007 franchise begins celebrating 60 years of Bond.
The celebration of 007, the longest-running series in cinema history, has begun! On Wednesday, September 21, the many global events scheduled to celebrate the legendary franchise officially kicked off with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli partaking in the 95-year-old Hollywood tradition of imprinting their hands at the forefront of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX.
Wilson and Broccoli were honored as the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation during the 2022 Pioneers of the Year after the ceremony. The acclaimed producers were presented the prestigious Award. Alongside them were Daniel Craig and Michelle Yeoh. Sam Smith also performed three songs, including the Award-winning song “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre.
Also announced was the debut of the new feature documentary THE SOUND OF 007. It is from BIFA-winner and BAFTA-nominee director Mat Whitecross. THE SOUND OF 007 pulls back the curtain on the remarkable history of six decades of Bond music. It will take viewers on a journey from Sean Connery’s Dr. No through to Daniel Craig’s final outing in No Time to Die. The documentary will be available exclusively on Prime Video from October 5.
Daniel Craig finished his tenure as 007 in last year’s No Time To Die. Since then, much talk has occurred about who the next James Bond should be. For example, Idris Elba has been at the top of the list but does not seem interested. So until the next chapter in the franchise, MGM will continue celebrating the past 60 years of Bond. Check out our review of Daniel Craig’s final 007 film.