway check it out as it'll be posted soon.

Pierce Brosnan however, has confirmed that he will be Bond in the 21st movie; "I will do another one. Time has gone by so quickly...It takes stamina to play this role. I would like to get off the stage with grace. I am honouring my contract here but it would be wonderful to do another one. After that, I do not know".

Shooting on Bond 20 kicks off on Monday taking in Hawaii, Iceland, Spain and London.




8/1/02

The Sun newspaper here in the UK claim that the guy that starred as the young Clint Eastwood in Space Cowboys has been lined up to play the baddie in James Bond 20. Toby Stephens (pictured right) is the son of Dame Maggie Smith and the late Sir Robert Stephens. Stephens also appeared in the 1992 film Orlando, with Tilda Swinton.


7/1/02
Update time! Now, a lot has been rumoured since we last posted! According to ComanderBond.net, set design work has already commenced on James Bond 20 at Pinewood Studios, London.

Meanwhile, on the casting front Pierce Brosnan is still Bond, well at least for thos movie as this is to be the last. The actor has been quoted in saying that he'd love to do a fifth, but says that producers are keeping quiet on the subject, well for the moment anyway. Corona reports that producers have met with around 15 Korean actors for three roles in the fourth film. They have the full translated report at their site. Other actresses attached to the project are Halle Berry who will play Jinx, and British actress Rosamund Pike who will play a character named Gala Brand. British model Sophie Dahl has also been in talks with Pierce Brosnan for a small role in the film. The latest name to be mentioned to have been cast as the latest Bond girl is UK chart sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who had a recent hit with Murder On The Dancefloor. On the actor front, Michael Madsen is also said to have been in talks to play CIA agent Falco. Nothing concrete. Korean acor Rick Yun will play the films baddie, a guy who undergoes various facial changes until one of them goes wrong and leaves him mutilated.


The big news this weekend was that the '007' logo has been spotted on one of Formula One racing cars. The famous logo was seen on the Jaguar R3. Formula1.com reports.

"This is due to a tie-up with the new Bond film, due for release at the end of this year, which will see the British spy racing around in several of Jaguar and Ford's Premier Automotive Group's (PAG) finest products. There is even talk that Bond could appear in a formula1 car, Jaguar Racing of course, for the first time in his history". Full article & Pic.


Bond in an F1 car! Wow, full details are to be released at this year's Monaco Grand Prix in May.


2/8/01
I read this the other day and got completely absorbed elsehwere and forgot to post it. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) was in Munich recently and was said to be meeting up with Barbara Broccolli to discuss a possible role in James Bond 20. He is said to be up for the role of the villain in the picture. But, since I read this, Eon denied the rumours through Ananova. Still no definate word as to whether Nigel Havers will take the baddie role though.


31/7/01
It's apparent that Mariah Carey is up for a role in James Bond 20. Carson Daly reported on his radio ahow that she may cameo in the as yet utitled movie. (originally appeared at Dark Horizons).

Here could be the big news of the day. This comes fom Bond20.com and is not confirmed, it is rumour only, and refers to the films plot hinted that Bond 20 could be a revenge movie! " Bond 20 will finally reveal the origins of the 00 agents. We will discover that Bond's father, Andrew Bond, was a 00 agent who worked with Q in the early days. We will discover that Bond's father did not die with his mother in a climbing accident. Seeing as Bond's father was Scottish it was thought by the writer that this would be an ideal way of having Sean Connery back in some shape or form to play against Pierce Brosnan as Bond's father." >>more. The article goes on to state that Brit actor Nigel Havers will play the villain in the film.


30/7/01
Variety today announced that Once Were Warriors, The Edge and Mulholland Falls director Lee Tamahori will direct the 20th James Bond movie! The Kiwi director's last project was Along Came A Spider with Morgan Freeman. Both Variety and Aint It Cool says that he's been signed to direct, but there has not been an official announcement from EON. We'll let you know.


25/7/01

More on the car that Bond will drive in the 20th movie. Aston Martin have revealed that they have been in talks with the producers about using the Aston Martin Vanquish V12. There will be only Vanquish V12 200 cars made this year and costs around the £158,000 mark. No official decison has been made as of yet.


Updated : 24/7/01
James Bond 20 was inevitable and is set to go into production at any time. The film will be Pierce Brosnan's final Bond movie and it will be the first not to feature Q himself Desmond Llewellyn. John Cleese will step into his shoes. But would he reprise his role as R, "No, I'm Q now but only on account of this awful accident, I actually said to Desmond, it was his idea he should have an assistant because I suppose he felt at some point he was going to have to move on. I always assumed that he would do the next two or three because he had no trouble with his lines and then there was this terrible car accident." (from an interview with About.com) Contuary to what some British tabloids have printed, Whitney Houston is not going to be in the film.


Directing duties this time may go to Rush Hour's Brett Ratner after both MGM and Brosnan himself expressed interest in ratner to helm the pic. But the Broccoli's don't want him. Maybe they want to give the directing duties to a British director after Martin Campbell (Goldeneye), Roger Spottiswood (Tomorrow Never Dies) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) did great jobs helming the last three films.

So what about the car? Chicks dig the car. This time Bond will once again drive the Aston Martin and not a BMW that was featured in the last couple of movies.

More news as it comes.

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