Double Oh Hell
The full-length trailer for the new James Bond film, Casino Royale is online here.
All I can say is WOW!
Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I have been less than impressed with the choice of Daniel Craig to replace Pierce Brosnan. It wasn't the hair. I just didn't know if he had the proper gravitas for the roll.
Then came news that this film was a look back to Bond's first mission--raw, unpolished, rough about the edges. And I began to get excited.
I grew up reading Ian Fleming and as much as I hate to admit it, the Bond of the books is not the super-panache agent depicted in the films. The Bond of the books was much harder, darker. But audiences don't like to see their favorite superspy wrestle with his inner demons or operate as anything less than a consummate professional.
The producers tried it once in The Living Daylights, with Timothy Dalton. Audiences rebelled. Let's hope our Post-911, post-Bourne world is ready for a far edgier, far darker, far nastier Bond, because that's what coming, according to this trailer.