October 15, 2005
On Her Majesty's Secret Service II?
The big movie news of the week was that some bloke named Daniel Craig is the new Bond. Despite my belief that the Bond franchise should have ended about seven or eight movies back, I can't help but be excited about this. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the hype. It's as if Broccoli decided to go Lazenby-style with the casting, with Bond being less pretty, more rugged, as per the Ian Fleming novels. Ain't It Cool News has these pics up, which I've "borrowed" (is that wrong?). They have a dim view of the director of Casino Royale, but, like me, are optimistic and hoping for something cool.
original Bond theme, by Monty Norman, from 1963