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Bond fans threaten to boycott new film

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Some vocal fans of the James Bond series have threatened to boycott the newest film in the franchise, Casino Royale.

The fans in question seem to be outraged over the casting of Daniel Craig as the suave spy 007 and have even set up a site urging fans to boycott the film due to the decision. The web site, www.craignotbond.com, calls on fans "to stop Sony and Eon [Productions] from ruining the future of James Bond by hiring Daniel Craig".

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan has defended the choice for his replacement, calling Craig a "fine actor" and going on to say that "these are rocky waters, but I think he will have the last laugh."

Christopher Lee, veteran actor and former Bond villain, has also recently defended Craig against critics, saying that people should not pass judgement on the actor until they had seen him in the film.

However, the website claims that the casting of the blond actor who is known for his roles playing "killers, cranks, cads and gigolos" shows that producers are out of touch with what Bond fans want: "This is what happens when you lose touch with public opinion. By casting Craig, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson have proven once and for all that they care little for the opinions of Bond fans."

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