||James Bond 20
Expected Release Date U.S. :
Late 2002 (probably
November or December)
Expected Release Date U.K. :
Expected Rental Release Date :
Bond 20 Cast : Pierce Brosnan,
Judy Dench, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yun, John
Cleese, Kimberley Davies, Will Yun Lee .
Director : Lee
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
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Fan Sites :
Released By : MGM
excited are we : 8 Out Of 10
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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.
May 2002: Die Another Day Updated:
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.
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.
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.
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!"
the full article here.
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.
"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".
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.
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.
Productions, based at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., have selected
remote locations in Iceland to shoot scenes for the 20th "007"
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
reports that Will Yun Lee (Face/Off) has joined the cast of
James Bond 20. This was confirmed by Eon, the producers of
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.
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)
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".
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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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