Director Sam Mendes did a pretty bang-up job with Skyfall, the last entry in the James Bond franchise, so imagine the collective joy of every guy out there who orders his martinis shaken, not stirred (adding, “You know, like in those movies”) when it was announced that Mendes would return for James Bond film number 24. Now, actor Ralph Fiennes, who made his debut as the new M in Skyfall, has apparently forgotten the old spy adage “loose lips sink ships” (or is it pirates who say that?) and let slip that the next Bond film will begin filming in October.
Luckily Fiennes didn’t give too much away, though. When pressed for more “juicy deets” on the film, which is probably how a reporter from MTV would word it, Fiennes replied, “I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much. They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway.” Then when pressed further, he bit down on a cyanide capsule that had been hidden in his tooth and haha, just kidding, he’s totally still alive.
Since the last film culminated in an action sequence cribbed directly from Home Alone, wherein Bond booby-trapped his house with all sorts of hilarious traps like shotguns and explosives in order to thwart/murder his pursuers, it will be interesting to see which film Mendes pays homage to next time around. Will Bond team up with a big ol’ slobbery dog like Tom Hanks did in Turner & Hooch? Will he partner himself with a drug-sniffing dog like James Belushi did in K-9? Or will he join forces with a shaggy police dog like Chuck Norris did in Top Dog? The possibilities are seemingly endless.
No matter which breed of dog the producers of the next James Bond film ultimately choose, we should be seeing the results of their casting efforts in November of 2015. Will it be any good, or are you more of a cat person? Sound off in the comments section below!