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There would have been more Bond girls if Tim Dalton had 2 more films:
Holy cow, the list is endless.
i wish that they could get Dalton and the rest back for a third person video game (like Brosnan's EON) and set it in the classic bond universe)
I thought Dalton only agreed to play Bond one more time as he didn't like the idea of being the longest serving Bond.
It would've been brilliant.
I noticed they've used parts of it since too (the DB5 getting one last run then being destroyed was in SF).
I think it has so many moments that sound like classic Bond that I can overlook the robots. Webb sounds like a great Bond girl too, and Ronin seems like he could've been a classic henchman.
I could see all those as Bond Girls (especially Henstridge), but I don't think I would pick them for a 1990's Dalton film. Madeleine Stowe, could've been a 90's Dalton era Bond Girl. Pre Basic Instinct (or if she didn't star in the film) Sharon Stone would be another choice.
And I don't honestly think that the robots would have made it into the film. It would have been another of those discarded oddities (DN - Dr No being a monkey, TMWTGG - the elephant stampede etc...).
OH MY GOD! What would I give to see the movie become a reality. Timothy Dalton explodes from the screen. Two Bond movies were nowhere near enough for Tim.
He left wwwaaayyyy too soon.
Regarding Barbara Broccoli, did she mention Tim doing 2 more if he stayed on in the EON documentary film? The reason I ask is because the version on Youtube did not have that part.
I must say the documentary is fascinating and I know Tim gets along great with the Broccoli family. He was super close to her dad and even carried his coffin at the funeral which was an honour. Tim had huge respect for her father as he does her and Michael now.
I would have had him in a more faithful adaptation of For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and Moonraker.
God, to have had the movies like the books. Can still dream.
I love how he says to M, "what do you want" :-)) !
check the wiki about Property of A Lady Film
I dont hate the Brosnan era as I have said before Eon has casted 007 6 times and each time they did a good job in my opinion but wow the idea of 2-3 more with Tim
In terms of the property of a lady I can understand why EON was thinking robots (terminator being as huge a bit as it was plus robocop) but I dunno if it would of worked maybe if they toned it down considerably I would be ok with it.
For director Luc besson (fresh after la femme Nakia)
Cast I don't know....
Of course the more I think about it the more I am upset with EA for doing from Russia with love when with EON's permission they could of done this as a game.
Dalton should of had his third film in video game form at least (similar to how we actually did get ghostbusters 3 but in video game form)
Of course, during the script finalizing stages, pre-production, and filming much could have changed, so who's to say the final product would have been much like that initial outline? I doubt the film would have actually featured a Bondless pre-title sequence, but who knows?
I followed Bond 17 closely back then, at least as close as one could without internet, etc. You pretty much had to reply on magazines, shows like Entertainment Tonight, and the Bond Fan clubs for information. The Property of A Lady, and Portrait of A Lady were rumored titles in 007 Magazine and the James Bond British Fan Club newsletter, but those publications still took it with a grain of salt. There was never an official announcement on what Bond 17 was to be called until GoldenEye.
You also had articles about Joel Silver trying to get the Bond rights and produce a Bond film with Mel Gibson. Also rumors that Pierce was going to replace Tim because LTK had such a poor reception in the US. In the end, the James Bond British Fan Club continuously reassured fans that Timothy Dalton was still confirmed to play Bond in Bond 17.
I'd love to see a documentary done on this lost Bond film. Maybe as a special feature on a future Blu-ray release of one of the Tim films?
I have to step up and give credit to Sir Roger: if ANY Bond could have sold us on the robots, it would certainly be Moore.
I really don't think with Tim in that film, though, it would have gotten that far. The whole idea might have even been scrapped by the time it went into production.
It’s a shame it never came to pass. Toning down the robot schtick of the original script, and making it an advanced techno thriller would of suited Dalton better. Catherine Zeta Jones as a Bond girl would of worked, and ditto Anthony Hopkins as a retired MI6 agent living in Hong Kong who assists Bond in his mission.
What could of been, eh?
I highly doubt that Hopkins would have been cast as Denholm Crisp considering the part was really secondary in the story, whether it is the original treatment or what we know about its expansion into a screenplay by Will Davis and William Osbourne. Maybe he could have been chosen for the main antagonist (Sir Henry Lee Ching or Sir Henry Ferguson, depending on the draft).
Regarding the project in itself, and its overall plot, I've always been disappointed that it was so detached from the geopolitical issues of the turn of the 1990s, especially the collapse of the USSR. Apparently the PTS from Davis and Osbourne's script was influenced by the then-current Gulf War with Bond in mission in Libya, but that's about all. Hope this draft will be readable one day.
True - If not Hopkins, who else could of been Denholm Crisp? Either way, it would of been fascinating to see Dalton’s 3rd outing taking elements from TLD and LTK for one final send off.
I guess. The same could be said for the Nigel Yupland character, who tries to scrap the DB5 and thinks the 00 section of MI6 is past it. Someone like Ian Holm or Hugh Laurie would be good at playing a new minister of defence with no love for Bond at all.
Still, good shout for Crisp, seeing as Eon always goes for those not well known.
I don't know how fair this is, but it feels like it was written as a conclusion, a swan song, and I can hardly imagine what path the series would have taken afterwards. I guess though, the plot would have ended with a Bond ready to return for more missions, something similar to the end of Skyfall.
Other scenes were more specifically made public when a copy of this draft was sold at auction. Here are some:
The other pages are accessible here: https://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/26/lot/3381/JAMES-BOND-BOND-17-Draft-Screenplay