Genre: ACTION/ ADVENTURE / THRILLER
Release Dates: NOVEMBER 17, 2006
Trailers: Teaser Trailer 1
Official Websites: Sony Pictures Official site
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM / Eon Productions / Danjag Productions / Stillking Films / UnitedArtist
James Bond matches wits with a casino owner who uses his winnings to fund terrorism.
Crew: Martin Campbell (Director); Ian Fleming (Novel Writer); Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Screenplay); Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson (Producers); David Minkowski & Matthew Stillman (Co-Producers); Anthony Waye (Executive Producer)
Cast: Daniel Craig as James Bond, Simon Abkarian as Dimitrius, Judi Dench as M, Romain Duris, Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Caterina Murino, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, Michaël Youn
Studio: Sony Pictures
Film Fetish trivia:
Quentin Tarantino expressed an interest in directing Casino Royale. He said at the Cannes film festival 2004 ‘that he wanted to film Casino Royale properly – pretty much as Ian Fleming wrote it.’ He backed Pierce Brosnan for Bond and Uma Thurman as the Bond Girl. He approached Eon Productions with his ideas, but they turned him down.
Casino Royale is the first Bond film to be named after an Ian Fleming book or story since The Living Daylights.
Before Daniel Craig was officially announced as the sixth actor to play James Bond there were several other actors considered for the part. Producer Michael G. Wilson said that they looked over 200 actors searching for the right one. Some of them were Rupert Friend, Dominic West, Julian McMahon, and Gerard Butler. Most of them were deemed not appropriate to fit the role, while some others were nothing but media speculation. Goran Visnjic, Sam Worthington, and Alex O’Lachlan were also considered, while Henry Cavill almost got the part but was considered too young to play it.
The announcement of Daniel Craig as the new James Bond was made on October 14th, 2005, aboard the HMS President, in London. On the same day, former James Bond Roger Moore was celebrating his 78th birthday.
The rights to Fleming’s first 007 novel, Casino Royale – sold by him separately very early on, now reside with Eon Productions. The book was filmed for television and later as a big-screen spoof, since Connery was unavailable.