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EON Productions movies
1.  Dr No 1962
2.  From Russia With Love
3.  Goldfinger 1964
4.  Thunderball 1965
5.  You Only Live Twice
6.  On Her Majesty`s Secret Service
7.  Diamonds Are Forever1971
8.  Live And Let Die 1973
The Man With The Golden Gun
10.The Spy Who Loved Me
11.Moonraker 1979
12.For Your Eyes Only 1981
13.Octopussy 1983  
14.A View To A Kill 1985  
15.The Living Daylights
16.Licence To Kill 1989
Goldeneye 1995
18.Tomorrow Never Dies1997
19.The World Is Not Enough
20.Die Another Day 2002
21.Casino Royale 2006
22.Quantum Of Solace 2008
23.James Bond  23 2012
James Bond  24

Not included in 
Bondserie or
EON Productions

Casino Royale 1954
Casino Royale 1967
Never Say Never Again 1983

Albert "Cubby"Broccoli
Harry Saltzman
Barbara Broccoli
Michael G,Wilson

Writers to all Bond books
Ian Fleming  
Amis Kingsley
Raymond Benson 
John Gardner
Charlie Higson
Sebastian Faulks
Jeffery Deaver
Neal Purvis screenwriter
Robert Wade

James Bond actors
Barry Nelson
Sean Connery

George Lazenby
Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig

James Bond Composers
Monty Norman 1

John Barry 11
George Martin 1
Marvin Hamlisch 1
Bill Conti 1
Michael Kamen 1

Eric Serra 1

David Arnold 
James Bond Music
22 Best Bondsoundtrack

Honey Ryder Ursula Andress
Britt Ekland 
Izabella Scorupco
Maud Adams 
Kristina Wayborn
Mary Stavin 
Halle Berry JINX

Bond Villians
Jaws (Rickard Kiel) Pinewood Studios 
Bond composer John Barry
dies aged 77. 31

The Facts

  • Rated:
  • Official Year: 2006
  • Number in Series: 21th
  • PDF File: 
  • Running Time: 0 minutes
  • Budget: $100 million+
  • UK Premiere: November 17, 2006
  • US Premiere: November 17, 2006


  • Moneypenny: Samantha Bond
  • M: Judi Dench
  • Q: John Cleese
  • James Bond: Daniel Craig
    Bond girl : Thandie Newton


  • Director: Martin Campbell
  • Writing Credits: Neal Purvis
  • Writing Credits: Robert Wade
  • Producer: Barbara Broccoli
  • Composer: David Arnold
  • Production Design: Peter Lamont


Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with Mathis MI6's local field agent, and Felix Leiter who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist, MOLLAKA (Sebastien Foucan). Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters DIMITRIOS (Simon Abkarian) and his girlfriend, SOLANGE (Caterina Murino). He learns that Dimitrios is involved with LE CHIFFRE (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorist organizations.

Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that is Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organisation.

Above: Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

Release Date: 17th November 2006
Produced By: Eon Productions
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Budget: $100 (estimated)
Shooting Locations: Pinewood Studios (UK), Prague (Czech Republic), Bahamas, Italy
Principal Photography: 30th January 2006

Filming Locations
Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
England, UK
Nassau, Bahamas
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio)
Prague, Czech Republic
South Africa
Venice, Veneto, Italy
Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy (hospital)
Villa Gaeta, Lake Como, Lombardia, ItalyBudget
$72,000,000 (estimated)
Worldwide Box Office
Over $400 million expected

Above: Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Caterina  Murino

James Bond Daniel Craig
Poker Hands from poorest to strongest hand)
Texas Hold’em Rules
.From Ian Flemings  Casino Royale


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Eva Green, Vesper Lynd        Daniel Craig James Bond
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Sebastien Foucan

 James Bond  (Daniel Craig)  Eva Green (Vesper Lynd)  James Bond  (Daniel Craig)  Eva Green (Vesper Lynd)

James Bond  (Daniel Craig)

M Judi Dench

James Bond  (Daniel Craig) Caterina Murino (Solange)

Eva Green (Vesper Lynd)

Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre)

Mads Mikkelsen  Casino Royale (2006) Mads Mikkelsen

Person 2720 S  As worn by James Bond 007 ( Daniel Craig ) in Casino Royale Supplied with 007 Bond
Person 2720 S  As worn by James Bond 007 ( Daniel Craig ) in Casino Royale Supplied with 007 Bond  Branded Persol case,"Casino Royale Limited Edition" signature on the temple, held in a special case featuring James Bond 007 logo, all contained in a precious black box featuring the Casino Royale theme and logo.

In The James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden
The exotic love knot necklace worn by Vesper Lynd  Eva Green in Casino Royale
James Bond 007 CASINO ROYALE THE ALGERIAN LOVE KNOT. The exotic love knot necklace worn by Vesper Lynd Eva Green in Casino Royale

Daniel Craig as James Bond
James Bond  (Daniel Craig)
  James Bond  (Daniel Craig)  Eva Green (Vesper Lynd)
 James Bond  (Daniel Craig)  Eva Green (Vesper Lynd)

Buy Casino Royale High Stakes set James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden   255,00 € Kr 2550:-
Its all packed in a nice black wooden box with Casino Royale logo. These chips and cards are the exact same as used in the movie! 
James Bond  (Daniel Craig) Caterina Murino (Solange)

Above: The Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas

 James Bond  (Daniel Craig)  
 James Bond  (Daniel Craig) Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre)
 James Bond  (Daniel Craig) Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre)

Poker Hands from poorest to strongest hand)
Texas Hold’em Rules
.From Ian Flemings  Casino Royale


Daniel Craig (James Bond)

Daniel Craig
(James Bond)

Eva Green (Vesper Lynd)

Eva Green
(Vesper Lynd)

Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre)

Mads Mikkelsen
(Le Chiffre)

Caterina Murino (Solange)

Caterina Murino

Judi Dench (M)

Dame Judi Dench

Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter)

Jeffrey Wright
(Felix Leiter)

Giancarlo Giannini (Mathis)

Giancarlo Giannini

Ivana Milicevic (Valenka)

Ivana Milicevic

Simon Abkarian (Dimitrios)

Simon Abkarian

Isaach de Bankolé (Obanno)

Isaach de Bankolé

Claudio Santamaria (Carlos)

Claudio Santamaria

Jesper Christensen (Mr White)

Jesper Christensen
(Mr White)

Tobias Menzies (Villiers)

Tobias Menzies

Clemens Schick (Kratt)

Clemens Schick

Emmanuel Avena (Leo)

Emmanuel Avena

Joseph Millson (Carter)

Joseph Millson

Sebastien Foucan (Mollaka)

Sebastien Foucan

Ludger Pistor (Mendel)

Ludger Pistor

Malcolm Sinclair (Dryden)

Malcolm Sinclair

Daud Shah

Urbano Barberini

Charlie Levi Leroy

Tom So


Lazar Ristovski

Tsai Chin
(Madame Wu)


Actor: Richard Sammel

Attempted methods of killing Bond: Getting armed guards to shoot at him, shooting him, shooting him with a nail gun, knifing him.

How he is dispatched: He is shot in the eye with a nail gun

Evil scheme: To deliver the money Vesper Lynd stole from the winnings of the poker game and hand it over to Mr. White 120 miljon dollar

How plans were foiled: The money falls into the collapsing building and he is killed. Yet White later gets the money anyway so his plans weren't really foiled at all.

Henchman: Vesper

Defining dialogue: "I'll kill her!"
Bond: "Allow me"

CASINO ROYALE 2006 - Villian Gettler is Richard Sammel

Gettler is an assassin working for Quantum (in the film) and SMERSH (in the novel). He wears a Panama hat in both the film and novel. Also, he wears an eyepatch in the novel, while in the film he wears glasses with a darkened left lens. He is supposedly a Swiss watch salesman.

Adolph Gettler is a SMERSH operative sent to hunt down Bond and Vesper after Le Chiffre is killed by SMERSH itself. He fails when Vesper commits suicide.

Gettler is first seen by Vesper in Venice as she and Bond go down the Grand Canal in their yacht. After Bond uncovers Vesper's betrayal, he runs across the city trying to locate her and finds her about to hand off the funds from the poker game with Le Chiffre to Gettler. Gettler takes Vesper hostage with a dagger and Bond chases them into a building under renovation, all the while having to outrun gunfire from Gettler's men. When Gettler's bodyguard, The Tall Man, attempts to shoot Bond, the agent causes the building to sink into the Grand Canal, thus starting an all-out brawl between Gettler's thugs and Bond whilst avoiding the steadily rising water level. During this fight Gettler's main weapon is a Jericho 941. As the briefcase full of money drifts off the edge of a floorboard, Gettler tries to grab it before it falls into the water below. He loses the case, but it is later retrieved by Mr. White. During the brawl Gettler aids in the fight against Bond although he primarily stays out of range. Bond fights his way through several thugs, and finally kills Gettler by shooting his left eye (the one covered with a darkened lens) with the same nailgun that Gettler attempted to kill Bond with moments before. Gettler's corpse is then left sitting on the ground as the building sinks into the canal

CASINO ROYALE is based on Ian Fleming's novel of the same name. Published in 1953, it was the first book in his James Bond series. EON Productions' Casino Royale produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will mark the introduction of Daniel Craig as legendary secret agent, 007. Martin Campbell is directing this film, the 21st in the 44 year franchise.

Casino Royale introduces JAMES BOND before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status.

Original Song Entitled "You Know My Name" 
Watch Trailer Casino Royale  To Casino Royale Premiere   
CULVER CITY, CA - July 26, 2006 - It was announced today by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, that Chris Cornell, the singer/songwriter behind Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has written, in collaboration with Bond composer David Arnold, and will perform the main title song entitled "You Know My Name," for the new James Bond adventure CASINO ROYALE.

Casino Royale - November 17th 2006    Trailer Casino Royale     Trailer Casino Royale  presstext_Casino Royale pressmaterial.pdf

Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Caterina  Murino
Above: Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Caterina   Murino

Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist, MOLLAKA (Sebastien Foucan). Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters DIMITRIOS (Simon Abkarian) and his girlfriend, SOLANGE (Caterina Murino). He learns that Dimitrios is involved with LE CHIFFRE (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorist organizations.

Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that is Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organisation.

See Picture from Casino Royale James Bond movie

M (Judi Dench) places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling VESPER LUND (Eva Green). At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre.

In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with MATHIS (Giancarlo Giannini) MI6's local field agent, and FELIX LEITER (Jeffrey Wright) who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.

James Bond's first "007" mission leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. Bond is initially annoyed when a beautiful British Treasury official, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government's money. But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into further danger and events that will shape Bond's life forever.


Martin Campbell
Barbara Broccoli
Michael G. Wilson
Phil Meheux
Production Design
Peter Lamont

Neal Purvis
Robert Wade
Paul Haggis
(Ian Fleming - novel)
Stuart Baird
Debbie McWilliams

David Arnold
Monty Norman
Special Effects
Chris Corbould
Production Management
Michael Solinger
Stunt Coordinator
Gary Powell


CASINO ROYALE! Holiday in true 007 style at the Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas

You may or may not have taken in the newest Bond movie, ‘Casino Royale’, but you already know it’s going to be brimming with glamorous and exciting locations. Ok, some of you may have seen it and already be reeling off scene by scene the movements of 2006’s Bond star Daniel Craig.

So, here’s the low down on the film’s most enticing location for those who want to live the Bond dream (Package deals not inclusive of Bond girls)…

To the Hotel, Bond.

This 5 star beach hotel boasts 90 bedrooms, 14 luxury suites and 8 villas, and set the scene for the intense gambling and romance scenes in this year’s 007 flick.This 5 star beach hotel boasts 90 bedrooms, 14 luxury suites and 8 villas, and set the scene for the intense gambling and romance scenes in this year’s 007 flick.The hotel lobby was facelifted to provide a setting for poker scenes in the film, and even involved the founder of the Ocean Club, Diane Hartford, as an extra.

Above: The Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Villa 1085 is a 3 bedroom villa overlooking the ocean. It has its own garden, pool, personalised ipod system, chef(!) and a 24hr butler on call. And this is just one of 8 villas available at the One & Only.

No, the Bond lifestyle does not come cheap. Prices per night start at $750 (US dollars) for a room, $1330 for a suite and $7500 for a bond-style villa!

Casino Royale Bond är tillbaka
Caterina Murino (Solange)
Caterina Murino (Solange)
Daniel Craig är den nya 007

Daniel Craig är den nya 007 I november släpps den mycket efterlängtade James Bond-filmen Casino Royale. För första gången spelas den legendariska hemliga agent 007 av Daniel Craig som gör en fin insats i den här actionspäckade filmen.


007:s bakgrund

Filmen baseras på Ian Flemings roman med samma namn som publicerades 1953. Casino Royale introducerar James Bond innan han får sin "license to kill", men han är inte mindre farlig för det. Med två professionella lönnmord i bakfickan befordras han till 00-status.

Daniel Craig och Judi Dench i Casino Royale se trailler från DN



007 Vodka Martini

Film: Numerous

3 measures of Gordon's Gin
1 measure of Vodka
1/2 a measure of Kina Lillet

The literary 007 has his own Vodka Martini recipe:

Using a standard cocktail shaker and plenty of ice, vigorously shake until the drink is ice cold. Serve in a champagne goblet with a thin slice of lemon peel.



Daniel Craig och Judi Dench i Casino Royale

Spioneri på kasinot

Bonds första 007-uppdrag för honom till Madagaskar, där han har i uppdrag att spionera på terroristen Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan). Allt går inte enligt planen, och Bond beslutar sig för att undersöka, oberoende av MI6, för att spåra resten av terroristcellerna.

När han följer upp en ledtråd till Bahamas möter han Dimitros (Simon Abkarian) och hans flickvän Solange (Caterina Murino). Han får veta att Dimitrios har kopplingar till Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), som är bankir för världens terroristorganisationer.

Secret Services avslöjar att Le Chiffre planerar att satsa pengar i ett pokerspel med höga insatser i Montenegro på Le Casino Royale. MI6, som vet att Le Chiffres organisation krossas om han förlorar, skickar 007 på uppgiften att spela mot honom.

M (Judi Dench) sätter Bond under Vesper Lynds (Eva Green) vakande öga. Till en början är Bond skeptisk till hur mycket Vesper kan bistå med, men hans intresse för henne ökar när de tappert möter faror – och även tortyr av Le Chiffre – tillsammans.

I Montenegro allierar sig Bond med Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini), MI6:s lokala fältagent, och Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), som representerar CIA:s intressen. Maratonspelet fortsätter med fula trick och våld, och höjer insatserna bortom blodspengar tills det når ett skräckinjagande klimax.

Daniel Craig som James Bond med Eva Green i rollen som Vesper Lynd  Intevju med Eva Green 

Daniel Craig som James Bond med Eva Green i rollen som Vesper Lynd

Martin Campbell, som regisserade Pierce Brosnans debutinsats som 007 i GoldenEye, regisserar filmen som är den 21:a i den 44 år gamla serien.

Casino Royale, som produceras av Michael G. Wilson och Barbara Broccoli, har Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Caterina Murino och Jeffery Wright i rollerna.

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Casino Royale med en ny agent 007!

I CASINO ROYALE, som är den 21:a James Bond-filmen, debuterar Daniel Craig som agent 007. Filmen hade inspellningsstart i Tjeckien måndagen den 30 januari 2006. Producerad för Eon Productions av Michael G. Wilson och Barbara Broccoli och regisserad av Martin Campbell.

CASINO ROYALE följer James Bonds tidiga karriär. Hans första uppdrag som ”dubbelnolla” leder honom till Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), bankir för världens terrorister. För att stoppa honom och krossa hans kriminella nätverk, måste Bond slå Le Chiffre i ett pokerparti med höga insatser på Casino Royale.  Bond irriteras inledningsvis när vackra Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) från finansdepartementet får uppdraget att leverera hans insatser till spelet och vaka över regeringens pengar. Samtidigt som Bond och Vesper överlever en serie mordiska attacker av Le Chiffre och hans hejdukar, dras de till varandra. Det leder dem in i ännu farligare situationer som kommer att förändra James Bonds liv för alltid.

Manuset är skrivet av Neal Purvis, Robert Wade och Oscarbelönade Paul Haggis och
CASINO ROYALE är inspelad i Prag och Karlovy Vary i Tjeckien, i New Providence och Paradise Island i Bahamas. Man filmade också vid italienska Comosjön och i Venedig, innan filmteamet återvände till Storbritannien. Här spelade man in scener på flygplatsen Dunsfold Airfield i Surrey, Eton College i Winsor, Buckinghamshires Black Park och i den legendariska studiobyggnaden ”007 Stage” (som brann ner efter inspelningen) i Pinewood Studios.
Brittiske skådespelaren Daniel Craig introduceras som James Bond i CASINO ROYALE. Han stöttas av ett starkt internationellt skådespelaruppbåd. Dame Judi Dench återvänder som M, chef för brittiska underrättelsetjänsten. Vesper Lynd, den första kvinnan som James Bond blir kär i, spelas av svenskättade fransyskan Eva Green. Danske skådespelaren Mads Mikkelsen tar sig an rollen som Le Chiffre, en internationell penningtvättare och Bonds motståndare i ett pokerparti med mycket höga insatser.

Amerikanske skådespelaren Jeffrey Wright gestaltar Felix Leiter, Bonds allierade från CIA, och ryktbare italienske skådespelaren Giancarlo Giannini gör rollen som Mathis, Bonds kontakt från MI6. Italienskan Caterina Murino gör rollen som Solange, den vackra men olyckliga hustrun till en av Le Chiffres ondskefulla medarbetare, som faller för James Bonds charm.

I filmen syns också den nya bilen Aston Martin DBS (i ett utförande kallad ”Casino Ice”), som inte kommer att börja säljas förrän 2007, samt Bonds favorit Aston Martin DB5. I filmen avslöjar också James Bond receptet till sin favoritmartini, ”The Vesper”.

CASINO ROYALE är en Albert R. Broccolis EON Production producerad av Michael G. Wilson och Barbara Broccoli. Filmen är regisserad av Martin Campbell och manuset är skrivet av Neal Purvis, Robert Wade och Oscarbelönade Paul Haggis. CASINO ROYALE är en brittisk, tjeckisk, tysk och amerikansk samproduktion, producerad under gemensam flagg av Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures och Columbia Pictures distribuerad av Sony Pictures Releasing.

Special Features

  Daniel Craig has been officially confirmed by Eon Productions as the sixth actor to play James Bond 007. Craig will star in the 21st film Casino Royale in 2006
Official: James Bond 007 #6 Is Daniel Craig
  Daniel Craig arrived by speedboat in London where he was named as the sixth official James Bond 007. MI6 reports from the press conference
Daniel Craig Press Conference

Svensk titel: Casino Royale
Världspremiär: 17 november 2006. Sverige: 24 november 2006.
Lista över premiärdatum i olika länder finns här.
Producenter: Barbara Broccoli & Michael G Wilson, Eon Productions.
Regi: Martin Campbell.
Manus: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, bearbetat av Paul Haggis.
Foto: Phil Meheux.
Scenografi: Peter Lamont.
Stuart Baird.
Musik: David Arnold.
Filmbolag: MGM / Sony.

Daniel Craig

Med Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schik, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria.

Intrigen i korthet

Den 21.a Bondfilmen Casino Royale introducerar Daniel Craig i rollen som 007. Filmen är baserad på Ian Flemings första roman om Bond.

I Casino Royale möter vi James Bond innan han får sin licens att döda. Men Bond är inte mindre farlig då, och efter att ha utfört två snabba och professionella likvideringar befordras han till dubbelnolla.

Bonds första uppdrag som 007 för honom till Madagaskar där han ska spionera på en terrorist, Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan). Allt går inte enligt planerna och Bond beslutar sig för att undersöka det hela, utanför sitt uppdrag från MI6, för att spåra upp resten av terroristcellen. Han följer ett spår till Bahamas, där han träffar Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian) med sin flickvän Solange (Caterina Murino). Bond får veta att Dimitrios har kontakter med Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), bankir åt världens terroristorganisationer.

Om filmens tillkomst

Bondfans över hela världen hade under många år framfört önskemål om att Eon skulle göra en "riktig" Bondfilm baserad på Ian Flemings första Bondbok Casino Royale.
Som vi minns hade Fleming på ett (alltför) tidigt stadium sålt filmrättigheterna till den här boken, med följd att Casino Royale inte ingick i det paket Bondböcker som Saltzman & Broccoli köpte filmrättigheterna till 1961. Columbia gjorde så småningom film av Casino Royale 1967 med David Niven som Bond och med Peter Sellers som Evelyn Tremble. Det är en ökänt usel film som var tänkt som en parodi på Bond och som i våra dagar mest fungerat som en förlaga för Austin Powers-filmerna.

Columbia köptes senare av Sony. I samband med en juridisk uppgörelse mellan MGM och Sony 2000 överfördes slutligen rättigheterna till Casino Royale till MGM, som därigenom samlade alla Bondrättigheter under sitt eget tak. Därmed kunde fansen börja hoppas på att bokens intrig skulle kunna dyka upp i en kommande Bondfilm.

Den tjugonde Bondfilmen, Die Another Day, hade blivit en stor kassasuccé, den mest inkomstbringande Bondfilmen så långt.
Alla räknade med att Pierce Brosnan skulle återkomma som 007.
Det fanns inte direkt något skäl för filmbolaget att byta ut honom efter fyra framgångsrika Bondfilmer. Brosnan fick ett muntligt löfte om en optionsrätt på "Bond 21", en nyhet som gick ut i media.
Men något hände.
Planeringen av nästa Bondfilm drog ut på tiden och det kom egentligen inga konkreta nyheter, vilket lämnade fältet fritt för massor av spekulationer. Andra skådespelare började pekas ut som ny 007 i brittisk press, samtidigt som visst mediafokus plötsligt började läggas vid Brosnans ålder. Var det dags för en yngre Bond nu?

Craig som Bond

Våren 2004 började det komma allt mer envisa uppgifter som hävdade att Brosnan inte skulle få förnyat kontrakt som Bond. Förhandlingarna inför den nya filmen ansågs kärva. Hade Brosnan begärt för högt gage? Ingen visste riktigt. Brosnan själv började uttrycka tydlig irritation i intervjuer. Han ville ha klara besked från Eon om hur det skulle bli med Bondfilmen.
I Bahamas, under inspelningarna av filmen After the Sunset, fick Brosnan ett telefonsamtal från producenterna, där de meddelade att de inte tänkte förnya hans kontrakt och att de tänkte föryngra Bond i nästa film.
Brosnan blev sur, dels för att ha fått sparken och dels för sättet han meddelats på.
I oktober 2004 stod det klart att Brosnan var ute ur bilden. Det blev sedan en hel del bittra känslor i intervjuer under hösten och vintern 2004. Oavsett vilka andra filmer Brosnan försökte marknadsföra fick han bara frågor om Bond från hela världens media. Samtidigt var det påtagligt tyst från Eon. Det kom inga officiella besked, förutom att nästa Bondfilm skjutits upp till 2006.

Under 2004 genomfördes dessutom en jätteaffär när Sony köpte hela filmbolaget MGM för 4.8 miljarder dollar. Affären hade föregåtts av förhandlingar under mer än ett halvår. Detta fördröjde givetvis planeringen av den nya Bondfilmen.

Spekulationerna kring den nya Bondfilmen gick nu upp i absolut högvarv. Vem skulle bli ny 007? Det fanns ingen självklar kandidat, även om mediafavoriter som Clive Owen och Hugh Jackman ofta nämndes.
Eon har alltid haft traditionen att inte låta Bondskådespelaren få procent på filmens intäkter. Vinstandelar är något som ibland är vanligt beträffande andra storfilmer. Eons ovilja att gå med på detta kan vara orsaken till att flera av de mest kända kandidaterna till Bondrollen verkade vara måttligt intresserade av den.

3 februari 2005 meddelade Eon att den nya Bondfilmen skulle heta Casino Royale och baseras på Ian Flemings första Bondbok. Samtidigt blev det känt att Martin Campbell skulle regissera filmen. Campbell hade tidigare regisserat GoldenEye 1995.
Campbell var mycket intresserad av att vara med och föryngra Bond. Han propagerade öppet för att Eon borde välja en helt okänd skådespelare som ny 007.

Hur skulle då Bond föryngras? Eon gjorde klart att den nya filmen inte skulle bli en som utspelar sig i en historisk dåtid, men att vi i filmen ska få se hur Bond formas till en hårdare personlighet och hur han blir den agent vi känner till. Inledningsvis kommer vi att få se hur Bond skaffar sig sin 00-status.

Manusförfattare är än en gång Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. Deras manus har sedan bearbetats av Paul Haggis, Oscarbelönad 2006 för Crash.

Varken Q eller Moneypenny finns med i manuset. Bond kommer inte att ha några tekniska Q-prylar - inga osynliga bilar alltså. Men Aston Martin bidrar med nya modellen DBS.

Det har sagts att första tredjedelen av manuset är "original" medan resten i princip följer Flemings bok. Det är första gången på flera decennier som en Bondfilm kommer att innehålla stora delar av en originalintrig av Ian Fleming.

Givetvis måste bokens mer än 50 år gamla intrig moderniseras, men de grundläggande dragen ska finnas kvar.
I Flemings bok konfronteras 007 med skurken Le Chiffre, och Bonds uppdrag är att besegra honom i ett stort parti chemin de fer vid Casino Royale, och därigenom vinna en stor summa pengar av Le Chiffre.
Filmen ska också innehålla en sådan spelsekvens på Casino Royale, men man har bytt ut chemin de fer mot det idag mer kända spelet poker.
Boken innehåller också en ökänd tortyrscen, då le Chiffre plågar Bond på ett sällsynt elakt sätt. Den scenen ska vara med i filmmanuset, har det sagts.

Craig och kvinnorna
Daniel Craig tillsammans med Eva Green (Vesper) och Caterina Murino (Solange).

14 oktober 2005 tillkännagavs det att Daniel Craig, 37, hade fått rollen som James Bond i Casino Royale. Craig anlände till presskonferensen med båt på Themsen i bästa Bondstil.
Craig hade gradvis seglat fram som en allt tydligare kandidat till rollen när andra namn föll bort. Ändå sågs valet av honom som en liten överraskning i media.
Brittiska tidningar var hårda mot Craig redan från första början, innan någon scen till filmen hade börjat spelas in. Många skribenter hade kanske svårt att smälta att deras favorit Clive Owen inte skulle bli den nye 007.

Av kostnadsskäl valde Eon att spela in det mesta av filmens interiörscener i Barrandov-studion i Prag. Endast ett mindre antal scener spelas in i brittiska Pinewood.
Inspelningsplatser för Casino Royale var Tjeckien, Italien, Bahamas och Storbritannien. Sydafrika var länge en planerad inspelningsplats men landet byttes senare ut mot Bahamas.

Intresset för den nya Bondfilmen och för den nye 007 Daniel Craig är mycket stort. Det har startats webbkampanjer både för och emot Craig, långt innan filmen eller ens trailern kommit ut.
I början av maj släppte filmbolaget förhandstrailern till filmen, efter mycket spekulationer. Den emottogs mycket positivt av fansen.

Nya Bond-bruden utsedd  
Eva Green is  Vesper Lynd 

Eva Green är Vesper Lynd
Rollistan för Casino Royale böärjar bli komplett.
Den franska skådespelerskan Eva Green, 25, har fått rollen som Vesper Lynd och Jeffrey Wright ska spela Felix Leiter.

Here is the actors

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Eva Green as Vesper Lynd
Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter
Giancarlo Giannini as Mathis
Caterina Murino as Solonge
Simon Abkarian as Dimitrios
Tobias Menzies as Villiers
Ivana Milicevic as Valenka
Clemens Schik as Kratt
Ludger Pistor as Mendel
Claudio Santamaria as Carlos

Officiellt pressmeddelande från Eon:
"We are thrilled that Eva and Mads have joined the cast of CASINO ROYALE completing a first rate international cast. They bring exceptional talent to the characters Ian Fleming described so vividly in his first James Bond novel. After an extensive search we have found the perfect actress. Eva is one of France's most accomplished young actresses, now receiving international acclaim. She brings to the complex role of Vesper an exciting combination of enigmatic and seductive beauty. Likewise Mads has such a compelling onscreen presence and his riveting performances in "Open Hearts" and "Adam's Apples" convinced both us and director Martin Campbell that he was ideal for the role of Le Chiffre."


Eon Productions held a press conference today at Barrandov Studios where director Martin Campbell announced that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (King Arthur) will play the main villain Le Chiffre, putting to rest at least one of the Casino Royale casting questions.

Mads Mikkelsen  Casino Royale (2006)

Mads Mikkelsen

As for the more burning question of who will play the Bond girl, Campbell revealed the choice is now down to "two or three" but added "you'll just have to wait to find out." Eva Green and Olivia Wilde are reported to be the finalists.

New James Bond Daniel Craig, perhaps thinking of the frayed nerves caused by starting the $100 million-plus shoot without a love interest, assured that the shoot is progressing anyway: "We haven't got there so it's all fine."

True to form, one journalist from the Czech magazine Spy asked Craig what he thought of media speculation about his "orientation." After a moment, Craig responded icily, "I didn't know they had but thanks for the information."

Another local reporter got off to an interesting start by asking the assembled group, Craig, Campbell, Judi Dench and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, if they were aware there was a previous Casino Royale.

Daniel Crag  James Bond nr 6 in Casino RoyalDaniel Crag  James Bond nr 6 in Casino Royal

The 21st 007 Screen Adventure,
An MGM/Columbia Pictures Co-Production
To Be Directed By Martin Campbell
Columbia Pictures Will Release On November 17, 2006

Culver City, CA October 14, 2005 – It was announced today by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, that DANIEL CRAIG has been cast in the role of the legendary British secret agent, James Bond, in the highly anticipated 007 adventure thriller CASINO ROYALE.

CASINO ROYALE reunites Wilson and Broccoli with Martin Campbell, who directed the 1995 Bond blockbuster GOLDENEYE. His most recent film, “The Legend of Zorro,” will be released on October 28, 2005.

CASINO ROYALE will be the 21st James Bond film produced by the franchise holders, EON Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production begins shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on November 17, 2006. It will be filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade wrote the screenplay based on famed author Ian Fleming’s first novel. The script is currently being polished by Academy Award®-nominated writer, Paul Haggis (“Million Dollar Baby”).

Born in 1968, DANIEL CRAIG was raised on the Wirral nr. Liverpool. He moved to London to join the National Youth Theatre at the age 17 and continued his training at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. CRAIG has since become regarded as one of Britain's finest actors securing a variety of roles in television, theatre and film.

He is currently filming a thriller alongside Nicole Kidman, "The Visiting", and has two films in post-production; Steven Spielberg's "Munich" and Douglas McGrath's "Every Word Is True", co-starring Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Recent film credits include Sam Mendes' "The Road to Perdition", "The Mother", "Sylvia", and last year he received much critical acclaim for Matthew Vaughn's "Layer Cake" as well as Roger Michell's "Enduring Love".

Wilson and Broccoli said “It has been a long time ambition for us to film the first book in the series, CASINO ROYALE, which defined the complex character of James Bond. We are thrilled DANIEL CRAIG will play the character of 007. Daniel is a superb actor who has all the qualities needed to bring a contemporary edge to the role. CASINO ROYALE will have all the action, suspense and espionage that our audiences have come to expect from us but nevertheless takes the franchise in a new and exciting direction.”

“James Bond is a character without peer in motion picture history,” said Pascal, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “He is a household name recognized in virtually every corner of the globe and because of this renown, the casting of the new 007 takes on a special importance. We believe that in DANIEL CRAIG we have found the ideal 21st century Bond and we couldn’t be more privileged to be working with Barbara and Michael, who are tireless champions and guardians of the James Bond legacy.”

Director Martin Campbell said, “The thing about James Bond is that each actor who has filled the role has brought his own style and imprint. With Daniel as our new Bond, I am thrilled to be returning to shepherd the new 007 in the new Bond adventure.”

Dan Taylor, President of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc, said: “All of us here at MGM are delighted that Daniel Craig, an actor of such high-calibre, has been chosen to be the next Bond. We are also very excited to be working closely with Barbara and Michael again and with Columbia Pictures on CASINO ROYALE, which we predict to be the biggest, best Bond ever.”


EON Productions is owned by the Broccoli family and is the most successful film series in history. The most recent adventure, DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002), was also the highest grossing film in the franchise bringing in almost $430 million in worldwide box office receipts. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) grossed $353 million, TOMORROW NEVER DIES released in 1997, grossed more than $340 million around the world and GOLDENEYE, took in $345 million.

The enduring film franchise created by the late producer, Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli, was launched in 1962 with DR. NO starring Sean Connery, who went on to play James Bond in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, GOLDFINGER, THUNDERBALL, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. George Lazenby had one outing as 007, in ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, before Roger Moore took over the role in LIVE AND LET DIE, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, MOONRAKER, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, OCTOPUSSY and A VIEW TO A KILL. Timothy Dalton later inherited the role and played the famed spy in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL. The most recent James Bond was Pierce Brosnan, who starred in the global blockbusters GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and DIE ANOTHER DAY.

Officiellt : Daniel Craig är den nye James Bond
På fredag 14/10 presenterades den sjätte skådespelaren i raden att spela James Bond i Eons filmserie : Daniel Craig, 37. Craig har under en tid tillhört de mest nämnda skådespelarna som varit aktuella för rollen men det var alltså först nu som det hela blev officiellt. Craig anlände till presskonferensen ombord på HMS President i bästa Bondstil - via racerbåt.
Craig har tecknat ett kontrakt på tre Bondfilmer av vilka 2006 års "Casino Royale" blir den första.
En kul detalj är att Daniel Craigs mor inte kunde hålla tyst om sonens nya roll utan avslöjade det hela till lokalbladet Liverpool Daily News i förväg.
BBC News - - CBN [051014]

Samtidigt meddelas att den förre Bond, Pierce Brosnan, kommer att "avslöja allt" i en lång intervju i decembernumret av Playboy

Eon Productions confirm decision on James Bond #6 has not been made yet

Following the latest wave of tabloid speculation and pre-emptive "confirmation" on the casting of the sixth James Bond 007, Eon Productions have confirmed that a decision is yet to be made.

Reuters reports that the decision on who replaces Pierce Brosnan as the next James Bond remains a mystery just weeks, possibly days, ahead of an official announcement.

Who will play Bond villain Le Chiffre? Might it be Donald Sutherland, 
Gulshan Grover, Hrithik Roshan, or Gunnar Schäfer... or one of the other twelve choices?

Screenwriter Paul Haggis speaks of James Bond Begins concept for Casino Royale

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Paul Haggis, who joined Casino Royale production last month to polish the script, has spoken briefly to the Hollywood Reporter about his work on the film and the prospect of a younger James Bond 007.

The trade paper said that whilst in Toronto, "Haggis returned to his hotel room to work on his polish of the 21st James Bond film, "Casino Royale." "It's going to be good," he says. "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28: no Q, no gadgets."

This confirms earlier reports that the producers and director Martin Campbell wanted "Casino Royale" to follow a "Bond Begins" concept, much like the recently rejuvenated Batman franchise.

Long-term Bond fans may recall that Michael G. Wilson wanted to take 007 back to his early career after Roger Moore's tenure as Bond was over in 1985, but producer Cubby Broccoli decided to stick with the tried and tested formula and hired Timothy Dalton to star in "The Living Daylights". Twenty years on and now a co-producer, Wilson is trying out the concept again.

This clashes with the studio, who want Pierce Brosnan to return for a fifth time and a guaranteed box-office success. Sony have asked Brosnan to come back, but the four-times 007 said that the invitation has to come from the producers.

The search for an actor to play a younger Bond is proving difficult, with neither party finding common ground on any of the contenders. With the start date of principal photography looming in January, a decision one way or another is needed soon to avoid a significant delay in production.

Todays News!! 14/9

Location for production of Casino Royale - the 21st James Bond film - would be heading to an island of the east coast of the USA.

Today  can reveal more information on the precise location. Scouting is taking place on various islands in the Caribbean by director Michael Campbell - now working on the film full time after completing work on "Legend Of Zorro".

A major filming location is expected to be based in Bermuda.

The Bahamas has been a popular place for 007, first with Ian Fleming's novels, and then with the filming of "Thunderball", "The Spy Who Loved Me", "For Your Eyes Only" and "Licence To Kill". Nearby Cuba has been used as a location in two Pierce Brosnan films, "GoldenEye" and "Die Anoher Day".

Pre-production is still on schedule despite the shift from the planned location of South Africa and the lack of an official announcement on the casting of 007.

Pierce Brosnan Set For James Bond Return
12th September 2005

Expecting someone else? As the saying goes in Bond-lore, "never say never"!

The turf war over the casting of James Bond for the forthcoming movie "Casino Royale" is about to end. If the trade press reports are anything to go by, Sony, who took over MGM earlier in the year, have been turning down candidates for the "vacant" 007 role proposed by the producers right, left and centre.

The casting of 007 is down to four people: Amy Pascal (Sony), Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon Productions producers), and Martin Campbell (director of "Casino Royale"). Each party have had their favourites, and due to the much reported failure to find a suitable replacement by the producers, despite their wide reaching casting calls, Sony has come to the inevitable conclusion: if it's not broke, don't fix it.

Casino Royale - 31-08-05
James Bond writer Robert Wade explains the Casino Royale screenplay situation - Paul Haggis only to polish not rewrite

The screenwriting team behind the new James Bond feature have confirmed that Oscar-nominated screenwriter Paul Haggis has been brought on board - reports ScreenDaily.
Robert Wade told that Haggis, who adapted Million Dollar Baby as well as writing and directing Crash, will do a three-week polish on the second draft of Sony/MGM's Casino Royale, originally penned by himself and co-writer Neal Purvis.
The following is a press release from EON Productions confirming that the title for James Bond's 21st aventure is Casino Royale, that it will be released in 2006, and that GoldenEye director Martin Campbell will return for the film.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the James Bond films, and MGM announced today that Martin Campbell will direct CASINO ROYALE, the 21st film in the 007 franchise.

This is Campbell's second time as helmer of a James Bond film. In 1995 he directed the hit GOLDENEYE which introduced Pierce Brosnan to the role of 007 with great success.

Wilson and Broccoli said:
"We are thrilled that Martin has accepted our offer to direct CASINO ROYALE. He is an extremely talented director and we believe he will help take our films in a new and exciting direction. He is currently finishing filming 'Legend Of Zorro', the sequel to 'The Mask Of Zorro', and will be joining EON Productions shortly to work on the development of the script with our writers, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade."

MGM Vice Chairman and COO Chris McGurk said:
"Martin is an incredibly exciting filmmaker. GOLDENEYE was a wonderful movie and helped reinvigorate the Bond franchise. We're thrilled to have him back to direct the newest Bond."

Born in New Zealand, Campbell moved to England in 1966 and made his directorial debut on the popular TV series' 'The Professionals' and 'Minder'. He moved to America in 1986 to direct 'Criminal Law' and 'Defenceless'. Following GOLDENEYE, he went on to direct 'The Mask Of Zorro', 'Vertical Limit' and 'Beyond Borders' and is currently directing 'Legend Of Zorro'.

CASINO ROYALE will be released in 2006 and distributed world-wide by MGM. No decision has yet been made regarding casting for the role of 'James Bond'.

From those at CBn, a description of the history of the 1954 novel-turned movie:

Casino Royale was first adapted in 1954 as a one-hour TV teleplay by CBS with American Barry Nelson playing the screen's first 007. Because Fleming had already sold the film rights to his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale was not part of the 1961 Cubby Broccoli/Harry Saltzman film rights purchase deal that was the foundation of the James Bond/Eon Productions franchise.

The rights passed from hand to hand until Charles K. Feldman announced he’d produce a rival Bond film to the Eon series. But this was at the height of Bondmania, and Feldman decided he couldn’t compete with Sean Connery, so in 1967 he and Columbia Pictures turned Casino Royale into a farce comedy starring David Niven and Peter Sellers. (Kaleidoscope, an excellent thriller made in 1966, used plot elements so strikingly similar to Casino Royale that it could almost be called an unofficial adaptation.)

Fast forward to the late 1990s when Sony (who acquired the Casino rights when they purchased Columbia Pictures) locked horns with MGM over disputed rights to the Bond film Thunderball. The settlement in favour of MGM not only returned the Thunderball rights to Eon, but Sony also surrendered their long-held rights to Casino Royale. This alowed Eon to finally adapt this first Fleming novel.

The original James Bond girl Ursula Andress has beaten modern pin-ups like Kelly Brook, Elle MacPherson and Angelina Jolie to top a poll of 100 beach beauties.

Ursula is best known for sexily emerging from the sea in 1962 Bond film "Dr No" – and is still loved by men more than 40 years later.

Sun-kissed Celebrity Love Island presenter Kelly Brook and Elle 'the body' MacPherson followed closely behind Ursula, proving the combination of feminine curves and classic beauty add up to a perfect summer stunner - reports The Sun.

Modern day Bond girl Halle Berry’s recent remake of the Ursula Andress scene in Die Another Day helped her into fourth position.

In the vote, the judges seemed to favour a natural and classic beach look - shown by the fact that surgically-enhanced Pamela Anderson did not make it into the Top 20.

Here’s the Top 20 winners in full:

1. Ursula Andress
2. Kelly Brook
3. Elle MacPherson
4. Halle Berry
5. Gisele
6. Cameron Diaz
7. Charlotte Church
8. Bridget Bardot
9. Angelina Jolie
10. Coleen McLoughlin
11. Bo Derek
12. Heidi Klum
13. Jennifer Anniston
14. Sienna Miller
15. Gwyneth Paltrow
16. Kate Moss
17. Eva Longoria
18. Charlize Theron
19. Cat Deeley
20. Helena Christenson

Bookmakers slash odds on Clive Owen becoming James Bond 007 #6 18/1-2005

Bookmakers Tuesday halved the odds on Clive Owen becoming the next James Bond after he won a Golden Globe award for his role in the sex drama "Closer" - reports Reuters.

Bookmaker William Hill also made Owen 6-4 favorite to land the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Closer at next month's Hollywood ceremony.

"Since winning the Golden Globe, we have had a succession of calls from punters who think he would make an excellent Bond," said a spokesman.

Owen is now priced at 4-1 from 8-1.

But "Van Helsing" actor Hugh Jackman is still 2-1 favorite to take over from Pierce Brosnan and land the coveted role of the world's most famous spy. Second favorite at 7-2 is Ewan McGregor.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen says she`s not James Bond girl material despite rumours

Gisele Bundchen may be a leggy Brazilian supermodel, but she's no James Bond girl. Actually, she's says she's kind of dull - reports NineMSN.

Bundchen denied rumours she'd been invited to play the love interest in the next James Bond film, following an appearance at Rio Fashion, a weeklong fashion event that showcases the autumn/winter collections of local designers.

"I never received that invitation (for the Bond film). You know what happens? I'm a very boring person. I work a lot, I go from home from work, I eat dinner, sleep. I don't take drugs, I'm not scandalous. So people have to start inventing things about me to publish in the columns," Bundchen told reporters during a brief press conference following the fashion show late on Friday night.

Bundchen also said she plans to promote events in New York next month to raise money for tsunami victims in Asia. She said she will organise a charity bowling event, and will ask fellow models to donate clothes for an auction.

"I'm concerned with social causes," she was quoted by the Estado news agency. "I will donate a lot of money."

It was Bundchen's first appearance at Rio Fashion, an event that she had passed over for years preferring instead to parade in Sao Paulo, where the fashion industry is more established and the designers are considered more serious.

Bundchen, who paraded for the Brazilian label Colcci, did leave open the possibility of participating in other film projects.

"I've read some scripts, but nothing is certain in the film industry. I don't want to be a professional actress, but I like to experiment," she said.

While visiting Rio, Bundchen taped a brief appearance in one of the local telenovelas.
Nov. 10, 2004
Campbell may raise glass to 007

By Liza Foreman
Martin Campbell, who helped to revive the James Bond franchise with the 1995 hit "GoldenEye," is in negotiations to direct the 21st installment in MGM's spy series.

Although MGM recently said the Bond film will not arrive in theaters next November, as originally scheduled, the project would be on track to meet a 2006 release date should Campbell come aboard.

Campbell, who is filming another major franchise -- the sequel to "Legend of Zorro" for Columbia Pictures -- introduced Pierce Brosnan to audiences as James Bond in "GoldenEye." However, Brosnan has said that he will not be returning as Bond, so Campbell could find himself introducing yet another actor in the role. Neither MGM nor producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson have commented on casting plans for the new installment.

Campbell's contribution to reviving the series in the mid-'90s made him the man for the current job, sources said Tuesday. Other directors who had been mentioned as candidates for the assignment were Paul McGuigan, who recently directed MGM's "Wicker Park," and Matthew Vaughn, Guy Ritchie's longtime producing partner who made his directorial debut this year with the British crime thriller "Layer Cake."


Sources close to fellow James Bond fansites Absolutely James Bond and are reporting that the script for Bond 21 is set to be based on the 1953 Ian Fleming novel Casino Royale.   The current drafts for the film (to be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade), as reported by these sources, are rumored to be based on the Fleming novel.

The sources did not indicate whether the film itself would be titled Casino Royale or if a location of filming would be Prague (as it was previously rumored to be).  If the film is made, it would be the third installment of a Casino Royale-related film.  The first installment, starring Barry Nelson as Bond was released as a made for TV movie on CBS in 1954, shortly after the publishing of Fleming's book.  The second installment in 1967 was a spoof starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and Ursula Andress.

This news probably comes disappointing to Pierce Brosnan, a major supporter of a Royale based Bond 21, who recently announced his 'retirement' from the Bond franchise.  The news also opens up the door for veteran filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to take the helm as director.  Tarantino mentioned that he would love to make a Bond film based on the 1953 novel, and is going to submit his idea for a film to Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

All said and done, production of the 21st installment will not begin until a final agreement is found in the possible sale of MGM to Sony, Warner Brothers and other candidates.  This could delay the production of Bond 21 until 2006.

More on this news as more details are known...


Bond 21 James Bond 21 to Film in Prague? Sunday, July 18, 2004Variety has learned that executives on the next James Bond installment are keen on filming in Prague and have begun talks with studios and service companies. However, it looks like a decision may be waiting on the completion of a script.
Also, Universal has scheduled a September-February production schedule in Prague for its big-budget adaptation of the Doom video game. 20th Century Fox will be filming the Swiss-set Josiah's Canon, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Sean Connery, in the city this October.
The trade adds that Brian De Palma's Los Angeles-set Black Dahlia may shoot in the Czech Republic capital city. Director Wayne Kramer's Running Scared, a low-budget New Jersey Mafia film starring Paul Walker, will start production there in late June.
Liev Schreiber's directing debut, Everything Is Illuminated, starring Elijah Wood as a young man searching for the Ukrainian woman who saved his grandfather's life, began filming on Barrandov's Hostivar stages in mid-June. Roman

Bond-brud i världens sexigaste filmscen


Den sexigaste filmscenen genom tiderna om de brittiska tv-tittare får bestämma. Ursula Andress och Sean Connery i James Bondfilmen ”Agent 007 med rätt att döda”
Ursula Andress i gul bikini stiger upp ur havet i Bond-filmen ”Agent 007 med rätt att döda”.
  Det är den sexigaste filmscenen genom tiderna, enligt brittiska tv-tittare.   Att en 41 år gammal scen ur en Bondfilm skulle ta hem titeln som världens sexigaste var kanske inte vad arrangören Channel 4 väntade sig när omröstningen startade i oktober.
  Ursula Andress, 67, som Bond-bruden Honey Ryder, sopade banan med sina yngre filmkollegor, de flesta kvinnor i mer eller mindre avklätt tillstånd.
  Tvåa kom en lesbisk men dock påklädd kyss i den moderna omgörningen av ”Farliga förbindelser” med skådespelerskan Michelle Gellar, känd för det flesta från ”Buffy och vampyrerna”.
  På tredje plats kom Salma Hayeks förföriska ormdans i ”From dusk til dawn”.
  Men även tecknade figurer kan vara sexiga tycker britterna. På åttonde plats hamnade nämligen den kurviga Jessica Rabbit från filmen ”Vem satte dit Roger Rabbit?”. De övriga på 100-listan var alla riktiga människor, men några riktiga svenska filmer fanns inte med.

Bond 21 - Latest Status

The information on this page is provided as a snapshot view of the Bond 21 production status. Click the links for indepth coverage of specific items.

Expected Timeline

Pre-Production   Late 2006
Principal Photography   January 2006 to
July 2005
Release Date   18th Nov 2006

Confirmed Cast

John Cleese   Q

Expected Cast

Pierce Brosnan   James Bond
Dame Judi Dench   M
Samantha Bond   Miss Moneypenny
Colin Salmon   Charles Robinson
Michael Madsen   Damian Falco


AMV8 Vantage   Confirmed
Walther P99   Expected


Liverpool, UK   Rumour
South Africa   Rumour
Australia   Interviews

Rumoured Bond Girls

Aishwarya Rai   In Discussions
Anna Kournakova   Interview
Britney Spears   Tabloid Rumour
Catherine Zeta Jones   Tabloid Rumour
Keira Knightley   Denied
Uma Thurman   Interview
Pink   Tabloid Rumour
Sarah Michelle Gellar   Interview

Rumoured Cast

Ross Kemp   Tabloid Rumour
Bill Clinton   Tabloid Rumour

Rumoured Directors

Martin Campbell   Denied / Restarted
Hark Tsui   Hollywood Rumour

Debunked Title Rumours *

Die After Tomorrow   BBC

Rumoured Title Song Artists

Mariah Carey   Tabloid Rumour
Cher   Tabloid Rumour
Atomic Kitten   Denied
Eminem   Tabloid Rumour

Production Crew

Michael G. Wilson   Producer
Barbara Broccoli   Producer
Anthony Waye   Executive Producer
Neal Purvis   Writer
Robert Wade   Writer
Peter Lamont   Production Design
David Arnold   Composer
Lindy Hemming   Costume Designer
Debbie McWilliams   Casting Director

The non-Bond Bonds are Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

It is generally known that the rights to the novel Casino Royale were sold to a producer, Gregory Ratoff in the early fifties for $1,000.* A television play was made from it, with Barry Nelson as Bond and Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre. Hence this title stayed separate and free when the rest of the Ian Fleming oeuvre was acquired for the movies. Much later Casino Royale was made into a big-budget comedy spy caper to 'Get on the Bond-wagon', as they used to say. Its producer was Charles K. Feldman, an agent who represented Ratoff's widow.

Never Say Never Again stems from a different situation. Also generally known is that in the late fifties Ian Fleming took a break from writing novels to develop a screenplay in conjunction with potential producing partners, who included English producer/writer Kevin McClory. That project, called 'Longitude 78 West', was never filmed. Fleming converted ideas from it into his book, Thunderball, and a court case followed, which in 1963 ended with film rights to Thunderball being awarded to Sean McClory. When it came time in the official series to film Thunderball, McClory remained part of the package. Exercising his rights, he essentially remade Thunderball in 1983 as Never Say Never Again. His producing coup, of course, was to successfully cast Sean Connery, which is why Never Say Never Again is often erroneously thought to be part of the series.

Tre Bondpersonligheter har avlidit På kort tid har tre Bondpersonligheter avlidit:
Michael Billington (Sergei i The Spy Who Loved Me), 63 år
Ed Bishop (Klaus Hergesheimer i Diamonds Are Forever), 72 år
Mike Marshall (Överste Scott i Moonraker), 60 år

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