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2009-04-14 19:21:16

Sony Pictures Entertainment says it has acquired the movie rights to Remote Control, a thriller novel by Mark Burnell. Control is to be produced as a feature film by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's EON Productions, it was announced Tuesday by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. Ileen Maisel will join Wilson and Broccoli in producing the project, and Burnell will adapt his novel into the screenplay. Sony and EON previously collaborated on the two most...

2009-04-14 12:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on their successful collaboration on the two most recent and highest grossing James Bond adventures in the history of the franchise, Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the motion picture rights to REMOTE CONTROL, a thriller novel by Mark Burnell, to be produced as a feature film by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's Eon Productions, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures....

2009-04-01 21:59:57

British actress Gemma Arterton and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen have been hired for parts in the remake of the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans, the BBC said. Arterton previously appeared in Quantum of Solace, while Mikkelsen had a role in Casino Royale. The new version of the Titans mythological epic is to begin filming this month and reportedly will co-star Sam Worthington and Liam Cunningham.

2009-03-15 11:48:03

Mumbai-born actress Freida Pinto, star of Slumdog Millionaire, could soon be the next female star of a James Bond movie, a source says. An unidentified source said Pinto has been asked by Barbara Broccoli, who produces the James Bond spy films, about serving as the next Bond girl, People.com reported Sunday. The source said the 24-year-old beauty, who starred as Latika in Slumdog, has been in the sights of Bond creators before the franchise's last installment, Quantum of Solace. Freida came...

2009-02-24 12:28:36

An Aston Martin DB5, identical to the model featured in a number of classic James Bond movies, is going up for auction, Eddisons announced Tuesday. The car is the same type that appeared in the films Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale. It is being offered for sale at a guide price of $216,000-$288,000. The online auction begins March 12 and is to run eight days. The iconic car was first registered in February 1964 and has been fully restored to concourse...

2009-01-31 14:22:06

Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the film rights to Angelology, a novel about destructive angel/human hybrids, industry sources say. Variety reported Friday that after the first novel from author Danielle Trussoni was picked up for publication this week, a bidding war for the book's film rights began between various studios. The final three competitors for the film rights were Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios. Sony finally landed the rights with a seven-figure deal and now...

2009-01-08 16:33:32

Quantum of Solace is the top James Bond film of all time at the North American box office after grossing $167.1 million, Columbia Pictures said Thursday. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures film, which is the 22nd 007 adventure in the franchise and which stars Daniel Craig as the suave British secret agent, surpassed the $167 million grossed domestically by Casino Royale, the previous Bond outing, Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, said....

2009-01-08 07:00:00

$167.1 MILLION GROSS IN NORTH AMERICA - AND COUNTING - SURPASSES 'CASINO ROYALE' CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At the motion picture box office, there is one man who keeps showing that nobody does it better: Bond. James Bond. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures'/Columbia Pictures' Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, has taken in over $167.1 million to become the most successful Bond film of all time in North America, surpassing the $167 million grossed domestically by...

2008-11-21 20:32:50

A first-edition British copy of You Only Live Twice, inscribed by author Ian Fleming to the real James Bond, is going up for auction. Profiles in History said the novel was inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: To the real James Bond from the thief of his identity. Ian Fleming, Feb. 5, 1964. Scheduled to go on sale Dec. 11, the book is expected to sell for between $60,000 and $80,000, the auction house said. Bids can be placed either in person, by mail, phone, fax or live on the...

2008-11-14 15:00:16

British actor Daniel Craig, who has starred in many acclaimed arthouse films, says he is amazed by how well his James Bond movies do at the box office. The "Munich,""Sylvia" and "Infamous" actor starred as secret agent 007 in the enormous 2006 hit "Casino Royale," as well as its sequel "Quantum of Solace," which is already a blockbuster in the United Kingdom, where it opened two weeks ago. It opened in the United States Friday. "It's great," Craig told UPI in New York Thursday about the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'