November 11, 2015

In addition to breaking box office records across the globe, SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion, it was announced today at a press conference in Beijing, China. SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, opens in China this week.

Producer Barbara Broccoli and stars Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux – who appear in the scene – accepted the record certificate on behalf of the official title holder, Academy Award winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on SPECTRE.

The incredible explosion was filmed for a pivotal scene in the film and took place on June 29, 2015 in Erfoud, Morocco and used 8418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, said, “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould’s incredible work in ‘Spectre’ in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday added: “The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, ‘Spectre,’ has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts. The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise.” The Largest Film Stunt Explosion is an early front runner for inclusion in Guinness World Records 2017, out next year. The 2016 edition is currently on sale.

Source: ComingSoon.net

November 06, 2015

November 06, 2015

I have updated the gallery with 24 high-quality photos from the AOL BUILD Series Presents: ‘Spectre’ event yesterday.

November 06, 2015

I have updated the gallery with 18 high-quality photos from the Times Talks Presents: ‘Spectre’ event last November 04 in New York City.

November 06, 2015

Here’s a video of the Spectre cast; Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris, and Lea Seydoux, on the TODAY show two days ago.

November 06, 2015
November 05, 2015

Lisbeth Salander will hack again on the big screen but not in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Instead, Sony is putting its focus on book No. 4 in the Millennium series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the first book famously not written by creator Stieg Larsson.

The studio is in early talks with Steven Knight (Burnt) to adapt the novel, which became an international best seller after it was published in September.

Sources say that neither Rooney Mara, who nabbed a best actress Oscar nomination for Dragon Tattoo, nor Daniel Craig will be back, and the studio sees the new book as an opportunity to start the franchise over. Ditto for Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher, who is not expected to return to Salander universe.

Though 2011’s Tattoo made $233 million worldwide, the film was deemed too expensive for a hard-R film thanks to a $90 million budget. The studio has options on Craig for two sequels, but the actor was said to want a pay raise, making his return impossible given the studio’s mandate to make Spider’s Web at a much lower budget.

The move doesn’t mean Girl Who Played With Fire is altogether dead. After all, Sony paid mid-seven figures for Steven Zaillian’s script for Girl Who Played With Fire, one of the most expensive adaptations to date. But the plan for now is for Spider’s Web to precede Girl Who Played With Fire. And once again, the role of Salander will be hotly pursued by Hollywood’s young actresses.

Read the full article at The Hollywood Reporter