Friday, 21 January 2011

Bond 23 has a title, maybe...


UPDATE: Looking around about this rumour it seems that the wonderfully reliable The Sun started the ball rolling with a hacked together piece using a wonderfully reliable message board (see below), a press release that was sent out a couple of weeks ago and a rumour that is almost a year old. MI6.co.uk has a great piece debunking this rumour.

The hot news around the Internet at the moment is that Bond 23 has a title, maybe. According to reports it's going to be called "Red Sky At Night" and Rachel Weisz, from The Mummy, is to be the villainess.

When I first heard the title I thought back to the early days of Bond and, specifically, the second film - From Russia With Love. If you read where this information came from a message board post over at Absolutely James Bond.

The post says (Spelling and punctuation as in the original):
Hi, new here guys, nice to find such a cool site. Im close friends with an art director in the film industry, i wont mention his name but he has worked closely with production designer Michael Carlin and is about to start work in Canada on Kal-El, the next Superman movie. He was busy in 2010 on Bond 23 before it went into hiatus. He told me that the movie for a while had the code name Red Shadow, but when official documentation and the script arrived it contained the title Red Sky At Night and as such was reffered to as this by Sam Mendes, Michael Carlin and the producers and the studio etc. I think its a pretty cool title myself though out of the two Red Shadow is better i think though Red Sky At Night has a classic Bond Movie ring to it. he also said that filming would have been done in Ontario, Canada and there was a large stunt involving the Ontario Tower as well as a huge hockey game and skiing/winter sports sequences. What do you guys think?
I think that the change of name is just a reflection on the film being re-started after being put on hiatus while MGM sorted out its own financial crisis. So just take the name with a pinch of salt until MGM confirms that this will be the title.

Bond 23 will be released worldwide on November 9, 2012

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