Shock movie upset - Daniel Craig still James Bond 007
Showbiz insiders predict shooting, babes in Skyfall
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007, blond-haired ball-busting hero of new film Skyfall that will start filming today.
As Craig brings his sculptured abs and sea-blue eyes back to the role, fans of the Bond franchise can look forward to the introduction of amber-eyed French beauty Bérénice Marlohe who will play a "glamorous, enigmatic" character named Severin. Marlohe has mainly starred on French TV before.
Brit Sam Mendes is directing, but though he unfortunately has several sensitive indie hits to his name (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) he took time to reassure attendees at the press conference that this does not mean he'll be cutting the action scenes.
Mendes also said that the Skyfall story won't be connected to Casino Royale or Quantum Of Solace, and won't be based on any of the books.
British screen actress Naomie Harris will play a secret agent named Eve. Judi Dench will remain as M, and leading men include skinny Brit actor Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem bringing a little Latin villainy. ®
Whats the beef with Daniel Craig?
Can someone explain to me why some people have such an issue with Daniel Craig?
I think what he has done with Bond is awesome. He is the only actor who has come close to portraying the British spy so tormented by the screams of the people he has killed, who drowns them out with booze and women.
The only time I can remember this being mentioned previously is Tomorrow Never Dies, when Terri Hatcher mentions something to bond about "do you still sleep with a gun under your pillow" and about him drinking vodka to drown out the screams.
All other bonds previously have been the pomped up versions that we all know and love, but don't do the weight of the character justice.
Imagine spending your days risking your life, being tortured and killing people by the bucket load. You would be a pretty heartless bastard is it didn't get to you, and you just romped your way through life adjusting your tie and throwing our pithy one liners.
I think Craig is closer to Flemmings bond than most people realise. He isn't Roger Moore, but then that sort of character wouldn't fit today.
Next you will be telling me that Christian Bale should be running around in purple spandex, with a cod piece shoved down his Y-fronts, because that's how batman was when you were a kid.
Daniel Craig isn't too bad as the current JB actor to be honest
Admittedly he does remind me of the Jason Bourne character quite a bit with his new, 'say what only needs to be said' approach and in regards to the fight scenes too, which are also a lot more realistic
In a way I do miss the suave Roger Moore "knock them out and straighten my tie" era punch ups a little.
The fact it's not based on a Flemming book is no biggie, otherwise we may be seeing remakes of the Bond classics we've come to love, or in some cases, hate..
...or Maggie Philbin?