No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • Posts: 7,266
    Wait is
    007

    Really the title?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger regnifrednuhT
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Wait is
    007

    Really the title?

    Apparently it is

    007 NEW WORK
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
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    https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/11/bond-25-questions-the-script-edition/ apparently there is a lot of twists and turns which has me excited.
  • Posts: 616
    antovolk wrote: »
    As I said before, it's great that the script is being 'rescued' by these hands as opposed to P&W. For all we know, they could pull off what McQuarrie did on Mission and make a fantastic movie out of it. That in the 4 year gap all P&W could come up is an apparent clonker is unfortunate and concerning but again, couldn't be in better hands right now.

    It all feels very fresh and hopefully that feeling is reflected onscreen. I look forward to the film having a very sharp bite.
    Very much agree with the sense of fresh energy in the production. The only issue for me is that it's hard not to wish that all of this could have started a few years ago. . .
  • StrelikStrelik Spectre Island
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    The franchise needs younger, edgy and (importantly) British blood in the writing team. PWB is exactly what the series needs. [...] Hopefully, PWB becomes Eon's new writer and replaces Purvis and Wade. She's the heir apparent and long may she reign.
    Getafix wrote: »
    Totally agree they need fresh new writing talent. Purvis and Wade have been turning out boring stories and rancid dialogue for too long.

    Hopefully B25 is a success. Would be interesting to see what PWB came up with left her own devices.

    The most amusing part is how Purvis and Wade have been so vocal about their lack of enthusiasm for penning further Bond scripts. In media interviews after both Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, the duo repeatedly indicated they were bored of writing Bond films, opined that their "well had run dry," and eagerly anticipated the future day when they could move on from the franchise. There was one red carpet interview for Skyfall where their distaste for penning further Bond scripts is expressed: They firmly proclaimed they had no desire to return.

    Yet we still have fans on this forum championing them. Why defend a writing duo who have been frank about their lack of enthusiasm for the Bond franchise? It makes no sense. It's akin to staunchly defending a whiny, unappreciative girlfriend who openly belittles you in public and tells everyone she is tired of being with you.
    bondsum wrote: »
    If B25 turns out to be a hot mess, will members here single out P & W and blame them while giving Scott Z. Burns, Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge a free pass?
    At least PWB seems genuinely excited about writing for Bond. One can't say the same for P&W based on their many previous interviews. They have been quite honest about their boredom.
    bondsum wrote: »
    And doesn't Eon deserve to share some of the blame and criticism of past failures and not just P & W?
    Whichever person keeps hiring P&W does warrant criticism, yes, without a doubt. There are thousands of talented screenwriters, most of whom would likely give their right arm to write scripts for the Bond franchise. But, rest assured, P&W will undoubtedly be back for Bond 26, 27, 28, 29, etc.

  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Strelik wrote: »
    The franchise needs younger, edgy and (importantly) British blood in the writing team. PWB is exactly what the series needs. [...] Hopefully, PWB becomes Eon's new writer and replaces Purvis and Wade. She's the heir apparent and long may she reign.
    Getafix wrote: »
    Totally agree they need fresh new writing talent. Purvis and Wade have been turning out boring stories and rancid dialogue for too long.

    Hopefully B25 is a success. Would be interesting to see what PWB came up with left her own devices.

    For me, the most amusing part is how Purvis and Wade were so vocal about their lack of enthusiasm for penning further Bond scripts. In media interviews after both Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, the duo repeatedly stated they were bored of writing Bond films, posited that their "well had run dry," and eagerly anticipated the future day when they could move on from the franchise.

    Yet we still have fans on this forum championing them. Why defend a writing duo who have been frank about their lack of enthusiasm for the Bond franchise? It makes no sense.

    I agree. According to Some Kind of Hero, Martin Campbell tried to have them fired from Casino Royale, unless they came up with better material.
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    bondsum wrote: »
    Does anyone have any opinions on Naomie Harris speaking at the GQ Hereos Summit, when she said: "Phoebe Waller-Bridge is going to ramp up the female perspective on Bond 25. The Bond of old, his days are numbered." She's certainly suggesting that the writer will shake up what's come to be expected of the character. I'm not sure how I should express how feel about her "The Bond of old, his days are numbered" remark.

    Many other beloved franchises (Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Ghostbusters, and now the MCU) have been infected/destroyed by SJW agendas. Why would Bond be any different?
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    I don't read much into Harris' comment - if anything, just a bit of a gaffe. Saying that, I think EON should be trundling her out for more press work. She seems far more excited to be on board than most of the others!
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    The_Reaper wrote: »

    Many other beloved franchises (Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Ghostbusters, and now the MCU) have been infected/destroyed by SJW agendas. Why would Bond be any different?
    Absolutely

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    The real conversation we should be having is: when will the title be revealed?

    For all we know, Eon may have decided on a title and are withholding it. I suspect that there are a number of different opportunities available:
    • 1. PRESS RELEASE

    Eon could reveal something on the 007 website and perhaps even release a photo of Daniel Craig as James Bond to coincide with the announcement. This could theoretically happen at any time. However, it's probably the least impactful way to release the title.
    • 2. TRAILER

    After 'Endgame' 'Rise of Skywalker' there is a trend emerging. It would make sense for Bond to follow suit. Plus it's almost certain to be the most buzzworthy way to generate interest in the film. The question then is 'when' will it come online. Typically studios release trailers alongside big films that they also release. MGM/Annapurna don't really have any 'big' upcoming releases upcoming. However, Universal have a very big film in 'Hobbs and Shaw' debuting August 2nd. This seems the most likely.



    Therefore, we'd get a trailer around 3 months into shooting. Which is around a month earlier than SF and SP. Will there be enough in the can to make an exciting trailer? Perhaps not. So don't go thinking this is a foregone conclusion.
    1. 3. BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

    On both SF and SP they released BTS videos giving fans the 'first look' of the film around three months into production (prior to the trailer's release). Perhaps this 'video' will be the opportunity for the cast to talk about how 'great' Jamaica is as a location and how 'great' filming has been going so far, etc. The reveal being the title at the end. It would generate buzz, but perhaps not quite as much as a trailer reveal.



    Nonetheless, it's Eon style to usually reveal these BTS videos prior to any trailers coming out. Therefore, it appears more likely that we'd see such a video first before a trailer. Though there's a chance we'd see such a video without a title confirmed. Also, looking at how Eon have operated in the past is not decisive when considering what they'll do this time.
    • 4. SET VISIT

    We know they'll be filming in Italy, with a car chase rumoured. Eon make a habit of inviting entertainment journalists and film blogs to the sets of al the DC films. Perhaps another press reveal is on the cards? This seems the most unlikely after the middling response to the Jamaica live-stream.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    "Daniel Craig spotted filming exotic scenes with new ‘Bond Girl"

    So where does Swann fit in now? Is he cheating on her? Or did they split up, only to be reunited?
  • edited May 12 Posts: 1,527
    Bond films scripted by one person...

    Thanks for your response and list. I think they prove my point--only Bond film was actually scripted by one person (LALD--not one of the best scripts either!). The rest might be credited to one person, but there were always uncredited writers, not to mention interventions from the director (Peter Hunt claimed, quite creditably, that he also worked on the script of OHMSS).
    It's more usual for writing in films to be a collaborative effort, some screenwriters only ever do rewrites of other people's scripts.

    Exactly. Mainstream Hollywood films are almost never written by one person. There are always polishes, minor revisions, major revisions, and so on from other writers. As Preston Sturges once said, writers are treated like piano movers in Hollywood. The modern Bond films are no different.

    Purvis and Wade certainly have their flaws (Brofeld for one, though to P&W's credit, some of their drafts entirely avoided that) but treating them as scapegoats is implausible when one considers that they do not have final say over the script--the producers and director do.
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    Zekidk wrote: »
    "Daniel Craig spotted filming exotic scenes with new ‘Bond Girl"

    So where does Swann fit in now? Is he cheating on her? Or did they split up, only to be reunited?

    Very good questions.
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    Zekidk wrote: »
    "Daniel Craig spotted filming exotic scenes with new ‘Bond Girl"

    So where does Swann fit in now? Is he cheating on her? Or did they split up, only to be reunited?

    We really haven't seen much of Swann. She will probably die pretty quick.
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    Certainly enjoying all the cloak and dagger stuff for Bond 25 compared to the hacked production of Spectre!! !
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    Lashana Lynch is definitely not my type. Hopefully bond doesn’t bed her
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Tuck91 wrote: »
    Lashana Lynch is definitely not my type. Hopefully bond doesn’t bed her
    I don’t see her appeal either.

  • Posts: 280
    Zekidk wrote: »
    "Daniel Craig spotted filming exotic scenes with new ‘Bond Girl"

    So where does Swann fit in now? Is he cheating on her? Or did they split up, only to be reunited?

    They are in an open arrangemet. She gave Bond permission to dip his ice cream stick in a chocolare cup.
  • Posts: 1,546
    Zekidk wrote: »
    "Daniel Craig spotted filming exotic scenes with new ‘Bond Girl"

    So where does Swann fit in now? Is he cheating on her? Or did they split up, only to be reunited?

    They are in an open arrangemet. She gave Bond permission to dip his ice cream stick in a chocolare cup.
    that’s nasty

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  • duke_togoduke_togo france
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Wait is
    007

    Really the title?

    Apparently it is

    007 NEW WORK

    "Code Number 007" would be a better title imo...
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
    edited May 13 Posts: 2,514
    Zekidk wrote: »
    "Daniel Craig spotted filming exotic scenes with new ‘Bond Girl"

    So where does Swann fit in now? Is he cheating on her? Or did they split up, only to be reunited?

    They are in an open arrangemet. She gave Bond permission to dip his ice cream stick in a chocolare cup.

    Bad mental image 🤣😑
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger regnifrednuhT
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    Tuck91 wrote: »
    Lashana Lynch is definitely not my type. Hopefully bond doesn’t bed her

    Hm?

    She isn t my type either, so Bond can bed her as much as he likes.
  • edited May 13 Posts: 49
    So is that the rule now? The opposite number in Bond Films have to be the collective "type" of the fan base otherwise by laws of scriptwriting and filmmaking Bond shouldn't sleep with them?

    By that logic I guess now I know why Silva didn't go all the way with his flirtations and bed Bond in Skyfall because Javier Bardem simply isn't my type... Christ. Despite the depths of the forums, such shallow pools. I'm sure Lashana will do an admirable job performing the role in which she was likely cast due to her abilities as an actress , whether her character hooks up with Bond or not, or whether she is people's "type" or not.
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    So is that the rule now? The opposite number in Bond Films have to be the collective "type" of the fan base otherwise by laws of scriptwriting and filmmaking Bond shouldn't sleep with them?

    By that logic I guess now I know why Silva didn't go all the way with his flirtations and bed Bond in Skyfall because Javier Bardem simply isn't my type... Christ. Despite the depths of the forums, such shallow pools. I'm sure Lashana will do an admirable job performing the role in which she was likely cast due to her abilities as an actress , whether her character hooks up with Bond or not, or whether she is people's "type" or not.
    Well let’s face it. There are expectations for a Bond girl. There’s a reason Ursula Andress emerged from the sea in DN and not Lotte Lenya. Yes Bond should bed a certain “type”. Andress is certainly a type we can all appreciate. At least I can’t imagine anyone kicking her out of their bed.

  • edited May 13 Posts: 280
    Anyone think malek is playing a Zuckerberg type? It's about time Bond came face to face with a nerd from california who runs a tech empire.

    Very relevant to modern times.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
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    Anyone think malek is playing a Zuckerberg type? It's about time Bond came face to face with a nerd from california who runs a tech empire.

    Very relevant.

    I just want something truly threatening plot that destroys the world again.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
    Posts: 2,514
    So is that the rule now? The opposite number in Bond Films have to be the collective "type" of the fan base otherwise by laws of scriptwriting and filmmaking Bond shouldn't sleep with them?

    By that logic I guess now I know why Silva didn't go all the way with his flirtations and bed Bond in Skyfall because Javier Bardem simply isn't my type... Christ. Despite the depths of the forums, such shallow pools. I'm sure Lashana will do an admirable job performing the role in which she was likely cast due to her abilities as an actress , whether her character hooks up with Bond or not, or whether she is people's "type" or not.

    @HalfOfEverything Bond isn't gay.
  • Posts: 616
    007Blofeld wrote: »
    Anyone think malek is playing a Zuckerberg type? It's about time Bond came face to face with a nerd from california who runs a tech empire.

    Very relevant.

    I just want something truly threatening plot that destroys the world again.

    I, for one, think Bond should stay away from 'tech' plotlines for a while. It's hard to make them compelling.
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