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‘Skyfall’ Writers on How They Came Up With the Movie’s Last-Minute Title and the Explosive Finale

“We all knew that the script wasn’t quite right.” After nearly 25 years of writing James Bond movies with screenwriter Robert Wade, Neal Purvis still recalls the worrying thoughts he and his writing partner shared when it came to scripting the challenging story for Bond 23, which would eventually be titled Skyfall. It’s easy to […]

All 25 Bond Films Head to Prime Video Following Amazon’s MGM Deal

James Bond fans will have plenty to feast on if they subscribe to Amazon’s Prime Video. The streamer announced Thursday that 25 James Bond films — including the most recent installment, No Time to Die — will be available to watch on Oct. 5, along with The Sound of 007, a feature documentary from filmmaker Mat […]

Events of the Week: ‘Sidney,’ ‘Amsterdam’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Sidney, Amsterdam, Bros, Reboot and Meet Cute. A Jazzman’s Blues special screening After debuting at TIFF, Tyler Perry, Milauna Jackson and Brad Benedict brought their film to Los Angeles for a special screening at […]

James Bond Producers Are Focused on Figuring Out a Villain Before Casting the Next 007

James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are straddling the past and the future as they celebrate 007’s 60th anniversary and begin thinking of life post-Daniel Craig. Sitting down with The Hollywood Reporter at The Beverly Hilton ahead of a dinner where they were presented with the 2022 Pioneer Award from the Will […]

Pioneers Award 2022: Hollywood Bonds Over 007 Producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson

There was plenty of bonding Wednesday night as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli received the 2022 Pioneer of the Year Award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. It is the first time since the pandemic began that the gala celebration was able to be held. For nearly three decades, Broccoli and […]

Writer Recalls Queen Elizabeth II’s James Bond Sketch and Her Telling Danny Boyle: “I Think I Should Have a Line”

Over the last decade, despite her royal duties and advancing years, Queen Elizabeth II — who died Thursday at the age of 96 — starred in two beloved sketches alongside arguably two of the biggest modern-day icons of British entertainment. In 2012, she stunned much of the world by appearing in a secretly shot scene for […]

Warner Bros. to Release MGM Movies Overseas, Excluding Next Bond Pic

MGM has tapped Warner Bros. to be its new international partner, giving Warners a shot at having a piece of the James Bond franchise. One caveat, the arrangement doesn’t include the next James Bond film. The two companies announced the arrangement Sunday. MGM’s previous partner was Universal, which released the 2022 James Bond installment No […]

Monty Norman, Composer of the James Bond Theme, Dies at 94

Monty Norman, the British composer who wrote the propulsive theme for the James Bond films, died Monday after a short illness, according to a post on his official website. He was 94. Producer Cubby Broccoli, who had worked with Norman by backing the stage musical Belle, about murderer Hawley Crippen, asked the composer to come up […]

007 Producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson Being Honored With British Film Institute Fellowship

The producers of the U.K.’s most successful movie franchise are being awarded one of the British film industry’s highest honors. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, longtime James Bond producers and custodians, are set to receive the BFI Fellowship, the top honor from the British Film Institute. The BFI said it was recognizing the pair’s […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Lea Seydoux (‘Crimes of the Future’ and ‘One Fine Morning’) [LIVE]

Lea Seydoux is, at just 36, the reigning queen of Cannes. The distinguished French actress first attended the world’s most famous film festival in 2007 and has rarely missed an edition since, having had more than a dozen films in which she appears screen here — including two in 2022, David Cronenberg’s sci-fi Crimes of […]

Dina Eaton, Music Editor on James Bond Films, Dies at 70

Dina Eaton, the pioneering British music editor who worked on five James Bond films and movies directed by Michael Cimino, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Singleton and Edgar Wright, has died. She was 70. Eaton died Feb. 1 of complications from surgery at a hospital in Kingston, England, her friend, editor William Webb, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Daniel Craig (‘No Time to Die’)

“I did it knowing it would change my life,” says Daniel Craig, thinking back to the moment in 2005 when he accepted the part of James Bond, on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast. Craig, one of only six people who have played the role, and the person who has held it longest of all […]