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The Spy Command

A blog about James Bond-007 and The Other Spies

Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:50:29 +0000


New Bond 25 observations after Variety’s storyThe HMSS Editors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:41:49 +0000

UPDATE (Feb. 21): Post updated to note that Variety removed mention of Annapurna Pictures from its story. Variety is reporting that Eon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are keen to have Danny Boyle direct Bond 25. A few observations: Eon’s auteur director phase may continue: Beginning with 2008’s Quantum of Solace, Eon has been enamored with “auteur” […]

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Danny Boyle may direct Bond 25, Variety saysThe HMSS Editors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:14:52 +0000

Director Danny Boyle, who helmed Slumdog Millionaire as well as directing a 007-themed sequence for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies, may direct Bond 25, Variety reported. Variety reporter Justin Kroll wrote that “no formal offer has yet been made.” At the same time, Variety said, Boyle is high on the list for both Eon […]

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How Black Panther may be the future of Marvel filmsThe HMSS Editors

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:23:44 +0000

UPDATE (Feb. 19): Black Panther’s U.S. box office for Friday-Sunday ended up at $201 million, Exhibitors Relations said on Twitter.  ORIGINAL POST (Feb. 18): Black Panther, the newest Marvel Studios film, is being celebrated as a huge moment for black America. Examples include The New York Times Magazine (“a vivid re-imagination of something black Americans have […]

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Nolan says he’s not directing Bond 25The HMSS Editors

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:51:06 +0000

Director Christopher Nolan has said he’s not directing Bond 25. “I won’t be,” Nolan said on a broadcast of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Feb. 18. “No, no categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m just rumored to be doing it.” There has been a fan theory expressed on […]

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The Black Panther’s 007 vibeThe HMSS Editors

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:56:29 +0000

No meaningful plot spoilers but the extremely spoiler adverse should skip. Black Panther, which is debuting this weekend in the United States, also has a James Bond vibe. Director Ryan Coogler, was quoted in stories appearing in January like this one and this one as saying Black Panther was intended to be the Marvel film universe’s version […]

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Our Bond 25 timeline debutsThe HMSS Editors

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:35:00 +0000

The blog has compiled a timeline of significant (and some not-so-significant) for Bond 25. The movie still is a long ways off. But the project has taken so many twists and turns, it’s hard to keep it all straight. With that in mind, the timeline runs from May 2016 (when things began to intensify, at […]

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Joe Kraemer won’t score M:I-FalloutThe HMSS Editors

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:53:07 +0000

Joe Kraemer, who scored 2015’s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, will not handle music for the franchise’s new installment, Mission: Impossible-Fallout. “There seems to be confusion in the film music community re:my assoc with MI6:Fallout. Here’s the deal: I wasn’t hired, fired, or replaced,” Kraemer wrote in a post on Twitter. “I was notified by email […]

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Forever and a Day won’t reach U.S. until NovemberThe HMSS Editors

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:14:55 +0000

For American fans of the literary James Bond, it will merely seem like Forever and a Day to get the new 007 continuation novel. The novel, by Anthony Horowitz will be published Nov 6, publisher HarperCollins said today in a listing on its website.  The American publication will be more than five months after it […]

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Eon website reflects how it’s more than just 007The HMSS Editors

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:28:31 +0000

Eon Productions has a new or revamped website that reflects how the production company has a broader portfolio than the James Bond film series. For example, the site’s film page has entries for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Silent Storm, Radiator and Nancy. The 24-film 007 series has a single entry with a link […]

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John Gavin, actor and ambassador, diesThe HMSS Editors

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:39:58 +0000

John Gavin, an actor and one-time U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has died at 86, TMZ reported.  The American-born actor’s career began in the mid-1950s and lasted through the early 1980s. His most famous role, arguably, was Sam Loomis, the boyfriend of the doomed Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Gavin also was signed […]

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