The other day it hit me that Daniel Craig has been Bond for 10 years.. I realized at some point we need a new Bond actor and we have three options right now.. (1) Do a pre-quel? Cast a 20 something younger Bond, showcasing him in the navy, his training to be a spy, or maybe even copy the young bond novels? (2) Cast a 30 something year old actor to do what Brosnan did, new film, new plot, no continuation.. Or (3) Re-make some of the old films??
This leads to my overall question. If you could re-make any of the Bond films, what film(s), would you re-make?? How would you do it? Good idea or bad idea??
I would personally re-make Thunderball but change the story completely. "TB", is my favorite Bond film by far and I think it would be crazy with today's technology. They could have most of the same script but change specific scenes like for example, that one scene where Bond shoots a shark and then discovers the submarine.
Change that to a scene involving Bond being trapped by a few sharks in the submarine, and maybe have a shortened version of the underwater fight here with a changed ending. Add a bunch of new scenes, new fight sequences, kind of like Craig's action scenes, put scenes like that in and it changes the whole movie but keeps the general idea. Keep the re-breather gadget, shark tank/pool idea, stolen nukes, DB5, hospital scene and opening with Bond on the jet pack... Have Christopher Nolan direct..
Okay I know everyone thinks I am completely insane but I don't know how else to keep the Bond series fresh.
I think they need to do something that they have not done before.