james bond

Author William Boyd gets RESTLESS, takes on 007 in new novel

Article: Author William Boyd gets RESTLESS, takes on 007 in new novel

William Boyd just got his license to kill – fresh off working on the critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of his WWII spy novel RESTLESS, the author’s been tapped by Ian Fleming’s estate to pen the next entry in the James Bond franchise. Our congrats to him on reeling in MI6′s master spy.

Previously unpublished LIFE photos of James Bond castings

Article: Previously unpublished LIFE photos of James Bond castings

Last week we saw the teaser trailer for SKYFALL, the newest James Bond film in the Daniel Craig era. Not shown in the trailer is that instead of ordering a martini “shaken, not stirred” Bond might be only requesting a cold beer (blasphemous!) thanks to a marketing deal with Heineken for supposedly $45 million.

John Barry dies at 77

Article: John Barry dies at 77

Nice photo from Vanity Fair: A May 1967 shot of Nancy Sinatra and John Barry, who died yesterday, in the studio to record the Bond theme for “You Only Live Twice.” John Barry composed scores for 11 James Bond movies, as well as other classic films like DANCES WITH WOLVES, BODY HEAT, and OUT OF…