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Dear God no.
Where do I think the Bond producers will take things? I think we will see more personal missions (they seem to think this type of thing plays well with the audience how else to explain no straight forward mission since TLD?) I think we will see a return to some bigger stunts.
It shall be interesting to see.
I'm not sure I'd call it the one single high point of the franchise - there have been many peaks - but a suspenseful espionage thriller on a tighter budget is definitely what we need.
I'd love to see more of Spectre Island in a future film. It could be a natural progression following on from the last film, and dare I say, make a great title.
P.S. Somehow, there are 4 year old comments to this 'new' article...
I'd be open to it, if it's done well.
You're correct. Strange. Maybe they bumped the article because there is a recent comment post as well.
I think Goldeneye is a good guideline.
Totally agree. The difference in tone between LTK and GE is quite interesting come to think of it. Might do a double feature with those two films at some point.
One of the elements I love about GE is that after LTK it completely embraces classic Bond formula, updated a bit of course. I really think that's what we need now.
It's the element I enjoy most about GE, actually. That, and the throwback to the Cold War. I think a lot of audiences would want a direction like that too, as the "popcorn" element of the Bond films went out the window in the Craig era.
One of the things that bothers me the most with B25 and this particular gap, is that it's not the beginning of a new era, but the end of one that's seemingly becoming tired.
After a gap of 3-4 years movie-goers tend to move on. Cubby knew this and Eon pulled out all the stops getting current and new audiences interested in Bond for GE. Barbara and Michael did the same thing with CR by tweaking the formula and giving us a reasonably faithful adaptation/updating of the novel.
Here we have a gap worthy of the start of a new era, yet it's probably Craig's last. This leads me to feel we probably won't get another Bond film after B25 for a long time.
Good memories of GE in any way. We will have to wait what Bond 25 will deliver, as long as it is better than SP we are being treated with respect.
60th anniversary of FRWL, 50th anniversary of LALD and 40th Anniversary of Octopussy.
The excitement will be palpable finally for a new take on the worlds most icon secret agent!
I'm already looking forward to it. ;)
Me too. The Craig 'arc' feels incredibly stale and tired to me now. Remarkable, really. I was so enthused for what he could/would bring after CR.
The sheer sourness and pretention of what followed a wonderful debut for him has truly soured my enjoyment of his portrayal.
If they wanted to celebrate the landmark anniversary of those films and Dr No at 60, they could film two movies back to back, with a new actor in the role. That would be a perfect time.
I disagree. The key will be getting good writers that understand the character. And the right director to bring a more authentic vision of Fleming's creation to the screen.
Yes but FRWL was 1963...
Die Hard changed the game in 1985 and Lethal Weapon upped it. Every mission is personal now. No reason to believe that will change.
Shoes in"SPYMAKER"the secret life of ian fleming"THAT WAS! a good style bond movie!
Oops. And the last non-personal Bond mission was TLD. 1987.
Very true, this. Although it got me thinking. How would we react to a faithful adaptation of a Fleming's novel? I mean faithful to the bone, even regarding the character of Bond, looks wise and all. Down to the very structure and organic of the book. I, for one, know I would love it, even over the cinematic Bond. But to each their own, I know many would prefer the cinematic Bond and the formula. I'm not saying I would want just one or the other. But I would love to have both. With this TV craze that's going on, maybe a big British tv production? Set in the 50's? You'l say they made Fleming, the Man who would be Bond. But that's not the same, is it? No, I say a truly faithful adaptation. 10 episodes of the finest quality. I mean Granada quality (thinking of Holmes and Poirot here). A Downton Abbey production value series. With brilliant character actors portraying all the book character we hardcore fans love. I would be all for it.
So despite the allure and possible commercial benefits, they may still choose to keep everything within the cinematic framework in order to protect branding.
I have significant issues with having Craig back for one more as a 'continuation story' as opposed to an 'ageless' standalone however. I can't tell you how wrong I feel that is, in the context of the future of this franchise.
It would likely tank. Today's audience expects a modern Bond. The brilliance of Cubby was that he did just that.
Yes, I must say, I do too. I was hoping for an ageless standalone film with Craig and by Fukunaga's lenses. This continuation angle is a sharp one, dangerous at that. Not smart sharp, but dangerously sharp.