Daniel Craig launches a global challenge for creative 007 fans to produce original James Bond poster artwork ahead of the April 2020 release of No Time To Die.
Sandra Houlihan writes:
Judges from the marketing teams of MGM, Universal Pictures International and United Artists Releasing, are looking for artwork that is ‘unique, eye-catching and undeniably Bond’.
Inspired by the Daniel Craig Bond films, the work must celebrate the design legacy of the franchise and will be judged on creativity (30%), originality (30%) and overall understanding of the theme (40%).
Participants must submit their entries by 6pm on 16th January 2020, with the selected creators announced early March next year. Further information can be found online at 007.talenthouse.com
From top: Rami Malek; Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw; Lashana Lynch and Daniel Craig: The ‘just dropped’ No Time To Die trailer
What you may need to know:
1.Daniel Craig has no time to die, but he does have time for one last outing as James Bond, despite cash-…sorry categorically stating that he was done with the role following the release of Spectre (2015).
2. He’s joined this time by Lashana Lynch as a fellow MI5 superspy; you may recall mass wringing of hands by the Piers Morgans of this world earlier this year, when it emerged that the role of “007” would be played by a woman. A nifty prank, but also surely a test balloon as to whether the series could and should be fronted for real by a female Bond.
5. You’ve also got Rami Malik in there, fresh from his Oscar winning turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), about which the less is said, the better. He plays a “megalomaniac scientist”, whose dastardly scheme apparently has an environmental angle to it. Topical.
6. I’m not entirely sold on No Time to Die. It looks fun, but more of the same: efficiently packaged stunts, explosions and suits, combined with another personal crisis for the guy to overcome. It looks fun, but fun we’ve all had a zillion times before. Well, twenty-four times before, to be exact. I can’t help thinking if this trailer was for a Danny Boyle-directed Bond film, it would have far more going for it.
7. Finally, while we’re on the subject, have a chuckle with these excellent “Bondagrams”
Release: April 2020
Doug’s Verdict: Let’s have a Ron D movie instead next time.
Dáithí Ó Sé brought a license to thrill to the RTÉ Rose of Tralee launch when he was helicoptered into Malahide Castle to meet all 64 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this year’s 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival.
Dáithí’s dramatic aerial entrance, courtesy of a former Rose of Tralee escort and pilot Ted Robinson, ensured that the Rose of Tralee festival started in style.
This is Dáithí’s eighth year presenting the show, proving that in his eyes Roses are forever; he and the 2017 Roses were in flying form at Malahide Castle before they began their journey to Tralee.
The festival is now in its 58th year and interviews with the final 32 Roses will be broadcast live from the festival dome in Kerry at 8pm on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August on RTÉ One with a break for the Nine O’Clock News….
Lovely girls love GAA.
All Ireland rivals, from top: Niamh McElduff (Tyrone) and Maria Coughlan (Dublin), Niamh Elwood (Galway) and Chloe McGrath (Waterford).
A YouTuber going by the name ‘James Bond’ has stitched together pieces from all 22 films to create one meta film showing how formulaic the stories are but also how they have influenced the super-spy genre.