Casino Royale(2006) is the twenty-first film in theJames Bondseries; it is directed byMartin Campbelland the first to starDaniel CraigasMI6agentJames Bond. Based on the1953novel of the same namebyIan Fleming, it was adapted by screenwritersNeal Purvis,Robert Wade, andPaul Haggis.
It is the third screen adaptation of theCasino Royalenovel, which was previously produced as a1954 television episodeand a1967 satirical film. However, the 2006 film is the onlyEON Productionsadaptation of Fleming’s novel. It is arebootof the Bond franchise, establishing a new timeline and narrative framework not meant to precede any previous film.This not only frees the Bond franchise from more than forty years of continuity, but allows the film to show a less experienced and more vulnerable Bond.
The film is set at the beginning of James Bond’s career as Agent 007, just as he is earning hislicence to kill. After preventing a terrorist attack at Miami Airport, Bond falls forVesper Lynd, the treasury agent assigned to provide the money he needs to foil a high-stakes poker tournament organized byLe Chiffre. The 22nd James Bond film,Quantum of Solace, will be a direct sequel toCasino Royaleand will continue some aspects of the story such as Le Chiffre’s associate, Mr. White.
The casting for the movie involved a widespread search for a new actor to portray James Bond, and significant controversy over Daniel Craig when he was eventually selected. SomePierce Brosnanfans threatened to boycott the film in protest.Despite this, the film, and Daniel Craig’s performance in particular, earned critical acclaim.Casino Royalewas produced by EON Productions forMetro-Goldwyn-MayerandColumbia Pictures, marking the first official Bond film to be co-produced by the latter studio, which had produced and originally distributed the 1967non-canonicalfilm version
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