In a candid interview, Pierce Brosnan says that he realized he could no longer play James Bond once the Jason Bourne films starring Matt Damon became huge successes. At that point, he knew that the 007 would have to turn to a younger man in order to keep competitive. Brosnan says he and Quentin Tarantino had previously discussed plans to film a gritty version of Casino Royale, but neither man was associated with the blockbuster 2006 screen version that introduced Daniel Craig to the Bond role. For more click here
One of the few people around today who had a close relationship with James Bond author Ian Fleming is Peter Janson-Smith, who was not only Fleming's literary agent but personal friend as well. Click here to read Bond author Raymond Benson's interview with Janson-Smith.
Eon Productions have issued a brief statement indicating that production development on the next James Bond film has been indefinitely suspended due to the uncertain fate of MGM studios, which will distribute the film. The cash-strapped studio has yet to find a buyer. Many fans believed there would not be a new Bond film until 2012, which would commemorate the 50th anniversary of the movie series. Whether even that prospective date becomes a reality depends upon whether MGM can find a financial savior. Daniel Craig is expected to once again play 007 in the next film. For more click here
Issue #7 of the dynamic British James Bond magazine MI6 Declassified is now available by mail order. This issue commemorates the history and legacy of the 1969 classic On Her Majesty's Secret Service and features many rare photos. For details click here