The James Bond film franchise is full of highs and lows, but it has been consistently outstanding (save for the incoherent mess that was Quantum of Solace) ever since Daniel Craig began his tenure. Unfortunately, the films haven’t been releasing at quite as fast of a pace as we’d prefer.
The hackers responsible for the Sony cyber attack have leaked a treasure trove of data stolen from the company’s computer network, revealing many details regarding Sony’s current and future business plans, as well as many personal details concerning Sony employees. Gizmodo, however, discovered an interesting new tidbit in an alleged email thread from a Sony executive, and it might prove to be the most interesting leak so far, at least from a gadget perspective. More →
Only a few days ago, the name, cast and new car to be featured in the upcoming 2015 James Bond movie were revealed to the world — the movie is supposed to hit theaters on November 9th, 2015 — but the mystery around the Spectre movie might be shed much sooner than that. Reuters says that the hackers who have hit Sony Pictures recently may have also stolen an early version of the Spectre script, which might reveal nearly everything there is to know about the upcoming movie.
Skyfall was easily the best James Bond movie of the modern era, and the $1.1 billion it raked in globally certainly supports that notion. Now, after what has seemed like a painfully long wait despite the fact that Skyfall premiered just two years ago, the film’s sequel finally has a name, a cast, and a release date. More →
Spoiler Alert for all you Phone Spotters out there: we list every Sony Ericsson phone known to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming James Bond Quantum of Solace movie. If you don’t want to spoil your phone spotting fun, then move on and let the rest of us enjoy some Bond-branded Sony Ericsson phones. Now that we got the disclaimer out of the way, let’s get onto the phones. Eight different characters in Quantum of Solace will be sporting 6 different Sony Ericsson models, including the now canceled Sony Ericsson W707 (Alicia). The pair-ups are as follows:
- James Bond : C902 in limited Titanium Silver color
- Bond’s Wifey : W350 in Graphic White color
- M : G700 in Mineral Grey color
- Matthus : G700
- CIA : W910
- Villiers : G700
- Green (new character) : G900
- Elvis (new character) : W707 (Alicia)
It is product placement gone wild. Double agent wannabes can score one of the limited edition C902 Titanium Silver phones as used by James Bond. It will ship with a pre-loaded James Bond spy-style game, full color trailer of the film, behind-the-scenes interviews, and other Quantum of Solace branded content such as ringtones, wallpapers, and themes. Sorry but no Bond Girls, real or virtual, are included. The new Quantum of Solace C902 phone is expected to be available for a limited time in Q4 2008.
James Bond couldn’t have been this careless, could he? Nah, it was probably a rookie; you know, an agent who hadn’t, and probably won’t, make it to Double-0 status. Anyhoo, a Nikon Coolpix camera sold on eBay for $30 turned out to be well worth the money, assuming the benefits outweigh the risks. In this case, it doesn’t. The camera was once owned by an MI6 agent and he or she forgot to delete a few items here and there. It’s just the typical shots of rocket launchers, terrorist network diagrams, leaked images of the new Blackberry 9600… wait, scratch that last one. This could have been a complete hoax done by some 28-year-old seeking attention, but apparently it has been confirmed by MI6 when agents found the man missing from his treehouse with the bark engraved, “MI6 wuz here, lolz!”