Yesterday I told you about the FoxFest at Amsterdam's Cinema Expo earlier this week, and it sounds like yesterday was Sony day in Amsterdam. Among the film the studio included on its show reel were the long-delayed All the King's Men, the Will Smith (and son) vehicle The Pursuit of Happyness, Renny Harlin'sThe Covenant, and a Will Ferrell double-dip, Talladega Nights and Stranger Than Fiction. Frustratingly, I can't find any reports on how those movies were received; it'd be nice to hear, at least, what the audience thought of All the King's Men.

Instead, however, all the news coming out of the Expo is about the last film on Sony's reel: Casino Royale. Yes, that's right: Someone has finally seen the blonde Bond in action. The Cinema Expo attendees got to see 20 minutes of the film, which reportedly features "a grittier Bond, with scenes of more intense, visceral hand-to-hand combat than 007 has tackled in recent pics." Whether this makes you happy or not, it suggest that the footage in the teaser is representative of the rest of the film, meaning that those of us who were excited about its nasty, old-school tone are safe in looking forward to the movie as a whole. Hooray for that.
categories Movies, Cinematical