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Daniel Craig Signs for 2 More James Bond Films After ‘Skyfall’
Daniel Craig as a blue steel-eyed James Bond captured the spy’s cold and ruthless manner (as described by creator Ian Fleming) in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. However, absent was the swagger and dry air of sophistication that Craig’s predecessors brought to the role, in varying amounts. The character had become less a suave agent carrying out his orders for queen and country, more a morally-compromised killing machine whose disillusionment recalls Matt Damon as Jason Bourne – rather than Sean Connery as 007 going back to Dr. No.
It’s for those reasons that Craig’s run as James Bond has been heralded by some, decried by others. Earlier this year, Bond series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced their interest in locking Craig down to portray 007 for the next decade (or, rather, five films) following the release of Skyfall this November. That public revelation rallied masses of Craig supporters and detractors alike – prompting arguments about just what, exactly, makes for a good screen version of the character (and whether or not Craig has it).
That was well before marketing got properly underway for Skyfall, with trailers and behind-the-scenes footage suggesting that director Sam Mendes’ promises to deliver a proper Bond movie (as he puts it, “a big fabulous escapist movie” for the 21st century) are more than just hot air. Craig remains physically-fierce and hardened in the face as ever, but his 007 appears to undergo a humbling metamorphosis in Skyfall, evolving from a glorified thug (armed with a gun and a license to kill) into a classier, but still deadly, government employee. Hence, the overall reception could be more positive for today’s announcement that Craig has worked out a deal to return as 007 for two additional films after Skyfall.
MI6 is confirming the new contract for Craig, but points out there’s a precedent for Bond actors dropping their commitment early – as happened with both Connery and Timothy Dalton. Moreover, EON Productions heads are said to have enjoyed the non-aggressive production timeline for the 23rd Bond film, resulting from a prolonged break between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall (as a result of MGM’s financial woes). That could mean the studio will be less inclined to adhere to a rigid two-year break between installments from hereon out – and, if an extended delay were to occur, it could encourage Craig to walk away prematurely after just one more Bond film.
However, there are currently no signs that EON Productions has plans to do that, seeing how it’s already gone and set screenwriters to begin developing the next two Bond films starring Craig. The actor has let it be known he does not intend to take on another role until after the new year – and the slow progress on David Fincher’s The Girl Who Played with Fire adaptation (where Craig would reprise his role as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist) ensures the actor won’t have any other priorities demanding his attention in the foreseeable future.
‘Skyfall’ breaks Bond’s UK box office record
REUTERS October 30, 2012 12:35am
LONDON - "Skyfall" set the record for the biggest UK weekend box office takings of any James Bond film, its producers said on Monday.
The 23rd official cinematic adventure of the suave, but brutal 007, earned 20.1 million pounds ($32.36 million) after opening last Friday at 587 cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
"We are absolutely overwhelmed with the reaction to Skyfall this weekend," producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara said in a statement. "It is particularly thrilling as the UK is home to James Bond and it being the 50th anniversary year."
The film, which had its royal world premiere in London last week and opens in the United States on Nov 9, brings together Daniel Craig on his third outing on Her Majesty's secret service with British director Sam Mendes making his franchise debut.
The plot also puts veteran actress Judi Dench, 77, at the heart of the action as Bond's boss M, and introduces Spanish Oscar-winner Javier Bardem as a flamboyant villain complete with dyed blond hair.
Marking 50 years after the first Bond film "Dr. No" premiered in London in 1962, Skyfall has been hailed by the critics as a triumphant return to form after 2008's tepidly received "Quantum of Solace." — Reuters
suki ang mga bubungan sa Turkey sa chasing scene ganda ng fight scene sa train with excavator.
sa mga mahilig kumain habang nanonood ubusin nyo na habang di pa nahuhuli si Silva at baka masuka kayo pag may tinanggal na siya.
kaya pala Skyfall kasi dun siya lumaki sa lugar na yun kung saan nya dinala si M para itago kay Silva.
okay, just saw it to kill color coding time.
it was madda fakking epic.
though. not sure if he did win at the end. lol.
Silva is the best Bond villain ever! [spoiler start] Nakakaloka yung hinihipuan nya si Bond. Pati yung pagtanggal nya ng dentures at nakita yung effect ng cyanide, eeew. [spoiler end]