On Oct. 5, 1962, the first James Bond film “Dr. No” was released, kicking off the long-running franchise. Starting this fall, Oct. 5 will be declared “Global James Bond Day,” reports The Wrap.
Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will sponsor the day’s events. Celebrations include an online and live auction charity event, a global survey to discover the favorite Bond film by country, a night of Bond music in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and an exhibition, “Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style,” at the Toronto Film Festival.
Stevan Riley (“Fire in Babylon”) will also be directing a new documentary, “Everything or Nothing: the Untold Story of 007,” which focuses on the relationship between Bond producers Broccoli and Harry Saltzman and the Bond novels’ author Ian Fleming.
The latest Bond adventure “Skyfall” hits theaters in the U.S. on Nov. 9.