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If we have to wait until 2016 for another James Bond movie I would rather they get rid of Daniel Craig and find a new actor. This  waiting 3 to 4 years for a James Bond movie is ridiculous. I'm getting to the point where I just don't care anymore about Daniel Craig and James Bond.
  I'm looking forward to Star Trek which will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2016 and a new Star Wars movie being released every year from 2015 - 2020.
  Pierce Brosnan is returning as a spy in "November Man" for 2014. That will be fun to watch.

If Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli don't want to keep up the momentum and bring out a James Bond movie in 2014, then to hell with them. I look forward to the next generation of Wilsons taking over.

In the meantime, I will watch Adam Rayner as the new "Saint".

lowelker wrote:

I love the idea of a gritty remake.
I loved the book LALD. I just talked my little bro into picking up a copy to read last week (wouldn't lend him by Signet copy).  I told him it was one of the better adventures. I read it about fifteen years ago, but remember most the atmosphere. A great pace of investigating the clues while  moving around locations.
I loved the fact that FOR YOUR EYES ONLY incorporated the Keel Hauling scene from the novel.

I doubt though that remakes are in the future of 007.

I would like to see SPECTRE return though.

I am stoked about Idris being in a Bond flic. That is so awesome. I hope it happens.

I don't think I can really wait until 2016!!! I know I'm at the mercy of EON productions,,,, but I think I'll add my concerns to my nightly prayers.

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I wasn't DC Biggest fan but feel he's come on "Leaps and Bounds " in
his portrayal Of Bond.  ajb007/martini  and hope he does at least Five before hanging
up the holster.  ajb007/lol
   The 2016 release date is only a rumor or has it been confirmed ?

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I hope they do make LALD again, though it's just a rumour I 'spose.

"You missed, Mr Bond" / "Did I?"

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I wasn't DC Biggest fan but feel he's come on "Leaps and Bounds " in
his portrayal Of Bond.  ajb007/martini  and hope he does at least Five before hanging
up the holster.  ajb007/lol
   The 2016 release date is only a rumor or has it been confirmed ?

Here is the way I see it. Since Daniel Craig and his wife are doing a stage production from October 2013 to February 2014 in New York, it doesn't seem  their will be any time for pre-production stuff in late 2013. They probably want to give John Logan more than a year to write the screenplay.
I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they are waiting for Sam Mendes to be done with his stage productions in 2013-14 and then coax him back into doing Bond 24.

It looks like we might have to wait until 2015 for an actual release of the next movie. The producers don't seem to be in any hurry this time like they were with Quantum of Solace (2008). Back then they were trying to get the screenplay in by November 2007.

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Thanks for the Info, james362001.  ajb007/martini
Seems we are indeed, in for a Long Wait  ajb007/crap

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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james362001 wrote:

I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they are waiting for Sam Mendes to be done with his stage productions in 2013-14 and then coax him back into doing Bond 24.

Sam Mendes recently turned down the offer to direct Bond 24. In a Guardian interview he basically said that Skyfall involved three years hard work, and the idea of going through it all again with basically the same set of characters and scenarios made him physicall ill. Perhaps, in a year or so he could be coaxed into changing his mind, but do not count on it happening.

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Moore Than wrote:
james362001 wrote:

I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they are waiting for Sam Mendes to be done with his stage productions in 2013-14 and then coax him back into doing Bond 24.

Sam Mendes recently turned down the offer to direct Bond 24. In a Guardian interview he basically said that Skyfall involved three years hard work, and the idea of going through it all again with basically the same set of characters and scenarios made him physicall ill. Perhaps, in a year or so he could be coaxed into changing his mind, but do not count on it happening.

I do not want Sam Mendes back. I do not know why people feel the franchise will suffer he doesn't return, I say good riddance. I say get a director who can make a REAL Bond movie, instead a heap of rubbish.

"And if I told you that I'm from the Ministry of Defence?" James Bond  - The Property of a Lady

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perdogg wrote:
Moore Than wrote:
james362001 wrote:

I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they are waiting for Sam Mendes to be done with his stage productions in 2013-14 and then coax him back into doing Bond 24.

Sam Mendes recently turned down the offer to direct Bond 24. In a Guardian interview he basically said that Skyfall involved three years hard work, and the idea of going through it all again with basically the same set of characters and scenarios made him physicall ill. Perhaps, in a year or so he could be coaxed into changing his mind, but do not count on it happening.

I do not want Sam Mendes back. I do not know why people feel the franchise will suffer he doesn't return, I say good riddance. I say get a director who can make a REAL Bond movie, instead a heap of rubbish.

A "heap of rubbish" that made a heap of cash ajb007/wink

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perdogg wrote:
Moore Than wrote:
james362001 wrote:

I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they are waiting for Sam Mendes to be done with his stage productions in 2013-14 and then coax him back into doing Bond 24.

Sam Mendes recently turned down the offer to direct Bond 24. In a Guardian interview he basically said that Skyfall involved three years hard work, and the idea of going through it all again with basically the same set of characters and scenarios made him physicall ill. Perhaps, in a year or so he could be coaxed into changing his mind, but do not count on it happening.

I do not want Sam Mendes back. I do not know why people feel the franchise will suffer he doesn't return, I say good riddance. I say get a director who can make a REAL Bond movie, instead a heap of rubbish.


What is a "real" James Bond.  I see this term thrown around a lot and I think it means "I didn't like it, but I can't explain why."

I didn't (and don't) like the Roger Moore films (and I can explain why).  But they're still James Bond films.

A James Bond film is one that features a main character named James Bond.

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Gala Brand wrote:

What is a "real" James Bond.  I see this term thrown around a lot and I think it means "I didn't like it, but I can't explain why."

I didn't (and don't) like the Roger Moore films (and I can explain why).  But they're still James Bond films.

A James Bond film is one that features a main character named James Bond.


You might find this recent thread of interest- http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/41385/phi … ond-movie/

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I'm just resubmitting my thoughts on this from an older post:

Updating it would be tricky, but if it was updated the way CR was it could work.
Big could no longer be a SMERSH agent with his operation being a Soviet
Fifth Column type affair.  He would have to be affiliated with terrorists or perhaps the new Quantum group.  The whole voodoo reference would also have to be changed as it no longer creates the fear it did at the time in the US.  It probably still does to some extent in some small tribal communities in Haiti and Africa, but it would really be difficult to modernize its effect in today's American culture, where its used more to make money off of tourists than anything (the way palm readers and psychics do).  Even the zombie thing was turned from its origins into fodder for horror films.Most of the scenes from the novel could still be done.  Bond could still be put up in the same NY hotel since it's still there.  The Harlem scene has totally changed since then, so I don't think having Mr. Big and the night club Bond and Leiter visit there would work now.  It would have to be set in another area (perhaps an exclusive resort owned by Mr. Big somewhere in the Hamptons).  It would also make more sense if Mr. Big's henchman and people in his organization were a mix of ethnic groups as opposed to only blacks - not to mention be more realistic.  It is
still tricky today to have a film where the villain is black and the hero is white, even if one is British and the other from another country.  However, having blacks represented in the story as an equal part of the law enforcing effort to
get Big (such as the FBI or NY detective contact being black) helps balance the negative that Big symbolizes.  It would have to be shown that whatever his scheme is would be just as much a threat to blacks as to anyone else - for example he was using organization not only to smuggle drugs and guns internationally but to also obtain some hi tech military device, bio weapon or nuclear material or even getting hold of a nuclear warhead for a terrorist group or an African warlord.  He could still be from Haiti, and even have his history of having had stolen money or goods that was supposed to go to Haitian disaster relief.  Perhaps he could be using the Jamaican gangs similar to the Yardies or Shower Posse (or even try to be organizing them into one gang under him) to help succeed in his efforts. Bond could still go to Florida and then to Mr. Big's private island.  It could be done...I just don't think it ever will be (at least in
my lifetime).  I can't see the producers wanting to remake any of the films in even the distant future, but I suppose anything can happen.

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I liked the comments made at the bottom of the article by Larry Holden.  He
jumped right on the writer for being so loose with Mr. Big's character.  For those
who didn't see it...

The antagonist of Live and Let Die in both the novel and film is Mr. Big, a master criminal who in the film is a drug baron, and in the novel, is a crafty coin smuggler..”

A crafty coil smuggler? That’s your take on this villain? Her Majesty’s
government would not investigate just a crafty coin smuggler! When Fleming wrote the novel during the fifties cold war, Mr. Big’s history
included hi-jacking trucks for Legs Diamond, working for the OSS during WWII then recruited by the Soviets as an agent for SMERSH, then settling into New York as an imbedded Russian spy and head of his own underground criminal gang. His coin smuggling was merely an effort to use ancient pirate treasure he found to help finance his operation and to send to Moscow. Some crafty coin smuggler!

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Gala Brand wrote:

I didn't (and don't) like the Roger Moore films (and I can explain why).  But they're still James Bond films.

I feel the same. And for what it's worth, I think Skyfall is as "real" a James Bond film as any other. ajb007/martini

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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After Sam Mendes saying the thought of him preparing and doing Bond 24 at this time would make him "physically ill", I think Sam Mendes is getting cocky. Getting a swelled head are we?
Okay, if the producers do find a new director soon in 2013, maybe there is a slim chance of Bond 24 being filmed in 2014, but I don't see it being ready for a November 2014 release, based upon Daniel Craig's upcoming schedule with his stage production.
  There are plenty of directors and producers-want-to-be directors in the sea out there and they don't have to wait for Sam Mendes to become available.
However, I have read 12 directors have already turned down the offer to direct Bond 24. It's too bad Martin Campbell will not return to direct another Bond movie. He is already 70 though.

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As one of my favourites from the series, such a strong aspect of the film was the uniqueness of the villians, and almost über-fantasy of the voodoo/aspect fear of the villian's lair. As incredible as all 3 Daniel Craig file have been, I'd like to see slightly more of a departure into the really classic Dr.No/YOLT/LALD/TMWTGG style villian's lair where Bond has to evade more obstacles. Also, most of the iconic villians and henchmen were quite unique - oddjob, tee hee, jaws. The future characters should make a more lasting impression because of their unique traits. (Oh the memories of watching odd job with his hat when I was really young lol!)

That being said, it shouldn't turn into a plot with constant, overly impressive stunts/CGIs, like a Schwarzenegger movie, or some parts of DAD.

"Did you ever ask why? Why we topple all those dictators, undermine all those regimes, only to come home, well done, good job, but sorry old boy, everything you've risked your life for has changed"...
"...It was the job we were chosen for"...

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There is no truth to the rumor.

A couple of years ago Barbara Broccoli stated in an interview somewhere that they are not interested in remakes.

It's a good idea, though, from a creative point of view.

I wish that You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and Moonraker could be remade in accord with the novels. I wish somebody, anybody -- not the Broccoli's -- could remake The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only and Licence to Kill the way Richard Maibaum originally wrote them, before his scripts were changed. But that's just wishful thinking. It will never happen. One family owns the film and TV rights to James Bond in perpetuity. They will never sell it or allow another entity to control it either creatively or financially.


james362001 wrote:

If we have to wait until 2016 for another James Bond movie I would rather they get rid of Daniel Craig and find a new actor. This  waiting 3 to 4 years for a James Bond movie is ridiculous. I'm getting to the point where I just don't care anymore about Daniel Craig and James Bond.
  ...
If Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli don't want to keep up the momentum and bring out a James Bond movie in 2014, then to hell with them. I look forward to the next generation of Wilsons taking over.
...


lowelker wrote:

....I don't think I can really wait until 2016!!! I know I'm at the mercy of EON productions,,,, but I think I'll add my concerns to my nightly prayers.


james362001 wrote:

...Here is the way I see it. Since Daniel Craig and his wife are doing a stage production from October 2013 to February 2014 in New York, it doesn't seem  their will be any time for pre-production stuff in late 2013. They probably want to give John Logan more than a year to write the screenplay.
I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they are waiting for Sam Mendes to be done with his stage productions in 2013-14 and then coax him back into doing Bond 24.

It looks like we might have to wait until 2015 for an actual release of the next movie. The producers don't seem to be in any hurry this time like they were with Quantum of Solace (2008). ...


Under the circumstances I think it will be 2016 before Bond 24 is released.

They should call it The Long Wait.

Bond 24: The Long Wait.

At this rate the next Bond film -- Bond 25 -- will be in 2019 or 2020.

That means Daniel Craig will have made less Bond films over the longest period of time of any actor to take on the role. He's a multi-millionaire now, he doesn't need to work for money, he can do what he wants, his contract is secure, and he's in no hurry. He doesn't care if you don't get your Bond fix. The Broccoli family have been through 23 of these films already and one more is no big thing. They'll get around to it when they get around to it. They know the franchise will keep itself going without a new installment, and what they eventually deliver won't make or break the franchise one way or another because the fan base accepts anything.

As much as I would like to see the franchise change ownership -- taken over by more discerning hands who know how to deliver a film to the marketplace every two years -- I fear the opposite will be true. After Michael G. Wilson retires, Barbara Broccoli will continue to deconstruct the character and transform the series into something else until she is too old or dead. Then their children or stepchildren -- who, going by the videogames they've been writing, are even less talented than Michael and Babs -- will take over.  James Bond will stay in the family. There will never be another point of view. There will never be another take on the character. This gene pool of diminishing returns will never let go of the film rights. Never. It's their ticket through life.

Four years is a long time to wait for the next miserably depressing installment into the deconstruction of James Bond.

The top 7 Bond films: 1)  Dr No.   2) From Russia With Love.  3) Thunderball.  4) On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  5) For Your Eyes Only.  6) The Living Daylights.  7) Licence to Kill.

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When do you start your stand-up tour, Richard ? Funniest thing I've read in ages  ajb007/lol

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Richard--W wrote:

Four years is a long time to wait for the next miserably depressing installment into the deconstruction of James Bond.

Then don't wait for it. Why not move on to another franchise that measures up to your all-knowing and demanding standards?  Police Academy, perhaps? ajb007/rolleyes

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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I think Police Academy 2 was the last true, Police academy film.  ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I think Police Academy 2 was the last true, Police academy film.  ajb007/lol

But you say that only because you don't know any better, not having read any of the original novels on which the Police Academy characters are based. Nor, I suspect, have you studied police comedy screenwriting, directing or acting. So your opinion, though possibly sincere, is surely misguided and uninformed. That being the case, I'm afraid your opinion isn't vaild. Sorry about that, old man! ajb007/lol

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Sometimes you can be very naughty BL.   ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Why a remake of LaLD

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Sometimes you can be very naughty BL.   ajb007/lol

I have no idea what you're talking about.  ajb007/biggrin

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Oh, dear, another rant about how poor, unappreciated Richard Maibaum's perfect scripts were turned into twaddle by those heartless producers and how his unrealized legacy is being destroyed by those producers' pinheaded heirs.  (Which makes me wonder if what Maibaum wrote was never really filmed, how can his "vision" be damaged?  And never mind that screenwriters are not novelists, who are in charge of every aspect of the story, but people hired to do a job. . .he can write a brilliant script, but if the producer or director doesn't like it, it gets rewritten.  Something you'd think Maibaum, who worked decades in the industry, would understand.  But I digress.)

I keep thinking back to my undergraduate days at the university, when a particularly fiery evangelist would appear on campus.  He and his wife would shriek at the top of their lungs about what fools we college students were.  We thought we were happy and satisfied, they screamed, but our professors were "raping" our minds; we were so tied up in acquiring false knowledge, making "lustful" connections, and focusing on the "needs" of the world that we were blinded to the "truth" of the spiritual world; and we would, of course, regret our choices, in this world or in the next. . .

I think most of us remained happy with what we got from the university.  I believe the evangelist and his wife are out there shrieking on some corner, ignored, laughed at, but happy in the belief they've got it all figured out.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I think Police Academy 2 was the last true, Police academy film.  ajb007/lol

I am sure BL liked the grittier tone of Police Academy 5  ajb007/rolleyes

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