If you missed any of the recent trailers for Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, or the excellent theme song by Adele, you’re in luck because now you can enjoy them both together! The theme song is great on its own and I’m sure that it’ll fit nicely with the opening credits of Skyfall, but it feels a bit forced in this patched together trailer.
Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem. It opens stateside November 9th. Hit the jump to see the new trailer.
Three new TV spots for The Bourne Legacy have gone online. Despite the constant need to remind audiences that this is still a Bourne movie in lieu of Matt Damon’s absence, the footage actually looks pretty good. It’s reassuring to know that Tony Gilroy, who scripted the three previous Bourne movies, is taking over the franchise. I’m a fan of his past directorial efforts (Michael Clayton, Duplicity), and hopefully he can maintain the character-centered tone of the other Bourne films while providing a fresh and engaging story that stands on its own. This footage hammers home the idea that Jeremy Renner’s character is some kind of genetic supersoldier, and I’m eager to see how Legacy‘s story plays out within the universe of the first three films.
Hit the jump to watch the TV spots. The film also stars Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac. The Bourne Legacy opens on August 10th.
A new trailer for The Bourne Legacy has gone online. Rather than just a reboot, this feels like a direct sequel with Jason Bourne’s actions from the previous films creating the conflict for the new movie. This time around, a government task force led by Edward Norton‘s character is assassinating all their genetically-modified assets to prevent another Bourne situation. However, one member of the program (Jeremy Renner) manages to escape with a scientist (Rachel Weisz), and the two go on the run for their lives. There are some cool stunts in the trailer, but I want to see more of the characters’ personalities rather than just the conspiracy/chase angle.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac. The Bourne Legacy opens August 3rd.
The cast for James Bond 23 just keeps getting better and better. Director Sam Mendes has tapped another fantastic actor for the next installment of the invincible franchise (which may or may not be titled Skyfall). Baz Bamigboye (via The Playlist) reports that Albert Finney is the latest addition to the cast. His role is apparently quite a big one, and he’ll play “a Foreign Office mandarin with powers over the Secret Intelligence Service.” The stellar cast includes Daniel Craig returning as Bond, Javier Bardem as the villain, Dame Judi Dench as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Ralph Fiennes in a top secret role. Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, and Berenice Marlohe are also poised to appear. Plot details for the film are under wraps, but Mendes has put together one of the best Bond ensembles in a long while, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he has in store. The film opens November 9th, 2012.
While writer/director Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy may be a sort of spin-off of the franchise, the film won’t be without some familiar faces. Showblitz reports that Joan Allen and Albert Finney are currently in negotiations to reprise their roles in the new film. Jeremy Renner stars in Legacy as an operative trained in the same program that housed the first trilogy’s title character played by Matt Damon.
Allen appeared in The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum as a CIA agent attempting to capture Damon’s character, while Finney played a doctor employed by the government program in Ultimatum. New faces alongside Renner in Legacy include Rachel Weisz and Oscar Issacs, with Edward Norton still in talks to play the villain of the film. The Bourne Legacy opens August 3rd, 2012.
Our ongoing AFM (American Film Market) coverage continues as Steve grabbed a shot of the promo poster and synopsis for Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet. It’s hard to believe that Hoffman has never officially helmed a film until now, but it’s exciting to see what he’ll come up with. He’s also got a great cast with Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, and Tom Courtenay set to star.
Hit the jump to check out the promo poster and synopsis.
UPDATE: The studio has asked us to remove the poster. Sorry if you missed it.