No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited February 2019 Posts: 1,921
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
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    matt_u wrote: »
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
    What??? SF: Uk, China, Turkey. SP: Mexico, UK, Italy, Austria, Tunesia.
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    dakota-johnson-and-barbara-broccoli-attend-the-academy-of-motion-picture-id1052187188

    That girl on the right is definitely Bond girl material!! I say give her a call!

    I don't find Babs attractive at all. To suggest her as being Bond girl material is ludicrous even if slightly joking.

    It was intended as a polite remark to Babs, not to be taken literally. Something you would say to an aunt. But I thought that was very much implicit. In fact, explaining it really ruins the irony of the remark, being that she was next to a very attractive girl.
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    jake24 wrote: »
    Definitely wouldn't want Stone or Johnson in the film, but those rumours seem unsubstantiated.
    If they both appeared in the film then Bond 25 would have the best cast of any Bond film by a MILE.

    Haha haha you really are a comedian.

    See? This one's a joke made in bad taste, because the irony was lost on me, and on everyone else, I believe.
  • edited February 2019 Posts: 4,373
    matt_u wrote: »
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
    What??? SF: Uk, China, Turkey. SP: Mexico, UK, Italy, Austria, Tunesia.

    I have to say I'm not to keen on too many locations, as well. Let's hope it's not a schizophrenic endeavour.
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    Univex wrote: »
    doubleoego wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    dakota-johnson-and-barbara-broccoli-attend-the-academy-of-motion-picture-id1052187188

    That girl on the right is definitely Bond girl material!! I say give her a call!

    I don't find Babs attractive at all. To suggest her as being Bond girl material is ludicrous even if slightly joking.

    It was intended as a polite remark to Babs, not to be taken literally. Something you would say to an aunt. But I thought that was very much implicit. In fact, explaining it really ruins the irony of the remark, being that she was next to a very attractive girl.
    It’s also bizarrely inappropriate for someone to shoot her down on her looks like that.
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    matt_u wrote: »
    I'll tell you more, IF it will happen would be pretty offensive. Like selling the Blenheim Palace as part of Rome.

    Yes, you're quite right @matt_u. I only mentioned it because it happened with Blenheim Palace. Hope they don't do something that offensive again. Ever.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    Posts: 1,921
    matt_u wrote: »
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
    What??? SF: Uk, China, Turkey. SP: Mexico, UK, Italy, Austria, Tunesia.

    I wasn't talking about filming locations but locations featured in the movie. SF had the same amount of SP while CR even more...

    They can go to Cadiz doubling Tunisia just for a quick scene like for example Uganda in CR. Like I said it ALL depends on the story. Simple.

    BTW having both Cadiz and Matera doubling for just a random Tunisian city doesn't make any sense to me.
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    matt_u wrote: »
    BTW having both Cadiz and Matera doubling for just a random Tunisian city doesn't make any sense to me.
    It really doesn't. And probably Matera was a publicity coup because of the recent attributed title of cultural city of Europe. The odd casting that came along with it kind of denounces it.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited February 2019 Posts: 1,921
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    I'll tell you more, IF it will happen would be pretty offensive. Like selling the Blenheim Palace as part of Rome.

    Yes, you're quite right @matt_u. I only mentioned it because it happened with Blenheim Palace. Hope they don't do something that offensive again. Ever.

    Who knows. They're like apple and oranges. But Cadiz could be fine because Spanish architecture and North african architecture have a lot in common. Just think about the Moorish architecture in Spain...
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    BTW having both Cadiz and Matera doubling for just a random Tunisian city doesn't make any sense to me.
    It really doesn't. And probably Matera was a publicity coup because of the recent attributed title of cultural city of Europe. The odd casting that came along with it kind of denounces it.

    Maybe, yes.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe JK ROFLing
    edited February 2019 Posts: 7,095
    If this is the cast of Bond 25, then I will forgive Barbara Broccoli all her sins: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Emma Stone, Dakota Johnson. This would be a truly jaw dropping cast in my opinion.

    This would be a superb cast, which makes me think it probably won't happen.
  • edited February 2019 Posts: 4,373
    matt_u wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    I'll tell you more, IF it will happen would be pretty offensive. Like selling the Blenheim Palace as part of Rome.

    Yes, you're quite right @matt_u. I only mentioned it because it happened with Blenheim Palace. Hope they don't do something that offensive again. Ever.

    Who knows. They're like apple and oranges. But Cadiz could be fine because Spanish architecture and North african architecture have a lot in common. Just think about the Moorish architecture in Spain...
    I'm Portuguese. Quite aware ;)
    You're an Architect, am I right, Mr. Roark? Or a student of?
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    matt_u wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
    What??? SF: Uk, China, Turkey. SP: Mexico, UK, Italy, Austria, Tunesia.

    I wasn't talking about filming locations but locations featured in the movie. SF had the same amount of SP while CR even more...

    They can go to Cadiz doubling Tunisia just for a quick scene like for example Uganda in CR. Like I said it ALL depends on the story. Simple.

    BTW having both Cadiz and Matera doubling for just a random Tunisian city doesn't make any sense to me.
    The locations I listed were locations in the movies. 3 vs 5 countries.
  • edited February 2019 Posts: 4,373
    matt_u wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
    What??? SF: Uk, China, Turkey. SP: Mexico, UK, Italy, Austria, Tunesia.

    I wasn't talking about filming locations but locations featured in the movie. SF had the same amount of SP while CR even more...

    They can go to Cadiz doubling Tunisia just for a quick scene like for example Uganda in CR. Like I said it ALL depends on the story. Simple.

    BTW having both Cadiz and Matera doubling for just a random Tunisian city doesn't make any sense to me.
    The locations I listed were locations in the movies. 3 vs 5 countries.

    Well yes, @PanchitoPistoles, but if you're gonna use the UK card (instead of saying England and Scotland), you might as well say Europe instead of Austria and Italy.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited February 2019 Posts: 1,921
    matt_u wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Parts of Matera do look like some Tunesian towns. I’ tell you what would be offensive: yet another Bond movie with way too many locations.

    It all depends on the story. CR and SF featured more country/locations througout the movie then SP. But pretending a UNESCO heritage site so unique like Matera could double some random Tunisian Town is just extremely silly... especially if they’re goin to shot in the super famous and distinctive underground cave houses like the article mentioned.
    What??? SF: Uk, China, Turkey. SP: Mexico, UK, Italy, Austria, Tunesia.

    I wasn't talking about filming locations but locations featured in the movie. SF had the same amount of SP while CR even more...

    They can go to Cadiz doubling Tunisia just for a quick scene like for example Uganda in CR. Like I said it ALL depends on the story. Simple.

    BTW having both Cadiz and Matera doubling for just a random Tunisian city doesn't make any sense to me.
    The locations I listed were locations in the movies. 3 vs 5 countries.

    Again, I wasn't talking about "countries" featured in those movies. Nevermind... ;)
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    I would be surprised with having both Stone and Johnson in one film-- two American female leads? Sounds a little odd from a tone perspective.

    And the cost. Emma Stone is top of the A-list at the moment and would carry a hefty sum. Dakota, wouldn't come cheap-- far from it.

    However, this CF is quite a character and I wouldn't be surprised to see him pull something off.

    Stone as a villain (which I can't honestly see), or as a cameo; Dakota is 29, but can play younger-- the so-called Mi6 rookie? But then why not get an unknown, yet strong, English actress to play that role (if indeed this role exists-- which is debatable)?

    I can't see it, nor imagine it, BUT, Emma Stone will be finished shooting Zombieland 2 very shortly (so is a cameo out of the question?). She's got other projects lined up, but they're from pre-production. So she does have availability.

    Johnson? She's in pre-production and shoots principal on a film called THE FRIEND with Casey Affleck. Their shoot dates are Feb 19th to March 29th. Afterwards she also has things lined up, but also no where near pre-production. She also has availability.

    So from a scheduling perspective, both these ladies could, theoretically, do B25.

    So then I go back to an incredulous: two American females in lead roles? At their cost? Or one is a cameo. One is a supporting.

    CF is an interesting gentleman and casts impeccably, so I would never doubt what he can do, and why he's doing it!

  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited February 2019 Posts: 1,921
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    I'll tell you more, IF it will happen would be pretty offensive. Like selling the Blenheim Palace as part of Rome.

    Yes, you're quite right @matt_u. I only mentioned it because it happened with Blenheim Palace. Hope they don't do something that offensive again. Ever.

    Who knows. They're like apple and oranges. But Cadiz could be fine because Spanish architecture and North african architecture have a lot in common. Just think about the Moorish architecture in Spain...
    I'm Portuguese. Quite aware ;)
    You're an Architect, am I right, Mr. Roark? Or a student of?

    ;)

    Yep, an architect just fully qualified. No more fantasy student projects for me. Oh Gosh, Mr. Roark would've been such a better nickname!

    BTW I feel the movie won't feature both Matera and Cadiz/Tunisia. One of those must be fake news. This is gonna be a long month.
    peter wrote: »
    So then I go back to an incredulous: two American females in lead roles? At their cost? Or one is a cameo. One is a supporting.

    Since they were mentioned like "potential" Bond girls in a local south-italian newspaper news, it's probably not goin to happen. For example, another newspaper (the most important in Italy) talked about Matera but they didn't mentioned Stone or Johnson...
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 3,302
    Mabey there can better go back to Greece or Marocco for double Tunies.

    Tunies:

    TUN-video-1_1-1024x1024.jpg

    Tunisie_Autoroute_A1_Extension_1.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Chikly_avec_le_Djebel_Zaghouan_en_arrière-plan.jpg
    Chikly, island in Tunies with Italian and Spanish forts
    https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikly
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    matt_u wrote: »
    Yep, an architect just fully qualified. No more fantasy student projects for me. Oh Gosh, Mr. Roark would've been such a better nickname!

    Congratulations @matt_u! Well, you're Mr. Roark now, at least to me ;) Come to think of it, Mr. Fountainhead does sound rather cool, if we're not the sort to mistake the genius of Ayn Rand pragmatical and objectivist thought with a dismantled right wing counter weapon. Never understood how right wing idiots were able to weaponise a line of thought made to harm them in the first place. But that is not a discussion for this place.

    BTW, I guess we won't see any of those brilliant architectural avant guarde hotels and structures we've talked about a couple of pages ago. It would be nice if they contrasted the colonial Jamaica house with the sleek and contemporary Norwegian architecture, right?
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited February 2019 Posts: 2,778
    I really hope Stone and Johnson isn't true. James Bond is one of the best franchises for casting international women, paving the way for representation. To go for two American actresses, with one possibly playing a British agent? Really?

    Even a cameo would be odd and take people out of the film. But, I'm very happy to hear that things are moving ahead over at Pinewood. We can rest easy for a bit now.

    And for the people who think production is starting earlier, I don't think that's true. If you remember at the Spectre conference, Mendes stated they had been in rehearsals, which is what is starting on Feb 4, so between rehearsals and the start of filming we should get the press conference, confirming or not some of the things we've been hearing.
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    I really hope Stone and Johnson isn't true. James Bond is one of the best franchises for casting international women, paving the way for representation. To go for two American actresses, with one possibly playing a British agent? Really? Even a cameo would be odd and take people out of the film.

    I'm in total agreement with you, @Denbigh.
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    I really hope Stone and Johnson isn't true. James Bond is one of the best franchises for casting international women, paving the way for representation. To go for two American actresses, with one possibly playing a British agent? Really?

    Even a cameo would be odd and take people out of the film. But, I'm very happy to hear that things are moving ahead over at Pinewood. We can rest easy for a bit now.

    And for the people who think production is starting earlier, I don't think that's true. If you remember at the Spectre conference, Mendes stated they had been in rehearsals, which is what is starting on Feb 4, so between rehearsals and the start of filming we should get the press conference, confirming or not some of the things we've been hearing.

    +1
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    People here are seriously against the great Emma Stone appearing in a Bond film?? I will never understand mi6community...
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited February 2019 Posts: 1,921
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Yep, an architect just fully qualified. No more fantasy student projects for me. Oh Gosh, Mr. Roark would've been such a better nickname!

    Congratulations @matt_u! Well, you're Mr. Roark now, at least to me ;) Come to think of it, Mr. Fountainhead does sound rather cool, if we're not the sort to mistake the genius of Ayn Rand pragmatical and objectivist thought with a dismantled right wing counter weapon. Never understood how right wing idiots were able to weaponise a line of thought made to harm them in the first place. But that is not a discussion for this place.

    BTW, I guess we won't see any of those brilliant architectural avant guarde hotels and structures we've talked about a couple of pages ago. It would be nice if they contrasted the colonial Jamaica house with the sleek and contemporary Norwegian architecture, right?

    Thank you!

    Oh yes it would be awesome. Some tropical vernacular retreat with some cool underwater diving (perhaps the new Seamaster Diver hints at something like this?), the dramatic Norwegian landscape interrupted by some great and sharp Scandinavian architecture, the ancient flavor of a place like Matera. Would be great. Even if I’m still waiting for a new Bond movie that features a breakthrough house like the Elrod one in DAF.
  • edited February 2019 Posts: 4,373
    matt_u wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    matt_u wrote: »
    Yep, an architect just fully qualified. No more fantasy student projects for me. Oh Gosh, Mr. Roark would've been such a better nickname!

    Congratulations @matt_u! Well, you're Mr. Roark now, at least to me ;) Come to think of it, Mr. Fountainhead does sound rather cool, if we're not the sort to mistake the genius of Ayn Rand pragmatical and objectivist thought with a dismantled right wing counter weapon. Never understood how right wing idiots were able to weaponise a line of thought made to harm them in the first place. But that is not a discussion for this place.

    BTW, I guess we won't see any of those brilliant architectural avant guarde hotels and structures we've talked about a couple of pages ago. It would be nice if they contrasted the colonial Jamaica house with the sleek and contemporary Norwegian architecture, right?

    Some tropical vernacular retreat with some cool underwater diving (perhaps the new Seamaster Diver hints at something like this?), the dramatic Norwegian landscape interrupted by some great and sharp Scandinavian architecture, the ancient flavor of a place like Matera. Would be great. Even if I’m still waiting for a new Bond movie that features a breakthrough house like the Elrod one in DAF.
    All of that sounds Grand to me! Perfect.
    People here are seriously against the great Emma Stone appearing in a Bond film?? I will never understand mi6community...

    The great Danny Boyle should make a film with the great Emma Stone, written and produced by the great Christopher Nolan. That way, you'd surely have a ball, @PanchitoPistoles. Only that film would have nothing to do with Bond, thankfully.
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    I really hope Stone and Johnson isn't true. James Bond is one of the best franchises for casting international women, paving the way for representation. To go for two American actresses, with one possibly playing a British agent? Really?

    Even a cameo would be odd and take people out of the film. But, I'm very happy to hear that things are moving ahead over at Pinewood. We can rest easy for a bit now.

    And for the people who think production is starting earlier, I don't think that's true. If you remember at the Spectre conference, Mendes stated they had been in rehearsals, which is what is starting on Feb 4, so between rehearsals and the start of filming we should get the press conference, confirming or not some of the things we've been hearing.

    I'm with you @Denbigh. My preference would be someone unknown to the masses and exotic.

    I'm just saying IF CF wants these two, i wouldn't put it past him to somehow get it done.

    Is it realistic? I would guess not-- and that's what makes me pause.
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    peter wrote: »
    My preference would be someone unknown to the masses and exotic.

    A true find. Like Bérénice Marlohe.
  • People here are seriously against the great Emma Stone appearing in a Bond film?? I will never understand mi6community...

    I've got no objections. If the story calls for 2 american actresses to play their roles then what is the issue? The main cast is still primarily British actors.
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    Univex wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    My preference would be someone unknown to the masses and exotic.

    A true find. Like Bérénice Marlohe.

    I fell in love as soon as I saw her on screen for the first time. Never fails to take my breath away.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
    Posts: 573
    Agree, terrible casting rumors. It would undermine my confidence in Fukunaga. Keep it to unknowns, but we’ll find out soon enough... The location rumors are all great though.
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