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Anyway, I think a more lowkey PTS like Casino Royale or Bond's introduction in DN (not a PTS but same type thing) would be good here. Just put him in a scenario where he gets to act cool like a casino, have a faceless beautiful girl on his arm, give him one great quick kill and a Bondian quip and then cut to title sequence to introduce him.
I simply don't know what they'll do with it specifically because this would involve knowing the plot/tone, but I think they'll continue to do something 'different' with it. No retconning NTTD either.
- I think the PTS will be on the longer side - 20 min or so. It'll set up various plot threads that will later go into the film like NTTD did.
- It will still involve the first 'big action sequence' of the film. Possibly the first main location too. Main villain perhaps? Bond girl?
- It will have to suitably set up the 'world' of the next Bond film too, presuming it's a reboot. Nothing too expositional, just brief hints perhaps at the 00 section, MI6's role in the main plan, a hint at what Bond does as an agent etc.
- A way in which the next PTS could do something 'different' is perhaps not to include Bond at all. In fact, it could be similar to the FRWL novel where the various plot details are set up in this PTS and it's only afterwards that we meet Bond/see it play out. Bond 7's big introduction will come after the PTS in this case.
Ride starts at 1:20
The following mini movie is clearly influenced by Bond with more of a slapstick tone....
The length of the overall film would be a factor too. But 15-20 minutes sounds plausible for nowadays. It would depend on how it's done. I don't think it'd be as slow as NTTD's and would be a bit more straightforward, certainly tonally (more action, more of a build up of tension etc.) They could even hint at Bond in some way and give him a more slow reveal than we're used to... it just depends on how engaging it is.
I do think there will be some attempt at subversion when introducing the next Bond. The most obvious thing would be to introduce him in the more 'classic' way - the slow reveal in the casino, the action scene where he's wearing a mask and takes it off while the camera moves towards him... even the plastic surgery idea was floated around as early as OHMSS and has been something of an often discussed idea among fans before even NTTD. I mean, Brosnan's Bond was introduced in a toilet stall (which is rather funny), Moore's Bond got a comical, rather unceremonious introduction and even Craig's Bond hit the ground running during his first PTS without any slow Connery-esque build up.
Something akin to TLD/CR that shows the new guy in action. The producers will want us to know, off the hop, that we, the audience, are in good hands with the new 007.
Yes - this.
Enter the next James Bond, and the action scene that follows is taken directly from TSWLM. What a brilliant opening that would be for the next Bond.
There are some bits and pieces from the books which could be used, but again it depends on the film and what they're trying to go for. If they used elements from 'From A View To A Kill' the killing of the courier at the start of that short story could be adapted with a slightly more prominent action scene perhaps... I rather like the idea of adapting the mission and Bond's reaction to it in the 'Reflections in a Double Bourbon' chapter from GF. Not sure if the latter is better suited as a PTS as it's more an insight into Bond's character rather than an integral part of the story (again, depending on how it's integrated) but still...
Yes, that's very likely @peter something of that ilk.
Also, lots of running in the PTS, before the (inevitable?) injury of the lead actor after several Bond films.
The idea would be that Horror and Sluggsy are working for the Spangled Mob, who are part of the main plot, so the PTS would be tied.
As for Fleming and no adaptation, since when did that ever stop good lawyers earning their cash.....
I'm not sure how strict such a request would be, nor in what capacity EON would have to honour it if it indeed exists. Like I said though, I suspect going from these more recent PTS sequences they are going to be far more integral to the story than what we've been used to - not only in terms of plot but character ideas too. Despite my many criticisms about NTTD I do feel the PTS was interesting and pretty effective in this sense.
Yes, that's been a plot thread fans have wanted to see adapted for some time. I think they were very close to doing it in SF (after the PTS of course) but simply couldn't find the right way to work it in.
Now, I don't think we'll see this plot thread in the next one. I can imagine they'll want to put as much distance between Bond 26 and NTTD and set it up as a new world/start afresh. I think audiences are more likely to go with that than having Bond introduced brainwashed after going missing from a previous mission. It suggests a sort of continuity with NTTD and retcons it to an extent...
BUT how about if they adapt these chapters - the brainwashing subplot, the assassination attempt on M - but have it be another 00 agent? He dies at the end and Bond has to investigate who captured his colleague and brainwashed him.
I would love to see a huge, non-CGI stunt that gets people talking (as with GE)
QUITE RIGHT ! Just as with other changes of Bond actors, there's nothing to explain...
Yes ! Something with the humor of GF, TB, TLD, with the non-digital spectacular stunt-quality level of TSWLM, leading, hopefully, to a GREAT song. As much as I enjoyed CR and its PTS, it was low on humor but BIG on action, and the title song, with all respects to the dear departed, for me, was meh. A standard 90s grinder. But the graphics were great.
Keep it simple. Keep it classic. No big action sequence. No fresh faced Bond anxious to get his 00. Let's meet this new Bond as a confident and experienced agent at a card table in the same way we met him in Dr. No. Let him introduce himself immediately, instead of waiting until the end of the film as done in CR. As for Vesper, she should no longer be a concern while his others loves and villains are years in the future. The series is messy enough without cluttering it up with old story lines. To avoid confusion, everyone should be recast.
Stylish - something typical of Bond.
Stunts - Done for real, big opening stunt that get people talking.
Go for a quick introduction of the new actor, similar to Daltons in TLD.
That's a great idea for an action set piece either in the PTS or the main body of the film. I could see that working à la the QoS building site rope action sequence, though preferably without the questionable overuse of CGI. It also calls to mind the Bond and Wai Lin jump from the CMGN skyscraper using the ropes tied to the Carver poster. That scene also had the shocked office employees as well. This idea could be a neat and original spin on those types of sequences.
Like Goldeneye, but have the first shot of the new man be that great shot of Pierce up against the wall holding his gun rather than upside down in a cubicle shot.
A member on here said, the way they would improve Casino's PTS was to have the first shot Daniel be the " yes considerably" line. Now the thought of that lives in my head rent free.
One thing is for certain the new Bond has to be in his first PTS