Realistic & Serious Story Ideas for Bond 25 (...to be used by EON Productions Ltd.??)

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  • Posts: 582
    I've been thinking about all the ways that Bond 25 can follow on from Spectre. Anyone interested in writing a Bond 25 script just for fun? I've got a few ideas ...
  • Well, I have a great story for Bond 26 actually
    Anybody has read the John Gardner "For Special Services" That is one hell of a story.
    It has your race tracking, that moon subject, and a great finale. Two actually to be exact,
    One big one and one face two face.
    I really would love they maked movies from the Gardner books there are some very interesting stories, no doubt.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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  • haserot wrote: »
    my idea on how to start off Bond 25.. i'll put it in tags, so if anyone hasn't seen Spectre yet, they wont be spoiled..

    MGM Lion

    cue Bond theme and opening gunbarrel

    iris opens up on the Westminster bridge, picking up right where Spectre ended - with Blofeld being arrested - and before being placed into the back of a police van, Blofeld shares a brief look with one of the officers.... Blofeld is loaded in the van and driven away....... before being taken to lock up, the officer driving the van detours from route - driving into a back alley - the other officers in the back of van with Blofeld are oblivious to what is going on - Ernst just sits with a smile on his face.... the back doors get flung open - it's Hinx!.. he shoots the officers dead, and helps Blofeld out of the back of the van... the driver, a Spectre plant, run up to Hinx and Ernst - but before he can get a word out, Hinx grabs him and breaks his neck (disposable help)... a sleek black sedan pulls up, and both Hinx and Blofeld get in and drive away undetected, and out of sight of the police cars who end up swarming around the van just moments after..

    cue opening credits..


    i don't know.. just spitballing an idea..

    I love that idea! I was already thinking that's exactly how the next Bond film should open especially given how Spectre ended
  • AntiLocqueBrakesAntiLocqueBrakes The edge
    Posts: 507
    Agree with @sirhillarybray

    After SP, I think Bond should leave the whole SPECTRE enterprise alone and start in a new direction. Unless of course Craig is coming back.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
    edited November 2015 Posts: 2,138
    Hi guys this guy is the next big thing in British music and by 2016 will be the year of this man just like Sam Smith and Adele before him. Go to your book maker and put your money on him doing a Bond theme

    Benjamin Clementine . Also check out his track London.


  • Posts: 582
    haserot wrote: »
    my idea on how to start off Bond 25.. i'll put it in tags, so if anyone hasn't seen Spectre yet, they wont be spoiled..

    MGM Lion

    cue Bond theme and opening gunbarrel

    iris opens up on the Westminster bridge, picking up right where Spectre ended - with Blofeld being arrested - and before being placed into the back of a police van, Blofeld shares a brief look with one of the officers.... Blofeld is loaded in the van and driven away....... before being taken to lock up, the officer driving the van detours from route - driving into a back alley - the other officers in the back of van with Blofeld are oblivious to what is going on - Ernst just sits with a smile on his face.... the back doors get flung open - it's Hinx!.. he shoots the officers dead, and helps Blofeld out of the back of the van... the driver, a Spectre plant, run up to Hinx and Ernst - but before he can get a word out, Hinx grabs him and breaks his neck (disposable help)... a sleek black sedan pulls up, and both Hinx and Blofeld get in and drive away undetected, and out of sight of the police cars who end up swarming around the van just moments after..

    cue opening credits..


    i don't know.. just spitballing an idea..

    Reminds me of Sanchez' escape in Licence to Kill
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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  • DariusDarius UK
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    @tigers99

    A jailbreak is a logical step if B25 is going to be a direct sequel to SP, although I think that many may find it a bit predictable. Besides, Blofeld had been badly injured at the end of SP, so he would be detained in an ambulance with guard rather than in police custody. In an incident like this involving suspected terrorism, the ambulance would be subject to an armed guard and escort and, bearing in mind the spectacular newsworthy nature of the finale of SP (it's not often a helicopter crashes into Westminster Bridge), there would be myriad press coverage within minutes of the event. I doubt that even SPECTRE could organise a jailbreak, firstly at such short notice, and secondly with so many eyes (some of the heavily armed) on the event.

    How about this...

    Blofeld is seen to die -- perhaps assassinated while in prison, or on the way there. He is then cremated and duly dismissed after a thorough autopsy. Bond has to verify personally that the man is actually dead. However, evidence then turns up via intelligence communities around the world that Blofeld may not be dead and that SPECTRE is, in fact, alive and well. Clues all point to Blofeld definitely being alive, but how?

    Bond has to find out against a backdrop of escalating Cold War II tensions where international talks are breaking down and economies in the western world are nearing collapse due to sanctions and burgeoning national debts. Is SPECTRE the orchestrating force behind this? If so, why and how can Bond stop them?

    Meanwhile, Madeleine Swann has suddenly gone missing and Bond is convinced that the answers lie with her. The only other person who can help is Lucia, currently under CIA protection, so Bond teams up with Felix Leiter in a last ditch attempt to find Blofeld and the remnants of SPECTRE before the economies of the US and UK fall into economic oblivion.
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    I think they have a big issue as, if the movie does not do as well as hoped, they may want to take it in a different direction but they have left so many questions that they don't have a clean slate. Can they just leave Blofeld where is is? Has Bond resigned? MS has to appear surely ? (she loves him after all), I am sure there are some great writers out there with some great ideas but they have to fit in with SP
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    Darius wrote: »
    @tigers99

    Blofeld is seen to die -- perhaps assassinated while in prison, or on the way there. He is then cremated and duly dismissed after a thorough autopsy. Bond has to verify personally that the man is actually dead. However, evidence then turns up via intelligence communities around the world that Blofeld may not be dead and that SPECTRE is, in fact, alive and well. Clues all point to Blofeld definitely being alive, but how?

    Bond has to find out against a backdrop of escalating Cold War II tensions where international talks are breaking down and economies in the western world are nearing collapse due to sanctions and burgeoning national debts. Is SPECTRE the orchestrating force behind this? If so, why and how can Bond stop them?

    Meanwhile, Madeleine Swann has suddenly gone missing and Bond is convinced that the answers lie with her. The only other person who can help is Lucia, currently under CIA protection, so Bond teams up with Felix Leiter in a last ditch attempt to find Blofeld and the remnants of SPECTRE before the economies of the US and UK

    I honestly like this a lot, especially the part about madeline going missing. It gives bond an emotional stake in the plot without making it a "revenge tale" necessarily, so we could have another more classic film. I say kill her off towards the climax. Don't know about reintroducing lucia though, they need new characters. Plus make blofeld creepy with a somewhat altered appearance (still waltz) and make there a femme fatale villain who turns out towards the end to be spectre #2. Also blofeld survived because he had himself replaced by a clone (a bit cheesey but worthwhile for the interesting story it allows for if you ask me, and if done right would be fine)
  • RC7RC7
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    haserot wrote: »
    Madeline Swann as a SPECTRE plant in order to get 007 out of the way?.... a bit cliche', and it would be yet another Vesper/Miranda/Elektra type switch - but it's something i thought about.

    Yeah, doesn't work for me. A twist for the sake of a twist. Their relationship works for me, I wouldn't want that sullied by a cliche.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf England
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    RC7 wrote: »
    haserot wrote: »
    Madeline Swann as a SPECTRE plant in order to get 007 out of the way?.... a bit cliche', and it would be yet another Vesper/Miranda/Elektra type switch - but it's something i thought about.

    Yeah, doesn't work for me. A twist for the sake of a twist. Their relationship works for me, I wouldn't want that sullied by a cliche.

    Yep I agree. ....keep the relationship real.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Blofeld escapes.
    Biofeld in a wheelchair due to his leg injury.

    Blofeld killing Swann (sadly, but it's necessary).
    Bond could even be married to her first, not necessarily though.

    Hinx coming back but not falling in love with some girly.

    Blofeld either having his lair on a space-station or in a dormant volcano or in an underwater station.

    Swann getting killed in the first third of the movie.
    Bond going on a ruthless revenge mission.

    OHMSS score has to be brought back.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    I would really rather see Swann leaving Bond than getting killed. That thing has been repetitive quite sometime, now. The entire Craig era has a loved one being assassinated and having Bond experience emotional breakdowns. Vesper and M were enough of problems, and it's time to execute things differently. Give Madeleine the Tiffany Case treatment from the novels or Mary Goodnight, perhaps, and then let it be. Blofeld has been dominating Bond during the entire arc, and now being discovered, it's time for the both of them end up on equal measures and dominions. Let them go head to head with full force, out of ego, out of motivations. Not everything has to be personal.
  • edited November 2015 Posts: 7,192
    Personally there are four plot points I want for bond 25

    1. Fiennes's M to give the mission
    2. I would like Blofeld to be similar to calander man in the long Halloween or dr Hannibal Lector in Silence of the lambs in that he is preasent but active
    3. Madeline Swann does sadly die however I want the film to be similar in feel to (I can't believe I am saying this) Goldeneye rather then Quantum of Solace or Casino Royale
    4. Put a final nail in the James Bond code name theory by having a different 007 for part of the film.

    I think In terms of those three points I have an interesting idea for the film

    PTS Swann is kidnaped Bond tries to stop it but fails (does kill a lot of henchmen though)
    Titles (a song closer to live and let die a view to a kill you know my name or another way to die hopefully by Muse or maybe Yes or heck anyone but Sam smith)
    Bond goes back to London where Blofeld is still captured. Blofeld explains that he has very few people loyal to him after the events of spectre and those who do, kidnapped Swann. The reason is Spectre has reformed and is being controlled by a former adversary of his Boneparte Inglessios Galatia. Blofeld gives Bond a simple mission kill Boneparte and Swann is set free with no harm. Bond secretly meets with M Q Tanner and the new 007 Gala Brand M basically says we are unsure since Boneparte is clean but so was Guy Hainnes at one point. M tells Bond for old time sake to go to South Africa and see what's going on officially all Q gadgets given to bond will be listed as stolen and Brand's assignment will be to officially stop Bond at all costs. Bond goes to South Africa and investigates Boneparte

    As far as where it goes from there I don't know but I do know the following locations I would like

    South Africa
    NYC
    Bahamas (the PTS and perhaps naming bonds home there Shamelady like the novels I believe would be nice)
    Montenegro (a return to Casino Royale I feel would be interesting if not there then i am unsure what Casino 007 should go to as every other films since Goldeneye bond has gone to a Casino and once more every other time 007 went he actually played cards, goldeneye he did the world is not enough he didn't etc)

    Of course at the end of the film Brand retires and joins MI5 Bond becomes 007 once more and Swann Boneparte and possibly Blofeld are all dead

    Cast
    Daniel Craig James Bond 007
    Ralph Fiennes M
    Naomi Harris Moneypenny
    Idris Elba Bonepart Inglatios Gallia
    Christoph Waltz Blofeld
    Ben Wishaw Q

    As for Gala Brand and Liz Krest I don't know who I would want to play either one but I can basically explain how I picture eAch one

    Brand is 30's British very attractive smart and basically the Female Bond except she really isn't sure if the life is for her a mirror to bond and to show case while Bond doesn't have a choice the world needs men like him to do the job no one else can so "normal people" can sleep at night

    Liz Krest: Bonepartes Girlfriend and someone Bond does sleep with she is American basically I am thinking Hilary Duff but with better acting credentials so blond bubbly gorgeous Youthful and completely unaware of her bf's dealings. Mid to late 20's


    I can't think of a title either part of me would love for it to be The Hildebrand rarity as it is my favorite of the unused Fleming titles and that includes the chapter titles but I don't know how it would fit maybe Valley of shadows ?

    What does everyone think?
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited November 2015 Posts: 3,449
    I think we need Campbell and Haggis or a similar screenwriter who can adapt and update one of the Fleming stories as well as CR.

    If we are near the end of Craig's reign, probably YOLT or TMWTGG.

    If we have a new Bond, LALD or MR or one of the unused short stories could be a good choice. I'm not saying to remake previous films; I'm saying to take the bits that were never used and weave them into a contemporary story. MGW used to know how to do this (FYEO, TLD, LTK).
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    I'd like a F1 scene. It surprises me that there was never a scene like that.

    Have Bond follow someone at a F1 race (in the crowd) while there's something important going on at the track (like there's a bomb that will be activated after XX laps so Bond has to do something to stop it)
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited November 2015 Posts: 4,119
    SPECTRE and Swann take a break .. maybe just a vague refere. Comment by Bond woman to Bond that Bond has a cold distant heart possible to hide lost love ..Bond replies "well, love's a cold war".

    Nothing else said ...saved for another film.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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  • edited November 2015 Posts: 3,823
    ESB can stay out of next one, Blunt orders Hinx to kidnap MS , Bond returns to work and he gets her back but, whilst she is sleeping, Bond notices tiny drill scare on her head. Has her memory been altered? Can she be trusted? Is she a double agent? Whose side is she on? M wants her to be detained. Bond knows thats the logical thing but is torn.
    Not sure how it ends ......
  • DrShatterhandDrShatterhand Garden of Death, near Belfast
    Posts: 800
    My thoughts on some of the ideas so far:

    Space - Definitely not. Can't think of one decent reason why Bond would need to pull on his astronaut suit again. Perhaps when commercial space travel is actually a thing but for now let's keep this one in 'orbit'.

    Formula 1 - Can't really see this being the basis for a film but certainly a scene. Perhaps a PTS set in Monaco with Bond getting involved in a car chase when the Grand Prix is on.

    Garden of Death - However much I'd love to see this unused YOLT material, I think it would be very tricky to pull off. Suicide clinics and multiplex crowds do not good bed-fellows make. I did quite like the suggestion of people being booked into the clinic but never being seen again though which could work. Perhaps M could ask a personal favour and get Bond to track say, a friend's daughter there, to investigate what's going on before it expanding into something bigger.

    A few things from today's news that I think could be good to feature:

    Warzone/Civil unrest/Revolution In a time when we've had the Arab Spring and revolution in places like Ukraine, I think this could be a really tense and dramatic back-drop to a Bond mission. Probably have to set it in a fiction country as to not get too political.

    Piracy Not the 'aaargh Jim Lad' type but the stuff that's going on off the coast of Somalia. A Royal navy ship goes missing with some top-secret tech and Bond is sent off to find out who's trying to sell it. As an added bonus, the nearby incredibly weird island of Socotra would be an amazing place for a lair...

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Socotra,+Yemen/@12.5066546,53.3593626,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x3db6a3302ac94bf1:0x850a7ddff0ac426b

    Drones If EON really wanted to update the MR source material what about a rich benefactor supplying the UK (or Europe) with it's own fleet of high-tech security drones. Obviously he's a bad un', cheats at Scrabble and the like. I'd love to see a scene where perhaps a drone strike has been ordered on an area that Bond is in and he has to complete his mission and get out in time (nice nod to TND PTS).
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    With the MI6 building destroyed in Spectre and the likelihood that the real MI6 is going to be moving from the Vauxhall Cross building, and the return to 'classic' Bond, I think MI6 is going to be set in a building marked 'Universal Exports' like in the earlier Bond films - back in the shadows as it were.
  • edited November 2015 Posts: 17
    Rather than Madeline being killed, or leaving Bond, I'd rather some sort of event occurs and Madeline urges Bond to get back into action. It would stop another 'revenge' storyline, Bond could return to M, be given an official mission ('Operation:Bedlam'?) and it'd be a nice return to the classic format, for a final Craig Bond film.
  • edited November 2015 Posts: 1,475
    No offence, but am I the only one who’s not crazy about all these continuation ideas..?

    Bond
    quitting the service and driving off with Swann as the closing shot
    suggests that we are done with the previous story lines.

    Would much prefer #25 to open with a good stomping PTS (à la SP), and to be utterly unconnected to the previous films. An unspecified amount of time has passed since
    Blofeld’s incarceration, Bond is single again (the Swann thing was never meant to last, surely..?) and having been reinstated as a 00'
    he is then sent on the trail of no.2, or something along those lines...
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    Formula 1 - Can't really see this being the basis for a film but certainly a scene. Perhaps a PTS set in Monaco with Bond getting involved in a car chase when the Grand Prix is on.
    If handled well, this could be an amazing PTS!
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    F1 would not work in the USA,
    with the reviews re have so far . Bond shouldbe heading out to race a Nacar!
  • edited November 2015 Posts: 3,823
    Re the drones, I think the bad guys should be using drones as there is something "ungentlemanly" about them and sneaky if you get my drift. Bond (and Q) battling a bad guy using drones is worth looking at IMHO plus it has subliminal connections to the real world bad guys that we can never mention. It is also something physical which I think we need after two movies that looked at cybercrime, CCTV, etc
  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 9,903
    patb wrote: »
    F1 would not work in the USA,
    with the reviews re have so far . Bond shouldbe heading out to race a Nacar!

    Screw that. It's about as glamorous as him eating a deep fried mars bar.
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