The name's Brosnan...just...Pierce Brosnan.

Thomas Veil

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But it's no longer Bond.


Actor Pierce Brosnan has confirmed he will not play James Bond again, accusing producers of going back on an offer for him to return.

Brosnan, who has appeared in four Bond blockbusters, said he agreed to film a fifth but was "gutted" when filmmakers changed their minds.

"When they told me, I was angry and the conversation was pretty short and sweet," he told Jonathan Ross' TV show.
I wonder why they let him go? If there's any problem with the Bond films, it's the formulaic storylines, not Brosnan.

There are other actors out there who could play the role, sure, but none of them probably as well as P.B.
 

iJon

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Bond has just gotten stupid over the years. People with diamonds, invisible cars, killer satellites, it's just crazy. I am more into the movies I can somewhat believe. Like Pierce's new movie about stealing diamonds, Ocean's 11 and 12, Italian Job and the Jason Bourne movies. I watch those and they make me want to sign up for the CIA or something or go rob something. When I watch James Bond I don't get that feeling, too many way out there crazy things.

iJon
 

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Well, I had heard it was his last role as 007 anyway, so what difference does one film make?

Brosnan is getting a little old for Bond, although that did not stop the previous incarnations. At a certain point, however, it becomes the straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of credibility to have such an old lothario...

I wonder who will pick up the mantle? I personally think Clive Owen would make an excellent Bond, ever since I saw him in "Croupier".
 

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I liked him better as Remington Steele, but then, I like Remington Steele better than I like the current run of James Bond movies.
 

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Too bad. I've actually seen him at a local pub where I used to live in London. Walked around like a "commoner"....no problems.

I agree with iJon about the plots....there's no tension because you don't believe any of it, anyway. It's not like he's McGuiver-ing his way through situations. He just so happens to have the perfect gadget lying around in his suit or car when in a tight situation.

And they need to get classier Bond girls. Nobody wants to see Bond shag Denise Richards. She doesn't exactly give the impression of being hard to pick up.
 

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They killed Bond like they killed Batman - they made him nice. He became politically correct - next we won't see him kill or have sex with anyone just lots of special effects.
 

HiRez

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Too bad, I think he made a pretty good Bond, but it was probably time for someone else anyway. Most of his films as Bond were forgettable, except for Goldeneye, one of my favorites (also had one of the better "Bond girls" in my opinion, Izabella Scorupco). Tomorrow Never Dies had its moments but ultimately failed. When they had Denise Richards appear as a nuclear physicist (!) in The World is Not Enough, they really lost me, and it's been pretty bleak ever since.
 

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James bond in mexico:

-My name is bond, James bond. and you?

-Mon, Ramon. :)

I haven't seen the first one with P.B, only those old ones with Sean.
 

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blackfox said:
I wonder who will pick up the mantle? I personally think Clive Owen would make an excellent Bond, ever since I saw him in "Croupier".
I agree with you there... Owen has that look about him, even going back to his 'Chancer' days.

Damn cool as 'The Driver' in BMW Films too! ;) :D
 

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Haven't followed too many of the more recent Bond movies, although I agree that they are a little too campy these days.

I come from the generation where Sean Connery IS Bond and everyone has has been an imposter. :p

I think they should make a Bond movie with Connery again, as an older Bond that has to come out of retirement, or is being chased by an old foe looking for revenge.

I guarantee that people would pay to see Connery as Bond again!
 

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I was a bit miffed... they must have someone in mind to replace PB, as everyone know's he's very capable in the role. Like, they need a reason to kick him out.

I was having this conversation with my house mate just last night.

After searching the Net it appears that there are several front-runners.
In no particular order:

Ioan Gruffud (Hornblower if you watch UK TV, King Arthur)
Jude Law
Clive Owen
Russel Crowe
Ewan McGregor
Colin Farrell
Christian Bale
Hugh Jackman
Dougray Scott

I also read a webpage that listed the Odds as William Hill sees it.. Eminem came in at 100/1 as did Robbie Williams... :D

We thought it would be better fun to think of the worst person to replace PB....
Verne Troyer... Rik Mayall... John Goodman..

but seriously, I'd like to see Clive Owen give it a shot.
 

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I remember an article a few months ago that said that they were going to try to go back to more of the original style bond movie with the next one. They realized that it was getting to techy and ridiculous. Here's hoping they actually do.
 

HiRez

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My Top Ten Bond Films Of All Time:

10. Octopussy
9. The Living Daylights
8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
7. You Only Live Twice
6. For Your Eyes Only
5. The Spy Who Loved Me
4. Goldeneye
3. Dr. No
2. From Russia With Love
1. Goldfinger

Honorable mention to Thunderball, except I always fall asleep in that underwater sequence, it just goes on and on and on...

Worst Bond film of all time: a tooth-grinding deathmatch between Moonraker and View To A Kill. And the winner is...View To A Kill!
 

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i remember some time ago that there were talks of Hugh Jackman replaceing Pierce, but nonetheless, who ever they choose really is less important than the plots, i mean seriously they have gone off into neverland or something, if they get a good actor, some hot girls, and a good plot with just enough action and intruige they will have a great franchise again
 

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PlaceofDis said:
i remember some time ago that there were talks of Hugh Jackman replaceing Pierce, but nonetheless, who ever they choose really is less important than the plots, i mean seriously they have gone off into neverland or something, if they get a good actor, some hot girls, and a good plot with just enough action and intruige they will have a great franchise again
Agreed. Bond has been about hot girls and intrigue from the beginning, with a little bit of gadetry thrown in for interest. If we want special effects, etc. there are plenty of other franchises that offer that. Bond is about the secret agent life and lifestyle, that we secretly want to live. We all (guys that is) want to be suave, debonair, get the hot girl and beat up the bad guy while wearing a tux.
 

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clive owen would be kick-ass if they got him in croupier mode

though i heard a far more interesting and very substantiated rumour - that Quentin Tarantino, of all people, was interested in doing Casino Royale as faithful to the book as possible - even as a period piece?

How'd you like THEM apples?

Hob
 

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There is a rumor going around that Tarantino is going to direct the next bond film, and it is going to be based exactly on Ian Flemming's first Bond novel "Casino Royale". Tarantino says that it will be take place in the 60's as well, pretty much he wants to follow the book as close as possible.

I think that it would be a great departure from the crap of bond films that have come out recently. I liked Goldeneye alright, but the following since have been luke warm.
 

Thomas Veil

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If Tarantino does it, it won't be a part of the "official" James Bond. "Casino Royale" is the one Bond property that Cubby Broccoli does not have locked up. (Remember the David Niven version?) So whoever Tarantino would pick to play Bond (if the rumor's true) would not be the regular star of the series.

At any rate, I long ago tired of the Bond movies. I tried to get interested again when Brosnan became Bond, and while I thought Brosnan was very good at it, I couldn't help thinking throughout the film, "I've seen all this before." Different variations, but always the same basic idea: the so-called "plot" is just an excuse to get Bond from one action sequence to another. The "plot" is usually so thin that I frequently found myself asking, in the middle of an action scene, "Exactly why is Bond here again?"

*Yawn.*