I carefully put aside the shears for fear of irreparable self-harm and rushed to the nearest internet where, sure enough, I saw this on Twitter:
This news is a double-edged sword: obviously it's fantastic that the film is out two weeks earlier in the UK than previously reported, and equally satisfying that the US release date remains November 9th, although that hardly makes up for the TWO MONTH discrepancy in the opposite direction for the release of Super 8.
However it does throw a small spanner in the carefully-oiled machinery of BlogalongaBond, the globally-tolerated blogging project set up to review every Bond film at the rate of one a month, because the schedule had been precision-calculated to end in November 2012 when Bond 23 was originally slated for release.
The way I see it, there are a few ways around this:
- Miss out one of the films. Die Another Day and Quantum Of Solace have already been singled out by internet h8rz as possible candidates for removal. Let it be known that I will not tolerate this. Every official Bond film has its place in BlogalongaBond; we leave no man behind, even if he's driving an invisible car.
- Adjust the time scale so that the remaining 18 films are spread evenly across the next 17 months. This would require a lot of calculations, reminders and other administrative duties with which I frankly cannot be arsed.
- Keep calm and carry on. If BlogalongaBondoliers want to post a review of Bond 23 in October 2012, they can. If they'd rather wait till November, that's cool too. This is obviously the only sensible option.