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Bond 24
Cast & Crew
James Bond: Daniel Craig
Director: Sam Mendes
Producer(s): Michael G. Wilson,
Barbara Broccoli
Writer(s): Ian Fleming (Characters)
Screenplay: John Logan
Cinematographer: {{{cinematographer}}}
Editor:
Music:
Theme song:
Theme composer:
Theme performer:
Facts & Figures
Budget:
Gross:
Distributed By: Columbia Pictures,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: UK: October 23, 2015
US: November 6, 2015
Running Time:
Preceded By: Skyfall
Followed By: Bond 25

Bond 24 is the working title for the 24th film in the James Bond film series. Daniel Craig has signed on to return as James Bond in Bond 24 and 25.

On July 11, 2013 it was confirmed that most of the creative crew from Skyfall is returning: Daniel Craig is returning as Bond, Sam Mendes is returning as director, and John Logan is returning as screenwriter. The film received UK and US release dates of October 23, 2015 and November 6, 2015, respectively.[1]

ProductionEdit

Pre-production on Bond 24 has started with Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson producing the film. EON Productions, MGM and Sony/Columbia Pictures will be producing the film. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be distributing the film on home media. Following a comment by Daniel Craig that stated he wanted Sam Mendes and Adele to return to direct and perform the theme song, respectively. Mendes had hinted that he would direct Bond 24, however in March 2013, he announced he would not direct the 24th Bond film in order to focus on stage work.[2] On March 20, 2013, MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber confirmed that they are currently developing the screenplay, and expects to release the next James Bond movie "within the next three years", despite previous reports suggesting it would be released in Winter of 2014.[3]

On July 11, 2013 it was announced that Daniel CraigSam Mendes, and John Logan would return for Bond 24 for a Autumn 2015 release.

On October 21 Ralph Fiennes confirmed he would be in Bond 24 saying "I think everyone knows that, I don’t think that’s particularly a secret."[4] On November 24 Naomie Harris confirmed she would also be returning for Bond 24.[5] In February 2014, while promoting his film The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes revealed that shooting for Bond 24 would occur in October 2014.[6] He also teased that Gareth Mallory might not be stuck behind a desk in the film.[7] In late March 2014 John Logan teased that he had completed the first draft of the script was but cautious to reveal any spoilers about the possible return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Quantum, other 00 agents, or other returning elements.[8]

Cast & CharactersEdit

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CrewEdit

"I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time."
Sam Mendes[1]

RumorsEdit

After the critical and box office success of Skyfall, Hollywood went into a flurry of rumors for Bond's next outing.

CrewEdit

A popular news story, started by the blog Deadline, reports that Skyfall writer John Logan has been commissioned by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to pen Bond 24 and 25 as a two-parter.[9] The concept of a two-parter has waned since Sam Mendes was rumored to be a contenting director for Bond 24.[10]

Daniel Craig has reportedly asked for Adele to return to perform the next Bond theme following the success of "Skyfall". [11]

UK tabloid The Sun reported on July 15, 2013 that the fllm would be based on Sebastian Faulks' 2008 James Bond novel titled Devil May Care, but due to the untrustworthy source it is only a rumor.[12] Other false titles including Come and Dive have also surfaced.[13]

Entertainment journalist Kristopher Tapley heard from Skyfall cinematographer Richard Deakins that he would not be returning for Bond 24.[14]

CastEdit

Judi Dench, whose character M died in Skyfall, has joked about a possible return in the next Bond film despite her role as M being passed on to Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes). When asked if she thought Skyfall was her final James Bond film, she jokingly replied: "Certainly not. No, certainly not. I could go on for years. Maybe I'll come back as a ghost. Now that would be Shakespearian," making reference to a previous role.[15]

Benedict Cumberbatch is a fan favorite for the movie's main villain.[16] London-born actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, recently nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actor Academy Award in 12 Years a Slave, is currently considered a "front-runner" for the film's villain.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 7/11/13 — 007.com — Bond 24 news
  2. 2/15/13 — Hitfix.com — Skyfall' director Sam Mendes likely to return for next James Bond film
  3. 3/19/13 — Reuters.com — Next James Bond movie expected within 3 years : MGM
  4. 10/19/13 — Metro.co.uk - Ralph Fiennes ‘excited’ about playing M in the next James Bond film
  5. 11/24/13 — NYDailyNews.com - As Winnie Mandela, Naomie Harris found the role of her career in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’
  6. 3/3/14 — Hitfix.com — Ralph Fiennes says new 'Bond' film to start shooting in October
  7. 3/5/14 — Hitfix.com — Ralph Fiennes stokes James Bond rumors and talks about M's future
  8. 3/5/14 — EmpireOnline.com — John Logan Gives Bond 24 Script Update
  9. 10/26/13 — Deadline.com — ‘Gladiator’ Scribe John Logan To Write Next Two James Bond Films
  10. 12/1/13 — Screenrant.com — ‘Skyfall’ Director Sam Mendes Doubts He Will Make Another Bond Film
  11. 1/5/13 — Mirror.co.uk — For your ears only! Daniel Craig wants Adele to sing the theme to the next Bond blockbuster
  12. 7/15/13 — TheSun.co.uk — Bond back for movie No 24... Devil May Care
  13. 3/20/14 — Metro.co.uk — Fake Bond 24 teaser claims new film will be called Come and Dive
  14. 2/19/14 — EmpireOnline.com — Roger Deakins Won't Shoot Bond 24
  15. 11/9/12 — HuffingtonPost.com — Judi Dench On 'Skyfall' & Her Reign As M
  16. 9/24/12 — BBCAmerica.com — James Bond Roundup: Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored to be Villain in Bond 24
  17. 4/5/14 — Entertainmentwise.com — Chiwetel Ejiofor 'Front-Runner' To Play Next James Bond Villain


Start a Discussion Discussions about Bond 24

  • Bond 24 theme song...not by Adele, please

    3 messages
    • I quite liked Skyfall's song myself. I reckon they should get Lorde to sing the new movie's song. The Bond film's have a history of jumping on ...
    • My vote is for Olivia Newton-John!  She is an ICON and it surprises me that she has never been asked!  #ONJforBond ~  www.facebook.com/ONJforBond
  • Bond 24

    3 messages
    • Bond 24 is just the working title of the film. It won't be released under that name.
    • Pretty sure he was kidding.
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