Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Is James Bond dead? This week's EW cover

by Entertainment Weekly
August 5, 2010

These are dark days for James Bond fans. It will likely be years before 007 returns to the screen, thanks to money troubles at MGM, Bond’s longtime studio, which has been up for sale since November.

Even Daniel Craig seems to have moved on, signing up for the lead in a different potential franchise, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The last time the Bond series was put on this sort of “indefinite” hold was back in the early 1990s, after a series of legal battles (and Timothy Dalton) nearly wrecked the series. It took six years to get it up and running again. And in Hollywood today, six years is an eternity.

“No franchise can afford to be away from screens for that long anymore,” says a former MGM exec. “You lose too much momentum. Even for Bond, it could be deadly.” Of course, Bond has defied death before — just ask Blofeld — so we’re not counting him out just yet.

One possibility: “[MGM] should sell the Bond franchise for a billion dollars to some sovereign company in Abu Dhabi and promise to make Bond movies in Abu Dhabi from now on,” suggest one financial analyst familiar with the MGM sale. The name is Bond, Jamal Bond. We could live with that. For more on the Bond franchise’s woes, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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ABLE DANGER Film Project

Harrison Court-006 has been compared to James Bond and Bourne Identity. The charming, sleek Harrison Court-006 leads the story with incredible grace, adventure, and elegance that many if not most spy thrillers lack. The book is a perfect 10--author Kay Zen.

Author Fran Lewis declares Harrison Court is every woman’s hero and every foe's nightmare in an ending so bone chilling that not even Patterson or Berry’s novels could compare to that of author Kensington Roth.

Special effects abound in the threat of super-weapons, high-speed car-chases, and B-52 bombers landing two thousand pound bombs--author Sheila Deeth.

Roth has created a thriller that takes the reader on a breath-taking ride from Italy to China to the caves of Tora Bora. This book is recommended for readers of spy novels who like non-stop action--author Sandie Kirkland

Since the next Bond movie has been put off indefinitely (Reuters-4/19/10), the new American Spy-Hero Harrison Court is ready to take global audiences for an action packed, explosive, spy-thriller adventure on the silver screen.

Audiences can look forward to Harrison Court-006 as the new American spy-hero adapted from Kensington Roth's spy novel "Able Danger." The Harrison Court-006 saga opens in Hong Kong for a clandestine meeting between Court and his Chinese counterpart Ying. The story's intriguing espionage develops throughout various locations in Hong Kong, Rome, Washington DC, China, Maryland, Singapore, Malaysia, Florida, and Chicago.

The Able Danger film project is in development for production targeting moviegoers worldwide. Bond fans alike can expect knock out sexy spy-girls; a hi-speed, perilous car chase; exotic locations; and espionage at its best.

Who will play the charismatic, leading man? Johnny Depp is slated for the role of Harrison Court-006 opposite the sexy and alluring Maggie Q as his spy-girl Missong. Court's Chinese counterpart Ying is a role only Jet Li can deliver. Mark Ruffalo is cast to depict the ruthless DaSage, and his spy-girl Volace is best portrayed by the beautiful Caterina Murino.

Help the producers decide on who should play Spy-Girl MISSONG. Go to the Able Danger Film Project and cast your VOTE. Have your friends get involved in this extremely hot Spy Thriller.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Chinese Missile Could Shift Pacific Power Balance

by Eric Talmadge

(Tokyo) AP-Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets aboard the USS George Washington that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America's virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas. China may soon put an end to that.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China - an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 900 miles.

The USS George Washington supercarrier recently deployed off North Korea in a high-profile show of U.S. sea power.

The Chinese navy has become Asia's largest and has expanded beyond its traditional mission of retaking Taiwan to push its sphere of influence deeper into the Pacific and protect vital maritime trade routes.

The Air Force's top surveillance and intelligence officer, Lt. Gen. David Deptula, told reporters this week that China's effort to increase anti-access capability is part of a worrisome trend.

Able Danger

Excerpt from Chapter 4

Court's mission is to gather intelligence on China's defensive weapons buildup. The mission is top priority based on the fact that over the years China has been expending enormous budgets on the proliferation of defensive weapons systems. Court needs to know why? What is China's long-term goals of supremacy? Their military stockpile is obviously in preparation for something large scale-sufficient to match that of the US? Is it to regain their long time quest to regain possession of Taiwan? Is China embarking on a strategy to extend their communist arm to seal Taiwan by dominating the US?

“What do you have working? Not a whole lot, am I right? Do you think China is going to remain a sleeping panda forever? Their time is coming and you and your poker playing analysts had better get off their asses. The panda is kinda...getting an appetite. It's sooner than you think. Look, we'll play this operation at their own game...copy their techniques.”

“How is this going to help the bureau? If you can't get it up and running in a month, it won't impress my station chief.”

“Your station chief is asleep at the wheel just like the boys on the hill. I need some time but I'm sure it will produce results right away. Your so-called analyst's prediction is way off.”


“Peters it's sooner than you think...within five years China will become a major military threat. Remember ninety-five percent of all US products are made in China. If the communist party wants to squeeze the US all they have to do is impose severe taxes on our factories or just shut off the power. Those black-outs they have every week could become permanent. What makes you think China and the pinko party are going to sit still when they have a prime opportunity in their lap?...and we handed it to them.”

“I don't think your bureau has grasped the ideology of their culture. When are they going to get with the program? Just like your so-called analyst predicted by 2050 China will become an economic and military threat. Apparently, someone high up in the bureau shares my opinion. The Pentagon is on top of it. They just finished building 100 new submarine slips in Guam. Let's say for a moment that China decided to impose a factory shutdown or strike if you will...for whatever reason...a month or longer. Let's say for three months all US products made in China are no longer crowding Walmart's shelves. Do you suppose for one minute what the impact would be to our economy? Who would make our products for almost nothing? China is the riskiest link in our economic chain. And as you know the Chinese are most eager to get their hands on US trade secrets. Don't be fooled for one minute. They were able to steal our Commerce Secretary's laptop from a conference in Beijing.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Genre Novelist/Screenwriter Known for his spy thrillers set in exotic locations across the globe, Kensington Roth is the author of this highly acclaimed, explosive spy-thriller since James Bond. Able Danger sets the international espionage spectrum of sequels.