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Craig didn’t negotiate his deal.
Brosnan didn’t ask for $25-30 million…
One was lucky to read the tea leaves correctly; the other not so much and out-priced his client.
As a producer (s), the agent (s) may’ve made it a helluva lot easier to walk away from Brosnan.
That’s actually a good point. I wonder if Brosnan’s agents may have overplayed their hands when trying to renegotiate for one more film.
I wasn’t saying it was wrong of Brosnan (or his agent) to demand more money, I’m just saying that’s part of why Eon decided to look elsewhere and there’s nothing wrong with that decision on their part.
They do @CraigMooreOHMSS … they’re a necessary evil.
I’ve been in negotiations for the past six weeks to own the film and tv rights to a NYT bestseller. Some on here know the song and dance we’ve been going through….
Let’s just say that I’m happy I went bald quite early— there are no strands left for me to pull out in utter frustration, 😂!!
I partly agree since we went from Moonraker to FYEO without a change of actor, but it helped Batman Begins to severe any ties from Batman and Robin, and by all means the obsession with rebooting film franchises did start there. It was probably for the best to separate Casino Royale/Craig from what had come before.
Yeah, it was an obsession indeed.
Cubby went through hell sometimes getting Roger Moore signed back on. I wonder if he would have decided to make a change so quickly. Part of me thinks you pay the man his asking fee. Different times, different people I guess.
A recent situation of this is Neve Campbell not returning for Scream 6 as she was not getting paid what she thought she was worth.
I'll dig out some of those links when I have time.
It's one of the reasons 'The November Man' has his active service mentioned as 1987 - 2008. Get it. 😉 Cute.
"You ve been a great James Booond!!"
(puts a grin on his face)
"Up there with the beeest"
(makes him think the 5th one is given)
"But now your contract is oooover,
well you know the reeest."
I think the problem with comparing Moore returning from MR to FYEO is that while the latter was more grounded, the series didn't take all that big a U-turn on that occasion. Yes, you had a more down to earth Bond adventure, but by and large that film still retains a lot of the Moore era's humour (a Margret Thatcher lookalike talks to a parrot over a radio, and that's only one example of how ridiculous that film is). This was also just before the era of action blockbusters which would have proven more tricky competition for Bond like the series did with Borune in the early 2000s. No, the next Bond after DAD had to be fundamentally different in order to get many fans and critics back on board, all while still making money. It had to be a new actor. Unfortunately that left Brosnan in that awkward position, regardless of how much this creative direction or the simple financial/contract side of all this was the first to kick in.
It's not even as though that film made as much money as DAD did. BB and MGW simply understood what the problems with DAD, and by extension the Bond series up until that point, were. They also seemed to understand where action films and blockbusters were going at that point.
Enjoyed that movie, though.
Yeah, there was supposed to be a ton of more emphasis on Bond tracking the mole that betrayed him. It feels like that gets pushed aside when we focus more on Gustav Graves and the gene therapy plot. I think the closest you can find Purvis & Wade’s original take is in a few scenes the Bond getting captured and tortured. I do wonder if that VR training with MI6 under attack was at one point supposed to be an actual scene, only it would have played out longer.
That actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. The film begins with Bond being captured and tortured for a year in a North Korean prison camp. A lot is made about him finding out who 'betrayed him' and compromised his mission. It's only a bit later that the film starts to change course and shifts into the remake of DAF territory.