Daniel Craig may ultimately star in as many as eight Bond films.
The actor is currently shooting the latest flick in the franchise (his third as James Bond), “Skyfall,” and he’s reportedly in talks to sign on for more movies.
Franchise producer Michael G. Wilson told Sunday newspaper The People that he will be discussing more Craig-as-Bond movies once “Skyfall” wraps. “Filming has gone very well and I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s [Moore] record and do eight pictures,” Wilson said.
Craig’s already done three Bond films, so that leaves five more to go. The sixth actor to play the iconic spy on film, Craig, 43, made his debut as Bond in the 2006 hit, “Casino Royale.” He followed it up with 2008’s “Quantum of Solace.”
“Skyfall” is slated to hit theaters in November of next year. You can catch Craig sleuthing it up in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” out this week.
In the battle between gruff cowboys and (cute, little blue) aliens, nobody apparently won. At least not yet. Both Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs grossed $36.2 million, according to studio estimates. This will all become clearer Monday morning. Until then, revel in the fact that we have an extremely rare tie here.
However, despite the photo finish, this is a much more favorable outcome for The Smurfs than it is for Cowboys & Aliens. The latter film, a $163 million Western/sci-fi concoction starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, was expected to easily win the weekend. Its pedigree was first-rate, with Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directing and Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer producing. Yet the PG-13 film struggled to attract younger moviegoers, who may have been turned off by the Western elements. According to Universal, 63 percent of the audience was 30 or older.READ MORE HERE!
Check back next week as the prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes attempts to evolve past yet another body-swapping comedy in The Change-Up.
1. (tie) Cowboys & Aliens — $36.2 mil
1. (tie) The Smurfs — $36.2 mil
3. Captain America: The First Avenger — $24.9 mil
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — $21.9 mil
5. Crazy, Stupid, Love. — $19.3 mil
As promised, “Paranormal Activity 3” is gearing up for an October 21 release.
A trailer for the third installment of the spooky franchise is circulating, showing that this story, directed by “Catfish” helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, will take viewers back in time to when “Paranormal” character Katie and her sister Kristi were kids. Watch at your own risk below:
And then there’s recently married couple Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig also play a wedded pair in their upcoming movie “Dream House,” a thriller about a family that may or may not be among the living.
The story follows Craig’s character Will Atenton, who moves with his wife (Weisz) and two young daughters into a New England home that turns out to be everything but their dream abode, as SlashFilm notes. After settling in they discover that a mother and her children had been murdered in their residence, and the neighbors are pinning the crime on the father and husband who survived.
As Will tries to figure out what exactly happened, the viewer begins to see his mind play tricks that add a twist to the storyline – are Will’s daughters and wife among the murdered or is Will just losing it? What’s up with that neighbor (Naomi Watts) who seems to know all about what happened? The trailer raises all of those questions, but we’ll have to wait until September 30 to find out.