Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sony Has Their Eyes On A New Bond And It Is The Perfect Choice

You may have not heard about it, but something happened in the world of international politics and entertainment corporations.  Just kidding, you totally heard about it: Sony got hacked to hell, it was probably North Korea, and all over a stupid James Franco movie.

The Sony hack has been in the news for weeks now.  Whether it be over the tense relations of the motion pictures arm of the conglomerate and Kim Jong-un, stupid stuff like the leaked emails of Hollywood producers, or ridiculous stuff like fake celebrity aliases.

Basically it has mostly been bad news, except for the celebrity aliases, those were hilarious.

However, there more recently has been some really great news to have leaked out for our consideration:  Sony has an idea who'd they would like to be the next James Bond, and it is pretty much the perfect choice.

So who is the man for the job in their eyes?  It's this guy:

Replace that water bottle with a gun, and you are already there.  Seriously, Smart Water was ahead of the game on this one.

In case you are entertainment knowledge challenged, this man is Idris Elba.  He is British, he is impossibly handsome, charismatic, and one hell of a damn good actor.  For years he has been on a near stratospheric rise as one of the world's best and most talented actors, starring in Marvel movies, incredible television shows (Luther, go watch it now), and forever being known as the man who was one of the best parts of one of the best things ever made: Stringer (mother fucking) Bell from The Wire.

That's right everbody, there most likely will finally be a black 007, and the most talented, charismatic, and handsome British man on the scene is the number one choice of the company that makes the damn films.  And you thought Daniel Craig was a good choice (he was, but come on this is exciting)?

And it all came from some leaked emails.

Plenty of the Sony emails have focused on Sony’s prized horse—the James Bond franchise, including the 24th Bond flick Spectre, scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2015. Reports have indicated that the script has leaked, the film’s budget ballooned to over $300 million, and that it may feature Blofeld as the villain.

For years, there’s been a lot of online chatter suggesting that Idris Elba, the suave British actor, should be the next James Bond—making him the first black 007.

Current superspy Daniel Craig has even voiced his desire to vacate the post, telling Rolling Stone in 2012:

 “I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it. But they won't let me go, and I've agreed to do a couple more, but let's see how this one does, because business is business and if the shit goes down, I've got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with.”

 Craig is signed on for just one more Bond flick after Spectre.

When The Daily Beast spoke to Jamie Foxx earlier this year, coincidentally for the Sony flick The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he said he was a big fan of the idea of a martini-sipping Elba:

“I ran into Idris and I said, ‘You know you’re the motherfuckin’ James Bond, right?’” 
Jamie Foxx, a man who does not mince his words.

Elba himself, who along with being talented and suave as hell is also smart, has admitted he’d love to play the role if offered.

On top on of all this, the big wigs are ready for it to go down in a big way. Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal is a big fan of the idea.

An email sent on January 4, 2014, from Pascal to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond films, simply says, “Idris should be the next bond.”


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