In this article, our Spy Movie News May 31, 2022, edition, we discuss the June streaming releases for spy movies, Sean Connery’s DB5, and the upcoming movies The Gray Man, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One, Freegard, The Good Spy, Hunt, The Black Kaiser, and more! Let’s start this episode by looking at what’s coming in spy entertainment in June 2022.
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Spy Movie News – April 26, 2022
Contributed by: Dan Silvestri and Tom Pizzato - Spy Movie Navigator
In our Spy Movie News April 26,2022 edition, we get some updates on upcoming spy movies, James Bond birthday fun, the Slow Horses wind machine, a Spy Kids reboot, more award news, and new and old spy movies coming to streaming services. We’ll start by looking at the May 2022 spy movie releases and unfortunately, the pickings are slim for us spy movie fans.
THEATRICAL RELEASESThe two big cinema releases expected in May don’t hit the US theaters until Memorial Day weekend, May 27th. Unfortunately, neither of them is a spy movie. They are Top Gun: Maverick and The Bob’s Burgers Movie. So, the cinema is not the place to go to find spy movies in May, at least here in the US. The only movie we are hoping for in the theaters is The Duke, which we’ve talked about before. It has been released in some countries and is in a limited release in the US. Unfortunately for us here at Spy Movie Navigator who hail from Chicago, the Chicago market isn’t included in the group of “limited release” locations.
STREAMING - NEW RELEASES
Operation MincemeatOne movie that will be released on Netflix in May has had a theatrical release in some countries, Operation Mincemeat. And we’ve been waiting for this one. Operation Mincemeat was released by Warner Bros on April 22, 2022, but not everywhere. Netflix will release this movie on May 11, 2022, in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. We haven’t seen if Netflix is planning a theatrical release in the US. They had a theatrical release for Red Notice, so we are hoping to see this one on the big screen too. Operation Mincemeat is based on the real WW2 operation by British Intelligence to fake out the Germans by using a corpse and fake documents. Using a dead person to fake out adversaries has been a plot point in numerous spy movies, including the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. These plots were based in part on the real Operation Mincemeat.
James Bond moviesIn May, Amazon Prime is releasing for Prime customers the following James Bond movies: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Never Say Never Again, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy. You can also stream You Only Live Twice and see if you can catch the Operation Mincemeat connection.
The Ipcress FileThe Ipcress File series finally comes out on AMC+ in May 2022 here in the US. 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.
IMDb TV (Soon to be Amazon Freevee)
TroppoThis 8-part tv series is about an ex-cop who is falsely accused of a crime who has to deal with an investigation agency. Troppo debuted in Australia on ABC and hits IMDb TV on May 20, 2022.
Hot FuzzAlthough not a spy movie, this 2007 movie is a cop comedy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and that two-time James Bond, Timothy Dalton. It’s a fun watch.
Already Released Spy Entertainment
Slow HorsesApple released its spy series Slow Horses at the beginning of April 2022, starring Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden, and Kristin Scott Thomas. This series is about Slough House which is where MI5 dumps its agents who have messed up. If you need a good laugh, check out the Mike Reyes interview of Oldman and Lowden on Cinemablend.com. They have a “very serious” discussion of the role of flatulence in Oldman’s character Jackson Lamb. In the interview, Oldman tries to keep his answer serious, but Lowden and Reyes won’t let him get away with it. The last time we saw a discussion about flatulence in the movies was a description of why the characters in The Usual Suspects were laughing during the line-up scene. That time it wasn’t planned flatulence. You can find more on that one on screenrant.com.
Upcoming Spy Entertainment News
Mr. and Mrs. SmithAmazon has signed Maya Erskine and Donald Glover for its upcoming series “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. This series is based on the movie that starred Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit. Originally, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was to play the role that Erskine now has but left the project last year.
Spy KidsNetflix will reboot the Spy Kids franchise. Although the movie doesn’t have a title or date yet, we know that Robert Rodriguez will write and direct this. He was the creator of the original series. We’re glad to see this as the original Spy Kids movies were a hit and it’s great to see movies to help excite kids about spy movies.
Agent HamiltonSo, here’s another reboot. An article on variety.com tells us that Agent Hamilton - New Missions has obtained territory deals in the US and Northern Europe. New Missions is based on the series “Agent Hamilton”. We don’t have details on the casting or release schedule yet.
Face/Off 2Ok, so we don’t know much about Face/Off 2, other than we’ve seen some things that say it is happening, with Adam Wingard as director. We’ve also told you that Nicolas Cage has said that he hasn’t been asked to do it. Well, we have an update on this. According to an article in ComicBook.com, something might be happening here. He’s quoted as saying “there have been some phone calls with Neal [Moritz], who I enjoyed very much working with on the first Face/Off," Cage said. "He's somebody, he's one of the true, great producers in Hollywood. And, they have been making some calls.” We think this would be fun to see Cage in the sequel. Well, maybe it is just a bit of hype coming off the current Nicolas Cage movie, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. But, Pedro Pascal, who is in that movie with Cage says that he would love to reunite with Cage in Face/Off 2. With how well Pascal played Whiskey in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we think this would be a fun pairing to see.
It's Arnold and MonicaAn untitled Netflix spy series has been cast with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro as the leads. The rest of the cast has been announced and looks very solid. The limited plot we’ve seen almost makes the series sound a bit like Mr. and Mrs. Smith meet True Lies. According to variety.com, a father and daughter have each been working as CIA Operatives. Neither of them knows that the other is a spy as well.
The Old ManFX will premiere its new series “The Old Man” on June 16, 2022. This one should be good. It stars Jeff Bridges as a former CIA agent. John Lithgow is one of his adversaries. The supporting cast looks strong with this one as well.
PathaanOk, on to Bollywood. After a four-year hiatus, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan will be back as one of the stars in the January 2023 spy thriller, Pathaan. Shah Rukh will be starring with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in this spy movie which will be released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. We’re hoping there is an English subtitle version released as well.
Industry NewsIn October, we released a podcast where we discussed the viewing experience of watching No Time To Die in different theater formats. We talked about the differences experiencing it on a standard screen, Dolby Cinema, IMAX, 4DX, and 3D. We especially liked the Dolby Cinema experience. One of the reasons for that is the quality of the image that the laser projector can produce. AMC has been using laser projectors in Dolby Cinema at AMC, Prime at AMC, and some IMAX at AMC theaters. Well, AMC is upping their game here. According to an article on Deadline.com, AMC will be installing laser projectors at 3,500 U.S. auditoriums through 2026. This is a welcome trend as the image is an improvement at handling darkness and contrast over previous projection.
James Bond NewsFor a movie franchise that is likely still years away from its next release, James Bond keeps itself in the news.
More Awards for Michael G. Wilson and Barbara BroccoliYou can add another award to Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s shelves. This September, they will receive the 2022 Pioneer of the Year Award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. The award will be given during the foundation’s gala to support the Pioneers Assistance Fund. The award is given to those with exemplary career achievements and a commitment to excellence. You can read more about this on Deadline.com.
Bond Birthday FunMike Reyes has an article on CinemaBlend.Com that gives away an easter egg (or two) from a 007 Instagram post which shows Bond’s passport from Casino Royale. A few fun things pop out here.
- First, it shows Bond as being born on April 13. April 13 was the date that Ian Fleming’s first novel, “Casino Royale” was published.
- Second, Bond’s birth year is listed as 1968. That happens to be the year Daniel Craig was born.
- Ok, now here’s where it really gets fun. Daniel Craig was born on March 2nd, the same date that the first James Bond movie, Dr. No came out.
He’s more comfortable naked than with his clothes onIn an interview with The Guardian, Jason Isaacs had this to say about why Daniel Craig was a great James Bond casting: “Daniel was cast just after we’d done a play together. He’s one of the only people on the planet who is more comfortable naked than with clothes on, which is why he has been – and will be – the perfect Bond for a long time to come.” - Well said.
Chastity has no place in Bond moviesIn an article on variety.com, director Paul Verhoeven complains about the lack of sex scenes in recent Bond movies. “There was always sex in Bond!” Verhoeven said. “They did not show a breast, or whatever. But they had some sex.” Given that he’s often talked about the importance of sex and his directing CV we are not surprised he thinks this way. And we think he has a point. If you don’t know Paul’s work, he directed Benedetta, Basic Instinct, and Showgirls, among others. Sex was very important in those movies. Please bring back some of the sexual situations in Bond movies going forward Eon. That’s who Bond is!
Upcoming James Bond Location ToursThere are two big upcoming James Bond location tours that we know about. Neither of them is affiliated with Eon, MGM, or Danjaq. Also, as of press time, Spy Movie Navigator has no affiliation with either of these tours either. However, we know the people involved and know they’ve done good tours in the past.
June 14-17 - Back to the BahamasOnthetracksof007.com is hosting the Back to the Bahamas tour where seven James Bond movies have been partly filmed. VIP guests will include Luciana Paluzzi, Martine Beswicke, Diane Hartford, and King Errisson, all of whom a Bond fan should know. You can find out more about this tour on the website onthetracksof007.com.
October 8-16 - Own the Club DeuxThis bondfanevents.com trip will spend bring you to Jamaica to celebrate filming locations for No Time To Die, Dr. No, Live, and Let Die. And, oh yeah, you’ll see Goldeneye where Ian Fleming wrote the novels. Check out bondfanevents.com for details of the trip.
Nehemiah PersoffCharacter actor Nehemiah Persoff has passed at the age of 102. Many of his 207 credits are for character roles in TV series. TV spy fans may remember Persoff from “I Spy”, “The Third Man”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, “The Wild Wild West, “Mission: Impossible”, “Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident”, and the movie Mrs. Pollifax-Spy.
Henry PattersonHenry Patterson, the novelist who wrote under the pseudonym Jack Higgins passed at the age of 92. He was known for thrillers, crime novels, and spy stories. His works were turned into four theatrical movies and seven television movies or series. His novel “The Eagle Has Landed” was his first big success, selling more than 50 million copies, and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, and Robert Duvall.
David M. JonesVisual effects artist David M. Jones has passed at 74. He started his career as a model maker, then moved to become a model shop supervisor. He finished his career as a visual effects supervisor. Some of the movies where you have seen his work include Star Wars, Air Force One, Outbreak, The Hunt for Red October, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and others.
Spy Movie News – March 29, 2022
Contributed by: Dan Silvestri and Tom Pizzato - Spy Movie Navigator
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.
Art Directors GuildNo Time To Die Production Designer Mark Tildesley won the Art Directors Guild award for Best Production Design: Contemporary Feature Film for his work on No Time To Die.
Society of Composers & Lyricists AwardsBillie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell won Outstanding Original Song for a drama or documentary for the theme song to No Time To Die at the Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards. So, they’ve won a Grammy, a Golden Globe, and the Society of Composers & Lyricists. And Sunday night they added an Academy Award to the collection.
The Production Guild of Great BritainBarbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson were the winners of the PGGB Contribution to the Industry Award sponsored by Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. So, let’s stay on James Bond for a minute more.
Liz Carr as a James Bond Villain?Liz Carr is pitching herself to be a James Bond Villain in an upcoming James Bond movie. In an article on Digitalspy.com, Carr, who has arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and has been in a wheelchair since age 7 puts it this way: "I just think that over the years the Bond baddies have always had a sort of disability trait to them – they've had a scar, they've sat in a wheelchair, but very rarely is it a real-life disabled person. Very rarely is it a woman," "In some ways just being myself, I think would be great. But I want guns on my chair, I want things to come out of the side, a bit like Inspector Gadget-wise. If you've got the kit, you might as well use it.” We like the idea. Let someone who has had to deal with a real disability play a Bond villain. You would get a natural performance, not something forced. At least with this idea, they wouldn’t have to offer a delicatessen made of stainless steel.
Amazon Closes MGM AcquisitionIn another story we’ve been watching, Amazon has gotten approval for its MGM acquisition. We’ll be watching to see what that means for the James Bond catalog and future movies and spinoffs. Eon Productions still owns the creative rights to James Bond. This could get interesting. Let’s talk about how interesting. Variety has an article saying that the first Bond product with Amazon Prime will be an 8-part television series called “007’s Road to a Million”. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are 2 of the producers. The article states “The show will see contestants competing in a global adventure to win a £1 million ($1.3 million) cash prize. Filmed in many of the historic locations featured throughout the seminal Bond films, the “cinematic format” will be a test of intelligence and endurance. In addition to passing physical obstacles, the contestants — who will compete in two-person teams — must correctly answer questions hidden in different locations around the world in order to advance to the next challenge.” If this article had been released on April 1st, I would have thought it was an April Fool’s joke. A Bond Gameshow? Yep, after No Time To Die and now this- wow – we are left stunned. After a wonderful 60-year run we see this. . . who knows - ,maybe it sill be a stunning success – people like Bon and like winning money . . . so. . . At least they are going to filming locations, which we like.
In Memory of James BondSpeaking of filming locations; those fans going to the Faroe Islands to see where the climactic scene from No Time To Die was filmed will get a bonus. The Guide To Faroe Islands Team YouTube channel has a video showing the creation and placement of James Bond’s gravestone. The inscription reads “In memory of James Bond, 1962-2021”. This is placed where the Bond was standing when the bombs went off.
In Other Spy Movie News
Gal GadotWell, Gal Gadot is sure keeping busy.
Heart of StoneAn article on movieweb.com tells us that Rachel Stone will be Gal Gadot’s character in the upcoming Tom Harper-directed movie Heart of Stone. Joining Gadot will be Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi and Paul Ready. The plot is being kept under wraps, but the word is that this will be another attempt to craft a spy-genre franchise, as we’ve seen done with the Kingsman series, The Gray Man, Red Notice, and Argylle. So, there is a market for spy movie franchises, and this is another entry. We’d like to see a bunch of them. They probably won’t all succeed, but it is great to see the action in this space.
Red Notice 2 & 3Gal Gadot is also reprising her role from Red Notice with Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds in Red Notice 2 & 3. Much like the original plans for Mission: Impossible 7 & 8, they are planning to shoot the two movies back-to-back.
The OutfitThe just-released movie The Outfit isn’t a spy movie, it’s a crime movie. In keeping with our goal of explaining where one movie influences another: the lead role, played by Mark Rylance is a cutter who used to work at Huntsman tailors. This is the tailor shop that Matthew Vaughan’s mother took him to for a bespoke suit. He later uses the real shop in Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Face Off 2We’ve told you about a potential sequel to the 1997 movie Face Off on our February 16, 2021, Spy Movie News. Well, we’re a little more than a year later and Nicolas Cage hasn’t heard anything about it. According to movieweb.com, Cage says "I have not heard hide nor hair about it. So often these things we read about are just conjecture without any base or foundation to it. I feel the same about National Treasure 3. It’s been 14 years. There’s no there, there. So, is it fun to think about? Sure. Would [Face Off 2] be an exciting movie to make? Oh, hell yeah. But John Woo was such a huge voice in that movie. It couldn’t be a remake. I think these filmmakers even said as much — that something like that would have to be a sequel." So, a director was named and the movie was in development. Maybe they didn’t bring back the character Castor Troy and that’s why he hasn’t heard anything? Given what happened to him in the original Face Off, that’s possible. We’ll just have to wait to find out.
ArgylleAnother Spy Movie trying to become a franchise that we’ve talked about on numerous Spy Movie News episodes, Argylle, has released a trailer that you can see on YouTube. Note that the spelling for Argylle has two “Ls” and an “e” at the end instead of the single L common in the US. This is the movie that will be released on Apple + and stars Henry Cavill and Dua Lipa. There is no announced specific release date, apple.com lists a release date of 2023. Nothing more specific than the year.
Mission: Impossible 7 Release WindowWe’ve discussed in many Spy Movie News episodes how the theater release window is shrinking. This window is the amount of time that movie theaters have a lock on a movie. With the pandemic and the rise of streaming services, this has shrunk to about 45 days from the old window of about 90 days. An article in HollywoodReporter.com tells us that Tom Cruise is lawyering up against Paramount to bring their current 45-day window back to 90 days. This isn’t too surprising given the now-settled lawsuit between Scarlett Johansson and Disney. The Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 contracts were signed before COVID hit. If he can get the window back to 90 days, will other tentpole movies follow suit?
William HurtOne of the best actors of his era, William Hurt passed away at age 77. Hurt was probably best known for his roles in Broadcast News, Altered States, The Big Chill, and Body Heat. He had a prolific acting career. Spy movie fans will remember him from The Good Shepard, his portrayal of Robert Hanssen in the tv movie "Master Spy: The Robert Hansen Story", and Black Widow.
Alan Ladd, Jr.Legendary movie executive, Alan Ladd Jr has passed a the age of 84. Ladd was President of 20th Century Fox in the 70s and was involved with Star Wars and Young Frankenstein before starting his own company where he enjoyed more success. He joined MGM/UA and was involved in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill.
Veronica CarlsonVeronica Carlson has passed at the age of 77. Although known for her horror films, her first movie was the 1967 spoof of Casino Royale. Ms. Carlson also had a role in an episode of the tv series "The Saint".
Spy Movie News – February 22, 2022
Contributed by: Dan Silvestri and Tom Pizzato - Spy Movie Navigator
Here is our Spy Movie News for February 22, 2022! We will discuss Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, Awards nominations, upcoming spy movies such as: Heart of Stone, Cold Sun, The Bricklayer, Kompromat, new streaming spy series, The King’s Man's historical accuracy, and Mission: Impossible 7! Let's start with the spy movies coming out in March 2022.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerreThe only spy movie being released in US movie theaters in March is Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre hits the US & UK screens on March 18th, following a 9 country release the day before. According to the official website: “...Super spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant). Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world.” This sounds like a fun spy movie to us.
Amazon Prime Spy Movies for MarchAmazon Prime is bringing back a slew of James Bond movies on March 1st. You will be able to stream A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, For Your Eyes Only, GoldenEye, Licence to Kill, Moonraker, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights, The World is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies. On March 31, Amazon is adding Imperium to their catalog. This 2016 movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, who is an FBI agent who goes undercover as a white supremacist. Toni Collete and Tracy Letts also star in this movie.
The Ipcress FileAnd of course, while this isn't a movie, we have the "The Ipcress File" series coming out in March as well. The six-part ITV series starring Joe Cole. This is going to be fantastic. You can listen to our February 8th podcast, THE IPCRESS FILE ITV Briefing with Actors and Directors - where we talk about this series by recapping the press conference, we were invited to attend for the show We also have this available as a video if you want to also see photos along with the discussion.
The DukeUnfortunately, 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. This is the movie about the heist Goya’s Duke of Wellington portrait that prompted the addition of a replica of this painting to be added to the James Bond movie Dr. No.
Award Nominations Are OutAward season is hitting its stride. So, let's look at the 2022 nominees.
BAFTAFirst, we got the BAFTA nominations. No Time To Die garnered nominations for:
- Outstanding British Film
- Cinematography (Linus Sandgren)
- Editing (Tom Cross and Elliot Graham)
- Sound (James Harrison, Simon Hayes, Paul Massey, Oliver Tarney, and Mark Taylor)
- Special Visual Effects (Mark Bakowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green, and Charlie Noble)
Academy AwardsNo Time To Die earned 3 Oscar Nominations:
- Best Original Song - music and lyrics by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell. This is the franchise’s 6th Best Original Song nomination if you count the 1968 movie Casino Royale. The previous James Bond winners in this category have come from the last two Bond movies, Spectre and
- Best Visual Effects (Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, and Chris Corbould)
- Best Sound (Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey, and Mark Taylor)