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True. The one thing I could see would be that they move film Moneypenny closer to comics Moneypenny where she is more a bodyguard disguised as an assistant than actual assistant/secretary. Which is not that far off the Naomi Harris version anyway. And even then you still have two women Bond flirts with at headquarters, so nothing gained.
This also brings us back to the question of more home/office life in the films. Ponsonby kind of only makes sense if you get scene(s) in Bond's own office. In the books those are often used for exposition dumps where Bond reads some background memo or personell file on something or somebody that will be relevant in the adventure to come. In the films, you have to re-purpose that into conversations and briefings, which in turn happen either in M's office or conference rooms, which are Moneypenny's domain or in section Q or in transit/on location...
I still cling on to the idea that the 00-section could be fleshed out more (we'll see what NTTD brings to the table) and the shared office of the 00s with Leolia in the front room could be a way to get there.
But in the end, Moneypenny is so iconic and the characters indeed quite similar, it would probably be too confusing.
I don't know where I stand on him: on one hand I'm one of those who think he did a pretty terrible job with Star Wars and made it very dreary and turgid; but on the other hand I love Knives Out which he made fantastically, and with a light touch.
So if he made a Bond film would that be good news? I don't know! :D
I’m generally pretty favorable on him but he’s not a director who immediately jumps to mind for Bond, but maybe that could lead to something interesting? He could be good fit for a smaller scale Bond centered around intrigue and with a good dose of humor. It sounds like he’s been (re)reading the Bond books recently so maybe something that sticks closer to the source.
Is there any indication what his Bond tastes are? I remember seeing something he posted about how people who haven't read the novels don't understand how much they are about food, which is true and something that I think would make a nice Easter egg.
As an aside: Wha would it take for Dalton, Brosnan or Craig to do an in-character travel/food programme about the locations they visited in their respective films. If Apple or Netflix buy MGM, I want that as the first side project.
Or all three of them a la The Trip.
I could certainly see Eon trying to emulate Marvel and make the films more 'jokey.' Perhaps getting someone like Paul King, Edgar Wright or Taika Waititi (all three would be terrific).
Though, the recent 'The Batman' and 'Dune' trailers feel like they are setting the tone moving forward. I get the impression that Eon will feel more inclined to follow their lead. I think we are already seeing that with Cary Fukunaga's involvement in NTTD. I think they will want to push more into that A24 territory. Make it younger, edgier, and cooler (much like how they did in 2006 when I was 16. Now they need a new era of 16 year-olds on board).
I think there is clearly a young audience ready for a new Bond. The glamorous, aspirational and exotic tone is very suited to the Instagram crowd. Another generation of Bond fans in the making.
When you first started posting on here you didn't write like this. So why are you doing so now?
Yeah, he/she is taking the p*ss now.
Yup. Not that I mind, really. Just thought I'd ask why.
If Bond can be 20+ years older than his love interest, why
Not sure many of us would personally like that approach, but it may very well be inevitable. Bond would not use social media (unless for counterintelligence purposes), but we could see him snowboard and smoke weed. Another consideration is that Bond's audience is increasingly less Anglo-Saxon, more diverse and international. China's box office is poised to be the largest market for a long time. They definitely like their films more flashy. While I doubt that EON would co-produce with Chinese production houses just yet, it's not an impossibility (look at M:I).
Haha confusing indeed. Well you've got to find ways to keep yourself busy these days.
Will Fathervalentine stay on, will General Graves take over, or will a new, more sinister, persona emerge...
That is... bizarre. There are some troubled people out there.
Anyway, I was thinking that Craig is a bit of a milestone Bond in two ways: he was the first actor that Cubby never saw play 007, but also he'll be the last that all of the previous Bond actors saw in the role.
A bit maudlin, maybe :)
Haha. Top post Gustav.
It all remains to be seen...
Is Safin really Dr No, Gustav Graves, or Father Valentine...?
More seriously, is Rian Johnson really a Bond fan? I don't think I would mind him directing one, if so. I think he could bring a nice tone to a production. Knives Out had a good old fashioned night at the pictures feel about it that I think suits Bond.
Anyone heard this before?
We would like to point out that @FatherValentine IS NOT @General_Graves and again apologies for any anguish or hurt this may have caused @FatherValentine
Thank goodness for that. Glad to see him get his security clearance back. :)
I am very happy to be able to come back in from the cold. And I am looking forward to reporting for duty first thing in the morning.
During my attempts to bring down Gustav Graves I was briefly suspected of being a double agent. But all seems to be cleared up now.