All of you always say on here the Bond franchise keeps up with modern times. So why in the hell haven't we seen a Muslim terrorist? It would make a perfect bond movie. Instead of having the usual cliched villains , why not try to create a realistic threat that blends with reality. I can see it now, a great plot involving kidnapped British SAS soldiers taken by Al Qaeda. Monthes have gone by with no luck in finding the SAS soldiers, so Bond is called in to investigate and find the soldiers. He essentially gets sent to lets say the capital of Afghanistan , which is Kabul and gradually learns the where abouts of the missing SAS soldiers. The story has a twist though, bond finds the location of the kidnapped SAS soldiers and finds out only to discover 2 are still taken hostage , but one has been brainwashed. This one SAS soldier is now a ranking leader of Al Qaeda, he has gone rouge and is out of control.
As for the pre-title sequence. lets say we try a different route. The PTS would start off with the 4 British SAS agents stealthily moving through desolate mountains in Afghanistan, showing the beautiful night sky. Suddenly the screen shifts camera styles to a green night vision camera setting giving us a first person view of one of the soldiers. Suddenly a large group/militia of men (Taliban or Al Qaeda ) appear ferociously surprising the 4 SAS soldiers, The SAS soldiers are in total shock, they immediately drop they're weapons. Immediately they are beaten nearly to death, and brutality kicked while helplessly lying on thr floor. One of the soldiers is taken by the hair, and is made to get on his knees, the al qaeda militia leader, "Ghanna" , shoots and kills the kneeling soldier in the head execution style and shouts in English to the 3 remaining sas soldiers, "YOU WANT TO LIVE ?", then speaks in Arabic to his group "TIE THEM UP NOW, MAKE SURE WE GET THEN TO CAMP".
The scene ends and suddenly Bond is shown sleeping in his bed alone, his bedside phone rings, he awakes intensely as if he were having a nightmare. The camera stays still on Bonds surprised face for a few seconds, hes sweating immensely and finally picks up the phone, its M. M says immediatley ,"Bond, theres a problem, we need you, now." Bond doesn't even answer, hangs up , slams the phone down violently and then the classic 007 gun barrel scene arrives
IMO this would be a differnt approach to a PTS not relying too heavily on Bond, but in a way though that still interprets Bonds significance in the story.
thats just one of many possible scenarios that could be used for a middle eastern plot.
But I highly doubt we'll ever see a muslim terrorist in a Bond film due to our politically correct culture which is a real shame.