Here’s our March 29, 2022, edition of Spy Movie News! Today we will get some spy movie updates, some James Bond award news, more spy movies and old spy movies coming to streaming services, new Bond villains? the MGM and Amazon deal, Agent Game, Red Notice 2 and 3, The Outfit, Faceoff 2 and more! Ok, we should probably start this by saying we don’t know what happened with Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre. We told you last month that this movie was to be released on March 18. Well, STX Films moved the movie from the release schedule and now the release date is unset. So, it obviously didn’t release in March. We’ll keep you posted as we were looking forward to this one.
Here are the spy movies coming out in April 2022
Agent GameReleasing in both US theaters and streaming on April 8th is the Dermot Mulroney, Adan Canto, Katie Cassidy, Jason Isaacs, and Mel Gibson spy movie Agent Game. The official synopsis for the movie reads, “In this riveting spy thriller, no one is safe. Harris (Dermot Mulroney), a CIA interrogator at an Agency black site, finds himself the target of a rendition operation after being scapegoated for an interrogation gone horribly wrong. As the team tasked to bring Harris in begins to question their orders — and each other —Olsen (Mel Gibson), a senior intelligence officer, and his subordinate, Visser (Annie Ilonzeh), raise the stakes. Now, it’s up to Harris and some newfound allies to uncover the truth and turn the tables.”
The DukeTo add to life’s confusion with the pandemic-affected movie release cycle, two movies are being released this year titled The Duke. The first is the one we’ve been talking about in other podcasts which is about the heist of the Duke of Wellington portrait. This heist is referenced in the James Bond movie, Dr. No. Released in the UK in February. The US release was pushed to Unfortunately, the movie The Duke has been pushed until April 22, 2022, in New York and Los Angeles. Other cities will get The Duke over the following weeks The second The Duke movie is expected to be released in June 2022 and is about a hostage situation.
Amazon Prime Releases and Releases:
- The 1976 movie Marathon Man will be available on Amazon Prime starting April 1, 2022.
- All the Old Knives (Tom for Dan: Oddly, this isn’t on any of the amazon April releases that I’ve seen).
- Olen Steinhauer’s story based on his novel All the Old Knives, is being released on April 8, 2022, in select theaters as well as Amazon Prime Video.
- Two CIA agents and ex-lovers (Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton) are brought back together years after a failed rescue attempt and forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this deeply riveting tale of global espionage, moral dilemma, and deadly betrayal.
- We screened this movie and liked it. We will release our interview with the director, Janus Metz, and screenwriter, Olen Steinhauer who also authored the novel - on Wednesday, April 6th.
- The trailer is out for All the Old Knives we have a link to it on our home page on SpyMovieNavigator.com.
NetflixYaksha: Ruthless Operations: This Korean movie will be coming to Netflix on April 8th. Netflix describes this movie this way “On assignment in a perilous city to inspect a Black Ops team and its notorious leader, an upstanding prosecutor steps into a deadly was between spies.”
HuluHulu will be adding the 2009 movie The International to its lineup on April 1, 2022.
AMC +The Ipcress File series comes out on AMC+ in May 2022. This is the series that debuted on ITV in the UK at the beginning of March. We’ve released 3 podcasts on The Ipcress File series when ITV had their release, including an interview with the Executive Producer Steven Saltzman.
James Bond NewsWe have quite a bit of James Bond news for you today. We told you last month about the nominations that James Bond received at the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards. So, let’s look at what happened.
BAFTAsWe’ll start with the BAFTAs as they happened first. James Bond got some love in this ceremony.
Diamonds are Forever and so is Dame Shirley BasseyIt started with Dame Shirley Basey with an excellent performance of the theme song for the 1971 movie Diamonds are Forever. Bassey sang this song for the movie. While she was singing, clips of Bond movies played on the screens to the side of the stage. Tom Cross and Elliott Graham won BAFTA for Editing on No Time To Die. Tom cross dedicated his award to the stellar editor Peter Hunt. And, Lashana Lynch won the EE Rising Star Award which is voted on by the public. Technically not a Bond award, her performance in No Time To Die was a major reason for her win. As reported in our buddy Bill Koenig’s The Spy Command, “The rising star was a fan vote. Still, on Feb. 3, Eon’s official Twitter feed counted it as a No Time to Die nomination. Former Bond continuation author Raymond Benson writes on Facebook the blog should not have counted it as a win for No Time to Die. His comment: ‘The Lashana Lynch award was not specifically for No Time to Die… she was just “Rising Star,” along with other nominees, not cited for any particular film they were in either. No Time to Die won ONE award.” So, there you have it.