Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, and Paul Haggis, it is the first film to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, and was produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures, making it the first Eon-produced Bond film to be co-produced by the latter studio.  He also received the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Arendt commented, "Craig is the first actor to really nail 007’s defining characteristic: he's an absolute swine". , The main Italian location was Venice, where the majority of the film's ending is set.  At the 2007 Saturn Awards, the film was declared to be the Best Action/Adventure/Thriller film of 2006. So I took that as inspiration to use playing card graphics in different ways in the titles," like a club representing a puff of gun smoke, and slashed arteries spurting thousands of tiny hearts. The film was primarily shot at Barrandov Studios in Prague, with additional location shooting in the Bahamas, Italy and the United Kingdom. , Other scenes in the latter half of the film were shot in late May and early June at the Villa del Balbianello on the shores of Lake Como. MI6 enters Bond in the tournament, believing a defeat will force Le Chiffre to seek asylum with the British government in exchange for information on his clients. He kills the gunmen, but Vesper is imprisoned in an elevator plunging into the rising water. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced on 26 July 2006 Chris Cornell had composed and would perform the title song, "You Know My Name". Although the current pandemic continues to delay the current 007's final mission, No Time To Die will (eventually) bring the modern incarnation of James Bond to his dramatic conclusion. Having previously written for various sports and music outlets, Craig's interest soon turned to TV and film, where a steady upbringing of science fiction and comic books finally came into its own. It marked the 60th Royal Film Performance and benefited the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), whose patron, Queen Elizabeth II, was in attendance with the Duke of Edinburgh. , Eon believed that it had relied too heavily on computer-generated imagery effects in the more recent films, particularly Die Another Day, and was keen to accomplish the stunts in Casino Royale "the old fashioned way". Obanno ambushes Le Chiffre but allows him to continue playing to win back the money. He follows her to a handoff of the money, where gunmen take her captive.  Craig, unlike previous actors, was not considered by the protesters to fit the tall, dark, handsome and charismatic image of Bond to which viewers had been accustomed. Bond is unable to free Vesper before she drowns. 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