Guess what Bond fans!? On October 5th, 2012 we are getting a new Global Holiday! Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of SKYFALL announced how thrilled they are to be bringing this day to all the Bond fans around the world. There will be a ton of special events; including a charity auction, a film retrospective at MOMA, an unveiling of the new Bond documentary ‘Everything or Nothing’ will be revaled, and many many more. Check below on the official statement from 007.com.
Worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary include a global online and live charity auction event organised by Christie’s in London, a global surveyto discover the favourite Bond film country by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Designing 007: 50 Years of James Bond Style opens at TIFF in Toronto. Leading up to Global James Bond Day, for the first time ever fans can own all 22 films in the franchise on Blu-ray in one comprehensive collection with BOND 50, releasing worldwide beginning September 24th. Further updates by country will be announced in due course on 007.com and facebook/JamesBond007.
A new feature documentary from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, will also be unveiled (with country-specific release details to follow). Directed by Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon), Everything Or Nothing focuses on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history. With unprecedented access both to the key players involved and to EON Productions’ extensive archive, this is the first time the inside story of the franchise has ever been told on screen in this way. Director Stevan Riley follows a story that begins with a groundbreaking spy thriller and continues six Bonds and five decades later. While Bond was saving the world from chaos and catastrophe on screen, this compelling documentary draws back the curtain to reveal the battles, threats and real stakes unfolding behind the camera.
I’m more than excited about this Bond day, considering I’m a HUGE 007 fan. Not only do we get all of that excitement, but as a precursor to the Bond Day, we are getting the new theme song by Adele unleashed to us. The James Bond Facebook page has just revealed that Adele’s song, simply titled Skyfall, will debut on Friday, October 5th at 0:07 London time. That’s 7:07pm EST on October 4th for US readers. So check that out, because you KNOW I will. More Bond Day news as it comes in here at DFAT!!!