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#61 sharpshooter

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:46 AM

Another snippet
https://hmssweblog.w...s-website-says/

Thanks. This is the important part:

"James Bond is in an advanced stage of negotiations."

#62 The Dove

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:41 AM

Well now.. this is good news!!

#63 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:29 AM

Unless it´s the old "oh, they´ve said it - now it has to be untrue".



#64 Orion

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

Whether or not they go to Croatia or not, it's good to know that work is happening on b25



#65 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

It does raise the probability that shooting might start later this year AND the distribution bingo is being sorted out.



#66 Dustin

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

At any rate they would certainly want to move fast once they got it sorted. However, it's also possible this is just an evaluation for a production budget, say 'shooting in Croatia - seven days - total sum of $ X00.000,-' or something like it. This in order to have the studio - any studio - have its chequebook out and ready.

Croatia seems like a logical place, plenty of spectacular scenery to use and the local infrastructure is ready and experienced with the needs of productions. Also, with the end of Game of Thrones they will have an appetite for further work in the field.

We'll see either way.

#67 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:58 PM

Do I remember correctly that rumours about Croatia already appeared at the beginning of 2014, many months before SPECTRE began shooting?

 

Meaning: that kind of thinking does indeed preceed preparations for the next film?



#68 Dustin

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:53 PM

That kind of thinking would always go on behind the scenes, where to go, what to show. It need not even be all that specific to start with. They will go where they find the best possible conditions.

Doesn't make a lot of sense to go into specifics if they can't set a possible date for shooting though. So if they indeed agree on a deal there has got to be some development of a kind.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

Time-wise this does make sense to me if Dubrovnik is to play host to Star Wars filming. Episode IX is whispered to begin filming this April so I'm thinking cameras could roll on Bond 25 in Dubrovnik late 2017 - early 2018. Also if Star Wars will indeed be using the 007 stage at Pinewood again, I'd imagine it would be just like how things went with The Force Awakens and SPECTRE with the former being all completed and moved out before Bond takes over. So I would imagine the planning is well underway and most likely EON has a script and someone in mind to helm the camera..but they've been very quiet so far about it. I still think they might be paranoid about script leaks and such after the Sony hacks.



#70 Dustin

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:04 PM

Certainly a possibility, although it's hard to see how there could be much in the way of progress without a studio. And MGM would have a livid interest in announcing their own game for the future - if there was anything to announce, that is.

Well, it's possible things are shaped into a certain mould -budget, script, etc. - and MGM is presented with the readymade package and the option to eat it or leave it. Either way, we'll hear about it.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

I think I've got it... 

 

EON's going to park the inoperable helicopter in Croatia as per a press event that announces advanced negotiations with studios has been as productive as buying a helicopter that doesn't fly! 

 

Please, please. Hold the applause. 

 

In all seriousness though, any news is welcomed news, even if it isn't even news at all! 



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:44 PM

Certainly a possibility, although it's hard to see how there could be much in the way of progress without a studio. And MGM would have a livid interest in announcing their own game for the future - if there was anything to announce, that is.

Well, it's possible things are shaped into a certain mould -budget, script, etc. - and MGM is presented with the readymade package and the option to eat it or leave it. Either way, we'll hear about it.

Yes.

Any development on BOND 25 seems tremendously unlikely.

It's fun to imagine that EON developed the film in secret and that they're getting ready to pull the trigger on a new film, but, if so, they've been so secretive that Baz Bamigboye doesn't know about it!

#73 stromberg

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

 

Certainly a possibility, although it's hard to see how there could be much in the way of progress without a studio. And MGM would have a livid interest in announcing their own game for the future - if there was anything to announce, that is.

Well, it's possible things are shaped into a certain mould -budget, script, etc. - and MGM is presented with the readymade package and the option to eat it or leave it. Either way, we'll hear about it.

Yes.

Any development on BOND 25 seems tremendously unlikely.

It's fun to imagine that EON developed the film in secret and that they're getting ready to pull the trigger on a new film, but, if so, they've been so secretive that Baz Bamigboye doesn't know about it!

 

Careful with news from Croatia. I still have a scan of a Croatian newspaper that has an "interview" with Tina Turner in which she confirms that she's going to sing the title song for Casino Royale...  :D



#74 Dustin

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

For all it's worth this could also be some local politician drumming up their own support for the local industry. Never hurts to be considered by Eon - and Eon may indeed be interested when things start getting serious.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:37 AM

Do they (EON/MGM) even have a distribution deal yet?  MGM needs to put up a for sale sign.  They can't solely produce anything other than TV shows.  Bond needs a studio that has some capitol and a plan for Bond. 



#76 SecretAgent007

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:50 AM

Also what is the other film mentioned EON are making?



#77 The Dove

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:19 AM

https://www.thejames...-bond-movie.htm

 

 

Info on the non-Bond film, Nancy, here, SecretAgent!  It certainly does NOT sound like the type of movie which would require the helicopter purchase.. ;) But who knows..



#78 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:19 AM

BB certainly thinks: Hey, Daniel is right, I want to do other things than this Bond business, too...



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

Nancy sounds intriguing. It's interesting that they're going for another thriller instead of something in a wildly different genre (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, anyone?).

 

If shooting's started, it at least bodes well for production on their next project to begin at the end of this year. Whatever that may be...



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:42 AM

I'm just hoping that EON are working on Bond 25, and keeping it as hush-hush as possible. Only thing that's getting me through this wait! 



#81 Dustin

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:24 PM

Okay, this is totally way out there, so if you're inclined to keep yourself on the serious side of things you better skip this post...

So we know, because of the MGM shenanigans, there is no development on BOND 25.

Yet we also know Eon bought a toy which has pretty limited use for anybody else except sfx guys with a penchant for blowing things up. This purchase was confirmed as far as one could find out; other stirrings were less specific but might also fit into the picture of Eon doing something. A couple of theories have tried to explain this, MGM and Eon silently pushing development of BOND 25; Eon secretly developing BOND 25, maybe in liaison with a studio but without MGM until they are practically forced to sign an agreement.

But what if Eon's next project isn't BOND 25 but their version of YOUNG BOND? Could this technically be a sole Eon property without MGM having a say in it? Furthermore, could they perhaps aim to do it as a prequel to SPECTRE without addressing the '007' monicker and all that might involve MGM? One thing even fans of SPECTRE admit is that there is not all that much of Blofeld to be seen throughout the film. Bond's and Blofeld's interactions fall mostly flat and the entire angle of them supposedly having history seems all but absent.

Is it possible we get to see this missing past?


As I said, this is way out...

#82 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

It is actually a valid theory.

 

Just one I desperately hope not to be true.  Branching out into spin-offs, even taking 007 to the youth market, would be bad enough.  To explain his backstory even more would be, IMO, worse.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:26 PM

The Young Bond film would not happen because young people see Bond films anyway, while older fans would not be interested.


Edited by DavidJones, 22 February 2017 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:59 AM

I don't get the excitement. The news about Dubrovnik is clearly from one year ago, February 2016.

 

http://www.croatiawe...m-in-dubrovnik/



#85 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:17 AM

Oh.  Damn.  Thanks, Dave!



#86 Dustin

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:46 AM

Many thanks. I was afraid it's not a 'hot' lead...

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Okay, this is totally way out there, so if you're inclined to keep yourself on the serious side of things you better skip this post...

So we know, because of the MGM shenanigans, there is no development on BOND 25.

Yet we also know Eon bought a toy which has pretty limited use for anybody else except sfx guys with a penchant for blowing things up. This purchase was confirmed as far as one could find out; other stirrings were less specific but might also fit into the picture of Eon doing something. A couple of theories have tried to explain this, MGM and Eon silently pushing development of BOND 25; Eon secretly developing BOND 25, maybe in liaison with a studio but without MGM until they are practically forced to sign an agreement.

But what if Eon's next project isn't BOND 25 but their version of YOUNG BOND? Could this technically be a sole Eon property without MGM having a say in it? Furthermore, could they perhaps aim to do it as a prequel to SPECTRE without addressing the '007' monicker and all that might involve MGM? One thing even fans of SPECTRE admit is that there is not all that much of Blofeld to be seen throughout the film. Bond's and Blofeld's interactions fall mostly flat and the entire angle of them supposedly having history seems all but absent.

Is it possible we get to see this missing past?


As I said, this is way out...

 

I can't see EON having thought that far ahead in terms of Blofeld/Bond relationship. It may, in fact, be an after thought from SEPCTRE but I don't think the mainstream audience would appreciate 'going back in time' again... neither would I for that matter.  

 

Despite how much I hate having to wait for any substantial news, I would rather wait longer than receiving another installment relating to Bonds origins.



#88 Dustin

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

I don't think it's actually a likely option, merely a strange idea that came to mind which would have explained the various odd headlines we've been getting. It's probably much more in line with circumstances that they really just bought the helicopter for whatever, and that the other goings on are either rehashed (Croatia) or not directly related to a Bond film (Omega meeting).

As of now no news on MGM...

#89 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:05 PM

I wouldn´t be surprised if the purchase of the helicopter was a personal thing...



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:21 PM

I wouldn´t be surprised if the purchase of the helicopter was a personal thing...

"This time it's personal"?

 

*ducks*






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