Press Trust of India
May 16, 2012 12:46 IST
Cannes Film Festival bosses are all
set to mark 50 years of the James Bond franchise by screening
five classic 007 movies at the event this year.
The suave superspy first burst onto the big screen in
1962's Dr No and went on to become one of the icons of
To celebrate the franchise's 50th birthday this year,
officials at the film festival beginning today will screen
007's debut cinema outing along with its follow-up From
Russia with Love, George Lazenby's sole turn as the spy in
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery's swansong in
1971's Diamonds Are Forever, and current Bond star Daniel
Craig's debut in Casino Royale.
The films, which have all been digitally enhanced, will
be shown free to the public at an outdoor theatre on Cannes
Beach, reported Daily Star.
"The screenings in Cannes mark a year-long celebration,
including a return to theatres worldwide of some of the
classic Bond films," said MGM and Sony executives in a joint