Bond #25: NO TIME TO DIE

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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

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)

— 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

...wait, what?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 February 2019 19:26 (one year ago) link

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

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


shitterhand morelike

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

that shatnerfist in full

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

tbf Daggermouth was already taken

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


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


Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:25 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

this is both very good news and very bad news imo

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:33 (one year ago) link

i think i know what you mean

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 09:36 (one year ago) link

Nobody good should have to waste their time making bond films

mumsnet blvd (wins), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:38 (one year ago) link

Or Star Wars films

The Gapes of Wrath (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:41 (one year ago) link

Her character in the Solo movie was the best thing it.

Tuomas, Monday, 15 April 2019 10:17 (one year ago) link

high praise indeed

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 10:30 (one year ago) link

Craig sat in the same row as my flatmate to see the Fleabag play two weeks ago

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:01 (one year ago) link

sic’s flatmate to direct bond #26 imo

That Solo character was irritating. Chewbacca was the most entertaining aspect of that debacle.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:27 (one year ago) link

So, we know more now:

Rami Malek as the bad guy, presumably battling Bond with a mustache and a questionable historical record. Further:

“We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond,” promised producer Barbara Broccoli. She also left a few breadcrumbs about what that ride might entail, telling viewers that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.

“He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica,” said Broccoli, who added that the production has built an “extraordinary” house for the famous agent and his license to kill. The official log-line states that “[Bond’s] peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”

Naomie Harris back as Moneypenny, plus:

Locations for the movie also include London, Italy and Norway, where some shooting has already taken place. The cast will include returning actors Lea Seydoux (Dr. Madeleine Swann), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ralph Fiennes (M). Newcomers include Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Ana De Armas and Dali Benssalah. The producers confirmed a Variety scoop that Billy Magnussen has joined the cast. Variety also previously reported Malek’s casting. The producers confirmed that the script will be written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:38 (one year ago) link

ahh, the ol’ post-oscar cash-grab

we love to see it don’t we folks, we love it

Campaign For Dean Gaffney To Be The New James Bond (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

yeah, the speculation was Wallfisch, etc. would be on duty

mh, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:40 (five months ago) link

Hang on.. does 'Zimmer' no longer mean he actually does the score? I'm obvs being real naive here.

piscesx, Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:37 (five months ago) link

like all great artists, he has a studio and signs his name on work

(he does credit collaborators)

mh, Thursday, 5 March 2020 02:01 (five months ago) link

youtube recommended billie eilish at some award show doing her new bond theme and it looked like zimmer was playing a synth with them for.. reasons?

mh, Thursday, 5 March 2020 02:03 (five months ago) link

Zimmer not a very good choice for Bond really - I can't think of any of his scores which have much in way of swagger.

chap, Thursday, 5 March 2020 17:24 (five months ago) link

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