Maybe it’s because I’ve never had a million dollars, let alone one hundred million dollars, but there isn’t a whole lot I wouldn’t do for a million dollars. Hell, there isn’t a lot I wouldn’t do for $1000. (The many times I considered volunteering for sketchy drug trials that I found on Craigslist can vouch for me on that one.) Well, there are apparently some things Daniel Craig won’t do for $100 million, and one of those might be doing anymore James Bond movies.
Daniel Craig has played Bond in four films (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre), but according to The Daily Mail, he’s done. Sources say that Daniel was offered £68 million (roughly $100 million) to make two more Bond movies, but he turned it down. The reason being that Daniel is no longer interested in looking intensely while wearing an expensive suit and firing a gun. The source says:
“Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted. He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.”
Naturally, Gossip Cop is calling bullshit on the Daily Mail. They say that Daniel hasn’t officially turned down anything, adding that “no decision has been made.” BBC Entertainment says that “authoritative Bond sources” tell them that Daniel Craigs hasn’t made a decision, adding that a decision probably won’t happen for a while.
Last year, Daniel told Time Out that he’d rather “slash his wrists” than play James Bond a fifth time, and that the only reason he’d do it is for the money. I guess $50 million per film wasn’t the kind of money Daniel had in mind. Which is crazy, because how much money does he want? Doesn’t he realize that the more zeroes on his paycheck means less money for everything else? Getting paid $1 billion means shit when the movie’s wardrobe is provided by Burlington Coat Factory, the theme song is sung by the guy from Wham! who isn’t George Michael, and your Bond Girl is the only person in the UK willing to work for “exposure“, Rita Ora.
I know, that should be a picture of Phoebe Price and Angelyne. Maybe the Bond producers will get it right one day.
Nearly everything about the 24th Bond movie was announced at a press conference at Pinewood Studios in London this morning. I say “nearly,” because they didn’t say who’s doing the theme song. The rumor is that it’s going to be Sam Smith, but I’d bet my weed money that it’s going to be Majela ZeZe Diamond. 2015 will finally be her year.
Bond producer Barbara Broccoli (who is my favorite producer because she has a name like a VeggieTales character) and director Sam Mendes announced that the newest Bond movie will be called Spectre and it will be released on November 6, 2015. Shooting will start on Monday and they’ll shoot in London, Mexico City, the Austrian Alps and Morocco. Bond’s car of choice will be the Aston Martin DB10. Daniel Craig will of course be back as Bond and joining his ass again will be Naomie Harris as Eve, Ben Wishaw as Q and Ralph Fineass as the new M. The Bond newbies are Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott from Sherlock and Dave Bautista.
Some tricks said that Andrew Scott will play the villain, but that might not be true. It was announced that Andrew Scott will be an M15 agent. Christoph Waltz is probably playing Bond’s arch rival Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Of course Christoph Waltz is the villain. He’s a Bond villain in real life. He’s also like Joan Collins. Joan Collins can never play poor just like Christoph Waltz can never play good. Dave Bautista is playing some henchman and the Bond girls will be Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux. The Daily Mail points out that at 50 years old, Monica Bellucci is the most seasoned Bond girl of all time. STAINS’ hunky British human cousin Daniel Craig is 46.
The role is especially poignant for the actress – she almost played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, only to lose out on the role to Teri Hatcher.
The raven-haired beauty – who will play Lucia Sciarra – said: ‘James Bond is our fantasy – the ideal man. The man is a protector, he is dangerous, mysterious and sexy, and a perfect English gentleman.
Monica Bellucci is 50. SHE’S FIF-TEE! I’m guessing that Spectre is about Bond’s search for the kind of virgin blood that Lucia Sciarra smears on her face. But more importantly, what happened in 1996? Was there some kind of gas leak in the offices of the Bond producers that caused them to go crazy in the brains and cast Teri Hatcher over Monica Bellucci? At least Monica’s time has finally come. I’ll say what you say to yourself when your drunk piece finally busts one after 45 minutes of you giving him a hand job: Better late than never!