For the first time in the Bond series, the scenes are shot in black and white to act as a flashback explaining Bond's promotion. The classic gunbarrel opener is saved until the credits sequence, where the film bursts back in to colour.
The title is taken from Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, and also features as the name of the casino in which must bankrupt villain Le Chiffre.
When Bond enters his pass code at the poker game, he enters However, at the end of the film when Vesper Lynd enters the pass code, the last three digits entered are which, indeed, can spell PER.
For the first time in the series, the film does not open with the traditional gunbarrel, which only appears after a stylised black and white sequence that shows how Bond earned his double-0 status.
According to the duo, at that time they were writing the film with Pierce Brosnan in mind. That would all change a couple of months later when tabloid rumours spread that Brosnan had not been asked back for a fifth film.
Behind the scenes, the task of casting a new had begun. With the Sony Pictures lead consortium taking over MGM in , the casting of Daniel Craig as was stalled as the producers were asked to widen their search before the studio would sign off on their selection.
Over actors were tested from around the world until - finally - on October 14th , Daniel Craig was officially unveiled as the sixth actor to play The Crimes of Grindelwald First Reviews: Less Magical than the First.
Part of the Collection: Post Share on Facebook. View All Videos 1. View All Photos Movie Info James Bond's first mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka.
Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell.
Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations.
Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale.
MI6 assigns to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together--and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre.
The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
PG for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity. Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Eva Green as Vesper Lynd. Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre. Judi Dench as M. Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.
Giancarlo Giannini as Mathis. Caterina Murino as Solange. Simon Abkarian as Alex Dimitrios. Jesper Christensen as Mr. Ivana Milicevic as Valenka.
Claudio Santamaria as Carlos. Tobias Menzies as Villiers. Sebastien Foucan as Mollaka. Malcolm Sinclair as Dryden.
Richard Sammel as Gettler. Ludger Pistor as Mendel. Joseph Millson as Carter. Daud Shah as Fisher. Clemans Schick as Kraft.
Emmanuel Avena as Leo. Tom Chadbon as Stockbroker. Dayo Ade as Infante. Urbano Barberini as Tomelli. Madame Wu as Tsai Chin.
Charlie Levi Leroy as Gallardo. Lazar Ristovski as Kaminofsky. Tom So as Fukutu. Veruschka von Lehndorff as Gräfin von Wallenstein.
Daniel Andreas as Dealer. Christina Cole as Ocean Club Receptionist. Jürgen Tarrach as Schultz. John Gold as Card Player.
Jerry Inzerillo as Card Player. Diane Hartford as Card Player. Jessica Renae Miller as Dealer. Paul Bhattacharjee as Hot Room Doctor.
Simon Cox as Hot Room Technician. Rebecca Gethings as Hot Room Technician. Peter Notley as M16 Technician. John Chancer as Police Commander. Pater Brooke as Airport Policeman.
Jason Durran as Airport Policeman. Robert Jezek as Arresting Officer. Michael Offei as Obanno's Leutenant. Makhoudia Diaw as Obanno's Liaison.
Wilson as Chief of Police. The Bourne Ultimatum Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: James Bond Eva Green Vesper Lynd Mads Mikkelsen Le Chiffre Judi Dench Felix Leiter Giancarlo Giannini Rene Mathis Caterina Murino Edit Storyline James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a Edit Details Official Sites: Black and White opening sequence Color.
Edit Did You Know? First to have a major black and white sequence; first not to feature Miss Eve Moneypenny, nor the gun barrel walk; first to have the gun barrel sequence start after the opening sequence, and not before; and first to have a blond James Bond.
First to have an animated opening sequence since Dr. No , and the first for any Bond film since Casino Royale First Bond movie to feature a Casino Royale casino building since the unofficial Never Say Never Again , and the first to have a noticeably different opening gun barrel sequence the graphics of the gun barrel view are markedly different.
Goofs A tracking device is placed in the underside of Bond's forearm, about halfway between his wrist and elbow.
A moment later when his armed is scanned with the x-ray machine, the tracker is seen on the top of his wrist. You think I can't take my own advice?
I think something is driving you - and I think I'll never find out what that is. Alternate Versions The German version is cut in the scene where a terrorist kills a fuelling vehicle driver at the airport.
A few frames where you see when the driver's neck is broken were replaced by extending the shot of the ground right before the driver goes down.
Also the shot where you see the driver lying on the ground from a long shot is shortened whereas the closeup of the driver's head is extended.
Connections Referenced in Bones: Frequently Asked Questions Q: Who is the one-eyed guy at the end of the movie? Can Daniel Craig drive manual cars?