What is "Quantum of Solace"? James Bond screenwriter Paul Haggis might not have any idea, but if MGM was kind enough to cc him on their latest press release, the Oscar-winner will gain a drool-inducing insight into the film's plot, right alongside the rest of us.
Below is the spankin' new, studio-approved plot summary of Bond's 22nd flick. Does it leave you shaken, or stirred? Oh, and at the risk of sounding like a cheesy guy in an IROC is driving past us: "Spoiler alert!" Read More...
Some four weeks after it was announced, you're probably still wondering what the title of the next James Bond movie, "Quantum of Solace," actually means. Star Daniel Craig insisted that the oddly-phrased moniker "ties into the plot," but don't tell that to the Oscar-winning writer of the script...because he's just as confused as the rest of us.
"I have no idea," Paul Haggis admitted when I asked him for the meaning on the Oscar red carpet Sunday. "It's not my title."
Following his stellar work on "Casino Royale," Haggis passed in his second and final draft of the then-untitled 22nd Bond script just hours before the Writers Strike began. Casting, filming, and an official title have all made major headlines in the months since, all while the high-profile "Crash" writer/director has moved on to other projects. Read More...
James Bond is back in action, and he's bringing a new girl along for the ride.
Actress Olga Kurylenko ("Hitman") is the latest addition to the cast of the 22nd superspy movie, joining returning stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench (M), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Giancarlo Giannini (Mathis). In recent weeks, Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") and relative newcomer Gemma Arterton had been leaked as the new villain and Bond girl (an MI6 agent), respectively. Read More...
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a hot, steaming cup of our links of the day, back again with perhaps our biggest news day ever, with looks at “Bond 22,” “Watchmen,” “Avatar,” “Harry Potter” and more.
- “I don't think you should write gags in Bond.” Daniel Craig spills details on Bond’s next adventure. (Coming Soon)
- World watches the Watchmen as photos from the set of the eagerly anticipated movie surface online. (Warner Bros.)
- The man with the hat is back in three hi-res images from "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." (Ain't It Cool News)
- Break out the Felix Felicis, Warner Brothers offers chance for one lucky fan to win a walk-on role in the next “Harry Potter.” (Warner Bros.)
- Move over Matt Damon. J.K. Rowling named “Entertainer of the Year.” (Entertainment Weekly)
- Early look at concept art from James Cameron’s “Avatar”? (Joblo)
- Mark Ruffalo joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island,” about the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane. (Hollywood Reporter)
In honor of the Red Sox World Series victory, "Cowboy Up" with our links of the day, back with news on "Green Lantern," James Bond, and more.
- And Justice for all? A day after we reported David Dobkin was the man for "The Flash," television director Greg Berlanti announced as "Green Lantern" helmer. (Variety)
- Die Another Day. And another one after that. And, sure, one more for good measure. Daniel Craig to return for four more Bond films, says MGM president. (First Showing)
- First pictures from the set of Peter Jackson's latest "The Lovely Bones" surface online. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Brett Ratner no longer attached to direct "Escape from New York" remake. (AICN)
- Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, and Amanda Peet join forces for "Real Men Cry." (Hollywood Reporter)
Our links of the day are For your Eyes Only, back with, yes, news on the latest James Bond film. That and Spike Lee, "Walk Hard," "Friday the 13th" and more below.
- Derek Luke nabs lead role in Spike Lee’s "Miracle at St. Anna" about all-black regiment during WWII. (Variety)
- Look to the cookie: Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Murphy to star in interracial romance "Greta." (Hollywood Reporter)
- Bond 22 to film in Panama. (MI6)
- "Freddy vs. Jason" scribes Damian Shannon and Mark Swift tapped to write "Friday the 13th" remake. (Hollywood Reporter)
- We can never get enough Dewey Cox...take a look at the first "Walk Hard" poster. (Cinematical)
- William H. Macy joins high school comedy "Bart Got a Room." (Variety)
James Bond has shaken things up with the likes of Halle Berry, Denise Richards, and Famke Janssen, but our recent assertion that Australian babe Abbie Cornish may indeed be next is just stirring up trouble, the 25-year-old reluctantly insisted.
"It's just a rumor," she said of persistent online speculation pegging her as the next Bond girl, which reached a fevered pitch in August when fellow Australian actress Rose Byrne told MTV News "I think Abbie Cornish's got it." Given the pair's close friendship, some weight was understandably ascribed to her utterance.
According to Cornish however, there appears to be nothing to the rumors. "I haven't had any meetings or any conversations about it, no."
"Sorry, mate," she added, as if in condolence.
One thing's for sure: Daniel Craig and new director Marc Forster are gonna need someone to be the next beautiful Bond girl. So with a completely open field, who would you pick? Sound off below.
Rumor has it our links of the day are frontloaded with speculation, but don't let that stop you from enjoying news on Daniel Radcliffe, Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Punisher" and more.
- Daniel Radcliffe shaken as Harry Potter. Is he going to stir things up next as a young James Bond? (JoBlo)
- He was King of the World! Is Leonardo DiCaprio now King of Ireland in "Freedom Within the Heart"? (Moviehole)
- Paddy Considine to play Jigsaw in "Punisher: War Zone"? (Coming Soon)
- Terry Zwigoff to direct "The $40,000 Man," about a bionic superhero built with a limited budget. (Variety)
- "Paddington Bear" heading to the big screen. (Variety)
One of the biggest debates sweeping the net these days is who would remain standing in a match between Jason Bourne and James Bond. To set the matter straight, we went to the man himself -- Bourne's alter-ego Matt Damon -- for his own take on the matter. Bonus question: who would win between Bourne and Batman? All that addressed in the video below. "The Bourne Ultimatum" hits theaters today (read Kurt Loder's review here).
Friday the 13th be damned: today is our lucky day, with fun Hollywood news on James Bond, Naomi Watts, "G.I. Joe," and Steven Spielberg.
- Worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas: Daniel Craig says Bond is going to be more comic. (Daily Express)
- We wrote it should be a movie months ago , and now Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste have joined the cast of "City of Ember." (Variety)
- Now we know Cobra WILL make an appearance in "G.I. Joe" movie. And knowing is half the battle. (Latino Review)
- Aaron Sorkin signs three picture deal with Dreamworks. Up first? "The Trial of the Chicago 7," a drama about the 1968 Democratic Convention which Steven Spielberg hopes to direct. (Variety)
- Naomi Watts joins Clive Owen's thriller "The International." (Hollywood Reporter)
- We broke the news that Jim Carrey was fronting "Yes Man," and now "Break-Up" director Peyton Reed has signed up to helm the film. (Hollywood Reporter).