Bond 25 Production Diary

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  • ResurrectionResurrection You don't need to be an operative to see the obvious
    edited February 26 Posts: 860
    jake24 wrote: »
    Anyone else noticing the parallel between a possible flashback scene with Swann and Blofeld to the opening scene in Inglorious Bastards? Seydoux's character's family is killed by Hans Landa (Waltz), but she manages to escape him.

    I think we are overthinking this, we don't even know if that is going to happen and shooting someone is something else which didn't happen in inglorious. Mr White was alive upuntil SP.
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    As my first language is French, I can translate some stuff.
    "For a feature film, a young girl is wanted for an important part [it's not necessarily a major part, but it's a part that requires at least some acting talent]

    -A 10 to 14 year old girl, blonde with blue eyes.
    She's supposed to play the part of a young Léa Seydoux. Physical resemblance is very important."

    The entire casting call is even more revealing:

    "-A girl who looks 12 (and is between 10 and 14), blonde with blue eyes.

    She's supposed to be a young Léa Seydoux. Physical resemblance is very important. Your daughter must be athletic, with some personality and confidence. The child must know how to swim and be comfortable with water. [This part is actually emphasized in the casting call]. Important part.

    No previous experience necessary to apply. The casting will take place in Paris in January."

    "Léa Seydoux enfant" is definitely a young Léa Seydoux. If the part was for a daughter, it would say "la fille de Léa Seydoux" instead.

    And it makes sense that they would use another company. If they need a French girl who speaks French, they have to go through a French agency. If the girl had no lines, they could use their usual providers.

    Thanks for the clarification and correct translation!
  • 077077 ny
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    Very likely a flashback - this fits very well into the theory I posted a few weeks back about Madeleine having been set up to meet Bond by her very own father. Now I could see why: 1) Those two intruders could be Mi6 agents (so there has been a revenge situation for both sides all along) 2) Those two intruders could have been Mi6 agents PLUS maybe just maybe, Bond's parents?!!!
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    077 wrote: »
    Very likely a flashback - this fits very well into the theory I posted a few weeks back about Madeleine having been set up to meet Bond by her very own father. Now I could see why: 1) Those two intruders could be Mi6 agents (so there has been a revenge situation for both sides all along) 2) Those two intruders could have been Mi6 agents PLUS maybe just maybe, Bond's parents?!!!

    That would be fascinating! I certainly hope they're doing something clever like this with the story.
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    If the rumor is to be believed, it's far likelier a flashback than it is Bond and Madeleine's daughter...unless there's a ridiculous time jump.

    The Bond films are always set in the world of today. SPECTRE was very (on-the-nose) a film set in 2015. Even if Bond and Madeleine had a child immediately after that film, she'd barely be 5 years old in this film. So unless this film's set in -- I don't know, 2029? -- I'd highly doubt she'd be gunning down SPECTRE assassins by now.
  • Posts: 2,255
    More speculation:
    They want Bond to retire (only to surface again in another reboot with another actor). One thing that will surely motivate him is finding out he has a daughter. I mean...why not? How many women can the guy sleep with, without getting any of them pregnant?
  • Posts: 9,410
    I wonder given the incentives offered the B25 production, that the shooting at this Nittedal sequence means:
    - the location can double as another location (possibly another country), given how it looks like it could be anywhere.
    - and that we might see more than one Norwegian location being used in the film.
  • Posts: 395
    As my first language is French, I can translate some stuff.
    "For a feature film, a young girl is wanted for an important part [it's not necessarily a major part, but it's a part that requires at least some acting talent]

    -A 10 to 14 year old girl, blonde with blue eyes.
    She's supposed to play the part of a young Léa Seydoux. Physical resemblance is very important."

    The entire casting call is even more revealing:

    "-A girl who looks 12 (and is between 10 and 14), blonde with blue eyes.

    She's supposed to be a young Léa Seydoux. Physical resemblance is very important. Your daughter must be athletic, with some personality and confidence. The child must know how to swim and be comfortable with water. [This part is actually emphasized in the casting call]. Important part.

    No previous experience necessary to apply. The casting will take place in Paris in January."

    "Léa Seydoux enfant" is definitely a young Léa Seydoux. If the part was for a daughter, it would say "la fille de Léa Seydoux" instead.

    And it makes sense that they would use another company. If they need a French girl who speaks French, they have to go through a French agency. If the girl had no lines, they could use their usual providers.

    Oh, wow. Thanks for that @HildebrandRarity. Definitely seems like that's what this is for.
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    It's got to be Madeleine. And if she turns out to be a SPECTRE agent, we'll come full circle to the lesson of CR "You don't trust anyone, do you James?"
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    077 wrote: »
    Very likely a flashback - this fits very well into the theory I posted a few weeks back about Madeleine having been set up to meet Bond by her very own father. Now I could see why: 1) Those two intruders could be Mi6 agents (so there has been a revenge situation for both sides all along) 2) Those two intruders could have been Mi6 agents PLUS maybe just maybe, Bond's parents?!!!
    The first scenario is something I wouldn't mind seeing at all.
  • 077077 ny
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    077 wrote: »
    Very likely a flashback - this fits very well into the theory I posted a few weeks back about Madeleine having been set up to meet Bond by her very own father. Now I could see why: 1) Those two intruders could be Mi6 agents (so there has been a revenge situation for both sides all along) 2) Those two intruders could have been Mi6 agents PLUS maybe just maybe, Bond's parents?!!!

    That would be fascinating! I certainly hope they're doing something clever like this with the story.

    I think so, too! Here's what I had posted a while back:
    Food for thought ... I re-watched Spectre last weekend and had this crazy thought. Mr. White is a smart man. He knew about Blofeld's Bond obsession. He knew about his own impending death. He knew Bond would come to find him first. He had all video cameras on him ready to record the interaction. He knew Blofeld's henchmen would show up soon after and, of course, go through his footage. Mr White revealing his daughter, her location, sending Bond after her and with him the entire Blofeld gang - IMO - on purpose, and planned. Mr White had a deeper mission. All along he had the plan to use Bond to bring down Blofeld, and place Madeleine on top of Spectre. But first Madeleine needs to bring down Bond. Bringing him down can mean making him inactive or ... kill him. Funny enough, a friend gave me a spinoff book from the 70s called the Golden Ghost and in it is a character called: Madam Spectra. So here we have another title idea. "Spectra"... and to make it even more interesting. Bond probably suspects something. He is smart enough to know Mr White would not make those rookie mistakes. He has also learned from his past experiences with women and doesn't trust anyone. He plays along to find out what the real mission is behind all of this.

    I would love a direction like this because this would explain the bad chemistry between bond and Madeleine as well as the quick development of their relationship.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    077 wrote: »
    Very likely a flashback - this fits very well into the theory I posted a few weeks back about Madeleine having been set up to meet Bond by her very own father. Now I could see why: 1) Those two intruders could be Mi6 agents (so there has been a revenge situation for both sides all along) 2) Those two intruders could have been Mi6 agents PLUS maybe just maybe, Bond's parents?!!!

    That would be fascinating! I certainly hope they're doing something clever like this with the story.

    I'd rather it just be about Swann. The last thing Bond's backstory needs after Swann is *more* "author of your pain" moments.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    echo wrote: »
    FoxRox wrote: »
    077 wrote: »
    Very likely a flashback - this fits very well into the theory I posted a few weeks back about Madeleine having been set up to meet Bond by her very own father. Now I could see why: 1) Those two intruders could be Mi6 agents (so there has been a revenge situation for both sides all along) 2) Those two intruders could have been Mi6 agents PLUS maybe just maybe, Bond's parents?!!!

    That would be fascinating! I certainly hope they're doing something clever like this with the story.

    I'd rather it just be about Swann. The last thing Bond's backstory needs after Swann is *more* "author of your pain" moments.
    Definitely don't want to see any more of Bond's childhood explored.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
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    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    Not so sure how’d I feel about seeing Bond with a child. To me it’s out of character, especially for Craig’s Bond.

    If this news about a little girl who presumably resembles Seydoux is true, I’d wager a guess it’s going to be a flashback. There must be something significant about what happened to her when she was little.

    the main reason why she was brought back to begin with
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
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    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    echo wrote: »
    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    Not so sure how’d I feel about seeing Bond with a child. To me it’s out of character, especially for Craig’s Bond.

    If this news about a little girl who presumably resembles Seydoux is true, I’d wager a guess it’s going to be a flashback. There must be something significant about what happened to her when she was little.

    Yes, a flashback seems more likely.

    Now is anyone willing to bet Swann is a Spectre agent?

    Not gonna lie, I’d like this idea.

    it would be a nice twist
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    And now it all makes sense. Guys, we’ve figured out a major plot point over a year in advance XD
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    .Well I really do not want Swann to be a Spectre agent; no.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    Yeah Bond protecting a child is just horrendous... plus if it's his and she's now 12, he's suppose to be what almost 60? They're not going to do that.
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    So then in theory
    wouldn't she be the main villain of Bond 25... shrugs
  • Posts: 509
    jake24 wrote: »
    Anyone else noticing the parallel between a possible flashback scene with Swann and Blofeld to the opening scene in Inglorious Bastards? Seydoux's character's family is killed by Hans Landa (Waltz), but she manages to escape him.
    At the time Léa said the scene was a nod to Inglorious Basterds but of course Christoph denied it!
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
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    well we know why security was placed there and i dont blame eon after what happened to spectre
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
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    .Well I really do not want Swann to be a Spectre agent; no.

    all i want is something interesting weather she is good or bad
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    So then in theory
    wouldn't she be the main villain of Bond 25... shrugs
    The potential flashback is most likely meant to add weight to the character. I would guess so that her leaving the plot is more meaningful to Bond or because she plays a larger role. I would guess the first over the second. They already tried the retcon villain route with SPECTRE.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
    edited February 26 Posts: 1,855
    im not really for a child in Bond 25 either all i do want is a thriller for Craig's finale
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    Amazed that casting notice gives away so much.
  • ThunderballsThunderballs Brighton, UK
    Posts: 29
    With all these spoilers flying about, I'm going to check out of this thread.
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    All discussion re. the plot should be kept in spoiler tags, shouldn't it?
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    They should cast Ekaterina Samsonov from You Were Never Really Here

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  • edited February 26 Posts: 12,036
    Denbigh wrote: »
    leas_mole wrote: »
    With regards to the recent spoiler...
    I am just wondering if EON would ever use another/external casting company?
    The reason being these tweets from January which I thought would have been one of Lea's future non-Bond projects..... but I am not so sure now!






    Rough Google translation - not sure if they mean't Lea's daughter or a young Lea?

    For the filming of a feature film with Léa Seydoux, casting director is looking for the following profile:

    - a 12-year-old girl (age 10 to 14), blonde with blue eyes.

    It will be to interpret Léa Seydoux child. Physical resemblance is very important. Your daughter must be athletic, with character and confidence. The child will have to know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Important role.

    It is not necessary to have experience to apply. The casting will take place in Paris in January.

    Please apply by sending the following:
    - recent color photos
    - surname, first name, date of birth, size, class
    - full contact details of the parents

    Mention "Lea Seydoux child"

    Well this seems to pretty much confirm it. Interesting.

    Well it could be for another movie... Okay maybe not.
    I must say, as much as I'm skeptical about flashbacks, I'd rather have a young Lea Seydoux than Bond Junior.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 9,309
    Yeah, I'd prefer of we kept these theories in spoiler tags. Discussing the details of the article is one thing but please be mindful of those who still want to follow production but don't want to know any major spoilers. Thanks.
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