Factual News

BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,814Chief of Staff
This thread replaces the ill-fated "News- No Rumours" one, which will now be deleted.

It is intended for only news and information cited from official sources or industry sources. It is NOT for discussing unsourced rumours.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,554MI6 Agent
    What is considered "official sources"?
  • 005005 Posts: 138MI6 Agent
    Great idea. Can't wait to see confirmed facts for this film :)
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    If you would not be willing to send Barbel $20 if something you post turns out to be false, err on the side of caution and put it in the rumor thread. It will still end up posted to the forum.

    If we had put that rule in place a year ago Barbel would be retired in Jamaica.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,814Chief of Staff
    :)) :)) :))
    Number24 wrote:
    What is considered "official sources"?

    I'm not getting roped into this.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
    I would imagine that Official Sources would be deemed as announcements from EON, Universal, United Artists Presenting, 007.com, or a member of the crew. I would also imagine that this thread would see "action" very infrequently. When filming commences on set or locations, photos and information that has a visual evidence would be considered newsworthy and factual.
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,555MI6 Agent
    I would imagine that Official Sources would be deemed as announcements from EON, Universal, United Artists Presenting, 007.com, or a member of the crew. I would also imagine that this thread would see "action" very infrequently. When filming commences on set or locations, photos and information that has a visual evidence would be considered newsworthy and factual.

    I would also add that articles/reports attributing direct statements to EON, cast, crew, etc. are fair game for this thread. Anything citing unnamed “sources” belongs elsewhere.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,554MI6 Agent
    I would think official goverenment sources would work. When the Norwegian film Institute granted Bond25 47 million Kroner would be OK in a thread like this one. Or?
  • nobodynobody Posts: 102MI6 Agent
    005 wrote:
    Great idea. Can't wait to see confirmed facts for this film :)
    Interesting Avatar picture 005. I remember that show "Tales of the Gold Monkey", which was heavily influenced by "Raiders of the Lost Ark". But now knowing that the actor, Stephen Collins was at that time exposing himself to young girls (by his own admission) it seems like a poor choice of a profile picture.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
    I think it will be sad if we spend the first 15 posts of this thread trying to figure out what IS or ISNT "fit" for this thread....but I would caution on the "government sources" unless they are truly coming from the source...many news papers and trades like to SAY something has happened and report rumor as if it was fact....can we maybe err on the side of basics at first?

    Number24 wrote:
    I would think official goverenment sources would work. When the Norwegian film Institute granted Bond25 47 million Kroner would be OK in a thread like this one. Or?
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,554MI6 Agent
    Sure.
  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,343MI6 Agent
    David Arnold has tweeted the following;

    "Eon will make a decision at some point and announce when they’re ready . No news this end"

    https://twitter.com/DavidGArnold/status/1093974625829224448

    A bit disappointing. Maybe Fukunaga has very particular ideas about the music for his film and is going to go with someone else. If I was DC I'd be arguing for DA to bring some Casino Royale vibes to his 'last' film.
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    edited February 2019
    Curious to see if there’s any change in the shooting schedule...

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,554MI6 Agent
    (very bad word) :o :o :o X-(
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,554MI6 Agent
    The story about the delayed shooting starts was probably true then, even though it's strange this Instagram post didn't mention it.
  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,962MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    The story about the delayed shooting starts was probably true then, even though it's strange this Instagram post didn't mention it.

    This is not a "Probably Factual News" thread though so please try and avoid assumptions, speculation etc—as well as general discussions—on here, that's why we have the other thread as well.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,554MI6 Agent
    Sorry.
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    Also, that’s a Wednesday...
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    Also, that’s a Wednesday...

    Spectre was released on a Monday.

    This Wednesday release date for Bond 25 likely means a US release date of 10 or 17 April.
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  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    Spectre was released on a Monday.

    This Wednesday release date for Bond 25 likely means a US release date of 10 or 17 April.


    That brings up an interesting question - when the Feb 14th date was announced it was a worldwide date (see link below), so is April 8th also worldwide or U.K. only?

    http://www.007.com/bond-25-announcement-4/
  • ShatterfangShatterfang Posts: 532MI6 Agent
    edited February 2019
    Well Daniel's not getting any younger
  • AugustWalkerAugustWalker Posts: 766MI6 Agent
    This is getting really tiring now. B25 semms to be under a bad star...
    The name is Walker by the way.

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  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,946MI6 Agent
    It's seven weeks. They simply found a more strategic week to open. This announcement came immediately on the heels of the next Fast & Furious (a Universal property) vacating that date.
  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,343MI6 Agent
    Curious to see if there’s any change in the shooting schedule...

    CC496-F23-5133-4-E71-BDDA-3577-A6-D6266-D.jpg

    I think this must, in part, confirm the 6 April shooting start comment by Sandgren to @colliderfrosty.
  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,343MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    Spectre was released on a Monday.

    This Wednesday release date for Bond 25 likely means a US release date of 10 or 17 April.

    That brings up an interesting question - when the Feb 14th date was announced it was a worldwide date (see link below), so is April 8th also worldwide or U.K. only?

    http://www.007.com/bond-25-announcement-4/

    I thought they would always announce the US release date and simply add that the UK release date was earlier.

    But, the Spectre announcement in July 2013 gave both US and UK dates.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sam-mendes-returning-direct-24th-583864

    Interestingly, the Skyfall announcement in January 2011, gave a "worldwide" release date of 9 November 2012, which was the US date.
    https://geektyrant.com/news/2011/1/11/23rd-james-bond-film-officially-announced.html

    For Quantum, there was a September 2006 Hollywod Reporter story giving 7 November as the release date. That would have been the US date.
    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/bond_22_delayed.php3

    So, I'd say, the release date is typically the US date and you need to subtract a week or more for the UK date.
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    Variety points out that the move was announced minutes after Universal (which is distributing in U.S.) announced that the new Fast and Furious movie was moving from April to May, so this looks like a business decision on Universal’s part to take that pre-summer slot vacated by FatF rather than any kind of delay on the part of Bond 25...

    https://variety.com/2019/film/news/bond-25-moved-back-april-2020-1203141557/
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Posts: 221MI6 Agent
    Some more clarity on the situation from Deadline:
    https://deadline.com/2019/02/bond-25-moves-back-two-months-in-2020-1202558710/

    Essentially, Easter weekend will be a crowded one in China, which is another reason why F&F 9 pulled out of that frame. Middle Kingdom is the bread and butter for the Fast & Furious franchise. Bond 25 leaves behind what was a very crowded Valentine’s Day weekend next year with an untitled Disney live action movie, Fox’s Nimona, and Universal’s Will Packer untitled romance production.
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  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    Yes, now that the dust has settled it really looks like a move unrelated to any kind of problem that necessitated a delay. I personally hated the Valentines date so I’m fine with it. Moving on...
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,547MI6 Agent
    edited February 2019
    Sounds truly like a business decision. IMO, The Fast and the Furious" people have done Bond a favour. It's probably better for the US box office as the weather in mid February in the mid to northern parts of the US can be pretty brutal with snow and ice and keep people home. An early April release these days could be perfect:
    - the week of the Easter holiday, lot's of students on break from school and many folks off from work
    - relatively warm weather (more rain, which is good for movie attendance)
    - doesn't have to compete with the summer blockbusters and Bond 25 with probably get a lot of press as "the first big blockbuster of
    the big movie season" and how that "summer" blockbuster season has been pushed up to April from May because of Bond
    - Bond 25 can hang around through the spring and summer at the multiplexes
    - Bond 25 can still have a home video release for the XMAS holiday.
    - Not sure about this one (please correct me if I'm wrong) if the start of filming is moved to early April, it gives Mr. Craig another
    month to get into Bond shape (again I might be wrong about that).

    I also apologize if my comments don't belong in this thread and are more appropriate to the "Craig is Back" thread.
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    ...add to that list the fact that the 2020 Final Four is being played April 4-6. Every young male in America will be watching TV for those days. I guarantee you Bond 25 will be all over the place.
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