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CASINO ROYALE Behind The Scenes Footage...In French!!

Ohhh, goodness...Merrick shouldn't have eaten that burrito...


A French television site has posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the forthcoming James Bond film, CASINO ROYALE.

This footage is similar to the recently posted BBC material, but appears to be a bit more extensive. More of the LAYER CAKE guy in action. And, it features a brief interview with Caterina Murino. I have absolutely no idea what she's saying, but...Damn!

Personally, I don't know what to make of Daniel Craig as James Bond; I'm neither enthusiastic or apprehensive about his casting. One of the ingenious qualities of the role is that it leaves so much room for interpretation - as long as certain conceits remain in place. He can be loving, cruel, sensitive, hard, apparently broken but ultimately indomitable…all within the same film. That's a lot to work with. It'll be interesting to see what kind of personality (plural?) Craig brings to the table.

In this footage, there *is* a shot of Bond looking predatory...almost possessed...while in action. This is an element I thought Brosnan pulled off well in his films; it's nice to see the characteristic carried into this reboot.

However, I'm not 100% comfortable with the "real world" retooling of the franchise. Bond should work to establish a more distinct identity, rather than (apparently) dive into the same general domain occupied by Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer. Whether this could have been accomplished through greater attention to artistry, amping up the concept/taking more chances, or *really* broadening the scope of the franchise (like the much-maligned MOONRAKER tried to do) I can not say. But, given the style and "vibe" of series like 24 (and the BOURNE movies), I'm worried that the rebooted 007 will arrive already feeling derivative of other material - instead of seeming unique on its own merits, which was the point of kick-starting it in the first place.

We'll see what happens...

You can take a look at the behind the scenes footage HERE! PLEASE NOTE: The footage is (mostly) in French. Also, when you arrive at the site, an entire news cast will automatically spool up. There's a scrollable sidebar to the right of the video window...scroll down and find the heading: "Tournage du nouveau James Bond". CLICK ON IT, and the newscast will jump to that segment.

Thanks to Stuartned for the heads-up on this. And, enjoy!


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  • March 25, 2006, 2:42 p.m. CST

    i want to make a sex internal Eva Green!

    by HypeEndsHere

    nice!

  • March 25, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Is Casino Royale supposed to be

    by litzapalooza

    a restart of the Bond series the way Batman Begins was? I mean granted there isn't that much continuity in the series to start out with, but is 007 back to square one here?

  • March 25, 2006, 2:50 p.m. CST

    LITZAPALOOZA (**SPOILER** BEWARE)

    by Joseph Merrick

    If memory serves, it is a reboot a la BATMAN BEGINS. I think we're supposed to see Bond earn his 00 status.

  • March 25, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Then why is Dench in it?

    by TELF

    She is playing M right. If so, that's a half arsed and confusing way to reboot yer franchise right there...

  • March 25, 2006, 3:16 p.m. CST

    TELF

    by Joseph Merrick

    I agree. It *is* confusing. I hated it when they pulled the same stuff with the '80s/90s BATMAN movies...recasting the lead, a few people around him stay the same...but not all. Be one thing, or the other.

  • March 25, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    french

    by Shura

    Eva green has just said that "James Bond" is a part of her childhood, so she like this character. (but to my mind, she's not very hot, she just seems so rude, as in The Dreamers (or Les Innocents). And the other, has said that it's gonna be very special, she's happy to be in the movie, or something like that, but it's not really interesting. (you could see her in Les bronz

  • March 25, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Can't wait.

    by modlight

    I always figured Roger Moore was "le premier blonde Bond", but hey, maybe my TV is too bright.

  • March 25, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    craig is going to be the BOND (bomb)

    by shalashaska

    you can bet your bottom dollar

  • March 25, 2006, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Worried About the Script

    by jackson healy

    Anyone read this masterpiece, yet? In all fairness, it's inspired at times, but most often I feel it falls smack, dab into mediocrity. To give you an idea, here's the seminal sequence wherein Bond gets his balls busted: [to set the scene, 007 has been strapped naked to a chair, the seat of which has been knocked away, the better for villain Le Chiffre to reach his testicles with a carpet-beater]: LE CHIFFRE: I'll need your attention here. Sitting across from Bond, Le Chiffre flicks his wrist upward. We hear the impact of the carpet-beater. Bond convulses in agony. BOND: I always knew you'd be a sore loser. LE CHIFFRE: "Me" sore? Another flick of the wrist. Bond shrieks and slumps. ******************************** btw, the "Me" in quotes isn't my addition, it's on the page. Not exactly "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die," is it? That, my friends, is fan fiction. Except it's really how the scene is written. Spooky, huh?

  • March 25, 2006, 4:17 p.m. CST

    This movie..

    by jrclanto

    will rock. How can people be pissed at Craigs casting but be ok with this franchise the last decade. The last bond film was fucking garbage. Ice castle? Invisible car? Fighting on a burning plane with a guy wearing an electric suit like something from the running man? Pure garbage.

  • March 25, 2006, 4:20 p.m. CST

    The Last one was a work of art compared to the one...

    by modlight

    with Miss Eyebrows Sheen.

  • March 25, 2006, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Just saw TWINE today again

    by disembarkedone

    "Miss Eyebrows Sheen" is hot as hell.. dont hate. and DAD was garbage

  • March 25, 2006, 4:52 p.m. CST

    not bad footage

    by digital8

  • March 25, 2006, 4:58 p.m. CST

    The last Bond was an homage to all Bond films...

    by Stone316

    The last Bond film was na homage to the Bond franchise. It was also a film for the fans of Bond, not just of Brosnan's Bond but dating back to the Sean Connery days. It was the kind of film that made u pay attenion to the story and at times smile at the winks they made at the public. Seeing the shoe of "FRWL" or the mini-plane from Octupussy, or even R saying that it was Bond's 20th Omega Seamaster those were the things that made u laugh. hearing the end theme and remebering "YOLT", it was a thank you for supporting the franchise for so long, while awknowledgeing that the Bond films changed the way that action films were made. The reason why this film might not work (i hope it does work) is because of messing around with the timeline and also cause Daniel Craig is not Bond material. Brosnan could have easily done to more films and then they could hire some1 like Ewan Mcgregor or better yet Clive Owen. But lets all hope for the bes. Later dudes. (i might have mistype the awknowleging word..sorry)

  • March 25, 2006, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I'm clicking on the James Bond link...

    by Forestal

    ...on the French site and nothing is happening.

  • March 25, 2006, 5:08 p.m. CST

    VORSTEDT??? DIDNT HE DIE IN LEATHAL WEAPON 2????

    by moondoggy2u

    Craig killed Riggs' wife!! YOU BASTARD!!

  • March 25, 2006, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Do I pay for this movie in Krugerrands?

    by moondoggy2u

    Big Smiles! Big Smiles! Biiig Smiiles!

  • March 25, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I think people will be very happy with this movie

    by frofropimp

    "It's got everything in spades" as Daniel Craig said. I wouldn't be too worried about it seeming deriative of Bourne or Bauer, either. From what I've read the action is a lot more fantastic than anything Bourne has done (although still grounded in reality). They're just making Bond into a real human being and not a cartoon character. Most of what you see in that footage is only 2 or 3 sequences from the movie. A formula Bond film this isn't.

  • March 25, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Craig is exactly what this franchise needed

    by bellyboy

    a complete revamp, after goldeneye, they lost the plot, stupid stories, stupid scripts cheesy acting. I love bond, but feel craig is a fresh look, totaly new and will bring a new style to the character...one which was badly needed!

  • March 25, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I was sick of Brosnan at Tomorrow never Dies

    by George Newman

    He was nice enough in TWINE but it felt tired. He looks the part incredibly but his heart was not in the last 3 films. I am really looking forward to Craig as Bond. I want Bond to be refreshed, and I sincerely hope Craig can do that.

  • March 25, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    First...time posting

    by Alex The Bloody

    I think if they really wanted to do a Bond reboot with balls ( well i guess this one does have balls as there featured prominetly in Bonds origen as it were, hey some gusy get exposed to gamma rays and some get whacked in the nuts thats just how these origen things go) Anywho they should just do an R rated Bond with Brosnan and a good script. I mean it pushes the pg-13 rating pretty far they ought to just go all the way.

  • March 25, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    You know, I don't care if it's good or bad

    by Strabo

    Though, from what I read, it's going to be bad. After their treatment of Brosnan, and the shitty casting of Craig, I almost certainly won't be paying to see this (the reviews will have to make it sound like pure fucking Shakespeare for me to reconsider). And for the record, I thought DAD was fun.

  • March 25, 2006, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I've seen this guy in a few other movies

    by moondoggy2u

    and I think Craig is gonna be needing a ton of botox to smooth out the craters in his face. Oh, and Strabo, DAD was very fun. It may have been over the top, but I think it was supposed to be that way. From the very moment this movie was began filming, the producers were touting it as an homage film. Everything about it, from costumes to death rays, was seen in previous bond films. If you ask me, I think they are going the bourne route because of money--DAD made a ton of dough, but Bourne made almost the same amount of cash. Since Bourne was a far cheaper movie to film, the producers are attempting to copy it. A new, and cheaper, Bond. A cgi free, multi-locale free story also subtracts from the cost. Changing canasta into poker makes it easier to research (cheaper). How much else will they have to lop off of the budget, I wonder? All in all, I think I'll be skipping this flick. I like Jason Bourne, but I also like my James Bond, too.

  • March 25, 2006, 6:51 p.m. CST

    In other words,

    by moondoggy2u

    cheaper production means much, much higher profit margins.

  • March 25, 2006, 7:45 p.m. CST

    brosnan blew

    by reckni

    I blame the scripts. His movies were easily the worst of the series. He's got nothing on Lazenby. Casino Royale's a great book, hope they don't f*ck another Bond movie up.

  • March 25, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST

    why cant you americans

    by haywire666

    speak french?

  • March 25, 2006, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "Tournage du nouveau James Bond". CLICK ON IT,

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    and the newscast will jump to that segment.' Oh, the bit that then displays the window, - "Cannot open the file. Verify that the path and filename are correct and try again'. THANKS MERRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!! What do I do now?!?!?! Are you gonna tell me what freaking links and sites nad more links or call centres I have to go through before I get your piece of WMV shit working!!!!!???? Don't do me any favours. Oh, and Sod Off!!!!

  • March 25, 2006, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Merrick - Either/or, neither/nor.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Work on it.

  • March 25, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    lets not get too carried away with Bourne comparisons

    by Captain Katanga

    Just because they are scaling down the film from the complete f*cking absurdity that was Die Another Day doesn't mean they are making an indentikit copy of the Bourne films. Its expecially pointless making this comparison when we haven't seen a frame of film. I'm sure it will all still retain that Bond larger-than-life feel. The problem is that if you ask ten different people what they want from a Bond film, you might get ten different answers. If anyone here liked Die Another Day, then I personally think you have no taste and are clinically insane, but of course that doesn't make me right. But I also think this "reboot" is a step in the right direction.

  • March 25, 2006, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Goldeneye was the best non-Connery Bond film

    by digital8

  • March 25, 2006, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Bond

    by Chrisnonstop

    You know, it's really been a long time since there was a good Bond flick. Matter 'O fact, I liked The first one, with that guy,..what's his name? Anyway, after that there were a few movies with Sean in them that I liked. That's about it. Of course it's all the directors fault. I think Clint Eastwood would make a killer bond flick.

  • March 25, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Stunt scripting

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    Okay, here's The Skinny. To understand the history of the recent Bond movies, you have to understand the mindset of the Broccoll cornershop, who thinks - repeat THINKS -she knows what's best for the franchise. Casino Royale the script is one step forward and two steps back. Remember my tag-line stunt scripting? Well, the opening "money" scene is killer - we see a young James Bond gain his "OO" status through his first two kills in India - one's messy, one isn't, but it's all told in a non-linear-hey-isn't-this-what-the-kids-think-is-cool-these-days?-kind-of-way. But this aint no Bourne Supremacy. The script continues in a stunt-scripting "this-shit-will get get arses-in-seats-and-look-fantastic-in-the-trailers-kind-of-way" for the first act . There' s 40 pages of entertaining shit which JUST about successfully combines old-school action set-pieces with edgier character work. Except you can't help thinking :"Hey? Weren't they trying to reinvent the franchise? So why are they spending 10 pages blowing shit up? But this is still Bond in a "Daniel-Craig-30's-muscular-edgy-charismatic- unpredictable-way" as opposed to "Pierce_Brosnan-50's-saggy-arsed-cheesy-pretend-charisma-predictable-kind-of-way" Then two things happen. Vesper Lynd appears - initiating one of the most embarrassing and excruciatingly poorly written on-screen relationships in Bond memory - and Bond arrives in - as in IN! - Casino Royale. Dialogue here is crucial, and you will NOT believe that the same Oscar winner who wrote Million Dollar Baby and Crash wrote these sophomore lines. The script slows down - and bogs down - in 30 minutes of hard-to-follow casino action intercut with a laughably-poorly written "romance". Cards unfold.T hen they kill the b --- Wait! is anyone reading this? If people want to know more ,then I shall unleash the beast - but let me know if I'm wasting my time...

  • March 25, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Shut the hell up, Frenchy!

    by googamooga

    I'm trying to hear what the man is saying!

  • March 26, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST

    You Know What's Gonna Rock?

    by Colierrannd

    Watching Bond play poker! A game any lameass idiot can play! Oh, I could watch it on my local cable access show but I'd much rather pay $8 to see Bond do it! Oh and let's not forget that even though Jason Bourne already has movies, we'll rename him James Bond and make another one! In my dream of dreams we'll end up with some slow-motion bullet-time action! Because that certainly won't age the film in the future!

  • March 26, 2006, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I was apprehensive...

    by LucienPierce

    ...at first. Daniel Craig has has hardly ever impressed me but honestly I was never that blown away by Pierce Brosnan before the Bond films either. I can say that they're good actors but they just never 'did it' for me. Know what I mean? Personally I haven't watched Brosnan at the cinema in anything other than Bond except for the recent Matador, Daniel Criag doesn't look to be different for me either...But I'm really keen for a new Bond film and so far the stills and footage look pretty cool. I like that we have a buff Bond for a change who looks hard as nails...And I doubt that this will be like Bourne or 24...First of all Martin Campbell isn't exactly a hard-edged director. His movies are always coated in fluff. I can imagine it being closer in tone to the earlier Connery Bonds and if we all get what we really want (which would be the balance obtained in Goldfinger with the fairly silly and the 'real' never overpowering each other) then this will indeed be a Bond for the ages.

  • March 26, 2006, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen for Bond

    by ZeedarTeretz

    Think about it folks, it'd be pure gold, every minute.

  • March 26, 2006, 3:46 a.m. CST

    thanks merrick

    by litzapalooza

    i know its late coming but ive been gone all day

  • March 26, 2006, 4:03 a.m. CST

    To all saying Die Another Day was an homage...

    by raw_bean

    ...it would have been a better homage to the series by actually being any good.

  • March 26, 2006, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Where's the class?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The last 3 Bond movies have been dreadful. I never did like Brosnan, he was too smug and he's not a particular good actor. The Bond movies will never recover whilst the producers hire hack C-list directors. Anybody seen Martin Campbell's last few movies? Sheesh.... And while we're at it somebody get John Barry out of retirement for the love of god. Where's the class in the recent Bond scores? That's right, nowhere to be found! :(

  • March 26, 2006, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Where's the class?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The last 3 Bond movies have been dreadful. I never did like Brosnan, he was too smug and he's not a particular good actor. The Bond movies will never recover whilst the producers hire hack C-list directors. Anybody seen Martin Campbell's last few movies? Sheesh.... And while we're at it somebody get John Barry out of retirement for the love of god. Where's the class in the recent Bond scores? That's right, nowhere to be found! :(

  • March 26, 2006, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Continuity blows

    by God of Gamblers

    You'll be a much happier person if you let go of the concept of "continuity." I dig it when new people come in and give stories and characters a new spin. Continutiy Nerds are at their worst when insiting a comic or movie series that has been aroud for umpteen decades continue to make every little thing "fit," as if it makes sense that someone like Batman had a seperate death-defying adventure EVERY SINGLE DAY OF HIS LIFE. All story interpretations for a character, no matter how different the stories may be, take place within the "mythos" of that character; nothing is set in stone. If you get used to that idea you won't need to spend the rest of your life crying about how "Gwen Stacy come first" or whatever.

  • March 26, 2006, 6:47 a.m. CST

    BOND IS BACK

    by football

    We're still at the early stages of the filming and these clips are nothing new to the BBC footage, except in french! Still, I've got a feeling Craig's going to do a good job. There's a gritty, no-nonsense approach to his acting style which draws favourable comparisons with Connery which i for one like. I also like the fact that he's putting in extra effort to make his bond more standout than Brozzy's.... by this i mean the muscles and stuntwork. I agree with the talkbackers that say DAD was dreadful and for EON to dig deep and bring back John Barry. His music always adds an extra mile to the gloss. I've also read that the script has gone through further polishes since that early leaked script review so we'll just have to wait and see what the outcome is come Nov. But something had to be done with the series cos the last 4 have been average and Brosnan just looked smug rather than convincing. I just hope now that EON are taking bond back to his darker roots that they don't revert back to the lighter/comedy bond come Bond 22 & 23!!!

  • March 26, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    DevilCat

    by El Cimarron

    ... you mean it wasn't?? ;P

  • March 26, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    For some reason...

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Craig is starting to give me a "Coy Duke of MI6"-vibe.

  • March 26, 2006, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Coy duke vibe!! That is priceless !!

    by moondoggy2u

    And to think, the whole time i was calling him Vorstedt.

  • March 26, 2006, 12:54 p.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    DAD was not a great film, but there were aspects and elements of it I really admired.

  • March 26, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST

    "Dreadful Bond"

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    The irony of the last three Bond films being "dreadful", is that the same people are in charge of this film. It's like if Schumacher and Goldsman had gotten their "edgy" Batman film greenlit. The general consensus is that the films have steadily declined ever since Wilson and Broccoli took over, while the writing has rapidly dropped in the hands of Purvis and Wade. This film looks on course to uphold both of those beliefs.

  • March 26, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale

    by peter skellen

    You would think Daniel Craig was the world's greatest actor if you believed half the cobblers Babs has been coming out with lately.He is WAY overated and if non-UK residents had sat through the BBC drama Archangel last year,where little Danny had all the screen presence and charisma of a bag of bones,they wouldn't be on here saying he's going to be the 'bomb' or whatever.This wasn't a choice between Craig and Pierce Brosnan and his invisible car.There were OTHER options including hiring a better director than that talentless horseshitter Martin Campbell.The only appeal of this film is the surreal prospect of seeing a man who looks like Marty Feldman after a steroid overdose playing the most iconic character in cinema.

  • March 26, 2006, 1:16 p.m. CST

    by haku8645

    For those of you looking for it, before you scroll down, you have to select 'edition du vendredi 24 mars 2006' from the dropdown menu beneath the scroll box because the items on the left are updated daily. but it looks like they took it down already. merde

  • March 26, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    With any luck, he'll play closer to the book Bond...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    One of the best things about the much-maligned Timothy Dalton incarnation was that, like the character in Fleming's books, he was kind of a ruthless, vindictive son of a bitch. The Living Daylights was a great Bond film that way. Licence To Kill could have played that out in spades, if only they'd had a decent script and some better direction. (Too bad, because LTK was God-awful.) But I liked Dalton's take on the character. Not all Moore-smarmy. Hopefully Craig will take some of that nastiness that makes the book Bond so compelling and put it to good use here.

  • March 26, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    book Bond

    by Froggertron

    The only time we have seen anything remotely like the book Bond of Ian Fleming was in Dr. No, From Russia With Love, The Living Daylights, License to Kill and Goldeneye. Brosnan in Goldeneye was remarkably close in character and physically to the Bond Ian Fleming created an opinion recently shared by Fleming's cousin and close friend Christopher Lee. If any one of you has read the script to Casino Royale and ignored Eon's bullshit you know it is nothing like book Bond and bears only some similarity to the story. We were told this was going to be faithful and there would be one explosion and its all horse shit lies. There is more explosions in this than all the stupid shit Eon had Brosnan go through in Die Another Day. It's Rambo Bond playing poker and falling in love for no given reason unlike the book.

  • March 26, 2006, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Skellen!

    by TELF

    Who Dares Wins. Lewis Collins = Best Bond-That-Wasn't-Really-Bond-Actually ever. This project does seem a bit muddled. Somegood decisions mixed in with some dumb/confusing ones. Regardless, I'll still probably get wooed into seeing.

  • March 26, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Captain

    by peter skellen

    Well spotted TELF.Captain Skellen to be precise.See this film on DVD if you have to watch it.I imagine Barbara Broccoli sitting in an empty cinema going "Where is everyone? They're going to miss seeing Danny in his swimming trunks..."

  • March 26, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Who Dares Wins

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Wow...I hadn't even thought of that connection. Good catch, TELF. This film continues to amaze me with the number of projects it is ripping off. It may easily be the most derivative Bond film ever made. Sad for a character that was once so trendsetting.

  • March 26, 2006, 6:03 p.m. CST

    new day

    by mr Broots

    you have to go to "Edition du vendredi 24 mars 2006 " At "les dernieres editions"

  • March 26, 2006, 8 p.m. CST

    Kind of disappointing.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Casino Royale is maybe the most misogynistic and darkest of the books. Don't get me wrong. Unlike QT and other critics I love the old David Niven comedy-disaster-60's artifact. That scene with Orson Welles as Le Chiffre playing cards with Peter Sellers is one of my all-time favorite movie memories, and if the movie is horrible (and it is) the moments are movie magic. You'd think if anyone could appreciate that, Tarantino could. But the book is exceptionally mean, exceptionally tough, with a Bond that is more an ammoral force of nature than anything else. Imagine Christian Bale from American Psycho combined with Keifer's Jack Bauer. (Hmm...not quite, but close). It would have been a perfect launching pad for a real reboot of the series. As for Bonds? Connery, Brosnan, Lazenby, Dalton, Moore. Sorry, I thought Dalton would be better, but his lack of physical presence turned out to be an obstacle he couldn't overcome. And I must admit that although I rightly put Moore last, when I was lit up back in the day I loved watching Live and Let Die. Moore walks across alligators! The Uncola guy plays a voodoo priest! The movie expects you to accept Jane Seymour as a tarot reading gypsy psychic! And yeah, Craig scares me. As in maybe they won't make anymore Bond movies for awhile way. Hope I'm wrong.

  • March 27, 2006, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Diet Pepsi Plays Poker

    by Colierrannd

    I just noticed the new ad with a Diet Pepsi can playing poker so now I guess we can also look forward to 007 singing "Brown & Bubbly"

  • March 27, 2006, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Judy Fucking Dench

    by David Frames

    Never liked her as M - in my opinion it should go back to a gruff, middle-aged male lead, a rosy cheeked thesp who looks like he's necked a measure of Remy Martin before each take. If Casino Royale is a prequel then Dench shouldn't be in it. That should be obvious to anyone with an IQ higher than Bond's 00 number. In Goldeneye she even referred to her predecessor so its not as if the series has pretended that Bernard Lee et all didn't exist. Its little things like this that worry me about this one though i still think Craig will put it out the hat and mesmerise the kids. He's trice the actor Brosnan is/was and much better placed as a result to make Bond a more fully fledged human being rather than a set of cliches. The only question now is whether the script allows him to do that. Why are all these fucking wasters spending time rubbishing Craig? Get Purvis and Wade out - they're the problem, not the fine actor that's been cast in the lead. This is ball achingly clear surely?

  • March 27, 2006, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Eva Green looks so kinky dirty

    by Lou Stools

    Here's some translation: "Vesper is a very strong, independent woman; but she is also very loving. She takes Bond into her heart, which allows her to lick out his eye boogers in the morning, bathe with him in her own period blood and slurp his spunk off a poster of Honor Blackman."

  • March 27, 2006, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Craig as Bond

    by Samuel Steamer

    You know I was on the fence about this Daniel Craig so I checked out Layer Cake and all my doubts flew out the window. He's got quite a screen presence. I would have like to see Pierce pull out a couple of more but what are you going to do? It's not Daniel Craig's fault they canned Pierce. The bad press is mostly by people who won't accept that the change is happening. Just accept it and try to enjoy what may come. I have a feeling this will be a refreshing change. Fro the record as far as bonds go. Connery-Brosnan-Moore-Dalton-Lazenby. I'm thinking at this point that Craig will be in the top 3 after Royal. Cheers.

  • March 28, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST

    What Boycott ?

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    I just can't work this boycott shit out. I am a huge 007 fan and could not bring myself to miss a chance to see a brand new 007 film at the movie theatre. I definitely couldn't miss the opportunity to see a brand new 007 actors debut..... doubly more so because they are trying to do something a bit different and shake it all up a bit. So what is it with this "Craignotbond" knob jockeys and their petition and threats ? Clearly they are not really Bond fans at all. Shouldn't they call the site "www.they_are_not_making_a_007_film_exactly_the_wa y_I_want_it_to_be_whine_whinge_moan.com" ???