I was one of those at the London screening of Casino Royale last Friday and can confirm that Daniel Craig does indeed prove the sceptics wrong. Credit to the filmmakers for going back to basics with the Bond character whilst crafting an entertaining action thriller.
I’ll hold off writing more about it until nearer the release date but given the curiosity factor of a new Bond and the enduring popularity of cinema’s longest running franchise, it seems almost certain to do massive numbers when it opens in the UK and US on November 16th.
> Official site for Casino Royale
> Some early reviews of Casino Royale from various UK critics at MI6 (a very impressive Bond fansite)
> A BBC News profile of Daniel Craig when he first got the role last year