LONDON (AFP) — The first public screening of the new James Bond movie will be the highlight of this year’s London Film Festival, which will bring a host of world premieres and top stars to the British capital.
Daniel Craig’s second outing as the British spy in “Quantum of Solace” will be screened in central London immediately after the film’s world premiere finishes there on October 29.
The 52nd annual London Film Festival, which runs from October 15 to 30, will screen some 189 feature films and 108 shorts, including 15 world, 20 European and 119 British premieres.
But the return of Bond is likely to be the most anticipated event, with ordinary fans given a chance to see agent 007 minutes after the end credits roll for the showbiz stars at the premiere.
Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Omar Sharif, Eva Green, Liam Neeson and Michael Sheen and Colin Firth are among the stars expected at the event.
Our dark, mysterious and modern-day Cinderella is back in a brand new stunning Dior ad that is on the back page of Vogue UK October 2008. Thanks to Kazou for sharing it with us!
This time Dior is promoting the Midnight Poison Elixir, not the perfume.
In cooperation with perfumer François Demachy, Dior recently launched their three new versions of already existing perfumes in form of an elixir. These are three magical perfumes Midnight Poison, Hypnotic Poison and Pure Poison, which were presented in form of an elixir and are available in well-known bottle shapes and colours in amounts of 30 and 50 ml, with atomizers.
The Midnight Poison Elixir will seduce you with new aromas of caramel and vanilla. It’s a new fragrance.
Midnight Poison was the fifth fragrance in the Christian Dior Poison saga, which began with the release of the original, now-iconic Poison fragrance in 1985 and continued with Tendre Poison in 1994, Hypnotic Poison in 1998 and Pure Poison in 2004. Last year’s entry was created by perfumers Jacques Cavallier and Olivier Cresp, and features notes of mandarin orange, bergamot, black rose, patchouli, amber and French vanilla.
Eva said she dislikes what she considers strong “old lady” scents and often goes without fragrance, but noted she’s smitten with Midnight Poison. “It’s quite fresh compared to the other Poisons – it’s younger, fresher, like the commercial,” she said.
Looks like Bond may have a meeting with someone and they give him a photo of Vesper with her Algerian boyfriend. The second trailer for “Quantum of Solace” was released today (or at least its Spanish version).
Here’s a shot:
Here is a MegaUpload version.
I’m adding a scan from last year’s issue of FHM UK dedicated to the 50 most eligible single women out there. Eva ranked at #44. And, believe it or not, Kimberly Stewart was their first choice…
Actress and Montblanc Brand Ambassador Eva Green and actor Clemens Schick arrive for the Montblanc reception at Ropac Gallery after the ‘Der Stein’ theatre premiere on July 31, 2008 in Salzburg, Austria.
EDIT: More photos now in the gallery!!! And, also, thanks to mata, we have the brand new August Calendar Page.
PS: Clemens Schick had a small role in “Casino Royale”. He played Kratt, Le Chiffre’s evil sidekick.
Why does Montblanc care about the Festival?
I’m posting this on behalf of friends of mine. They’re great with news and British magazines, but they’d need a co-web for their three upcoming sites. They need a webpartner to put up the photogallery and help to put up news on the site and someone who can make screencaps and get photos. They have no experience with running websites, but they’ve helped me a lot with contributions for my site. So I think that working with them won’t be a problem.
You can either contact me and I’ll contact them for you, or email them at chuckie876@(removethis)googlemail.com.
RENCONTRE AVEC EVA GREEN
Elle pose son regard de braise sur l’univers du cinéma avec passion et modestie. Troublante, l’ex-James Bond girl, égérie Dior du parfum Midnight Poison, adepte des films noirs, brouille les pistes avec un certain plaisir. Moteur !
par Elizabeth Gouslan
Au bar du Normandy, à Deauville, Eva Green, en costume de dandy Dior, consulte la carte des vins. Hésite entre un chablis et un saint-émilion. Choisit finalement le rouge, qui est sa couleur. La voix étonnamment grave, le corps frêle, le regard bleu Hollywood expliquent aisément qu’on l’ait recrutée pour donner la réplique à 007. C’est de cet exploit ambigu qu’elle cherche à s’affranchir. En travailleuse obstinée qui répète non-stop avec sa coach, en jeune fille si bien élevée d’une actrice française exquise et gouailleuse – alias Marlène Jobert –, en expatriée de luxe peu épatée par la cruauté de Los Angeles, la frénésie de Londres ou l’intensité de New York. En Normandie, elle retrouve ses racines, la maison de famille, les odeurs d’iode et de bocage.
Eva Green is currently on the cover of two French magazines: GQ France and Madame Figaro.
The gorgeous Madame Figaro photoshoot was taken at Deauville in front of the beach, but also at the Normandy and Royal hotels.
In the interview, the actress who’s just turned 28 admits that she’s not ready to have children yet: “No, I don’t feel ready at all, I already have trouble taking care of my dog. I don’t know if that’s my thing. I’d need to be settled, it’ll take some time, I think.”
In GQ, she talks about her experience in “Casino Royale” and working with Daniel Craig, and “Cracks”: “I’m currently in Dublin, filming ‘Cracks’. I play a swimming teacher, in the 1930s, who falls for one of her students.”
Pullman doubts ‘Golden Compass’ sequel
18 July 2008 11:28 PM, PDT | From Digitalspy
Author Philip Pullman is not convinced that New Line Cinema will complete the His Dark Materials trilogy after the adaptation of his novel The Golden Compass underperformed in cinemas. Pullman told The Daily Telegraph that a film based on second book The Subtle Knife is unlikely to make it to the screen for its intended 2009 release date. He said: “I think people were hoping it would be out then but without the film actually having a production start date there can’t be a due date.”
Like last year, Grandes Ecoles City Circle is launching the “Francais of the Year” 2008 awards, celebrating the most talented French people who live and work in the UK.
The nominees are split into the following categories: Chefs, Artists, Sportsmen, Bankers and Chief Executives, to which have been added this year, at the request of numerous electors, three new categories: Entrepreneurs, Rising Stars and Talents.
Vote online on http://www.grandes-ecoles-city-circle.com
The vote will be open until the 30th September 2008 and the awards ceremony will take place in October 2008 in a prestigious London venue.
Eva didn’t win last year. Who knows, maybe she will this year… So, vote!
Attention Londoners! Eva is featured in today’s issue of ES Magazine. There’s a whole page dedicated to Miss Green and “her London”. That’s a very interesting reading!
I’ve added a scan to the gallery! Enjoy!
Thanks to Lorna for the heads-up!
Guess what? Eva is featured in the August issue of Glamour France! Thanks to Clémentine for letting me know and for Tango_down for kindly buying it and scanning it for us. You rock! The pictures are from last year’s Vanity Fair and already known to us, but the 1 page interview is new.
Have a wonderful day. We all wish you all the best and hope all your dreams come true!
Deal is for U.K., French and Benelux rights
By Stuart Kemp
July 3, 2008
LONDON — StudioCanal has inked a deal for U.K., French and Benelux rights to Jordan Scott’s “Cracks” in a multiterritory deal that will see British indie Optimum Releasing roll out the movie out here.
The British boarding school-set period drama, which is about to wrap shooting, stars Eva Green, Juno Temple and Sinead Cusack.
The film also has attracted Alain Goldman, who will executive produce through his Legende Enterprises production banner.
“Cracks” is produced by Future Films’ Kwesi Dickson, Industry Entertainment’s Rosalie Swedlin, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Scott Free’s Julie Payne. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Wells, Michael Costigan, Stephen Margolis and Guy Collins are exec producers.
The picture has secured funding from the Irish Film Board.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter