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  • Posts: 1,437
    Clean slate needs to be just that. Original, not recycled or unused.


  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited April 2023 Posts: 3,373
    CrabKey wrote: »
    Clean slate needs to be just that. Original, not recycled or unused.


    Yes, actually my latter idea in this thread is the example of that and would make the new Bond quite different from his previous predecessors, and also distinctive, because he's more grounded, espionage driven type of Bond, he's not an action hero type, he's a Government spy that's job only to gather intelligence abroad, he's vulnerable.

    He's not a perfect guy, he's just an ordinary spy that happens to be involved in some unusual situations.

    It's original, unique,new and different.
    SIS_HQ wrote: »

    Try to check that out.
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    Has anyone listened to SpyHards Podcasts most recent episode? It features an early treatment for Moonraker which is much closer to the book. Sadly EON have apparently seen it and passed but the Nuclear disarmament is an interesting plot and the English Channel base sounds very cool. Defintely recommend listening and would be interested some elements being used for Bond 26.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    Some time ago, Japan released waste water to the sea, maybe they could use that as an idea for a plot? Does it sound too much like Seafire?
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    Some time ago, Japan released waste water to the sea, maybe they could use that as an idea for a plot? Does it sound too much like Seafire?

    All I saw from that was various government officials eating the local fish afterwards. Doesn't seem like a Bond movie to me, unless you want the Japanese government to be the villains. It could always be some private company, of course, but I still don't see how that's a Bond-level threat. Just being honest. I like the idea of a sea-focused Bond movie again, though.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Use Forever and a Day (set modern day, please) to introduce the new Bond. Then use Carte Blanche to introduce his side characters. That's one area CB did really well. Have their authors guide the writing, so that we can get some faithful adaptations. May and Charmian Bond need to be introduced into the film series to make it feel different from before. Blofeld should always be a possible threat. With Irma Bunt as his henchwoman or even wife to make it different. She could even be her own villain of her own story, like in Blast From The Past. Even Raymond Benson could guide it. Bring back Alec Trevelyan. Have him possibly be the 007 that gets killed in the beginning of FAAD. Have the villains in both books be linked to SPECTRE as businesses, not SPECTRE agents themselves. We just got that in DC's timeline, honestly. And no code names, or double crosses. EON should adapt some of the continuation novels. Some of their stories could work better than Fleming’s now. A great continuation novel to adapt for a later Bond adventure in a era would be Nobody Lives Forever. After getting May and Moneypenny reintroduced and shown in a few films, they would deserve their big part in a story. I would be opposed to Blofeld being the main villain of the story as well, as long as he isn't killed.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    LucknFate wrote: »
    Some time ago, Japan released waste water to the sea, maybe they could use that as an idea for a plot? Does it sound too much like Seafire?

    All I saw from that was various government officials eating the local fish afterwards. Doesn't seem like a Bond movie to me, unless you want the Japanese government to be the villains. It could always be some private company, of course, but I still don't see how that's a Bond-level threat. Just being honest. I like the idea of a sea-focused Bond movie again, though.

    The Fukushima radiated water? Repeating myself there's the concept used in The War of the Gargantuas (1966) wherein the exploded creature born of radiation and blown to bits reconstitutes itself from a sliver of flesh washed into the sea to become a behemoth creature that can battle a bad counter-creature. Hope for Craig Bond after all.

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    Or they could just go full Kaiju with it.

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  • Bond taking on a rogue US president would be good albeit maybe a bit too 24
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    LucknFate wrote: »
    Some time ago, Japan released waste water to the sea, maybe they could use that as an idea for a plot? Does it sound too much like Seafire?

    All I saw from that was various government officials eating the local fish afterwards. Doesn't seem like a Bond movie to me, unless you want the Japanese government to be the villains. It could always be some private company, of course, but I still don't see how that's a Bond-level threat. Just being honest. I like the idea of a sea-focused Bond movie again, though.

    Change waste water to inflammable substance and Japanese government with Spectre (or any terrorist organisation) and you've got a proper threat for a Bond movie.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    Bond taking on a rogue US president would be good albeit maybe a bit too 24

    I think a rogue British diplomatic would be more fitting.
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    Several days into a jungle survivalist training mission without communication technology, Bond encounters a woman who says she has escaped from a terrorist group who is holding her boss, a well-known foreign diplomat, hostage. Unless ransom is paid, the diplomat will be executed. What complicates matters is the diplomat's government hates the man and has no intention of paying the ransom. The diplomat is someone Bond has met before and despises as much as the man's own government. But the terrorist group is one MI6 has been waiting to eradicate. And of course, the woman is beautiful.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    Good one. So would the second and third acts hinge on Bond not knowing what is involvement can/should/is allowed to be and who he should actually be helping or hindering? With the Invasion of Ukraine, I've thought about a proper Bond War Film and this could come close to that. Obviously, you always need a reason why Bond is in country and actually doing something, but I think him f.e. having volunteered to train up some smaller country's special forces/secret service operatives in wartime and then gets in the thick of some scheme through an old aquaintance (and obviously a beautiful woman) is a good way to go.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    Just give me a plot about Bond in Royal Navy.
    Maybe have him work with Royal Navy for a while instead of MI6, I'd liked to see Bond as a Commander.

    He's a Reservist (RNVR), so maybe have the duty literally call him.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    edited September 2023 Posts: 8,004
    CrabKey wrote: »
    Several days into a jungle survivalist training mission without communication technology, Bond encounters a woman who says she has escaped from a terrorist group who is holding her boss, a well-known foreign diplomat, hostage. Unless ransom is paid, the diplomat will be executed. What complicates matters is the diplomat's government hates the man and has no intention of paying the ransom. The diplomat is someone Bond has met before and despises as much as the man's own government. But the terrorist group is one MI6 has been waiting to eradicate. And of course, the woman is beautiful.

    This is quite nice. Lots of solid conflict baked into the idea. It's interesting and the jump off point is in a unique setting. I would commission this, if I was EoN...

    EDIT: re-read @CrabKey 's pitch this morning, and I really think this is a great starting off point...

    I wonder how you see the second and third act Crabkey? I'm assuming the scope of the film would start to open a littler wider as the story progresses?

    It really has a lot of potential. There are many different directions this story could take...
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Talk of the possible B26 title or placeholder found online has me thinking about a Solstice adaptation, which could be incorporated into the film like the TLD short story, and taking up the first act to hour of the film. We get a bit of Turkey, London and Paris in this first hour. A bit of GE PTS-style infiltration, some spycraft, some gift unwrapping and a showing of... The Nutcracker!

    Following this, MI6 finds clues in Zima's briefcase or phone that lead to a larger plan, to do with infiltrating MI6 perhaps, or preferably something more original, grand and sinister. One issue from memory is that it's the Russians as the enemy which, while certainly on point would no doubt be altered to appeal to everyone. The Trafalgar square scene should be kept until the end though, as that's such a great moment between Bond and M. And yep, Christmas Bond film.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    And now you're making me re-read Solstice... :))
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    And now you're making me re-read Solstice... :))
    You're welcome! Enjoy, my friend.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    Yep. It's great. Just do that. Thanks.
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    On a road trip this week i dreamt up an idea based on the "HUMAN IN THE LOOP" concept for autonomous vehicles and wespons-the term for the person who ultimately instructs the AI to give a kill order etc. A Bond plot where Bond is the human in the loop working with a team of drones to infiltrate a lair sounds awesome. We'd see the NTTD plane with a fleet of weapon drones, he skydives or lands and can call in his own air support, has live aerial imagining, etc. It would be like a bond video game come to life on screen.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    I've written a couple of times on here about how I think the wirecard scandal should be the blueprint for the next Bond film.
    Well, in a new twist, the former COO of the company, who has fled to Russia, has been found. He has taken on the identity of an orthodox priest who bares a passing resemblance to him to get a full alternative identity (seriously, click on that link just to see that part...). Western services are now quite sure that he has been spying for Russia for years even before the collapse of his company and has most likely been involved in financing Russian activities in Libya and Syria in conjunction with the Wagner group.
    It's almost too on the nose for Bond...
  • Posts: 635
    The Russians should be the villains again. very topical as cold War is very much alive.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    OP is starting to feel real. Yikes.
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