Bond 23 Back On, Sam Mendes Still Directing

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12.03.10 17 Comments


Despite MGM managing to accrue more debt than the GDP of a moderate-sized country, it looks like the long-planned James Bond film, Bond 23, is back on, and with director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) still attached. Earlier this month, MGM set a tentative release date of November 2012, and although no one believes those broke deadbeats anymore, Mendes’ wife, Kate Winslet, recently gave their claims credibility.  On a short break from baring her breasts in a tasteful manner that benefits the story, Winslet told the Daily Mail:

‘Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we’ll all be in England if that happens. It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and ­forwards to New York from ­London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me,’ Kate told me exclusively.

I asked Kate if there was a small role for her in the Bond picture, perhaps as a Bond girl? She laughed and shook her head and said: ‘No!’

Yeah, great question, Daily Mail.  Casting his wife as a Bond girl would be a little self indulgent, even for Sam Mendes.  And anyway, I’m much more excited for the scene where Daniel Craig pulls down the front of his speedo and showers me with red rose petals.  Think of the symbolism!

Join us won’t you, for a look at Burnsy’s favorite Bond girls…

Sylvia Trench

Burnsy here – I’m a huge Bond aficionado so I thought I’d slap together a little collection of my favorite Bond girls for everyone. Here’s a fun fact: When I was the editor of my college newspaper, I wrote an editorial about how Bond girls were important to female empowerment, or some sh*t like that. The president of the local chapter of NOW called for a full boycott and demanded my resignation. Oh, I should add that it was a dude. A dude running a chapter of now? HA! I bet he had a stupid girly name like Ashley, too. My response: “Way to try and piggyback on my readership for attention for your group. And by the way, dude – worst strategy for picking up girls EVER.” Enjoy!

Stacey Sutton


Pussy Galore

Plenty O'Toole

Pam Bouvier

(Haha, just kidding, little boy.)


Miranda Frost

Kissy Suzuki

Jinx Johnson

Honey Rider

Fiona Volpe

Karina Kankles

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