James Bond to be revamped for next film

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Now, I'm no huge Bond fan but I know many of you are so I thought I'd share this slightly alarming piece of news for all you Bond-lovers out there...


    James Bond is to be given a new image as a younger character with no gadgets, a writer on the next film has told trade paper the Hollywood Reporter.

    "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4256024.stm
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I don't care if he's 28. But you just cannot have Bond without Q and gadgets.

    It just ain't right dammit.
     
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  4. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe they're trying to go for a more stripped-down and less jokey tense thriller-type affair. Which is something I would prob. rent on DVD...

    From what I heard about the last one, it sounded pretty dire. Invisible cars, surfing tsunamis etc.

    Has anybody here read Casino Royale?
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    His name is Jason Bourne.
     
  6. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Since it is taking after the book, I see nothing wrong with it...
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    No Q!?!? My knees are getting weak... forehead feels cold... feeling faint...

    I'm gonna hold my breath until I turn blue if they don't have Q! :( :(

    Of course, so far this is just the word of writer Paul Haggis. Perhaps if a certain spy, using high-tech gadgets provided to him by Q Division, infiltrated Haggis' workshop and took out his operation and his hundreds of dimwitted henchmen using a hyperthermo cyberholographic plasma gun, swept Miss Comely in the proofreading department off her feet, and escaped, drinking a martini, by riding out on the rolling cart they use for the 5 gallon bottles for the water cooler, we could put a stop to this tentative plot before it gets any further and thereby prevent non-Bond-traditionalists from taking over the world and laughing at us the way only evil megalomaniacs can.
     
  8. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    I always thought a more realistic, more adult, brutal sadistic Bond would be more compelling. Exposing a little bit of what the cold war as a British spy would be like.
    Is there a good reason why this kind of Bond film cannot be made? A few gadgets (realistic to the time) set in the early 80s, revealing the manipulative, calculating, cunning and unscrupulous nature of the spy and their training. (Do a thesaurus on "manipulative" to get a few more good words!)

    A Bond with an 18 (R) certificate, adult, questioning, thought-provoking, historical in nature - now that film I would like to see.

    The last one was so bad not even Halle Berry in a Bikini could save it! (And all the ones since Goldeneye have also been poor - but then maybe I only like Goldeneye because of the excellent N64 game ?!?)
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If they delete the Bond girls, the movie is in trouble.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Bond girl, gadgets, and Q are essential.

    However, the unbelievable, hocus-pocus stuff should be left out. I always felt that way. He should have had cool gadgets, but invisible cars? A cool car with missles is more *cough*realistic*cough* than a great car with missles that also has built-in skis and the ability to drive on ice better than on concrete.

    Bond should also be a bit more sexist, be more seductive and aggressive when it comes to hot girls, and have more sex. That's just the way I imagine him. He's not like that anymore, and he'll be even less like that now, from what I heard.

    Without the sex and gadgets, they may as well make a movie about me!
     
  11. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    Bond ought to be a period piece-- set in the early 60's Goldfinger era-- its gotten more and more uncomfortable taking him to Afghanistan and post-cold war places with nutty super-villains and outrageous gadgets. He's a 20th century character; he ought to stay there and be Connery-like, with no more than a very little subtle humor; a little twisted and sadistic, with a rare gadget or two.
     
  12. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    IIRC, the first Bond didn't have any gadgets at all. I agree though, that this is one of the coolest factors in Bond movies.
     
  13. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Mmm I also agree Bond must have:
    great cars, amazing gadgets, Q, and women.

    I'm not bothered by possibly a younger Bond - although some of the actors names being thrown around have raised my eyebrow.
     
  14. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Surely a Roger Moore type of raised eyebrow?
     
  15. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I am so glad they're revamping Bond. The latest ones are so terrible. Just this past summer I watched a few of the older ones, and the new ones need to be more like the Sean Connery ones. Roger Moore got kind of silly, but a few of his are good, too.

    As for the gadgets, at first I was disappointed, but after thinking about it a little, I think it'll be much better. We'll have a Bond that gets out of jams by thinking instead of pressing a button on some ridiculous gadget. I can hardly wait for the new Bond movie now.
     
  16. Lacero macrumors 604

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    McGuyver?
     
  17. mpw Guest

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    Q - I'll take him or leave him (or is it her now?)
    Gadgets - I'll take 'em or leave 'em.
    Bond girls - I'll take 'em or leave 'em.
    Period or present - either

    But christ please lose the product placements and please, please, please get a script!
     
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    Hope Jude Law is ready to take on the Bond Legacy, because he's a perfect fit fot the role. Even though he's 32-33 but with a little make-up i'm sure most people be able to tell anyway.
     
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    sorry about the sex bit but I can recommend some gadgets for you.
     
  20. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, unless they changed it from before, it's John Cleese now. (If you saw, he played R in The World Is Not Enough, set to be Q's successor. Who knew it would turn out to be true? :()
     
  21. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    It would be kewl if they made it more realistic like the Bourne identity movies. Those kicked major ass.
     
  22. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I think Bond movies need to stay slightly different though to the other styled movies like the Bourne movies, Mission Impossible series, and a number of other high speed action / thrillers with just a main male character, a few gadgets, to save the world.

    Bond films come with a style, a sophistication, and a certain tone or class that I think up till now have generally set them apart from others.

    It will be interesting to see what they do with Casino Royale
     
  23. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Amen! The next film may tank, and then the gadgets come back with Q in the next one.
     
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    id like to know who it idiot is who thought jude law would be a good james bond. no Q? no cars? no women? it cannot be james bond with out them. The gadgets i can live with out. they got more and more ridiculous every movie. Im watching "Die Another Day" right now on SpikeTV and i dont like it at all. They start fighting for no apparent reason. And i have always wondered how you could have a satellite in the sky that acts as a laser to kill stuff with, with out NORAD knowing about it? I dont think i will ever rent another James Bond movie made after 1990.
     
  25. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    Tell that to Ian Fleming. Anyone who has read the original James Bond novels will know there is a distinct lack of the OMFG super-duper Aston Martin which turns into a Nimitz Aircraft carrier with the press of a button. IMO, the real, good, James Bond died, and gave way to the Generic Action Hero. Initially, this was compensated by Sean Connery, and to a much lesser extent, Roger Moore, along with fairly good plots (plots that worsened as the movies strayed away from the books). But now James Bond is nothing.
     

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