Monday Movie Report: Bond 25 production back on track

Production on the new James Bond flick is moving forward at full speed again with actor Daniel Craig coming back from injury.

According to Deadline|Hollywood, the 51-year-old actor had an ankle injury during filming in Jamaica. Following his injury in May, Craig underwent surgery and then had a several week rehabilitation process.


Full production on the project wasn’t completely derailed, as filming did continue. However, Craig’s recovery is good news still for the film, set to hit theaters in April 2020.

The next James Bond will be the 25th in the franchise, but a title hasn’t been released yet. Most recently, Deadline reports the film was being shot in Westminster, London.

According to Deadline, the 25th Bond will “see Bond return to action from a tranquil retirement life in Jamaica.” Rami Malek will serve as the picture’s villain. Craig, meanwhile, is making his fifth appearance as Bond.

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At the box office this weekend, it was Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” taking the top spot for the second straight week with $57.9 million. Coming in second was the horror sequel “Annabelle Comes Home” with $20.3 million.

The full top five was:

1. Toy Story 4 – $57,932,000
2. Annabelle Comes Home – $20,370,000
3. Yesterday – $17,000,000
4. Aladdin – $9,344,000
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $7,090,000

For the upcoming weekend, meanwhile, releases are the superhero sequel “Spider-Man Far From Home” and the horror movie “Midsommar.”

As for the small screen, releases include:

  • The Best of Enemies, Large Association of Movie Blogs Rating: 3.25 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 53%.
  • The Public, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 61%.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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