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Daniel Craig Is Reportedly Returning as James Bond

Daniel Craig is all set to reprise his role as the iconic James Bond in Bond 25 after reportedly reaching a deal with producer Barbara Broccoli. Rumors have been swirling about Craig's return for a fifth movie even after he stated that he'd "slash his wrists" than do another Bond movie after the release of 2015's Spectre. It has previously been reported that the James Bond franchise is close to closing a deal to shoot the next movie in Croatia, which would make the news of Craig's return make much more sense.


The news comes after rumors were circulating about new actors stepping into the Bond role to replace Daniel Craig. Many names were brought up including Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Avengers: Age of Ultron), who in a hacked Sony email was said to be a top choice with Steven Spielberg even declared that Elba would be his "first choice" in an interview. Tom Hardy (Mad Max, The Dark Knight Rises) has also been rumored to be on the shortlist alongside director Christopher Nolan. Damian Lewis, Aiden Turner, and James Norton are also names that have been rumored to replace Craig as James Bond, but it appears that it is not time to pick a new Bond quite yet.

The news comes via the U.K.'s The Mirror who reports that Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli have reached and that the movie may start filming next year for a 2019 release. The source even went on to say that Craig's wife Rachel Weisz is "on board with the decision" for him to spend a year away filming Bond 25. The Mirror's source appears to be anonymous, so we should take this news with a grain of salt as you would anything that comes from an anonymous source. The source is also claiming that Adele is being courted for a return to the Bond theme as well, which could very well ring true as the singer has informally announced her retirement from the stage. The source had this to say.

"Craig and Adele together are a winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It's taken time, but Daniel has come round and the strong con-sensus (sic) in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she's more of an unknown quantity but loved being a part of Bond, so the signs are positive."
It would make perfect sense for Daniel Craig to return for Bond 25 as Spectre left James Bond ready (in an unorthodox way) for the next movie. Plus Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are back to write Bond 25, which would also make a lot of sense for the return of Craig. In addition, Craig has stated before that he would return if the money were right and it is rumored that he is still under contract for Bond 25, so maybe this was all just a hold out for more money in a really long contract dispute.

The news of the return of Daniel Craig and Adele is still speculation at this point. No official word has come from Broccoli or Craig's camps nor has there been a studio announced to take over financial backing, though Warner Bros. is strongly rumored to be close to a deal through Christopher Nolan's Syncopy involved. There's a lot up in the air at this point, but if the speculation is correct, we could see James Bond 25 as soon as 2019 with Daniel Craig back as 007 one last time.

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Ruby Rose joins Resident Evil film cast

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Ruby Rose has landed a role in the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

The Orange is the New Black star is currently filming her role in the sixth and final instalment of the franchise in South Africa.

 

 

Image from @glassbook.. Just touched down in CAPE TOWN. It's beautiful. #residentevil #thefinalchapter #redqueen

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Her character is called Abigail, but no other information about her role has been released yet.

She joins Milla Jovovich, who is once again back as Alice.

Ali Larter is returning as Claire Redfield and Wentworth Miller will be reprising his role as her on-screen brother, Chris.

Jovovich's husband Paul WS Anderson is also back in the director's chair using his own movie script, which picks up from where the events of 2012's Resident Evil: Retribution left off.

The Resident Evil franchise has been one of the most successful game-to-movie adaptations ever, grossing more than $915 million worldwide.

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Oscar Noms are out...

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Apart from the today show thinking they were "revealing" the nominations (in another three hours time - don't you love a good tv promo?) here are the nominations in line with the rest of the known universe....  (haha)

The nominations for the 2015 Oscars have been revealed in real time...

 

BEST PICTURE

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma 

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

BEST ACTOR

Steve Carell, (Foxcatcher)

Bradley Cooper, (American Sniper)

Benedict Cumberbatch, (The Imitation Game)

Michael Keaton, (Birdman) 

Eddie Redmayne, (The Theory of Everything)

BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything)

Julianne Moore (Still Alice) 

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Duvall (The Judge)

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Edward Norton (Birdman)

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

JK Simmons (Whiplash)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Emma Stone (Birdman)

Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)

Laura Dern (Wild)

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Emmanuel Lubezki, (Birdman)

Dick Pope, (Mr Turner)

Robert D Yeoman, (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Ryszard Lenczewski and Łukasz Żal, (Ida)

Roger Deakins, (Unbroken)

COSTUME DESIGN

Milena Canonero, (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Mark Bridges, (Inherent Vice)

Colleen Atwood, (Into The Woods)

Anna B. Sheppard, (Maleficent)

Jacqueline Durran, (Mr Turner)

DIRECTING

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) 

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood) 

Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)

Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida (Poland)

Leviathan (Russia)

Timbuktu (Mauritania)

Wild Tales (Argentina)

Tangerines (Estonia)

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

ORIGINAL SCORE

Grand Budapest Hotel

Interstellar

Mr Turner

The Theory of Everything

Imitation Game

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo (Birdman)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Foxcatcher (E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman and Bennett Miller Screenplay)

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jason Hall (American Sniper)

Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)

Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Big Hero 6

The Box Trolls

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Song of the Sea

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

CitizenFour, Praxis Films

Finding Vivian Maier, Ravine Pictures

The Salt of the Earth, Decia Films

Virunga, Grain Media

Last Days in Vietnam

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Joanna

Our Curse

The Reaper

White Earth

FILM EDITING

American Sniper

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Whiplash

ORIGINAL SONG

Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie)

Glory (Selma)

Grateful (Beyond the Lights)

I'm not Gonna Miss You (Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me)

Lost Stars (Begin Again)

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Grand Budapest Hotel

Imitation Game

Interstellar

Into The Woods

Mr Turner

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper

Feast

Me and my Moulten

A Single Life

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Aya

Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp

Parvahneh

The Phone Call

SOUND EDITING

American Sniper

Birdman

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Interstellar

Unbroken

SOUND MIXING

American Sniper

Birdman

Interstellar

Unbroken

Whiplash

VISUAL EFFECTS

Captain America

The Winter Soldier,

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,

Guardians of the Galaxy,

Interstellar,

X-Men: DOFP

 

 

The Oscars ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, takes place on Sunday February 22

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Labyrinth, Dark Crystal sequels being developed by Jim Henson Company?

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Sequels for The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth are reportedly in the works.

A newly-published report from Variety indicates that the Jim Henson Company is working on follow-ups to both cult hits, among other 'legacy titles'.

The Dark Crystal debuted more mature creatures from the Jim Henson's Creature Shop in its story of an elf-like being on a journey to save his planet.

Jim Henson directed 1982's The Dark Crystal with long-time collaborator Frank Oz, with both icons providing voices for several of the films characters.

A potential sequel for The Dark Crystal was first developed by Henson during the original movie's production, but never came to pass.

Labyrinth followed four years later, and starred David Bowie as the mulleted Goblin King known as Jareth.

Jennifer Connelly also had an early starring role in Labyrinth as a teenager whose baby brother was kidnapped by Jareth.

Both movies have achieved cult status in the decades since their release.

The Jim Henson Company previously confirmed that a Fraggle Rock movie is also in development.

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Robin Williams lost to Depression

127135aRobin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported.

He was 63.

A preliminary investigation identified the cause of death suicide due to asphyxiation.

"A comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted," the sheriff's department said.

Mara Buxbaum, a representative for Williams, released a statement Monday afternoon: "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

William's wife, Susan Schneider, issued this statement:

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

Williams, along with Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, was also responsible in great part for Comic Relief. Founded in 1986, the charity holds concerts and variety shows to raise money to help the homeless.

His role in the iconic gay film "The Birdcage" will always hold a special place in our hearts, among the many great roles he played.

He will be sorely missed.
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