You know when you’re trying to catch a movie, you always factor in the time it takes for the trailers to roll and the title cards to play? It’s that little bit of time that makes you go, “why yes, I can be a little late to this movie. Let me grab some more M&Ms and squirt a little bit more butter on my popcorn like the true ‘foodie’ I am.”
Well, if that movie began with this overly enthused (and most likely drugged up) Skrillex fan as the MGM Lion, I would never never be late for a movie again.
Obviously, repetition gets a little boring, so maybe MGM can switch it up from time to time with Jennifer Lawrence:
Who would you prefer to see? Jennifer Lawrence or the drugged up Skrillex fan? Comment and tell us below!
There’s just something about Jennifer Lawrence that makes you want to be her BFF. From her quirky interviews, down to earth personality and her endless appreciation for food, it’s clear everyone wants JLaw to stick around.
In fact, her personality is so infectious that even her facial expressions are priceless. Constantly making funny faces, wouldn’t it be awesome if every movie intro started with her face? (SOURCE)
I mean, it would just be more exciting…
With her face in the logo, you’d actually wake up and pay attention…
In comparison, this is just boring…
So therefore, JLaw = WIN.
It’s official: the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise will again star Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Production begins Monday and it will hit North American theatres on Nov. 9, 2012.
Sidebar: this announcement was made in London 50 years to the day that Sean Connery was announced as the original Bond for Dr. No.
At Thursday’s press conference for the film, director Sam Mendes confirmed the cast will include Javier Bardem (as the cliche foreign-villian), Dame Judi Dench and the Bond girls will be …drumroll please… Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe! All were in attendance for the presser at London’s Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place.
Additional cast members who weren’t present due to work commitments include Albert Finney, Ralph “Lord Voldemort” Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.
The budget sits at a mere $230 million, despite MGM’s recent economic turmoil, which is the same budget as the previous Bond film, Quantum of Solace. This keeps Craig well-nourished and enables the crew to shoot in London, China, Turkey and Scotland.
As usual, the plot is kept fittingly secretive, though MGM released a statement that states “Bond’s loyalty to M. is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.”
One more detail was revealed, prepare yourselves because there will be: “a lot of action.”
The newest James Bond movie, James Bond 23, has officially been cancelled, Perez Hilton reports.
MGM Studios is going bankrupt and cannot afford to make the movie. It was to be directed by Sam Mendes and once again star Daniel Craig as the badass title role.
MGM is apparently looking for a new buyer to finance the film, but until then they will be canceling scheduled productions, or at the very least postponing them indefinitely. The Hobbit still appears to be on the go-ahead, though.
Bilbo sure dodged that bullet!
Guillermo del Toro, who was handpicked by Peter Jackson to steer The Hobbit movies, has decided to leave his directing post for the two-part Lord of the Rings prequels because of ongoing troubles at the two studios behind the highly anticipated films, reports Eonline!
The studios are MGM and New Line.
“In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,” Guillermo announced on TheOneRing.net fan site. “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures.”
To prep the films with Jackson, del Toro moved with his family to New Zealand. And shooting was planned to take way this summer for a holiday 2012 release. But problems with MGM and New Line began as they couldn’t get their act together, and del Toro couldn’t wait any longer.
“The blessings have been plenty, but the mounting pressures of conflicting schedules have overwhelmed the time slot originally allocated for the project,” del Toro said. “I wish the production nothing but the very best of luck and I will be first in line to see the finished product .”
Aside from all of the problems, del Toro will remain as a co writer on the project, along with Jackson and his LOTR partners, Fran Walsh and Phillippa Boyens.
But for now, the hunt for a new director has begun. Possible candidates: Gandalf the Grey.
The Bond franchise’s home studio, MGM, has been under speculation for quite some time now due to large amounts of debt. The studio was expected either to sell or restructure to rid itself of debt, but so far neither has happened. As a result, Eon Productions has suspended development on the new Bond film.
“Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development of Bond 23 indefinitely,” Eon Productions producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement. They added that they “do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of the film.”
The new Bond film, a sequel to Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig returning as 007, had already been the subject of a scandal when screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) reportedly quit the project after Oscar-winner Sam Mendes was hired on to direct.
As perezhilton.com reports, 007 may be in for some trouble now that MGM Studios are hovering near bankruptcy. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed that the production timeline for the newest James Bond movie was “up in the air.”
The first draft of the script was completed by screenwriter Peter Morgan in October, but no date has yet been set for filming. Speculation suggests that they could be buying time until MGM is purchased by another studio. MGM has stated that Bond 23 is not on hold as they are still working on script revisions.
Bond. Absent Bond.