By pancake wizard Nathan Shields. (via Neatorama)
Bloody Good FunOne more thing for Alan Moore to be angry about: Skyfall's director and co-writer, Sam Mendes and John Logan, are working on a TV series described by Deadline as "an origin story set in the 1800s London in the vein of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." (OK, Alan Moore probably won't care either way, seeing as it's not actually a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV show. But you never know with him.)
Though its future was uncertain for a while, the 23rd film starring Britain's top secret agent James Bond is not only in the can, but already has a teaser trailer. The film, called Skyfall, still has Daniel Craig in the lead role and director Sam Mendes at the helm, but looks to be taking a bit of a different track from the last two films.
The Mirror reports that MGM Studios, as part of its continuing money struggles as it tries to find another studio to buy it, has axed plans and pre-production for the 23rd James Bond film.
A glum insider said: “Members of the production crew have been told the Bond film has been canned.
“There is a lot of bad feeling as a lot of time, money and hard work has already gone into this.”
Indeed, the movie already had Sam Mendes lined up to direct and Daniel Craig to star.