Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe Talk SKYFALL, Collaborating with Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig, and More

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At the recent New York press day for Skyfall, I was able to speak with Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe (the newest “Bond” girl).  We talked about  what was it like making Skyfall and collaborating with Sam Mendes, how the film is very grounded and it’s the old versus the new, since they both have intimate scenes with Daniel Craig, what was he like to work with and a lot more.

I absolutely loved Skyfall.  Director Sam Mendes has crafted one of the best James Bond movies ever made.  While the Bond franchise is now 50 years old, Mendes has shown the best might be yet to come.  I really can’t recommend this film enough.  For all our Skyfall coverage including our review, clips, posters, my set visit and more, click hereSkyfall also stars Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.


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The James Bond film franchise has stood for 50 years.  It has lived, died, returned, died some more, returned again, and as the longest-running blockbuster franchise in history, it constantly walks the line between life and death regarding the series’ potency.  There likely will always be another James Bond film, but the character’s relevancy is always in question.  Can the modern audience accept Bond in a world where a grittier spy like Jason Bourne seemingly has more power to engage audiences?  Isn’t James Bond a relic that can’t convincingly survive in a post-9/11 world?  The latest Bond film, Skyfall, explores these question is a fascinating, compelling manner and does so within one of the series’ most exhilarating, perfectly crafted, and absolutely captivating entries to date.

Berenice Marlohe Joins Terrence Malick’s Untitled Music Project; Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey to Lead Nacho Vigalondo’s OPEN WINDOWS

by     Posted 2 years, 47 days ago


We’ve got a couple casting stories coming your way.  First up, new Bond girl Berenice Marlohe (who’s quite good in Skyfall) has joined Terrence Malick‘s untitled Austin-based music project, which isn’t to be confused with his other film, Knight of Cups, even though both films share actors such as Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie PortmanTHR has no details on Marlohe’s character, which isn’t surprising since there are almost no details on the movie other than it’s a story of “sexual obsession and betrayal” involving two intersecting love triangles.  Marlohe will shoot the film concurrently while doing press for Skyfall.

Hit the jump for casting on Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo‘s intriguing next picture, Open Windows.

SKYFALL Continues Record-Breaking Box Office Run, Sets Seven-Day U.K. Record and Passes HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2

by     Posted 2 years, 47 days ago


Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, the 23rd installment in the famed franchise, opened strongly in the U.K. with $32 million, but has continued that trend to set a one-week box office record.  Pulling in $60 million, Skyfall beats out previous seven-day record holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which nabbed $57 million in 2011.  Internationally, Skyfall claimed $83 million (up from its initial estimate of $77 million) on its opening day and has since crossed the $100 million mark.  This achievement is especially remarkable considering there’s no ticket price uptick for 3D.  Hit the jump to see what other records Skfyfall has set, and what the positive buzz means for its domestic opening on November 9th.

New Trailer for SKYFALL

by     Posted 2 years, 61 days ago


A new trailer has been release for Skyfall.  There’s only a little new footage, but it does feature Bond’s iconic introduction, so that’s always worth a watch.  The movie has been garnering ecstatic buzz, and I can’t wait to finally get a look at what director Sam Mendes has brought to the franchise (other than the influence of The Dark Knight).

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Berenice Marlohe, and Naomie HarrisSkyfall opens November 9th.

4 Clips from Sam Mendes’ SKYFALL Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris

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4 new clips from director Sam Mendes’ James Bond film Skyfall have been released.  I’m trying my best to temper my expectations following the incredibly positive early reviews, but these new clips aren’t doing me any favors.  All signs point to Mendes having crafted a Bond film for the books, and opening day can’t get here soon enough.  We’ll have video interviews with the cast soon, but until then check out Steve’s set visit and on-set interviews with MendesDaniel Craig and producer Barbara BroccoliBerenice Marlohe, and Naomie Harris.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Helen McCrorySkyfall opens in traditional theaters and IMAX in the U.S. on November 9th.

Early Reviews for SKYFALL Overwhelmingly Positive, Some Say the Best Bond Ever; Plus New SKYFALL Clip

by     Posted 2 years, 68 days ago


Early reviews are in for Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond series. Reactions have been overwhelmingly positive so far with the phrase “Best. Bond. Ever.” being thrown about.  While it may very well be true, those of us stateside won’t know for sure until Skyfall debuts on November 9th.  In the meantime, we’ve trod carefully through the spoiler-laden minefield of reviews to bring you the latest word on Skyfall from those in the know.  Plus, we have a new clip to share with you that should tide you over.

Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris.  Hit the jump to check out the new clip and early reviews.

New SKYFALL Clip Introduces Bond to Severine; First Look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES in Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

by     Posted 2 years, 69 days ago


In the newest clip released for Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) is up to old habits: namely gambling and womanizing.  This thirty-second spot shows Bond playing cavalier with his hard-earned winnings and introduces him to Severine (Berenice Marlohe).  They must have hit it off since they later meet up for a refreshing Heineken on a passenger train.  We also have the first look at Harald Zwart’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in a behind-the-scenes featurette with cast interviews.

Skyfall, also starring Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, opens November 9th stateside. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kevin Durand and opens August 23rd, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the clip and featurette.

New SKYFALL Trailer Now Accompanied by Adele’s James Bond Theme “Skyfall”

by     Posted 2 years, 75 days ago


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.

15 New Images from SKYFALL Starring Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Javier Bardem

by     Posted 2 years, 82 days ago


Sony Pictures has released fifteen new images from the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall.  As you’ll see from the images, new MI6 agent Eve (Naomie Harris) just won’t be about in the rough-and-tumble field.  She’ll also get to dress up nice and pretty to kick some ass.  Also, looking at these images and at the trailer, I love the way cinematographer Roger Deakins has shot this film.  Then again, I love the way Roger Deakins shoots anything.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.  The film also stars Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes, and Javier BardemSkyfall opens November 9th.

Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe Appear in SKYFALL-Themed Heineken Ad

by     Posted 2 years, 90 days ago


Even secret agents get thirsty now and then.  While James Bond’s beer tastes may differ from The Most Interesting Man in the World, we now know what he prefers when he’s not drinking a martini shaken, not stirred.  Daniel Craig and Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe appear in this new action-packed ad for Heineken.  The spot features a non-Bond running away from some ne’er-do-wells when he runs smack dab into the Bond pair, enjoying a cool, refreshing Heineken. Hit the jump to check it out.

Director Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, starring Craig, Marlohe, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem, opens November 9th stateside.

New Videoblog for SKYFALL Focuses on Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe

by     Posted 2 years, 90 days ago


A new videoblog for Skyfall has landed online, and this time the Bond girls are the focus.  Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe play two very different female characters in director Sam Mendes’ entry in the franchise, but both actresses are aware of how the female role in the Bond films has changed over the years.  Harris notes that it’s “not enough just to look pretty anymore,” and her field agent can more than hold her own.  Marlohe, on the other hand, describes her character as a femme fatale with a great deal of complexity.  It’s been nice to see the series evolve from its chauvinistic roots, and I’m eager to see what Harris and Marlohe bring to the table.

Hit the jump to watch the videoblog.  The film also stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Javier Bardem, and Ralph FiennesSkyfall opens on November 9th.

New International Trailer for SKYFALL Reveals Extended Action Sequences

by     Posted 2 years, 91 days ago


A new international trailer for Skyfall shows off a bit more footage from one of the film’s big action sequences.  In previous trailers, we’ve seen star Daniel Craig stick a landing on the floor of a train in the process of being demolished.  Now, we get to see what else he’s capable of doing while running around Istanbul.

The Sam Mendes film also stars Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem.  Skyfall opens November 9th domesticaly.  Hit the jump to watch the new footage in this international trailer.

Adele Confirmed to Perform SKYFALL Theme Song; New Posters and Banners Released

by     Posted 2 years, 96 days ago


It has been rumored for months that Grammy-winning artist Adele would perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall.  Today, Showbiz411 confirms she has the gig, and the song will probably be called “Skyfall” (as opposed to “Another Way to Die” being the song from Quantum of Solace).  Adele will likely write the song as well.  It will be the English singer-songwriter’s first single since her last album, 21.  I’m curious to see where her song will rank among Bond themes.  Probably higher than “Die Another Day”.

In other Skyfall news, new posters and banners have been released for the film, and you can check them out after the jump.  Skyfall opens October 26th in the UK, November 9th in the US, and stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes.

SKYFALL Runtime Revealed, Daniel Craig Confirmed for Two More JAMES BOND Films and Behind-the-Scenes Video From SKYFALL

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We can now confirm what we reported yesterday, that Daniel Craig will return for the next two James Bond films.  Craig will star in the 24th and 25th installments, making him the third-longest tenured actor to play Bond (after Sean Connery and Roger Moore).  Deadline also confirms that Sony Pictures will also return to co-finance those two films, as it has with Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and the upcoming Sam Mendes picture, Skyfall.  Speaking of Skyfall, we’ve got new word on just how long the film will run along with a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the opening sequence.  Hit the jump for all of that and more!

Skyfall, also starring Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Ola Rapace opens October 26th in the UK and November 9th in the US.

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