Brosnan to reprise Bond role

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  1. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently after all of the searching that the producers have done to find a new Bond and Brosnan's seeming reluctance, Pierce Brosnan will likely be playing Bond at least once more.

    According to Judi Dench, Brosnan will be playing 007 again in the next bond movie. This seems a little odd considering that Brosnan had previously said on multiple occasions that he would not be reprising the role. It would seem that the producers finally decided to give him the money he wanted.

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I read this in the paper this morning.

    YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!

    Brosnan is an excellent Bond. Glad to have him back for Casino Royal (hopefully!!).
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I thought he was gonna give up the role after the next installment.
     
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    What an anti-climax! :rolleyes:

    That's good though, I think Brosnan is a good Bond, even though he's had some awful writing behind him in the last couple films.
     
  5. Vector thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Brosnan had said that he would not be in the next one after he completed Die Another Day. From what I recall from the articles I read, he was getting tired of the role and he wanted more money. They have been looking everywhere to find a new Bond, but i guess they decided to go with Brosnan.
     
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    As effortless as it is, I have to entirely echo that sentiment.

    I think the producers should seriously concentrate on the all-round film, drop the copious product placements and leave the lead role to Brosnan.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The Bond movies do feel like they lost something, The look and feel seems too generic now like every other action movie and not the distinct Bond feel.
     
  8. ----Bowie---- macrumors regular

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    Thats not what I hear. :(
    http://www.commanderbond.net/Public/Stories/2734-1.shtml
     
  9. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I hear that they're going to be casting him alongside women his own age...
     

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  10. Vector thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I sort of hope that it won't be Brosnan, but that article was written 10 days ago and the one i referred to was written today. It is more likely that Judi Dench is correct in saying that it will be Brosnan rather than EON's public relations department saying it won't be. Something may have changed in the last 10 days. Brosnan may have given into EON's offers, or EON may have given into Brosnan's demands. Then again, maybe the public relations department was just told to say that while negotiations were ongoing or maybe they spoke to concretely.
     
  11. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Who knew Bea Arthur was so hot?! :D
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    If true, this is great news. I think Brosnan makes an excellent Bond, and can't think of anyone more suited at this point.

    Although I enjoy aricher's humorous note, it would be nice to see them cast somebody as the bond babe who was closer to his age. I though Rene Russo was a nice partner in Thomas Crowne, but then they really don't like strong "side characters" I suppose.
     
  13. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't it the *real* Bond - Sean Connery - who said "Never Say Never!" ???

    Although not quite as good as Thunderball, I still enjoyed it as Connery actually seemed to enjoy himself in that one.
     
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    Personally I was hoping for Clive Owen. But I'm not exactly unhappy hearing Pierce might be reprising the role for a last hurrah, he's been a superb Bond.

    On a random note: Pierce Brosnan's son goes to the same school in England that I used to go to, I heard that there was a charity auction awhile ago and one of the items up for bid was a dinner date with 007 himself. Needless to say the ladies were all rather enthusiastic and I heard the bidding became rather frenetic!
     
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    Have you seen the old Bond films? Perhaps your taste has just gotten better.
     
  16. Lacero macrumors 604

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    They should cast Sienne Guillory or Caitlin Keats as a Bond girl.

    Bond girl choices in the past have been pretty awful. ie. Denise Richards, Halle Berry and that actor on Desperate Housewives.
     
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    ...and the Bond universe is set aright. Now if only they could find some writters worth a darn.
     
  18. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    This is not good news.

    First, I do love Brosnan as Bond. He -- despite horrible scripts and directing -- has become my favorite Bond, behind Dalton.

    With that said, Casino Royale was supposed to be a "reboot" of Bond; a wet-behind-the-ears, eager new 00 set out on his first mission. Gritty and back in the style of the Ian Fleming novels.

    Now...not so much?

    Brosnan is too old and the series feels tired and old. It needs a fresh direction and I was liking the idea of a young Bond, taken from the pages of a Fleming novel.

    I think this rumor is bogus. MGM wants a younger Bond. Brosnan said he didn't want the part anymore. He's got to be expensive as hell. That's one huge gap they bridged to bring us back 360 degrees.
     
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    No kidding. Is there a Bond film that doesn't have dorky dialogue? To expect an intelligent thriller is to lose the essence of the series.
     
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    Cheesy lines are what make Bond who he is. Some of Roger Moore's lines at the end of The Man With The Golden Gun are absolutely great:D The newer films just don't seem to have that "aura" or something. It will be interesting to see if/how the general opinion of today's Bond movies has changed 20 years down the road. For example, if Goldeneye or Casino Royale will hold up as well as Live & Let Die.
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i second Sienne Guillory, i think shes beautiful...

    glad to hear that Brosnan is back though, always liked him as bond, and Goldeneye is still one of my favs
     
  22. Pismo macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad that he's going to play Bond again. I just hope we get a better Bond girl this time. Denise Richards and Halle Barry were AWFUL!!
     
  23. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The Bond films have always walked a fine line with the humor - that's why good writing is so damn important. Brosnan's delivery is more than sufficient, but the recent scripts just can't blend the classic campy double entendre with truly scary villains and whatnot.

    I personally think that the Bond films are on their way out becuse the villains get more and more ridiculous. One of the things that made the first Bond films so good were the Cold War scenarios they played off of. The Soviets were a scary, powerful, intelligent foe that could be set up in all sorts of believable situations. Nothing like that exists today - the closest thing would be a Bond v.s. Al Qaida + the Russian mob with nukes or some such, which might be unfilmable for political reasons.
     
  24. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    I still think it would be way cool to have Sean Connery play a Bond villain, with all sorts of references to knowing what Bond will do before he does it. I think it would have all sorts of possibilities there.

    I think there's also the possibility that we're all just jaded about the spy-action genre now. The Bond formula has been copied, parodied, and reworked so many times that we're not impressed with the real Bond anymore.

    And 007 carries a lot of legacy factors (if you will) that make it hard to make a unique Bond film. They all have to have M, Q, a crazy car, Moneypenny, one hot babe and a couple lesser ones, ridiculously unrealistic stunts, a last-second save-the-world scenario, etc. Some of the recent tweaks have been interesting, like the new Q, a female M, that kind of thing. But they're still kind of stuck in a rut created by their own success. If the Bond series kept muddling along the way it is now for the next ten years, I wouldn't lose any sleep. There are plenty of old Bond movies to watch.

    Maybe if Bond movies came out less often, like every five or six years?
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    to be frank i couldnt care less what happens with Mr.Bond now. he died just after Goldeneye. and dont get me started on Die Another Day...

    and now they're remaking the film where he made his first appearance (kinda). talk about a lame way to get the Bond feel back.

    give me Goldfinger any day :cool:
     

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