James Bond Strikes Again

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After 23 films and one more to come soon, 007 will appear in another film, Spectre, due for release on November 3rd. Since 1962, the James Bond brand has been a huge success, with many famous actors playing the role of the famous fictional British Secret Service agent.

“Dr.No” was the first ever Bond film, gaining $16,067,035 in box office. In this production, Bond was played by Sean Connery, who went on to play Bond in the following four films. In total, all the James Bond films have raked in just under 2 billion US dollars! The current 007, Daniel Craig, is rivalling Connery for the most popular Bond.

Throughout the years of the Bond films, there have been a few continuous lines: “007”, “My names Bond… James Bond” and the most well-known “License to kill!” However, recently Sony Pictures have been warned that they could lose their rights to their most famous Bond catchphrase. Tom Rothman (Sony Chairman) has admitted that he is expecting a fierce battle to maintain the “License to kill!” phrase.

Not only do James Bond films have well known phrases, they always have a lead lady called the Bond Girl. Invariably, she is pretty and has a thing for James, also supporting him in his many battles. Throughout the years, the Bond Girls have ranged from Diana Rigg to Halle Berry. The new bond girl for Spectre is said to be Stephanie Stigma.

Spectre is the 24th Bond film to be produced. Adele, who also sang the big hit theme tune for Skyfall, is rumoured to sing the new song for Spectre.

In Spectre the action takes you to the snowy peaks of Austria and the warmer climes of Italy, Morocco and Mexico. But a boat scene down the River Thames promises to be very special too.

We are warned: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

One young fan said, “I feel the whole James Bond series is action-packed and filled with adventure. I hope that the new film will stand out from all the rest!”

Sony chief, Tom Rothman told the BBC: “Hopefully we’ll do as good a job as we did on the last one!”

Fans will be hoping that Spectre will live up to the high standards of the previous Bond films, and that Sony will stand up to the problem and regain rights to their famous quote.


Lara, Year 7

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford