Your Ultimate Bond Timeline

royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
edited March 2011 in Bond Movies Posts: 3,799
Time to start this one up again…


Connery Era…

1. Dr No 1962
2. From Russia With Love 1963
3. Goldfinger 1964
4. Thunderball 1965
5. Moonraker 1967

1 - 4 as before… 5 directed by Terence Young, much closer to the book… Imagine Lee/Connery at Blades!

Lazenby Era…

6. Diamonds Are Forever 1969
7. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1971
8. You Only Live Twice 1972
9. The Man With The Golden Gun 1973

6, directed by Terence Young, much closer to the book, perhaps replacing the otherwise dull Spang brothers with Spectre…

7, 8, 9 directed by Peter Hunt a’la the books…

Moore Era…

10. Live And Let Die 1975
11. The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
12. For Your Eyes Only 1979
13. Octopussy 1981
14. A View To A Kill 1983

10, 11, 14 directed by Gilbert, 12, 13 by Glen

Dalton Era…

15. The Property of a Lady 1985
16. The Living Daylights 1987
17. Licence To Kill 1989
18. Licence Renewed 1991

All directed by Glen, apart from 15, directed by Hunt

Brosnan Era…

19. GoldenEye 1995
20. Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
21. The World Is Not Enough 1999
22. Die Another Day 2002
23. Everything or Nothing 2004

22 minus the crap, naturally. 23 – I really like the name! Screenplay by Michael France and Bruce Feirstein.

Craig Era…

24. Casino Royale 2006
25. Quantum of Solace 2008

There you go,

Up to you peeps…

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  • edited November 2011 Posts: 107
    I remember on the old forum, someone (maybe it was @Nid?) drafted a set of fascinating guidelines for this. I cannot remember all of them, but here's an example or the sort of rule he suggested:

    Due to legal difficulties, you may not release an adaptation of Thunderball before 1964. You must work with Kevin McClory. If you do not work with Kevin McClory to adapt Thunderball by 1969, he will create his own version starring Lawrence Harvey as 007. Whether you work with him or not, he will make Never Say Never Again, a remake of Thunderball, in 1983 starring whomever you cast as your first James Bond (assuming he is not still in the role).

    Nobody has to play by these rules, of course, but I thought @Nid—or the person I might be confusing him with—had a brilliant idea; guidelines (admittedly simplified from reality) to really put you in EON's shoes. The author had written some rules regarding Casino Royale, as well, but I can't recall them just now. Anyone want to scour their copy of The Battle For Bond and posit some? Or am I just raining on the fantasy Bond franchise parade?
  • I remember I once came up with something like this (not too many changes):

    Connery era:
    1962 - Dr. No (Young)
    1963 - From Russia with Love (Young)
    1964 - Goldfinger (Hamilton)
    1965 - Thunderball (Young)
    1967 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Young)
    1969 - You Only Live Twice (Hunt)
    1971 - The Man with the Golden Gun (Hunt)

    Moore era:
    1973 - Live and Let Die (Hamilton)
    1974 - Diamonds are Forever (Hamilton)
    1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me (Gilbert)
    1979 - Moonraker (Gilbert)
    1981 - For Your Eyes Only (Glen)
    1983 - Octopussy (Glen)

    Dalton era:
    1985 - A View to a Kill (Glen)
    1987 - The Living Daylights (Glen)
    1990 - Licence to Kill (Glen)
    1994 - GoldenEye (Campbell)
    1997 - Tomorrow Never Dies (Spotiswoode)
    1999 - The World is Not Enough (?)
    2002 - Die Another Day (?)

    Craig era:
    2005 - Casino Royale (Campbell)
    2007 - Quantum of Solace (Forster)
    2009 - Risico (Campbell)
    2012 - Property of a Lady (Mendes)
    ...
  • Posts: 918
    Well, mine is at least possible, uninspired though it may be. All this above me, as nice as it sounds, it a total pipe dream. You people are smoking crack... X_X

    So, everything the same except Laz does DAF, Dalton does his '91/'92 proposed film, whatever it was going to be called and that's it. One more for Laz and one more for Dalts. Simple and possible.
  • Just a simple list, no details.

    Sean Connery
    1961 - Casino Royale
    1962 - Dr. No
    1963 - From Russia With Love
    1964 - Goldfinger
    1965 - Thunderball
    1966 - Diamonds Are Forever

    George Lazenby
    1968 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1970 - You Only Live Twice
    1972 - Live and Let Die
    1974 - The Man with the Golden Gun

    Roger Moore
    1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me
    1979 - Moonraker
    1981 - For Your Eyes Only
    1983 - Octopussy
    1985 - A View to a Kill

    Timothy Dalton
    1987 - The Living Daylights
    1989 - Licence to Kill
    1991 - Property of a Lady

    Pierce Brosnan
    1995 - Goldeneye
    1997 - Tomorrow Never Dies
    1999 - The World Is Not Enough
    2002 - Die Another Day

    Daniel Craig
    2006 - The Hildebrand Rarity
    2008 - Quantum of Solace
    2012 - Risico
    2014 - 007 in New York (Working title)
  • Posts: 212
    Sean Connery
    1962 - Dr. No
    1963 - From Russia With Love
    1964 - Diamonds Are Forever (more serious film that is more inline with the novel)
    1965 - Thunderball
    1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1970 - You Only Live Twice (faithful adaptation of the novel)
    1972 - The Man With the Golden Gun (more serious and a much more faithful adaptation of the novel)

    Roger Moore:
    1972 - Goldfinger
    1974 - The Spy Who Loved Me
    1976 - For Your Eyes Only

    Timothy Dalton:
    1979 - Moonraker (faithful adaptation of the novel)
    1981 - The Living Daylights
    1983 - Live and Let Die
    1985 - Licence Revoked (basically the same film as Licence to Kill)
    1988 - Licence Renewed
    1991 - Octopussy (a more serious take on the original)
    1994 - GoldenEye (w/ Sam Neill as Alec Trevelyan)

    Sean Bean:
    1996 - Tomorrow Never Lies (same premise as TND, but with less action and a more serious take on the subject matter. Also Carver introduced as an operative of a new villainous organization)
    1998 - Choice of Weapons (adaptation of the premise of John Gardner's "Nobody Lives Forever")
    2000 - Risico
    2003 - For Special Services

    Daniel Craig:
    2006 - Casino Royale
    2008 - Quantum of Solace
    2010 - A Whisper of Hate
  • Posts: 23
    Sean Connery: 1962 - 1967

    1962: Dr. No
    1963: From Russia with Love
    1964: Goldfinger
    1965: Moonraker - with being faithful to the novel.
    1967: Thunderball

    George Lazenby: 1969 - 1973

    1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1971: You Only Live Twice - with being faithful to the novel.
    1973: The Man with the Golden Gun - with being faithful to the novel.

    Roger Moore: 1975 - 1979

    1975: The Hildebrand Rarity
    1977: The Spy Who Loved Me
    1979: Octopussy

    Timothy Dalton: 1981 - 1989

    1981: For Your Eyes Only
    1983: The Property of a Lady - Since Octopussy is pretty much an adaptation of this short story.
    1985: Diamonds are Forever - with being faithful to the novel.
    1987: The Living Daylights
    1989: A View to a Kill - This film would be a combination of The Hildebrand Rarity and From a View to a Kill short stories. Bond investigating the murder of a motorcycle dispatch-rider, and the theft of his top-secret documents which Milton Krest is behind.

    Pierce Brosnan: 1995 - 2002

    1995: GoldenEye
    1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
    1999: The World Is Not Enough - But with no Denise Richards in it.
    2002: Die Another Day - A different, much better film than what we actually got.

    Daniel Craig: 2006 - Present

    2006: Casino Royale
    2008: Quantum of Solace
    2010: Live and Let Die - with being faithful to the novel.
    2012: Risico
    20??: Bond 25
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 4,737
    I will just post the ones that are different from what we actually got- just to keep my post relatively short :)
    There are 3 scenarios I’d be interested in seeing…

    My favorite- Scenario 1
    1. Diamonds Are Forever (1971-George Lazenby) - Well, duh. I hate having the movies go from Connery to Lazenby to Connery again (and Connery ‘going through the motions’ against his wife’s killer adds fuel to the fire of that infamous BS theory that James Bond is a ‘code name’- and is a different actual person)

    2. A View to a Kill (1985- Timothy Dalton) – I feel the series would have been better if Moore quit after FYEO like he intended- only to be lured back for the Battle of the Bonds in 1983- THEN quit for real! lol

    3. GoldenEye (1995- Timothy Dalton)- This movie was MADE for him. Just look at how different GoldenEye is from Tomorrow Never Dies (TND even perfectly sets up a ‘new Bond’ in the PTS- i.e. not showing his face right away)

    4. Never Say Never Again (1983-George Lazenby)- I heard they had actually asked him before Connery expressed interest- damnit, this would have been much better- Lazenby was only 44 years old in 1983- as opposed to Connery at 53 (and somehow looked much older than Moore)


    Scenario 2
    But if I could see it both ways, here’s my other idea…
    Lazenby signs the Contract and becomes the Best Bond ever as the producers predicted!

    1. Diamonds Are Forever (1971-George Lazenby)

    2. Live and Let Die (1973-George Lazenby)

    3. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974-George Lazenby)- just think about how cool that martial arts school scene COULD have been…

    4. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977-George Lazenby)

    5. Moonraker (1979-George Lazenby)

    6. For Your Eyes Only (1981-George Lazenby)

    7. Octopussy (1983- Timothy Dalton) Seven films is a lot for ANY actor- time to welcome a younger fresh Timothy Dalton!

    8. A View to a Kill (1985- Timothy Dalton)

    9. GoldenEye (1995- Timothy Dalton) (I always prefer this- in any scenario)

    Or on the other hand- Keep Lazenby for Octopussy to go up against Connery’s Never Say Never Again! How cool would THAT have been???

    Scenario 3
    Finally- perhaps the most unpopular opinion…. but if done right…
    1. The Living Daylights (1987-Roger Moore)- Sure, he would have been pushing 59 by this point, but if he ‘played his age’, like Connery did in NSNA, it could have worked- and Roger Moore facing off against Gogol instead Gen. Pushkin (since they had so much history in the older films) would have been great to see
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited March 2011 Posts: 12,171
    Sean CONNERY
    1962 - [Untitled Bond 1]
    1963 - [Untitled Bond 2]
    1964 - [Untitled Bond 3]
    1965 - [Untitled Bond 4]
    1967 - [Untitled Bond 5]

    George LAZENBY
    1969 - [Untitled Bond 6]
    1970 - [Untitled Bond 7]
    1971 - [Untitled Bond 8]
    1972 - [Untitled Bond 9]

    Roger MOORE
    1974 - [Untitled Bond 10]
    1976 - [Untitled Bond 11]
    1978 - [Untitled Bond 12]
    1980 - [Untitled Bond 13]

    Timothy DALTON
    1982 - [Untitled Bond 14]
    1984 - [Untitled Bond 15]
    1986 - [Untitled Bond 16]
    1988 - [Untitled Bond 17]
    1990 - [Untitled Bond 18]
    1992 - [Untitled Bond 19]

    Sean BEAN
    1994 - [Untitled Bond 20]
    1996 - [Untitled Bond 21]
    1998 - [Untitled Bond 22]
    2000 - [Untitled Bond 23]

    Clive OWEN
    2002 - [Untitled Bond 24]
    2004 - [Untitled Bond 25]
    2006 - [Untitled Bond 26]

    Liam NEESON
    2008 - [Untitled Bond 27]
    2009 - [Untitled Bond 28]
    2010 - [Untitled Bond 29]
    2012 - [Untitled Bond 30]
  • Posts: 128
    Quoting JobeGDG: Due to legal difficulties, you may not release an adaptation of Thunderball before 1964. You must work with Kevin McClory. If you do not work with Kevin McClory to adapt Thunderball by 1969, he will create his own version starring Lawrence Harvey as 007. Whether you work him or not, he will make Never Say Never Again, a remake of Thunderball, in 1983 starring whomever you cast as your first James Bond (assuming he is not still in the role).

    The author had written some regarding Casino Royale, as well, but I can't recall them just now.
    I think it was something along the lines that you can opt to film CR as your first movie, or agree to co-produce it in 1967. If not you'll face a rival production of CR starring Richard Burton sometime around 1965-67 and won't have the rights to it until 2000.

    I was thinking of this the other day - my Connery era matches royale65's. It's a travesty that Moonraker wasn't given a faithful adaptation in the 60s. Still to work out the rest though...
  • Posts: 562
    Sean Connery

    1962 - Casino Royale
    1963 - Live and Let Die
    1964 - Moonraker
    1965 - Diamonds are Forever
    1967 - From Russia With Love
    1969 - Dr. No

    George Lazenby

    1971 - Goldfinger
    1973 - Thunderball
    1974 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1977 - You Only Live Twice
    1979 - The Man With the Golden Gun
    1981 - For Your Eyes Only

    Timothy Dalton

    1983 - Octopussy
    1985 - A View to a Kill
    1987 - The Living Daylights
    1989 - Licence to Kill
    1992 - Bond 17
    1995 - GoldenEye

    Clive Owen

    1997 - Tomorrow Never Lies
    1999 - The World is Not Enough
    2001 - Die Another Day
    2003 - Bond 22

    Daniel Craig

    2005 - Bond 23
    2007 - Bond 24
    2010 - Bond 25
    2012 - Bond 26
    2014 - Bond 27

    Henry Cavill



  • Posts: 562
    Second post in a row in this thread, but I thought I'd have a bit of fun. This is an alternate timeline using the actual chronology of the films, but without using any of the actors who have actually played Bond. Of course, a few of the films would be re-written to better suit the actors and change the bits we all know need changing; i.e. DAD after the scene with Raoul in Cuba...

    Laurence Harvey
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    1962 - Dr No
    1963 - From Russia With Love
    1964 - Goldfinger
    1965 - Thunderball

    Terence Stamp
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    1967 - You Only Live Twice
    1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1971 - Diamonds are Forever
    1973 - Live and Let Die
    1974 - The Man With the Golden Gun

    Ian McShane
    Photobucket
    1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me
    1979 - Moonraker
    1981 - For Your Eyes Only

    Sam Neill
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    1983 - Octopussy
    1985 - A View to a Kill
    1987 - The Living Daylights
    1989 - Licence to Kill

    Ralph Fiennes
    Photobucket
    1995 - GoldenEye
    1997 - Tomorrow Never Dies
    1999 - The World is Not Enough
    2002 - Die Another Day

    Gerard Butler
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    2006 - Casino Royale
    2008 - Quantum of Solace
    2012 - Bond 23
  • Timeline

    Maintain the series as is with these exceptions. This is only my major differences.

    DAF – Completely different plot based on revenge for Tracy. Make it much darker and have Bond kill Bloefeld once and for all. Also replace Connery with Lazenby.

    TMWTTG – Once again make it a darker film with less campiness and more focus on plot.

    MR – Give me something more grounded and original.

    AVTAK – Dalton takes over with a completely different plot.

    These are my few main differences I would make, the biggest of which would be DAF.
  • Posts: 13,161
    Connery

    1962 - Dr. No
    1963 - From Russia With Love
    1964 - Casino Royale
    1965 - Thunderball
    1967 - Diamonds Are Forever

    Moore

    1969 - The Spy Who Loved Me
    1971 - Moonraker
    1973 - For Your Eyes Only
    1975 - Octopussy
    1977 - A View To A Kill

    Lazenby

    1979 - Goldfinger
    1981 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1983 - You Only Live Twice
    1985 - Live And Let Die
    1987 - The Man With The Golden Gun

    Dalton

    1989 - The Living Daylights
    1991 - Licence To Kill
    1993 - The Property Of A Lady
    1995 - Risico
    1997 - The Hildebrand Rarity

    Brosnan

    1999 - GoldenEye
    2001 - Tomorrow Never Dies
    2003 - The World Is Not Enough
    2005 - Die Another Day
    2007 - Bond 25

    Craig

    2009 - Quantum Of Solace
    2011 - Bond 27
    2013 - Bond 28
    2015 - Bond 29
    2017 - Bond 30
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    edited April 2011 Posts: 2,631
    Connery:

    Dr No (62)
    From Russia With Love (63)
    Goldfinger (64)
    Thunderball (65)

    Lazenby:

    You Only Live Twice (67) - a more enthusiastic Bond
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (69)
    Diamonds Are Forever (71) - as a proper followup

    Moore:

    Live and Let Die (73)
    The Man With The Golden Gun (75) - give them time to work on the plot holes
    The Spy Who Loved Me (77)
    Moonraker (79) - the film ends at the Amazon pyramid
    Octopussy (81) - Moore gets the sendoff he should have gotten

    Dalton:

    For Your Eyes Only (83) - I feel Dalton would have been better in FYEO
    A View to A Kill (85)
    The Living Daylights (87)
    License to Kill (89)
    The Property of a Lady (92) - minus the alledged robots in the script
    Goldeneye (95) - was written with Dalton in mind

    Brosnan:

    Tomorrow Never Dies (97)
    The World is Not Enough (99)
    Die Another Day (02)
    007 in New York (04) - Give Brosnan a more deserved sendoff

    Craig:

    Casino Royale (06)
    Quantum of Solace (09)
    Risico (summer of '11)

  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Connery Era…

    1. Dr No 1962
    2. From Russia With Love 1963
    3. Goldfinger 1964
    4. Thunderball 1965
    5. Moonraker 1967

    1 - 4 as before… 5 directed by Terence Young, much closer to the book… Imagine Lee/Connery at Blades!

    Lazenby Era…

    6. Live and Let Die 1969
    7. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1971
    8. You Only Live Twice 1973
    9. The Man With The Golden Gun 1975
    10. Diamonds Are Forever 1977
    11. The Spy Who Loved Me 1979

    6, directed by Terence Young, to provide a sense of continuity. Faithful to the novel.
    7, 8, 9 directed by Peter Hunt a’la the books…
    10,11 by Lewis Gilbert. 10 faithful to the book, 11 as the movie.

    Dalton Era…

    12. For Your Eyes Only 1981
    13. Octopussy 1983
    14. A View To A Kill 1985
    15. The Living Daylights 1987
    16. Licence to Kill 1989
    17. Licence Renewed 1991

    12, 13 by Hunt. 14 – 17, by John Glen, who has learnt from the feet of the master! 14 Stacy Sutton recast. Imagine Dalton and Walken going face to face!

    Brosnan era…

    18. GoldenEye 1995
    19. Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
    20. The World Is Not Enough 1999
    21. Die Another Day 2002
    22. Everything or Nothing 2004

    21 minus the crap, naturally. 22 – I really like the name! Screenplay by Michael France and Bruce Feirstein. Bond girl Uma Thurman, directed by Quentin Tarantino.


    Craig Era…

    24. Casino Royale 2006
    25. Quantum of Solace 2008
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited June 2011 Posts: 12,171
    Ok...

    Connery 1 - 1960 DN
    Connery 2 - 1961 FRWL
    Connery 3 - 1962 GF
    Connery 4 - 1963 TB
    Connery 5 - 1965 YOLT
    Connery 6 - 1967 DAF

    Lazenby 1 - 1969 OHMSS
    Lazenby 2 - 1970 [Untitled revenge flick]
    Lazenby 3 - 1971 [Untitled traditional film]

    Moore 1 - 1973 LALD
    Moore 2 - 1974 TMWTGG
    Moore 3 - 1977 TSWLM
    Moore 4 - 1979 MR
    Moore 5 - 1981 FYEO
    Moore 6 - 1983 OP
    Moore 7 - 1985 AVTAK

    Dalton 1 - 1987 TLD
    Dalton 2 - 1989 LTK
    Dalton 3 - 1991 POAL
    Dalton 4 - 1993 Risico

    Neeson 1 - 1995
    Neeson 2 - 1997
    Neeson 3 - 1999

    Brosnan 1 - 2002
    Brosnan 2 - 2005
    Brosnan 3 - 2007
    Brosnan 4 - 2009
    Brosnan 5 - 2012

    Fassbender 1 - 2014
    Fassbender 2 - 2016
    Fassbender 3 - 2018
    Fassbender 4 - 2020

    7 actors, 32 films, 60 years.
  • While not my own ultimate timeline, an attempt at what might be a Fleming purist's ultimate timeline, with an effort to get in maximum films. Given, such a scenario could have resulted in the loss of certain, widely recognized aspects of the films as we know them (hollowed-out volcanoes, space battles, etc.), and I honestly don't think the series could have survived the way it has without the drastic changes in tone/attitude/character that it's seen, but here goes. (And just for the record, more than a small portion of this was inspired by some of what I read on the old MI6 thread (e.g., dark, 50s/60s-era Bond films and "a-Bond-a-decade"). Also, apologies: it's long, detailed, and more like an alternate history than an alternate timeline (if that makes sense), but hopefully it shows a halfway-decent alternate take on things.)

    James Mason:
    Casino Royale (1954)
    Live and Let Die (1955)
    Moonraker (1956)
    Diamonds Are Forever (1957)
    From Russia, with Love (1959)

    Unlikely a full-blown series would've kicked off this early, but CR DID get adapted that year in real life, so what the heck. Gritty, realistic, and filmed as closely to the novels as possible (making obvious, slight exceptions for "carpet-beating" and racism so as not to tick off the censors). Unlike in real life, SMERSH can be used in the films. The series is greeted well, but comes to a cliff-hanger at the end of the decade as a kick from a shoe leaves Bond's life hanging in the balance....

    Sean Connery:
    Dr. No (1962)
    Goldfinger (1963)
    Thunderball (1964)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (1965)
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1965)
    You Only Live Twice (1967)
    The Man with the Golden Gun (1969)

    After a three-year break, Connery takes the wheel in a debut similar to the one we know today. Fleming-faithful yet cinematic versions of the next two adventures are produced in the next couple of years. TSWLM is put into theaters with reminders to "See On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the groundbreaking new film in the epic James Bond series, this Christmas!" (In spite of Fleming's apprehensions, an agreement has been struck that TSWLM can be filmed if only as a practical "extended advertisement". A small group of EON members (VivMic, Inc.) is assembled to film the picture, with Connery only requiring a brief time to film his parts, not including a possible SPECTRE-hunting scene.) Connery shows Bond's human side and remains sufficiently fit and un-bored-looking for the next two films to round out Fleming's story line, punctuating the end of the era, the decade, and adaptations of the novels with a seemingly unbeatably high point.

    Roger Moore (or, if you prefer, George Lazenby):
    From a View to a Kill (1971) (TSWLM 77's girl/AVTAK's villain)
    For Your Eyes Only (1973) (chase/survival picture between Bond and Judy Havelock)
    Quantum of Solace (1975) (villain's plot being a crime of passion)
    Risico (1977) (mostly FYEO '81)
    The Hildebrand Rarity (1979) (large-scale finale for the era)

    Rip-roaring blockbusters while Moore is still young. The source material is clung to, even for QOS. These aren't as dark as earlier entries, but nor are they as goofy as some of the real 70s outings. Moore/Lazenby ends on a high.

    Timothy Dalton:
    Octopussy (1981) (detective Bond)
    The Property of a Lady (1983) (OP '83, less slapstick)
    The Living Daylights (1985) (essentially TLD '87)
    007 in New York (1986) (short budget, short timetable, rave reviews)
    The Enemy of My Enemy (1987) (based on unused Fleming ideas and a saying he liked)
    Licence to Kill (1989) (mostly the same)

    Fresh blood, new adventures. A bit more serious than the '70s.

    Jason Isaacs:
    Shamelady (1991) (Bond 17, no robots (as has been said))
    Goldeneye (1993) (the best of the original script)
    For Special Services (1995) (not the novel, but TMWTGG '74)
    Tomorrow Never Lies (1997) (the best of the original script)
    The World Is Not Enough (1999) (same, minus any unnecessary melodrama)

    Overall, stronger than Brosnan's films.

    James Purefoy:
    Die Another Day (2002) (minus groan-worthiness and sci-fi aspects)
    Final Assignment (2004) (based on the purported script)

    Alas, he only gets two, but leaves on the thirtieth film and the fiftieth anniversary. While not everyone's favorite Bond, he does well.

    Michael Fassbender:
    The Secret Agent (2006)

    Essentially, how Bond became an agent. But Fassbender shan't be forgotten....

    Daniel Craig:
    Casino Royale (with a different name) (2007)
    Quantum of Solace (with a different name) (2008)
    Bond 33 (2010)
    Bond 34 (2012)
    Bond 35 (2014)

    Mostly the same as what we really got, with more continuity and more pacing/plot development in the latter (with no shaky-cam). His era goes on for three more films.

    Michael Fassbender:
    Bond 36 (2016)
    ...

    And all goes well, hopefully.

    Again, it's one very unbelievable timeline (and one very drawn-out post), but with constant talk of "going back to the books," I figured I'd explore it.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Well done. My heartiest congratulations on your post, I enjoyed reading it. :)
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 17
    A fantasy order:

    Gary Grant
    Casino Royale (1961)
    Risico (1962)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (1964

    Sean Connery
    A View to A Kill (1965)
    Goldfinger (1966)
    Operation "Moonraker" (1968)
    The Property of a Lady (1970)

    Tony Curtis
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1971)
    Diamonds Are Forever (1973)
    From Russia with Love (1975)
    Live and let die (1977)
    You Only Live Twice (1979)

    Lewis Collins
    Thunderball (1980)
    Octopussy (1982)
    The Man With The Golden Gun (1984)
    For Your Eyes Only (1987)

    Ralph Fiennes
    License to Kill (1991)
    The Living Daylights (1993)
    The world is not enaugh (1995)
    Carte Blanche (1997)

    Ewan McGregor
    Scorpius (2000)
    Devil may care (2003)
    Dr No (2005)
    Death Is Forever (2009)

    James D'Arcy
    Skyfall (2012)
    The Man with the Red Tattoo (2015)
    Nobody Lives for Ever (2017)
    High Time to Kill (2010)


  • Dr_MetzDr_Metz United States
    edited January 2012 Posts: 401
    Here is one of the timelines I've made. It's not the most realistic, or the best one I've done, but I like it. I would be interesting to see the movies in this timeline. I've added the directors to give an understanding of what each film would be like.

    Sean Connery (First four are exactly like their real-life counterparts, the rest are very faithful adaptations as well.)
    Dr. No (1962) Director: Terence Young
    From Russia With Love (1963) Director: Terence Young
    Goldfinger (1964) Director: Guy Hamilton
    Thunderball (1965) Director: Terence Young
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) Director: Lewis Gilbert (No hollowed out mountain in the Swiss Alps. A well done adaptation.)
    You Only Live Twice (1969) Director: Peter R. Hunt
    The Man with the Golden Gun (1971) Director: Peter R. Hunt

    George Lazenby (LALD, MR, DAF, CS all well done adaptations. FYEO, OP, AVTAK are basically the same, but much more serious, and no goofy humor.)
    Live and Let Die (1973) Director: Peter R. Hunt
    Moonraker (1975) Director: Peter R. Hunt
    Diamonds Are Forever (1977) Director: Peter R. Hunt
    Colonel Sun (1979) Director: Lewis Gilbert
    For Your Eyes Only (1981) Director: John Glen
    Octopussy (1983) Director: John Glen
    A View to a Kill (1985) Director: John Glen

    Timothy Dalton (Continues the seriousness, but the Dalton era is more dark than the previous ones.)
    The Living Daylights (1987) Director: John Glen (Basically the same as real life TLD)
    License Revoked (1989) Director: John Glen (Exactly the same as LTK, but Leiter is not the reason for revenge.)
    Icebreaker (1991) Director: Ted Kotcheff (Kotcheff was rumored for Bond 17, so why not?)
    GoldenEye (1995) Director: Martin Campbell
    Tomorrow Never Lies (1997) Director: Michael Caton-Jones (Same reason as for Kotcheff. At least Caton-Jones didn't direct Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.)
    For Special Services (1999) Director: Michael Apted (I like the idea of Bond fighting SPECTRE again before the final Bond film.)
    Casino Royale (2002) Director: Martin Campbell

    And the series ends with the first Bond novel. It seems fitting. Also the Bond actors all get long, healthy terms, allowing them to fully develop their interpretation of James Bond (I mean this mainly for Lazenby and Dalton, as they didn't exactly get the longest of terms in real life).
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    edited June 2012 Posts: 9,955
    William Franklyn
    1958 :: Moonraker
    1959 :: From Russia With Love
    1960 :: Dr No
    1962 :: Goldfinger

    Richard Johnson
    1964 :: From A View To A Kill
    1966 :: For Your Eyes Only
    1968 :: Octopussy
    1970 :: Risico
    1972 :: Live And Let Die

    David Warbeck
    1974 :: <a href="http://www.listal.com/list/diamonds-are-forever">Diamonds Are Forever</a>
    1976 :: The Spy Who Loved Me
    1978 :: Thunderball
    1980 :: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1981 :: You Only Live Twice
    1983 :: The Man With The Golden Gun
    1985 :: The Hilderbrand Rarity

    Timothy Dalton
    1987 :: The Living Daylights
    1989 :: Licence To Kill
    1994 :: The Property Of A Lady
    1996 :: Casino Royale
    1998 :: Tomorrow Never Dies

    James Purefoy
    2000 :: Icebreaker
    2002 :: High Time To Kill
    2004 :: <a href="http://www.listal.com/list/symphony-of-the-damned">Symphony Of The Damned</a>
    2006 :: <a href="http://www.listal.com/list/licence-renewed">Licence Renewed</a>
    2008 :: <a href="http://www.listal.com/list/quantum-of-solace">Quantum Of Solace</a>

    Richard Armitage
    2010 :: Shattered Helix
    2012 :: Permission To Die

    In this universe, the series starts 4 years earlier in 1958. The series runs pretty much continous until 1989. Following LTK, the series takes a rest, only to return 5 years later, still with Dalton and bringing Bond into the 1990s. I thought 5 films is a good number to give most of the actors, however, I choose to break it up a bit by having Franklyn do 4, and Warbeck 7. Armitage will probably do 3 more, in 2014, 2016 & 2018 (the big 60).

    I've also choosen to include my cast list for 2006's Licence Renewed, i'm currently working on a list for 2008's Quantum Of Solae and I plan on doing a list for all the other Bond films in my list too.
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 1,763
    Sean Connery:
    Dr.No (1962)
    From Russia With Love (1963)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    Thunderball (1965)
    You Only Live Twive (1967)

    All the Connery films staying exactly the same. But possibly a more enthusiastic Connery for YOLT.

    George Lazenby:
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    OHMSS would be the same however DAF would be a Peter Hunt directed direct follow-up to OHMSS with Bond out for revenge.

    Roger Moore:
    Live and Let Die (1973)
    The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    Moonraker (1979)
    For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    Octopussy (1983)

    Just a few changes to Moore's performance in TMWTGG.

    Timothy Dalton:
    A View To A Kill (1985)
    The Living Daylights (1987)
    Licence To Kill (1989)
    Bond 17 (1992)

    A more Daltonesque AVTAK and the planned Bond 17 described on this site. After 1992 the Bond series gets its much needed break. But 5 years instead of 6. After fullfilling his contract (3 films with an option of a 4th) Dalton decides to end his tenure as Bond and pass the torch to a younger actor.

    Sean Bean:
    Bond 18 (1997)
    Bond 19 (1999)
    Bond 20 (2002)

    Bean would act as a more suitable bridge between Dalton and Craig. All 3 films would be completely different from TND, TWINE, and DAD. In 2003 Bean decides that 4 years is too long to wait for him. He respectfully bows out from the role.

    Daniel Craig:
    Casino Royale (2006)
    Quantum of Solace (2008)
    Skyfall (2012)
    Bond 24 (2014)
    Bond 25 (2016)

    At first I didn't like the idea of a 4 year gap between QOS and SF but the building anticipation is worth it.

    And Happy 500th post to me. :D
  • Posts: 4,727
    Connery:
    -Dr. No
    -From Russia with Love
    -Thunderball
    -Goldfinger

    Lazenby:
    -On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    -You Only Live Twice
    -Diamonds Are Forever

    Moore:
    -Live and Let Die
    -The Man with the Golden Gun
    -The Spy Who Loved Me
    -For Your Eyes Only
    -Octopussy

    Dalton:
    -Moonraker (close to the novel, no outer space or silliness)
    -A View to a Kill
    -The Living Daylights
    -License to Kill

    Brosnan:
    -GoldenEye
    -Tomorrow Never Dies
    -The World is not Enough
    -Everything or Nothing

    Craig:
    -Casino Royale
    -Quantum of Solace
    -Bloodstone
    -SkyFall
  • X3MSonicXX3MSonicX At home waiting for Bond 25!
    Posts: 2,612
    I ask myself almost everyday and i almost cry wondering WHY Everything Or Nothing is not a movie :'(
  • Posts: 4,727
    X3MSonicX wrote:
    I ask myself almost everyday and i almost cry wondering WHY Everything Or Nothing is not a movie :'(

    It definitely would have worked better for Brosnan's fourth outing. There would have been a six year gap if it was made in 2004, but Brosnan didn't look too old in DAD, so it wouldn't have mattered. Nikolai Diavolo would be much better than Gustav Graves, and Jaws would "tower" over Zao (pun intended). As for the action, EoN's would have been a far cry better than DAD's sloppy action scenes.
  • X3MSonicX wrote:
    I ask myself almost everyday and i almost cry wondering WHY Everything Or Nothing is not a movie :'(

    Brosnan would've been 51 in 2004 if EON had been made and his age was already staring to show in DAD. Besides if the film would be anything like the game it would've been really over-the-top. After DAD I'd had my fill of over-the-top Bonds. Sometimes a longer wait is a good thing. We needed the 4 years between DAD and CR.
  • Posts: 4,727
    X3MSonicX wrote:
    I ask myself almost everyday and i almost cry wondering WHY Everything Or Nothing is not a movie :'(

    Brosnan would've been 51 in 2004 if EON had been made and his age was already staring to show in DAD. Besides if the film would be anything like the game it would've been really over-the-top. After DAD I'd had my fill of over-the-top Bonds. Sometimes a longer wait is a good thing. We needed the 4 years between DAD and CR.

    Well, I would have liked DAD to be taken out altogether, and EoN replacing it.
  • Posts: 3
    Connery

    1960 - Dr. No
    1961 - From Russia With Love
    1962 - Goldfinger
    1963 - Thunderball
    1964 - You Only Live Twice
    1965 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1967 - Diamonds Are Forever
    1969 - Thrilling Cities (us title for 007 in new york)

    Moore

    1971 - Live And Let Die
    1973 - The Man With The Golden Gun
    1974 - The Spy Who Loved Me
    1976 - Moonraker
    1978 - For Your Eyes Only
    1980 - Octopussy
    1982 - A View To A Kill

    Dalton

    1984 - The Living Daylights
    1986 - Licence To Kill
    1988 - The Property Of A Lady

    Brosnan

    1990 - The Hildebrand Rarity
    1992 - GoldenEye
    1994 - Tomorrow Never Dies
    1996 - The World Is Not Enough
    1998 - Die Another Day
    2000 - Nightfire
    2002 - Everything or Nothing

    Craig

    2004 - Casino Royal
    2006 - Quantum Of Solace
    2008 - Risico
    2010 - Blood Stone
    2012 - Skyfall
    2014 - ?
    2016 - ?

    If i had my way this is what it would be. Just my opinion i think it would be cool. This timeline would give us 7 more bond movies making Skyfall #30. All the bond actors would start a few years earlier making them all just a little younger.
  • 002002
    Posts: 581
    Sean Connery:
    Dr No.
    From Russia with Love
    Goldfinger
    Thunderball
    You Only Live Twice
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Diamonds are Forever
    Never Say Never Agian

    Roger Moore:

    Live and Let Die
    The Man with The Golden Gun
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Moonraker
    For Your Eyes Only
    Octopussy
    A View to a Kill

    Timothy Dalton:

    The Living Daylights
    Licence to Kill
    Property of a Lady (Bond 17 with Anthony Hopkins)
    Licence Renewed
    Warhead

    Pierce Brosnan
    Goldeneye
    Tommorow Never Dies
    The World is Not Enough
    Die Another Day
    Everything or Nothing
    Casino Royale

    Michael Fassbender:
    Skyfall
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 11,925
    CONNERY

    1-dr no

    2-FRWL

    3-thunderball

    4-LASENBY

    5-YOLT

    6-OHMSS

    7-DAF

    8-MOORE

    9-live and let die

    10-the man with the golden gun

    11-the spy who loved me

    12-octopussy

    13-moonraker

    DALTON

    14-for your eyes only

    15-a view to a kill

    16-the living daylights

    17-licence to kill

    18-property of a lady

    19-goldeneye

    BROSNAN

    20-tommorow never dies

    21-the world is not enough

    22-nightfire

    23-everything or nothing

    24- BOND 24

    CRAIG

    25-casino royale

    26-quantum of solace

    27-bloodstone

    28-skyfall


    and now lets head into my dream future

    IDRIS ELBRA

    BOND 29

    BOND 30

    BOND 31
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