Reunion with Death - early third Dalton treatment?

The current issue of MI6 Confidential advertises an article about an early draft of what would have been Dalton's third film that was written by Richard Smith. Has anyone read this yet?
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  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    All I know so far is that it's set in Rome and Japan and inspired by the YOLT novel.
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    Apparently there's a detailed summary of the treatment in the article.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    coco1997 wrote: »
    Apparently there's a detailed summary of the treatment in the article.

    There is. I can confirm that. Would you like some scans of the article so that you can read it without having to pick up the issue?
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    coco1997 wrote: »
    Apparently there's a detailed summary of the treatment in the article.

    There is. I can confirm that. Would you like some scans of the article so that you can read it without having to pick up the issue?

    I don't know about him but I definitely would. :)
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    coco1997 wrote: »
    Apparently there's a detailed summary of the treatment in the article.

    There is. I can confirm that. Would you like some scans of the article so that you can read it without having to pick up the issue?

    That would be awesome. I actually ordered the issue early this month, but I think it got lost in the mail...
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    How about a summary of its contents?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    I need to buy this issue.
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    It was actually intended to be Dalton's fourth (or even fifth) Bond film. EON was already developing Bond 17 (GOLDENEYE) with Michael France. Richard Smith and John Cork were hired to write treatments for the next two films.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    What could have been. Interesting to contemplate.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    What could have been. Interesting to contemplate.

    Indeed. It always is. Damn shame it never happened, though.
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    As far as I know, Smith's treatment is the only EON-commissioned Bond story to use material from the Christopher Wood novelization of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    As far as I know, Smith's treatment is the only EON-commissioned Bond story to use material from the Christopher Wood novelization of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

    Oh, that sounds very interesting indeed. What was used?
  • edited January 2018 Posts: 611
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    As far as I know, Smith's treatment is the only EON-commissioned Bond story to use material from the Christopher Wood novelization of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

    Oh, that sounds very interesting indeed. What was used?

    The gun-in-the-typewriter scene, updated with a laptop computer.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 2018 Posts: 17,636
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    As far as I know, Smith's treatment is the only EON-commissioned Bond story to use material from the Christopher Wood novelization of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

    Oh, that sounds very interesting indeed. What was used?

    The gun-in-the-typewriter scene, updated with a laptop computer.

    Ah, that was a nice touch, then. It's the first time I've ever heard of a Bond film novelisation being used as a source in a later film screenplay!

    I really must get this issue. It sounds right up my street! :)
  • ChriskarrChriskarr Spain
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    I hope we find the entire 37-page draft (in PDF or else). It is very interesting. Please, can anyone share the article of MI6 Condifential?
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    Have you considered ordering the issue and supporting the magazine?

    https://www.mi6confidential.com/issue_43.php
  • ChriskarrChriskarr Spain
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    Maybe it's the only way. Also, it would be curious to see the original scanned draft. Maybe one day it will appear in pdf.
  • ChriskarrChriskarr Spain
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    Is it the one with the robot?
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    Is it the one with the robot?

    No. You're referring to the Alfonse Ruggiero/Michael Wilson treatment that was done for Bond 17.
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Is it the one with the robot?

    No. You're referring to the Alfonse Ruggiero/Michael Wilson treatment that was done for Bond 17.

    Ah OK.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Is it the one with the robot?

    No. You're referring to the Alfonse Ruggiero/Michael Wilson treatment that was done for Bond 17.

    I think that was the one where Disney was going to be involved in making the robots or something?
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Is it the one with the robot?

    No. You're referring to the Alfonse Ruggiero/Michael Wilson treatment that was done for Bond 17.

    I think that was the one where Disney was going to be involved in making the robots or something?

    Precisely. Apart from a certain scene with a cyborg, it's actually a pretty decent treatment.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Remington wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Is it the one with the robot?

    No. You're referring to the Alfonse Ruggiero/Michael Wilson treatment that was done for Bond 17.

    I think that was the one where Disney was going to be involved in making the robots or something?

    Precisely. Apart from a certain scene with a cyborg, it's actually a pretty decent treatment.

    Is it available to read anywhere? I think that was the script set partly in Hong Kong and with a villain named Sir Henry Lee Ching?
  • ChriskarrChriskarr Spain
    edited February 2018 Posts: 46
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Remington wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Is it the one with the robot?

    No. You're referring to the Alfonse Ruggiero/Michael Wilson treatment that was done for Bond 17.

    I think that was the one where Disney was going to be involved in making the robots or something?

    Precisely. Apart from a certain scene with a cyborg, it's actually a pretty decent treatment.

    Is it available to read anywhere? I think that was the script set partly in Hong Kong and with a villain named Sir Henry Lee Ching?

    Yes, here are:
    Resume: https://mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/bond_17_intro.php3
    Transcript, resume more detailed: debrief.commanderbond.net/topic/23731-bond-xvii/
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    Or you can read the FULL script here with google translate : http://www.commander007.net/2016/03/bond-17-le-scenario-dalfonse-ruggiero-et-michael-wilson/
  • ChriskarrChriskarr Spain
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    I recommend it.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    Done right with a couple bits revised, it could've been Dalton's GF/TSWLM.
  • RC7RC7
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Have you considered ordering the issue and supporting the magazine?

    https://www.mi6confidential.com/issue_43.php

    Bond fans buying things? You must be joking. There’s a reason EON have limited merchandise.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    RC7 wrote: »
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Have you considered ordering the issue and supporting the magazine?

    https://www.mi6confidential.com/issue_43.php

    Bond fans buying things? You must be joking. There’s a reason EON have limited merchandise.

    I try to make up for them all. I always try to buy my sources where at all possible.
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