June 12, 2009
Peter Morgan Joins Bond Screenwriting Team
The next Bond film will have a screenwriting pedigree befitting the franchise's classy tuxes-and-martinis background: Peter Morgan ("The Queen, "Frost/Nixon") has come aboard to collaborate on the script with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
March 23, 2009
RT on DVD: Bolt, Bond, and Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter
It's a good week for Watchmen fans, as the highly anticipated animated short Tales of the Black Freighter (and the faux-documentary Under the Hood) arrive on shelves. Animation fans should also check out Disney's Certified Fresh adventure Bolt, which debuted on Blu-ray on Sunday but is available this week on DVD. Adrenaline junkies have a few titles to choose from, including the latest James Bond adventure (Quantum of Solace) and, in anticipation of the upcoming fourth film, The Fast & the Furious trilogy set. Indie audiences should look for Kristen Stewart's second star turn in two weeks, after last Saturday's Twilight DVD debut (The Cake Eaters), while classic movie buffs have their own delights to consider (Criterion's The 400 Blows on Blu-ray).
February 4, 2009
Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour
Every year, the BAFTA film awards present a trophy for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Introduced in 1978, the award recognises an organisation or a person's career and influence on the British Film Industry. This year's recipient, announced today, is Pinewood/Shepperton, two of the British industry's most important film studios whose contribution to filmmaking has resulted in some of the greatest movies of all time. Under strict instruction not to let anyone working at the studios know about the award, RT spent a day last week touring Pinewood and Shepperton and learning a little more about these stalwarts of film.
January 8, 2009
Quantum of Solace Becomes Top-Grossing Bond Film
It didn't bowl over critics the way its predecessor did, but "Quantum of Solace" is officially better than "Casino Royale" in one respect: box office numbers, where it now ranks as the most successful installment of the Bond franchise.
December 28, 2008
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Marley Takes #1, The Spirit Tanks
This weekend people were in the mood for movies over Christmas weekend as multiplexes were jam-packed with customers that powered four different new releases to more than $30M in ticket sales each over the long Thursday-to-Sunday holiday session. The Owen Wilson-Jennifer Aniston
dog drama Marley & Me led the way with a huge debut that exceeded expectations.
December 8, 2008
Daniel Craig Talks Bond 23
"Quantum of Solace" just rolled into theaters a couple of weeks ago, but that didn't stop Daniel Craig from talking about the next installment in the franchise during a promotional appearance for "Defiance."
November 14, 2008
Bonding with Bond, Day 24: Quantum of Solace
Community Manager RT-Ryan has never seen a single James Bond film, except for 2006's Casino Royale. To rectify the situation, he decides to watch every Bond film and write about his reaction as a 007 novice. We've come to the end of the 24-day journey, and Ryan bids a temporary farewell with his writeup on Quantum of Solace, opening in theaters this week.
November 13, 2008
Critics Consensus: Quantum of Solace is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got a brand new dose of Bond... James Bond. Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, is the only wide release hitting theaters; will it leave critics shaken and stirred?
November 13, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Bond Back for Vengeance
Stand down! That's the order that studios have given to their troops as no wide releases will open against the new James Bond actioner Quantum of Solace which will have a clear path to the number one spot.
October 31, 2008
UK Tomatometer Preview: Quantum Of Solace - Is the New Bond Shaken or Stirred?
Today is Halloween, traditionally a big day for horror movies, but for 2008 this long standing tradition has been usurped by the return of a bigger, better, badder and more British institution. Today sees the release of Bond 22. Daniel Craig returns in his sophomore outing as Commander James Bond of Her Majesty's Secret Service in Quantum Of Solace, but what did the critics have think?
October 21, 2008
Bond Seeks New Director
Citing the all-consuming pressure of the franchise and a desire to maintain balance, "Quantum of Solace" director Marc Forster has declined an offer to direct the next installment in the Bond franchise.
October 7, 2008
Revisiting Bond's Biggest Bloopers
With "Quantum of Solace" just around the corner, could there be a better time to revisit all the bloopers from previous Bond films? According to Movie Mistakes, the answer is "no."
October 1, 2008
New Bond Theme Video Debuts
You've heard the song and watched the Coke commercial -- now watch the official video for Jack White and Alicia Keys' new Bond theme, "Another Way to Die."
October 1, 2008
Solace Arrives a Week Early for India
Do you have a bunch of extra frequent flier miles lying around and a burning desire to see "Quantum of Solace" a week before it opens in U.S. theaters? Go ahead and book your flight to India, where the next Bond movie will open November 7.
September 23, 2008
Quantum's Bond Is Neither Shaken Nor Stirred
When "Quantum of Solace" hits theaters in November, fans can expect a continuation of the back-to-basics approach used in "Casino Royale" -- but what they won't find, according to director Marc Forster, are any utterances of Bond's trademark catchphrases.
July 9, 2008
Is On-Set Safety Still First?
A rash of on-set accidents -- some ending in death -- has the Los Angeles Times asking: has safety become an afterthought for filmmakers?
May 9, 2008
For Your Eyes Only: RT in Austria with James Bond
Last month, RT visited the South American set of Quantum of Solace in Antofagasta, Chile. Now join us as we take you to a lakeside Austrian locale as James Bond (Daniel Craig) searches for answers...at the opera.
May 6, 2008
Exclusive: Quantum of Solace Video Diary
In our latest exclusive video diary from the set of Quantum of Solace, an age-old moviemaking rule is broken: don't let the boom mic fall into the shot! Only in this case, it's on purpose: meet Chris Munro, veteran of five James Bond films and an Oscar-winning sound mixer.
April 8, 2008
Exclusive: Quantum of Solace Video Diary
Now that we're all acquainted with the bold Quantum of Solace title, let the build-up to James Bond's 22nd outing begin! To get us started, Sony has recorded around 30 video diaries straight from the set. Rotten Tomatoes has gotten an exclusive look at eight of them, with one scheduled to run every Tuesday for the next few months!
February 15, 2008
Weekly Ketchup: Wolverine On Film, Justice League May Lose A Couple Of Heroes
In this week's column, Greg Dean Schmitz gives us the lowdown on some upcoming superhero movies, like Wolverine, Justice League, and Dr. Strange. There is also news about some game adaptations, such as Mortal Kombat, Tekken, believe it or not, Monopoly!
February 15, 2008
Exclusive: Doug Liman Has Designs on Bond
The Jumper helmer tells RT that though he reinvigorated the spy genre with Bourne Identity and had the producers of Bond terrified; it was that franchise he always wanted to do.
January 7, 2008
Gemma Arterton Chosen as Daniel Craig's Girl for Bond 22?
Once it's been established who's actually playing the martini-loving Agent 007, the three biggest questions surrounding any Bond film are -- in no particular order -- what car he's going to drive, which cool new gadgets he'll get to use, and who the new "Bond girl" will be. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the last of those questions has been answered for the forthcoming Bond 22.
January 2, 2008
Bond 22 to Get Inside 007's Head?
It doesn't have an official title yet, but Daniel Craig's second go-round as James Bond is about to commence principal photography -- and director Marc Forster has started divulging information about what might be in store for Agent 007.
November 19, 2007
And the Bond 22 Villain Is...
It still doesn't have an official title, but if you believe Roger Friedman of FOXNews, the next Bond movie has found its villain.
September 10, 2007
Haggis Confirms Serious Bond 22
When Daniel Craig told the Daily Express that the next Bond movie would be funnier, fans assumed the franchise was going back to the Roger Moore days. Screenwriter Paul Haggis cleared up that rumor.
August 14, 2007
Bond 22 Details, Casting Rumors, and Controversy!
Bond 22 has just stirred up the inevitable first round of complaints: IGN Movies and The Times are reporting that the film's planned climactic action sequence has raised the ire of animal rights organizations. Plus, plot tidbits and a potential Bond girl?
August 2, 2007
Another Day, Another Bond Girl Rumor
We know the 22nd Bond film is on the block for next November. We know Daniel Craig will be back for another turn as the tuxedoed spy. We even know Marc Forster is on board to direct. But what fans really want to know is who'll play the next Bond girl, and thankfully for rumormongering types, MTV News might have some answers.
July 23, 2007
Haggis Talks Bond Plot and Locations
Okay, you didn't really think screenwriter Paul Haggis was going to tell us the plot of the new James Bond movie and where it would take place. But we didn't lie. He did discuss them in broad concepts.