Bond 26 Story Ideas & Speculation

I had a look around and couldn't find a current thread specifically for the discussion and sharing of future story ideas, and since there were equivalent threads for what was then Bond 24 and 25, I thought I'd do the honours and start one up for Bond 26. I'm sure I don't need to explain anything else. Share and discuss your Bond 26 story ideas. I don't have any myself but I'm very interested to hear what other people have to say.
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  • Posts: 9,148
    I have said before and I will say again go back to Fleming….

    Honestly The man with the golden gun and from Russia with love should be the blueprint for a trilogy of bond films

    First film bond is brainwashed and has to figure out which fellow 00 was also brainwashed and stop him from killing M

    Second film bond gets deeper into the organizations known as The Sleepers (lame name I know but yeah) we meet Stefanno Spang who does work with them

    Third film we find the head of The Sleepers and bond stops the entire organization
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited January 22 Posts: 4,797
    Risico007 wrote: »
    I have said before and I will say again go back to Fleming….

    Honestly The man with the golden gun and from Russia with love should be the blueprint for a trilogy of bond films

    First film bond is brainwashed and has to figure out which fellow 00 was also brainwashed and stop him from killing M

    Second film bond gets deeper into the organizations known as The Sleepers (lame name I know but yeah) we meet Stefanno Spang who does work with them

    Third film we find the head of The Sleepers and bond stops the entire organization

    Fleming did seem to be creating a new organization, The Group, in TMWTGG, so that could be used.

    Perhaps Fleming (and I'm just speculating) was tiring of all the McClory/SPECTRE litigation and was plotting a new villainous organization of his own.

    I do think we need a break from Blofeld and SPECTRE.
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    Posts: 567
    I’ve long advocated for a more faithful Moonraker novel adaptation, updated for modern day, shoot in Brazil like the film.
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
    Posts: 528
    A one off film starring Idris and directed by Boyle could be a quick way to have Bond 26 come out. Also would satisfy those asking for Idris as Bond well buying the producers time to sort out how Amazon wants to produce Bond. We know EON has had discussions with him already and Boyle has a script and plan ready.
  • slide_99slide_99 USA
    edited January 23 Posts: 341
    Standalone films. No more "world-building" nonsense. Every Bond movie should be a complete story where you don't have to watch a prequel or sequel to understand it. The Bond series does not need, and doesn't benefit from, continuity between films. This isn't LOTR. These are spy movies, or at least they should be.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 6,216
    Did you see the last one @slide_99 ??
  • Posts: 599
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Honestly The man with the golden gun and from Russia with love should be the blueprint for a trilogy of bond films

    First film bond is brainwashed and has to figure out which fellow 00 was also brainwashed and stop him from killing M

    Second film bond gets deeper into the organizations known as The Sleepers (lame name I know but yeah) we meet Stefanno Spang who does work with them

    Third film we find the head of The Sleepers and bond stops the entire organization

    You're preaching to the choir! I really think TMWTGG opening chapters could be a great PTS and a brilliant way to introduce a new actor. Not sure however about Bond hunting down a fellow 00. It's not a bad idea but I would prefer to see something closer to Fleming's novel: M gives him a last-chance opportunity to redeem himself by assigning him a seemingly impossible mission of killing an international assassin. A nice way to twist the story could be to replace Scaramanga with a female assassin; a female main antagonist could be a great way to distance this new era from Craig.

    On the other hand, the story could take inspiration from Horowitz's future novel and directly see Bond infiltrating the organisation that brainwashed him. M could fake his death, allowing Bond to gain the trust of his enemies.
  • Posts: 146
    I'm not really in favour of them going back to before Bond was an agent, but I think starting the new actor's tenure with a PTS set during Bond's Naval days could be a good way to reintroduce the character and set the film apart from the Craig era. Kick off with Lieutenant Bond on some Naval assignment, and an inciting incident that will lead into the main narrative of the film, then pick up a few years later with Bond as a new 00-agent, in much the same fashion as GE.
  • OOWolfOOWolf Savannah
    Posts: 140
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth. That being said, it would be refreshing for the films to go back to megalomaniacal villains who exploit political tension for their own gain -never too far from reality, yet definite Bond territory.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited January 23 Posts: 1,046
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 2,455
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    My home country of America is full of criminals. They’re often called politicians. If EON wants a another Felix Leiter centered story, that would be a good place to start.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    Posts: 1,046
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    My home country...is full of criminals. They’re often called politicians.

    I know the feeling, Max...

  • Posts: 430
    I'm not really in favour of them going back to before Bond was an agent, but I think starting the new actor's tenure with a PTS set during Bond's Naval days could be a good way to reintroduce the character and set the film apart from the Craig era. Kick off with Lieutenant Bond on some Naval assignment, and an inciting incident that will lead into the main narrative of the film, then pick up a few years later with Bond as a new 00-agent, in much the same fashion as GE.

    I really like this idea — it would allow a way to "introduce" the character but not make the whole thing an origin a la Casino Royale. Plus it would allow for some connection to the past in some sense, if you wanted to tie whatever the threat was in the many-years later Bond involving his naval days.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 23 Posts: 15,393
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    My home country of America is full of criminals. They’re often called politicians. If EON wants a another Felix Leiter centered story, that would be a good place to start.

    I feel they touched on that at least a bit with the Gregg Beam character in Quantum of Solace. Of course there's always scope for more development in that area given how heroes and villains are hard to tell apart these days. It's always a good thing to add nuance and shades of grey to Bond's often black and white binary world. NTTD also featured a bit of this with M being responsible for keeping the Heracles project ongoing despite the risks of it leaking out. It makes the viewer wonder whether M isn't as much of a villain in his own way as Safin.
  • edited January 23 Posts: 278
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    Agreed. That’s why EON invented SPECTRE, to avoid having Russia as the bad guys. Despite the tendency to have Germans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans etc as villains
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,393
    Troy wrote: »
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    Agreed. That’s why EON invented SPECTRE, to avoid having Russia as the bad guys. Despite the tendency to have Germans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans etc as villains

    Or rather Ian Fleming invented SPECTRE for the same reason after having the 1950s Bond novels mostly featuring SMERSH and Soviet Russia as the villains's employer.
  • Posts: 278
    My recollection is that Kevin McLory legally was found to have invented SPECTRE when writing the story for the film script Thunderball, which was later adapted by Fleming into the book. But the details all seem hazy, to say the least.

    But the point was to allow a film to have wider appeal by not being political.

    We can see by the Living Daylights how fast political moralising can date
  • Can we have an American villain lot criminal organisation please. Would love Bond to go over and take on a bent CIA operative etc
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    Posts: 1,046
    It almost happened in SP - a joint MI6/CIA op with Bond undercover as a married couple with Charlotte, a CIA black ops agent who turned out to be a Spectre agent. This was when Felix was still in the script.
  • Posts: 9,148
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    My home country of America is full of criminals. They’re often called politicians. If EON wants a another Felix Leiter centered story, that would be a good place to start.

    Well goldeneye was extremely anti American no idea why but yeah
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited January 23 Posts: 4,973
    If EON were interested in (at least) concepts from the continuation novels, in Raymond Benson's fourth novel, High Time to Kill, introduces Roland Marquis as its main antagonist. A Royal Airforce group captain and expert in mountaineering, Marquis has been Bond's rival ever since their studies together in Eton.

    The plot of the novel itself involves 007 on the trail of a missing micro-dot, where he ends up on an epic mission climbing the world's third highest mountain, in an attempt to rescue the micro-dot from a crashed plane. Needless to say, the British Secret Service isn't the only party interested in retrieving this top military secret and Bond encounters other challenges besides that of surviving the expedition.

    It might be interesting to at least take some inspiration for a really great villain.
  • Risico007 wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    My home country of America is full of criminals. They’re often called politicians. If EON wants a another Felix Leiter centered story, that would be a good place to start.

    Well goldeneye was extremely anti American no idea why but yeah

    Was it? I’ve seen the film countless times and unlesss your referring to the CNN line, I don’t see any “Anti-American” sentiment.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 5,725
    Risico007 wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Venutius wrote: »
    OOWolf wrote: »
    I'm wondering if political intrigue will ever be brought back. There's so much uneasiness in the world, and it seems as if it's constantly on the brink of WWIII: Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, China and so on and so forth.

    Trouble is, the British are the only ones who don't care if you have them as the villains of the piece - everyone else throws their toys out of the pram as if it's a comment on national character or the real regimes. Imagine the revenue losses if China spat the dummy, etc.

    My home country of America is full of criminals. They’re often called politicians. If EON wants a another Felix Leiter centered story, that would be a good place to start.

    Well goldeneye was extremely anti American no idea why but yeah

    Was it? I’ve seen the film countless times and unlesss your referring to the CNN line, I don’t see any “Anti-American” sentiment.

    Yeah, it's possible you need to be an extremely jaded American to see it this way, first I've heard of this too.

    Makes more sense for this film to be "anti-Canadian" I think! Doesn't look too good regarding our Navy and their Admirals.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited January 24 Posts: 12,036
    We need an Aussie villain with plans to rule the Down Underverse!

    Anyone who gets offended can harden the ef up.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited January 27 Posts: 3,895
    Made a new ''Operation Ruthless: Save Our Souls'' poster last December.

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    Alternate titles: Operation Ruthless, Shaken Not Stirred, Smoking Curtain, ''The'' Doubleminded Spy, Risico, For Queen and Country, The Hildebrand Rarity.

    Mabey one movie is not enough and should be two or three.

    Bond 26 inspyred by:
    OHMSS and DAF Blofeld
    Dr No connection in FRWL.
    Renard Bullet in head from Twine (Metaphor)

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    Germany as location and plot (The hell above Germany in Spectre)
    England, minimal but big in story (Hell above The Crown in Spectre)

    New since i watched NTTD:

    Argentinia as location (NTTD) as The Switzerland of OHMSS. Link with Germany, als two with The Netherlands. Link with England, but a bit difrent.

    Bolivia (Spectre NTTD but then with QOS Bond 26) with a reference to Stockholm syndrome from Twine. As new pretitle scene of the movie. Before i have liked to see a scene where Blofeld get Lucia from Safe house, this i like to see now after title's, in flashback or Lucia already be in Argentinia (her taken be offscreen or short scene).

    2 New idea's for start. Inspyred by NTTD and QOS and Yolt again (trowback to when i made fanart about predict China for Bond 23/Skyfall). Hint: The symbol in middle of Argentinia flag. No shooting. Alternate start is that Universal logo turn yellow first (after it turn in the moon in NTTD) with no gunbarrel at all. This is because something (see poster) will shoot on screen before titles. Nerves whole searching. Original first gunbarrel be that it start but then Universal logo start as light opening and that something drive you in to movie. I even consider that thing contuned driving in titles. Like adult take hands child.

    Mabey there should have showed this in NTTD



    , as contuned of Tom and Jerry theme (3x mouse and Blofeld cats) in Spectre:





    Taglines:
    Before Paradise Comes Hell (In first place refer to SF titles)

    Return line: This is the world's most precious resource, we need to control as much of it as we can (Dominic Greene in QOS)

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    Directer is rated and this movie R.

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    Some suport music:











    Speculation:

    Remour that Walter Bridge returns as writer.

    ''Bullets For Winter'' be credit as title of Bond 26 for almoost 2 weaks on imdb.com page of Bond 26.
  • Idris Elba- due to his massive talent to make audiences forget about big stars whom he has replaced in previous franchises (Will Smith in Suicide Squad) takes on the role of 007.

    With his massive presence, he owns the role. Due to his age, he films 3 back-to-back movies released over the course of 6 years with a trilogy director such as Christopher Nolan. Elba can own the situation of each scene in the role as 007 takes on cartels which leads him on a massive journey interconnected between many nations from north to south America, and ends up in Asia to find a seedy underworld of human trafficking.

    His movies would shed light on major problems that are not discussed enough on the news while at the same time showing how Bond leads his battle.

    Guarenteed money-maker for the studios with director-actor talents, the storytelling arc, the shooting schedule to give more time for the producers to take a few years to see who will replace Elba as a young 007. Alternatively, Nolan has worked with Tom Hardy and can definitely make this work as Hardy has a history of being in uncomfortable situations for his movies and playing someone who you sometimes can't tell is the villain or the hero (like Connery and Daniel Craig's interpretations of Bond).

    As fans, we need to think like the producers and see what makes the franchise move on strong, as we don't live in an age where one bad film is just a bad film anymore. You can't afford another DAF, TMWTGG, MR, or DAD on both a critical or commercial level.
  • I still want Tom Hardy or Hiddlestone. They are both seriously good actors. I dont want a pretty boy actor just because he looks Bondian. We need a proper actor like Craig.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 10,221
    I’ve long advocated for a more faithful Moonraker novel adaptation, updated for modern day, shoot in Brazil like the film.

    I find that idea strangely attractive! :)
  • edited January 31 Posts: 1,054
    Bond goes after a serial killer and the mystery of whether the killer is acting alone or on behalf of an organization should be the main focal point. The killer will have a lot more screentime as they have none to share with any henchmen, so their creep factor can be emphasized upon while Bond is reached out by the family members of a victim who was killed in the crossfire to add the angle of how public civilians were impacted by the actions of 007 on his duty.

    The villain's creep factor won't be established by a cliche scar, maybe a mask at most but otherwise would be a manipulative charismatic person. Bond is conflicted with following his own mission at work versus tracking down this killer. The subject brings M and Bond closer to one another in terms of building trust with another and also puts Q into a position of questioning the purpose of his work and gadgetry as the undeveloped detective aspect of his products are tested alongside his engineering skills as he learns the two must go hand in hand.

    The film should end with Bond not truly finding out if the killer was really acting alone as he is immersed with evidence to the contrary. It would end at the funeral of the killer's last victim.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 12,036
    And bring back Yusef!
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