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The first weapon looks like an innocuous electric torch, except it is able to fire three bullets. The second is a ballpoint pen with a poisoned needle. The third is another "poison pen", containing a bullet that both punctures the skin and releases a deadly toxin.
Filmmaker Sam Mendes could return for a further Bond movie following the box-office success of his 007 debut Skyfall.
'Skyfall' is the best Bond film in the history of the universe. Or is it? Agent Matthew Bell thinks differently
Jeremy Renner's version of Matt Damon's hero has plenty of wham-bam but little complexity
It's becoming something of a Sky speciality. Spend a bit of cash to hoick something from the terrestrial channels and then give it its own specialist channel so devotees can dedicate 24 hours a day, or thereabouts, to watching their favourite thing. It did it for sports, then it did it for Formula 1 and now it's doing it for the Bond films. It struck a deal in April with MGM, the film studio behind the spy franchise, to take the films away from ITV (who previously held the exclusive rights, which is why you were rarely more than a few hours away from Thunderball on ITV4). And from the autumn, Bond will be getting his martinis poured without ads on a temporary dedicated channel on Sky, launching on 5 October, which will also get the TV premiere of the forthcoming Skyfall.
'We’ll certainly be more careful with what is said in future,' says developer.
The Millennium Tour on the central island of Sodermalm in Stockholm takes in the various haunts of cyber-goth Lisbeth Salander and her ally, the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Presumably, the tour doesn't include the riper, kinkier and more distressing elements of Larsson's hugely successful (over 60 million readers) crime trilogy? "No, not really," says Sara Claesson, somewhat anticlimactically. Instead, the head of communications for the tour emphasises the appeal of Salander. "She is so 'Pippi Longstocking', a very famous character from a Swedish children's book by Astrid Lindgren," maintains Claesson. "She's obstinate, small, smart and strong."
Daniel Craig would be a "disaster" in a romantic comedy.
James Bond star Daniel Craig has married Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz in a secret ceremony in New York, Craig's agent has confirmed.
If only a series like this could be produced every five years, we wouldn't all be griping about our TV licences.
The hottest unfilled role in Hollywood is that of Lisbeth Salander, title character in David Fincher's US version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
He’s not the only celeb to lose it though. Sometimes those pearly whites are nothing more than gritted teeth desperately trying to hold in their angry rants.
Daniel Craig can shake, but can he stir?
Peter Morgan, the screenwriter of award-winning films including The Queen and Frost/Nixon, is to turn his hand to the latest James Bond thriller, the film's producers have confirmed.
With his rugged good looks and brooding charisma, Daniel Craig is licensed to thrill. But there's more to this actor's career than playing James Bond