In an ideal world, the twenty-third onscreen adventure of Bond, James Bond, would involve the international superspy teaming up with Barney from How I met Your Mother to wear incredibly snazzy suits, fight bad guys, and, of course, bed innumerable gorgeous women with a minimum of effort. Were that that happen, Skyfall would be legend – wait for it – ary. In the absence of a Barney Stinson-James Bond team-up, there's the actual new Bond movie and it's currently shooting in London, the ostensible home of Ian Fleming's globe-trotting sex machine. A new crop of set photos have made their way online, showing Daniel Craig on the Skyfall set looking wearing an outstanding suit and holding a tiny gun.
Wrath of the Titans has a lot to prove, considering the response to its predecessor, 2010's Clash of the Titans. That film made plenty of money worldwide, but wasn't terribly well-liked by damn near anyone and became an example of rushed, unnecessary post-conversion 3D. For the sequel, quite a bit has been changed up.
Several actors, led by Sam Worthington, are back in the monster-filled action spectacle, but the director is new and a whole slew of actors are fresh additions as well. One of them is Rosamund Pike, who relaces Alexa Davalos in the role of Andromeda. You can see the new Andromeda throwing down in a new image from Wrath of the Titans, along with two others featuring the newly hirsute Worthington as indomitable warrior Perseus.
A couple weeks ago, the first official image from the twenty third onscreen adventure of superspy James Bond made its way online, but today we have a second "first" official image from Skyfall. I'm not entirely certain what the deal is, since that first still of Bond hanging out poolside was definitely legit, but the marketeers or whomever else behind the scenes have decided to call this new image the first official image from Skyfall.*
It's certainly more in line with what you'd expect from a Bond still. Rather than having Daniel Craig in silhouette by a pool demonstrating his love of aquatic recreation, it has Craig with his pistol at the ready, looking ready to beat the piss out of someone in a rather blue-hued room. He's also rocking quite a bit of stubble, suggesting that perhaps there's a bit of strain on the debonair Mr. bond this time around.
It's Monday morning, and what better way to assuage the terror you're no doubt feeling than by distracting yourself with eight new images from Wrath of the Titans. The sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans remake is in a curious position. Riding the 3D wave kickstarted properly by Avatar, the film ended up earning $493.2 million worldwide, but did so despite being really liked by seemingly no one. Even leading man Sam Worthington has publicly criticized both the movie and his performance. So basically, director Jonathan Liebesman (a newcomer to the franchise who previously helmed Battle Los Angeles and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and his lead actor both have something to prove here.
Synopsis: Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.
The very first official still from Skyfall, the twenty-third theatrical adventure of spy and sex-machine Bond, James Bond, has arrived online. As played by Daniel Craig, the iconic character created by Ian Fleming is a man of many talents, including, but certainly not limited to: shooting, running, jumping, punching, chasing people or objects, charming beautiful women, and, crucially, swimming.
The first Skyfall image features Craig hanging out poolside at the Four Seasons in London. And that's about it. A nicely-lit, good looking image, no doubt, but hardly one that promises big action or high stakes drama. Instead, the principal selling point here looks to be the in-shape Craig, whose nearly visible buttcrack provides plenty of drama, putting the viewer right on the edge of their seat.
Last week, you may very well have noticed a fresh Skyfall rumor bubbling up from the fathomless depths of the internet. There's never been a shortage of outlandish rumors regarding the next adventure of supersuave superspy James Bond, but this particular rumor had that ring of credibility. Word was that composer Thomas Newman would be imminently signing on to provide the score for the twenty-third cinematic outing of Ian Fleming's lady-loving MI6 asset. Now, we've got official confirmation that Newman will indeed be providing musical accompaniment for director Sam Mendes's first action movie.
A few years ago, Sam Worthington was a less globally-recognized name than his fellow Australians Yahoo Serious or Paul Hogan, but starring in the biggest movie of all-time for director James Cameron certainly changed that quite a bit. After playing paraplegic Marine-turned-messianic-leader Jake Sully in 2009's Avatar, Worthington quite suddenly found himself legitimized as a leading man on level rarely attained by actors of any stripe.
Since taking his first trip to Pandora, Worthington has appeared in a variety of projects, from starring as Perseus in the 3D remake Clash of the Titans to acting alongside Keira Knightley in the relationship drama Last Night and Jessica Chastain in the Mossad thriller The Debt. His next film, Man on a Ledge, finds him playing the title character, a wrongly-accused criminal with an elaborate and risky plan to clear his name. While promoting Man on a Ledge, Worthington sat down with international journalists for a roundtable interview during which he provided updates on some of his new projects, including Thunder Road, the Avatar sequels, and this year's Wrath of the Titans.
Right now, the next globe-trotting, lady-loving adventure of Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond is currently in production. To prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is true, there's now an official behind the scenes video from the set of Skyfall, which stars Daniel Craig in his third outing as Bond, James Bond. It's an exceedingly brief video, clocking in at just 45 seconds, most of which is producer Michael G. Wilson providing an introduction to the official Bond site, which will presumably include a series of such behind the scenes videos. Other than Wilson, there are also peeks at cameras and whatnot, along with a very blue room and a silhouetted figure who may or may not be James Bond wielding a rather large gun.
Today, Warner Bros released the trailer for a hugely anticipated 2012 sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. Then, for good measure, the studio also dropped the first trailer for a somewhat-less anticipated sequel, Wrath of the Titans, which sees Sam Worthington returning to the role of Perseus, which he first played in last year's Clash of the Titans remake. This trailer is jam-packed with action, giant rampaging creatures, and no shortage of giant visual effects shots. It's aggressive, and it feels like it has something to prove. That's fairly appropriate, as Clash of the Titans made plenty of money, but was not received rapturously by any means, so Wrath is going to have to justify its existence by being, you know, a really good time at the movies.