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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas To All The Fans Of The SIte

The site will not being doing updates this weekend unless something Huge breaks. Giving myself and staff the weekend off to spend with their family's and friends. .

Happy Holidays to all the fans of the site and please be safe, see you all on Monday.

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New Image From Disney/Pixar’s Brave

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with its annual film preview for 2012 and, taking our cue from Gaston from Beauty and the Beast 3D (how’s that for a segue?), we can only make sense of reading material by the pictures. That said, while most of the imagery found in the preview has already been released.

First we have a shot of Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave, drawing back her bow at the archery competition designed to find her a proper suitor as others look on. Admittedly the resolution of this image is pretty harsh, so we hope to have a better one in the near future which we will add permanently to our gallery for the film. Brave is the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage. It opens in theaters nationwide on June 22, 2012.

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WE BOUGHT A ZOO Movie Review By: RAMA

WE BOUGHT A ZOO Movie Review
By: RAMA

Would RAMA buy this Zoo? Let's find out what he thought of the movie. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


And the 2011 most feel-good movie goes to WE BOUGHT A ZOO. It’s one of the most heartwarming, delightful, pleasant family films you’ll see this Holiday season. It’s also an excellent grief-themed movie. Great ensemble cast, across the board. This is much lighter than what we usually expect from Cameron Crowe who brought us Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, and Vanilla Sky, but after leaving us with the meditational Elizabethtown, which I didn’t enjoy very much, and then 6 years hiatus, WE BOUGHT A ZOO is a very sweet, very nice comeback, a breath of fresh air…


This holiday season, acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.


What I enjoy about Crowe’s movies is that there’s always something personable about them, and it’s no different with WE BOUGHT A ZOO.
This film is not preachy, it doesn’t hit you like a ton of bricks, it doesn’t drag, it doesn’t get too sentimental either. It’s tender yet firm, a bit predictable yet entertaining.
It’s one of those movies that make anything seem possible, somewhat of an underdog story, the kind that’s generally liked, it’s a good way for Crowe to tell the world that he’s still in the game, without having to alienate his old fans, while embracing some new ones.
Be glad that this is not a talking animal movie. The animals in WE BOUGHT A ZOO serve as a way to challenge the humans on their road to healing and triumph.


Matt Damon is a fantastic actor because he can be action man in one movie and he can be your next door regular neighbor joe schmoe in another. As the single dad, Benjamin Mee, Damon channels a certain vulnerability that comes with fatherhood. And Damon shows the sorrow and exhaustion of a newly single parent.



I think it’s great to see Scarlett Johansson utilizing more than just her good looks. She shows some range that we remember from Lost In Translation, Girl With A Pearl Earring and The Horse Whisperer.
Johansson is not believable as a zookeeper, I mean, let’s face it,.. if you were to name someone who handles a zoo or cleans animal crap for a living, Johansson would probably the last person on your list, but she seems self-composed, which allows her character to be Mee’s listening ear.



Outstanding work by the teens in this film, Colin Ford who plays Mee’s angry son, Dylan and Elle Fanning who plays the socially awkward Elle Fanning. Their characters embody stereotypical teens and their usual problems with parents and also with peers their age. Ford and Fanning are actors who are going to rock Hollywood someday, you just wait and see.



Some things don’t work for me, although I admit Maggie Elizabeth Jones who plays the little daughter Rosie is absolutely adorable, I think the film plays out her cuteness way too often, way too much. And I think it’s sad that Patrick Fugit who was practically the star of Crowe’s 2000 Oscar worthy movie, Almost Famous, doesn’t get to have a substantial role in this film. All he mostly does is stand there in the background with a monkey on his back, how sad.

Aside from the zoo aspect, the story itself, in its core, is nothing unique but that doesn’t necessarily mean a bad thing. It’s about difficulties of moving on.
The loss of his wife, the mother of his children, leaves a mark that can’t easily be replaced by the appeal an unconventional new home.

But as the film suggests, sometimes plans change, and all of a sudden it’s not about you anymore.
And it’s not a Crowe movie without such memorable lines like ‘Show me the money’ and ‘you had me at hello’, WE BOUGHT A ZOO has a hopeful message of taking chances and gambling on life through 20 seconds of insane courage, loving people, and adventurous, unadulterated joy. And if you’re still asking why you should watch this movie, just say to yourself.. why not?!

GRADE: 4 out of 5

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We have Your Access To See CONTRABAND In Sacramento

IN THEATERS JANUARY 13

We have your access to CONTRABAND. Universal Pictures has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in Sacramento,Ca.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY 


CONTRABAND is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Baltasar Korm├íkur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, and Kate Beckinsale.



Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of CONTRABAND, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling—full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs—where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.


Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best—running contraband—to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.

CONTRABAND has been rated R (Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for pervasive language and brief drug use.


Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.


Official Movie Site: www.contrabandmovie.net


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The CONTRABAND screening is on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm at Century Downtown Plaza


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Name the Icelandic 2009 film this movie is based on.

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CONTRABAND has been rated R (Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for pervasive language and brief drug use.

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OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE
ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING
PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. THIS PASS IS THE PROPERTY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES WHO RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, REVOKE OR LIMIT ADMISSION AT THE DISCRETION OF AN AUTHORIZED STUDIO AND/OR THEATRE
REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY TIME. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale.
Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Warner Bros. owns or controls rights in and to the screening program and the contents thereof and Warner Bros. expressly reserves all such
rights.
MPAA - No Recording
This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device
including laptop computers into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt
to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate
removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device. Nothing contained in this notice shall limit the available remedies Warner Bros. may
have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including
damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and mobile phones with photo or video capture capabilities

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Disney's Frozen Has A Release Date

It's been on ice at Disney for years, but it now seems that a thaw is approaching Uncle Walt's version of The Snow Queen, which has just scored a November 2013 release date, under the new moniker Frozen. That whole clever "thaw" line doesn't really work when paired with that title, but give us a break, eh? It's Christmas.

The story, of course, is Hans Christian Andersen's and involves Kay, whose mind is twisted when his heart and eyes are pierced by shards of an evil troll mirror. He's then willingly abducted by the Snow Queen, who travels the world with the winter weather. Kay's playmate, neighbour and sweetheart Gerda however, still believes in him and sets out on an epic quest to retrieve him from the Snow Queen's palace.

Animator Glen Keane (The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin) was working on the project as early as a decade ago, but abandoned it in favour of Rapunzel, which emerged this year as Tangled. Adjective-based names are apparently all the rage for Disney's current crop of fairytale animations.

At one time it was intended as a hand-drawn affair like The Princess And The Frog, but there's no indication at the moment of whether that's still the case, or indeed, of the current team behind the film.

What we do know is that the date of November 13, 2013 that Frozen has just nabbed, was previously earmarked for Pixar and Bob Peterson's as-yet untitled Dinosaur movie. What's going on with that then?

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WAR HORSE Movie Review By: RAMA

WAR HORSE Movie Review 
By: RAMA

Did RAMA fall in love with a story about a boy and his horse? Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


Beautifully shot, yes! Wonderful story, absolutely! Plus it’s a war movie that you can take your family to, but,.. WAR HORSE is underwhelming, it gets lost in trying too hard to be a tearjerker so much so that I hardly feel its emotional power. You can definitely label WAR HORSE as the feel-good movie of the year, but it’s nothing short of formulaic…


DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets–British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter–before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse–an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war– a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.


I’m a die hard fan of John Williams, what a brilliant composer! And his music for this film is probably the biggest reason why I was looking forward to WAR HORSE and it doesn’t disappoint. His new music is as memorable as his previous scores in the past. The film however just doesn’t work for me, even with the gorgeous cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.


The fact that it’s made by Spielberg, certainly would still attract audiences, but just don’t expect it to be like Saving Private Ryan or Empire Of The Sun, because WAR HORSE is not on that same level.


I do admire whatever method the production applied to train the horse for this film, and I’m sure they used more than just one horse for the character Joey.


There are certain scenes that might make animal lovers everywhere cringe because of what those scenes required the horse to seemingly do.


In the story, the horse Joey encounters several human characters, besides Albert, through its unexpected journey and sadly the film doesn’t allow us enough chance to get to deeply know those human characters
There is a point where Joey is so crushed by excruciating grief that he starts to run like the wind and it even doesn’t care which way it’s going, it doesn’t care about living and dying either, and that tells you the film’s intention all along, to make Joey have some kind of human-like personality, this happens when you deal with movies that have animals as their lead stars, which goes back to formulaic.


So that aspect would resonate with audiences who love films like Babe.


I just feel the film doesn’t challenge itself and it leaves me with an indifferent afterthought.

WAR HORSE has its funny and heartfelt moments, the themes are empowering and liberating, they exude strength and loyalty, there is no denying, in addition to a very hopeful ending but it plays it safe and it’s not one of my favorite Spielberg films.

GRADE: 3 out of 5

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

David Yates Has Voice In My Head

Harry Potter director David Yates is attached to direct an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s Your Voice In My Head, which has been developed by Ruby Films.

The project has been developed by Ruby Films with development funding from the BFI Film Fund. It is based on the memoir by UK writer Emma Forrest that explores breakdown and mania. Forrest has written the screenplay, which Alison Owen will produce.

Warner Bros is part funding the film, set in New York, London and Istanbul.

Yates says he is deliberately making a smaller-scale project in the wake of Harry Potter, having directed four films in the franchise. The final film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has made over $1.3bn worldwide.

“It’s about a young woman who self harms and she visits this psychiatrist who helps her to learn to live again,” Yates said. “It’s got very heightened, odd moments in it that are slightly trippy.”

“Emma is a extraordinary talent who is bringing a beautiful, contemporary young female character with razor sharp dialogue to the screen, and David is a wonderful, sympathetic director, clearly capable of getting the finest performances out of young actors as we’ve seen with Potter,” said Alison Owen.

Ruby is also working on a number of other projects including a Stephen Poliakoff drama which is currently shooting and a new series of Case Histories set to shoot spring 2012, both for the BBC.

The UK company comfirmed that it also has a high profile studio-partnered feature film in the pipeline for 2012.

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New Haywire Images Featuring Gina Carano

Anything Jason Bourne (or Aaron Cross) can do, Haywire's Mallory can do just as well. Sure, she's picked the wet and windy rooftops of Dublin instead of the upstairs parts of Tangier - maybe she performs better in the wet, like one of those Formula One drivers who perform better in the wet - but otherwise she's matching Treadstone's finest in the running-and-shooting stakes.



Empire got their hands on these new stills from Steven Soderbergh's actioner give another taste of what to expect. Expect substantial ass-kicking from Gina Carano's avenging angel, a tonne of action, many spent cartridges and lots of shady men muttering "we may have a problem" into their collars.


Haywire is Soderbergh's first full-bore actioner to date. That leaves just a musical (HBO's Liberace?) and he's nailed the full-house of genres. Presumably there will be cake and presents when the moment comes.

DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh WRITER: Lem Dobbs
CAST: Gina Carano
Channing Tatum
Michael Fassbender
Ewan McGregor
Michael Angarano
Antonio Banderas
Michael Douglas
Bill Paxton
PRODUCERS: Gregory Jacobs
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Polaire, Tucker Tooley

This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zoro), Bill Paxton (“Big Love”), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous); and introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts.

Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.

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PROMETHEUS Teaser Trailer Has Arrived

Finally the teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS is here. What more do I have to say?

The films stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Patrick Wilson and Guy Pearce.

“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”

PROMETHEUS opens June 8th, 2012



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The Grey Twitter Trailer-Man VS Wolf

Hot off the heels of this month's Butt-Numb-A-Thon, #TheGrey has been praised for being gritty, real, and authentic by some of our favorite editors across the Twittersphere. See why Harry Knowles said #THEGREY "kicks unholy ass" in a brand new :60 trailer, available now for download.

AICN got to premiere this new trailer for The Grey Twitter Trailer. In THE GREY, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.



From director @carnojoe (THE A TEAM, NARC, SMOKIN' ACES), THE GREY stars #LiamNeeson (TAKEN, UNKNOWN) along with @FrankGrillo (WARRIOR, upcoming LAY THE FAVORITE, GANGSTER SQUAD), @DMulroney (J. EDGAR, upcoming BIG MIRACLE), #DallasRoberts (THE L WORD) and @_JoeAnderson (ABC's upcoming series THE RIVER, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE).

In THE GREY, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.

Official Site: www.thegreythemovie.com
Official Tumblr: http://liveordieonthisday.tumblr.com//
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TheGreyMovie
Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/TheGreyMovie

The film will be in theaters everywhere on January 27th, 2012.

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We Have Your Access To See CONTRABAND In San Francisco

IN THEATERS JANUARY 13


We have your access to CONTRABAND. Universal Pictures has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in San Francisco,Ca.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY 


CONTRABAND is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Baltasar Korm├íkur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, and Kate Beckinsale.



Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of CONTRABAND, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling—full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs—where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.


Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best—running contraband—to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.

CONTRABAND has been rated R (Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for pervasive language and brief drug use.


Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.


Official Movie Site: www.contrabandmovie.net


Follow the film on Twitter-


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The CONTRABAND screening is on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm at Century Centre 9 In San Francisco.


Make sure to Like SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also.


For information on how to get tickets will be found after the Jump...


Here is Your question:

Name the Icelandic 2009 film this movie is based on.

Please Email: sandwichjohnfilmsscreenings@yahoo.com and put CONTRABAND-
San Francisco in the subject area. Please include your name and correct answer. I will be emailing the winners their tickets. So make sure to add me to your inbox so that the tickets don't go to your Spam folder.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

CONTRABAND has been rated R (Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for pervasive language and brief drug use.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATRE IS
OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE
ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING
PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. THIS PASS IS THE PROPERTY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES WHO RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, REVOKE OR LIMIT ADMISSION AT THE DISCRETION OF AN AUTHORIZED STUDIO AND/OR THEATRE
REPRESENTATIVE AT ANY TIME. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale.
Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Warner Bros. owns or controls rights in and to the screening program and the contents thereof and Warner Bros. expressly reserves all such
rights.
MPAA - No Recording
This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device
including laptop computers into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt
to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate
removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device. Nothing contained in this notice shall limit the available remedies Warner Bros. may
have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Will Daniel Craig Stick Around To Play James Bond?

JAMES BOND actor Daniel Craig has been offered a multi-million dollar  deal to become the ­longest serving 007 of all time.

It would see Craig, 43, star in EIGHT of the spy flicks – one more than Roger Moore, whose seven appearances spanned 12 years.

Legendary Bond producer Michael G Wilson said: “Daniel’s been a terrific Bond, a superb actor and a ­terrific man. The fans love him and I don’t think there’s a better actor to play the part.”

Chester-born Craig, below, is currently shooting Skyfall, his third Bond film. And in an ­exclusive interview with The People, Wilson told how he would love him to do five more.

He said: “It’s certainly something we’ll be ­discussing with him once we finish shooting Skyfall.

“Filming has gone very well so far and I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures. Daniel’s been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously. There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a film maker’s dream.

“A lot of people have said Daniel’s been their favourite Bond since Sean Connery and I can’t argue with them. He’s doing a great job.”

Although Wilson did not reveal ­financial details, it is thought that any future appearances would each earn Craig more than the 8million he is reportedly being paid for Skyfall.

Casino Royale, his Bond debut movie, took over 300million at the box office to become the most profitable 007 film in history. Wilson, whose stepfather Cubby Broccoli started the film franchise in 1962, said fans were in for a treat with Craig’s appearance in Skyfall – comparing it to the finest work of iconic Bond Connery who made six official Bond films.


Bond legends: Moore & Connery

The 69-year-old New Yorker said: “The director Sam Mendes and Daniel are taking it back to a 60s feel – more Sean. I think that’s what the fans wanted. There’s a magical Goldfinger feel ­surrounding it all. It’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for people to see the movie because I think we’re making a very special Bond.”

Wilson has been producer or executive producer on 13 Bond flicks and is now co-producer with his ­step- sister Barbara Broccoli. Speaking at last Monday’s premiere of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which stars Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist, he said there are big plans to mark the Bond films’ 50th ­anniversary in 2012.

Several events are set to coincide with Skyfall’s release next winter, including an extravaganza featuring all the actors to have officially played the spy. They are Connery, 81, George Lazenby, 72, Moore, 84, Timothy Dalton, 65, Pierce Brosnan, 58, and Craig.

Wilson said: “We’d really like to get all six together. We’re trying to find a way for fans to celebrate with us ­because they’ve been the reason the Bond films have been the success they have.”

One plan is to open up Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Wilson said: “We’re looking at ways to show off sets from the latest film, as well as props and perhaps give movie master classes for film fans.

“At the moment these are just ideas so you’ll have to wait and see. Whatever happens it will be a special year for Bond fans.”

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Stop Complaining About Bane's Voice In The Trailer

Sources say some at Warner Bros. want Christopher Nolan to change the sound mix in response to complaints that Bane's dialogue is hard to hear. But the filmmaker plans only to alter the sound slightly.

Audience interest in next summer’s The Dark Knight Rises is ramping up thanks to Imax screenings of an extended prologue before Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol and the debut online of the film’s trailer Monday.


Really people if you had something over your mouth is would be hard to hear, I guess there will always be people complaining. They just can't be happy that we go our first look at Bane in the Trailer. Douche!

You be the judge.

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer- You Better Run-

But despite the warm reception to the footage, Warner Bros. is running into an unexpected problem, one which is causing some handwringing among executives and others who are working on the movie.

Some audience members are grumbling that they can’t understand what Bane, the main villain in the final installment of the Christopher Nolan-helmed trilogy, is saying. Bane is a bad guy whose super-strength comes from a drug that he continuously inhales. In the prologue, the character, played by British actor Tom Hardy, is seen with a mask that covers his nose and mouth; his speech is garbled and muffled.

“A fantastic action sequence hurt by the fact that you cannot understand the villain at all,” commented one fan on Twitter. Others poked fun at the seven-minute prologue. “The Dark Knight Rises prologue was really great, especially when Bane spoke the soon-to-be-classic line: 'Mmrbl ffrmrff hmrbblfmm,'" wrote one.

Fan websites, whose approval is seen in Hollywood as key to building buzz for big superhero tentpole movies, also have not been kind to the sound in the prologue. “We've seen the Dark Knight Rises prologue -- and yes, Bane really does sound that bad,” wrote IO9. The male-oriented site What Would Tyler Durden Do published the prologue’s purported script pages to help shed light on the dialogue. The site’s comment on fan reaction to the footage: “Most people immediately said two things: ‘damn that was bad ass!’ and ‘I have no idea what the f*** was going on!’”

Sources close to the movie say Warner Bros. is very aware of the sound issue. One source working on the film says he is “scared to death” about “the Bane problem.” And with good reason. The last Batman film, 2008’s The Dark Knight, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and the studio doesn’t want anything to tamper with Rise’s chances for success.

Sources also say some at Warners would like Nolan to change the sound mix, but the filmmaker, whose autonomy is well-earned (his Inception earned the studio more than $800 million and eight Oscar nominations), has informed executives that he plans only to alter the sound slightly, not to rework it completely.

“Chris wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push everything at them. He doesn't dumb things down," says one high-level exec, declining to be named. “You've got to pedal faster to keep up.”

Nolan said similar things to The Hollywood Reporter at the prologue’s unveiling during a press event Dec. 8, explaining that it was OK for a moviegoer not to understand what was said at times, as long as the overall idea was conveyed. The filmmaker is currently editing the movie and won't have a cut to show the studio for at least a couple pf months.

While Warners has supported Nolan’s wishes in the past, moviegoer complaints about the character could create pressure to make changes. Or the studio and Nolan can do nothing and hope that fan interest in The Dark Knight Rises outweighs any issues with understanding Bane's dialogue.

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