Bond #25: NO TIME TO DIE

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Yeah definitely can't take away from John Logan's influence, I think there's a balance the best Bonds achieve between serious business and casual humor that the last couple especially failed at. They were trying to be very impressive and they were also the most glaring examples of a perfectly decent franchise trying to Dark Knight things up a bit. Okay the Cumberbatch Star Trek was probably worse actually.

omar little, Friday, 16 March 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Well, well

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/bond-25-danny-boyle-exits-1202911993/

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

Time to stop making auteur wishlists for the Bond director gig.. The Broccolis will always want to ghost direct!

abcfsk, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link

there goes their shot at making this at least quasi interesting

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:39 (one year ago) link

Thought the revive would be about the rumours that Idris Elba is lined up to play Bond.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

More interesting than the director is whether the script goes ahead without Purvis & Wade as planned

abcfsk, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

God, please

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

Danny Boyle would've made a fun Bond sure but I do still look forward to Ken Loach's take on the iconic spy

— Italian Alex Pareene (@pareene) August 22, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

Loach, Gareth Evans or Joanna Hogg, all fine by me

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:03 (one year ago) link

i know this never will happen and never would've happened but i would've liked to see a soderbergh bond

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:05 (one year ago) link

Don't know if Craig has any sway but as they worked on Logan Lucky together I wouldn't rule it out.

FWIW would love to see what Paul Verhoeven would do with it.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:13 (one year ago) link

james gunn’s available iirc

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

Albert Brooks

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

Brad Bird

omar little, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

i was gonna say it's a little redundant but basically any m:i director not named jj abrams would've prob made a good bond film

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

Verhoeven doing a PG-13 action film would be a waste.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

omar otm

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

Based on how well the fight scenes were staged in the last WHAS, I'd go for David Wain

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

i know this never will happen and never would've happened but i would've liked to see a soderbergh bond

https://resizing.flixster.com/Kngkfhcif-r24cJqI7_IaokXdHE=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE3MzcwNjtqOzE3ODU5OzEyMDA7ODAwOzEyMDA

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

Just get a good cinematographer and stunt coordinator and a journeyman director.

abcfsk, Thursday, 23 August 2018 07:12 (one year ago) link

that’s irrelevant unless the atrocious writers are replaced as you said before!

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:16 (one year ago) link

like, Boyle & Hodge wld have been meat & potatoes, but Skyfall was watery gruel with plaster in it & Spectre was a greasy turd with a paper umbrella stuck in it at a jaunty angle

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:19 (one year ago) link

still get angry when I think about Spectre.

maybe this is naive but I don't understand why you'd spend millions making a movie and not go to the trouble of making sure your screenplay isn't total garbage, how hard can it be?

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:32 (one year ago) link

bond movies are copyright-maintenance exercises where the scripts are product ads strung together with action setpieces

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:47 (one year ago) link

why bother thinking to hard about the scripts when showcasing jaguar and patek philippe or whatever is much more important

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:48 (one year ago) link

yes, sure, but is it actively more expensive/time-consuming to have a not shit script?

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:59 (one year ago) link

well, at the very least you gotta find a decent writer who wants to do it, can do it for the budget the broccolis are willing to pay, and is available to turn in a final draft for the date they need to hit in order to meet their release date, so it probably is, yeah!

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 August 2018 09:09 (one year ago) link

the problem with the last pair in particular was the sense that they really wanted to make critically approved action masterpieces as opposed to making great Bond films. So they made them ponderous and weighty and full of all kinds of Nolan hand-me-downs w/r/t motivation and "the past haunting the present" and all that bullshit.

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

Quantum of Solace for all its faults was less a disaster than it was more of a throwback to the more mediocre (and yet still entertaining) Connery/Moore Bond films.

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

quantum is gorgeously filmed except for the action sequences which are nonsense. it v rapidly evaporates from memory but i really enjoy it when it's on

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

skyfall and spectre both suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

i have probably posted both of those opinions 10000x before

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

no Bond film should ever involve the villain appearing on one end of a very long room and taking a ten minute walk towards the camera while delivering a monologue, I'm pretty sure Torgo from Manos Hands of Fate walked faster than Silva in that scene.

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

Hahahah. But art!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

ah ffs

every day there's a whining choad (Noodle Vague), Friday, 14 September 2018 17:01 (one year ago) link

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oyzt826sXd

— James Bond (@007) September 20, 2018

Number None, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:07 (one year ago) link

huh - had they announced before that fukunaga would be directing?

no, this is the announcement

Number None, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:10 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

WE GOT (working) TITLE

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/22/shatteredhand-james-bond-working-title

...wait, what?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 February 2019 19:26 (nine months ago) link

Shatterhand, wish in the other, see which fills up first.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:39 (nine months ago) link

shatterhand?

shitterhand morelike

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:09 (nine months ago) link

that shatnerfist in full

https://i.giphy.com/media/wAhJF6wUMowy4/giphy.gif

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:12 (nine months ago) link

tbf Daggermouth was already taken

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:12 (nine months ago) link

In You Only Live Twice, published in 1964, Blofeld returns and Bond finds him hiding in Japan under the alias Dr. Guntram Shatterhand. He has once again changed his appearance. He has put on some muscle, and has a gold-capped tooth, a fully healed nose, and a drooping grey mustache.

omar little, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:16 (nine months ago) link

The Shattered Hand clan (or simply the Hand)[2] was originally an orcish clan that dwelled in the Spires of Arak. Formed from outcasts and liberated Highmaul gladiator slaves, the clan was named after its gruesome self-mutilation practices. The clan was left behind on Draenor during the First and Second Wars, but later rallied under Ner'zhul's banner. Following Draenor's transformation into Outland, many Shattered Hand transformed into fel orcs, with their founder and chieftain, Kargath Bladefist, becoming the Warchief of the Fel Horde in service to the Illidari.

In the modern day, the Horde-loyal "Shattered Hand" refers to a secretive multi-racial organization of spies, assassins, and rogue trainers seemingly fulfilling a similar role as the Alliance's SI:7.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:17 (nine months ago) link

if this movie pits bond against an army of savage orcs, it’s a day one viewing for me tbh

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:23 (nine months ago) link

Shat-In-Hand

just another country (snoball), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:55 (nine months ago) link

ew

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:25 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

The clock is ticking and despite that pre-production has already bled over into some production—cameras have been rolling on “Bond 25,” though it’s all second unit photography without the principal cast—the gears keep on turning on the screenplay for the next 007 movie. The Observer reports that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been hired to “liven up” the still as-of-yet-untitled ‘Bond 25’ screenplay.

Waller-Bridge might be best known by American audiences for playing the recalcitrant droid L3-37 in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” but she is a critically-acclaimed artist, writer, playwright known for the creating and writing the critically-acclaimed BBC comedy “Fleabag,” and the currently-beloved BBC America black comedic spy thriller “Killing Eve.”

But Waller-Bridge recently announces that “Fleabag” has ended after season two, she’s no longer the showrunner of “Killing Eve,” and has delegated duties and apparently has a hole in her schedule. That’s enough for star Daniel Craig who has reportedly specifically requested her to bring her wit and quirkiness to the screenplay.

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 09:26 (seven months ago) link

After the initial bit at Shrublands, Bond's supposed lack of fitness is never mentioned again, and he spends the rest of the movie kicking ass as good as he did in From Russia With Love.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:01 (one week ago) link

all the grace and vigor of Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:03 (one week ago) link

yeah it's in the upper tiers of bond movies imo. the "lol vegetable shake???" stuff (to which Spectre, bafflingly, paid homage) is the weakest part of it. obv not the best connery bond but not the worst either.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:04 (one week ago) link

NSNA is a solid flick though, when i was a kid i had zero idea about the chronology of where it fell in terms of Bond movies let alone the particulars of the rights issues but it's not like Connery or any of the Bonds were ever *not* a bit worn.

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:06 (one week ago) link

connery is more engaged in nsna than he is in diamonds are forever

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:08 (one week ago) link

I'm in danger of drifting off the thread topic, but I like how the villain Largo's motive in NSNA is that he's a bored billionaire who thinks it'll be a big laugh. Almost like Elon Musk.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:09 (one week ago) link

back on topic: the logo for Bond #25 looks like a 70s action movie, possibly starring Charles Bronson or George Peppard.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:10 (one week ago) link

i don’t like NSNA? - maybe bc I didnt see it until much later in life

idk

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:33 (one week ago) link

xpost yes! i like it too for tbat reason

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:34 (one week ago) link

also excited that we may get GUNFIGHTING IN THE SNOW - my fave

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:34 (one week ago) link

tbf Craig is now the second-oldest Broccoli Bond, and only two years younger than Never Say Never Again Connery

poss could have phrased this less distractingly by saying “ten years older than Connery was when he quit for the second time

insecurity bear (sic), Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:47 (six days ago) link

imo you will not be disappointed

ha ha yes

hopefully now that he is free of Bond he can start cracking out a Benoit Blanc mystery every three years

if Rian Johnson has to quit his trilogy of Star Warses to meet this pace, oh well

insecurity bear (sic), Thursday, 5 December 2019 18:06 (six days ago) link

Amazing there will have been 3 Star Wars films and 2 spin offs since the last Bond.

piscesx, Friday, 6 December 2019 14:35 (five days ago) link

that's one word for it, aye

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 6 December 2019 14:35 (five days ago) link

all the grace and vigor of Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch

― omar little, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:03 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

This is such a Morbsian comment I had to check it twice!

regarding the trailer: stop ruining movies, andrew lloyd webber

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 8 December 2019 00:23 (three days ago) link


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