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  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Posts: 2,687
    octofinger wrote: »
    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.

    +1
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 3,766
    A good ol' nuclear bomb would be nice again. It's been twenty years.
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    A good ol' nuclear bomb would be nice again. It's been twenty years.

    Whatever it is, it has to be visceral, tangible . . . real. We've had a lot of plots lately based on people clacking keys and staring at screens and doing . . . things with computers with vague powers and unknown limits.

    Bring it back into the real!
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    octofinger wrote: »
    A good ol' nuclear bomb would be nice again. It's been twenty years.

    Whatever it is, it has to be visceral, tangible . . . real. We've had a lot of plots lately based on people clacking keys and staring at screens and doing . . . things with computers with vague powers and unknown limits.

    Bring it back into the real!

    +1
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
    Posts: 1,598
    MGM Studios New Licensing Program to be Built Around Franchises Including James Bond
    https://bondonthebox.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/mgm-studios-new-licensing-program-to-be-built-around-franchises-including-james-bond/

    MGM Studios is sharpening its focus on licensing, particularly via location-based entertainment and video and mobile games.

    The licensing program, with Brandgenuity continuing as its agency, initially will be built around James Bond, Legally Blonde, Robocop, The Addams Family, Rocky and Pink Panther as well as the TV reality shows “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” (slated for release on June 10 on Nickelodeon) and “Eco-Challenge” (2020 on Amazon Prime Video), says Robert Marick, a former Discovery executive who joined MGM in February as Executive VP for Consumer Products and Experiences.

    “MGM evaluated its past approach to licensing and realized it had under-developed not only its classic films, but also that there are new opportunities for building out programs across the board,” says Marick. “MGM is going to take a much more strategic franchise approach to how it licenses in the future.”
  • DaltonforyouDaltonforyou The Daltonator
    Posts: 308
    Thank goodness, the return of the bond video games! Watch them give it back to Activison tho!
  • Posts: 11,911
    A new Bond game (or games) would be the only thing that could lure me back into gaming again. Haven't played a video game in 3-4 years.
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    A new Bond game (or games) would be the only thing that could lure me back into gaming again. Haven't played a video game in 3-4 years.

    I don't even know the last time I owned one. I do own a Goldeneye Nintendo 64 special!!!! Just hardly have time to consistently play it.
  • edited May 13 Posts: 11,911
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    A new Bond game (or games) would be the only thing that could lure me back into gaming again. Haven't played a video game in 3-4 years.

    I don't even know the last time I owned one. I do own a Goldeneye Nintendo 64 special!!!! Just hardly have time to consistently play it.

    I have a (regular) N64 as well. It's probably the console I'm most fond of owning. Don't have many games for it though, unfortunately.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
    Posts: 2,547
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    MGM Studios New Licensing Program to be Built Around Franchises Including James Bond
    https://bondonthebox.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/mgm-studios-new-licensing-program-to-be-built-around-franchises-including-james-bond/

    MGM Studios is sharpening its focus on licensing, particularly via location-based entertainment and video and mobile games.

    The licensing program, with Brandgenuity continuing as its agency, initially will be built around James Bond, Legally Blonde, Robocop, The Addams Family, Rocky and Pink Panther as well as the TV reality shows “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” (slated for release on June 10 on Nickelodeon) and “Eco-Challenge” (2020 on Amazon Prime Video), says Robert Marick, a former Discovery executive who joined MGM in February as Executive VP for Consumer Products and Experiences.

    “MGM evaluated its past approach to licensing and realized it had under-developed not only its classic films, but also that there are new opportunities for building out programs across the board,” says Marick. “MGM is going to take a much more strategic franchise approach to how it licenses in the future.”

    Yes get that merchandise pumping and video games please make Bond great again 😎😎😎😂🤣🤣
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld Minnesota USA
    Posts: 2,547
    Is Craig hurt or is it more crap thrown at the production?
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
    Posts: 178
    A new Bond game (or games) would be the only thing that could lure me back into gaming again. Haven't played a video game in 3-4 years.

    If you read the entire article, you realize that they have no definite strategy so far regarding a Bond video game. It's just a catalog-wide deal over merchandising in the gaming industry that starts with a select number of franchises. Expect at least a bunch of free-to-play mobile games where they just change the visuals and a few minor elements to get either a James Bond or a Robocop version. Or some slot machines.

    If they had a clear idea of what a James Bond video game should have, it would have resulted in a specific deal, not something that also involves "Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?" It's basically the equivalent of a PowerPoint presentation where an executive explained that VG licensing could bring MGM a few dozens millions annually for almost zero cost. The program has been okayed, and that's it all.

  • tqbtqb
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    More hogwash? Devils advocate, why would someone completely lie about an injury?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/9067706/james-bond-filming-cancelled-daniel-craig-ankle/
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    Hardly a surprise when the star is old enough for senior discounts at most restaurants.
  • Posts: 148
    He probably has injured himself, but I would say cancelled is an over exaggeration, they have probably fiddled around with the schedule and are probably filming scenes that dont require Daniel at the moment. We have seen pics from Pinewood, so they are still going forward. I remember when Halle Berry "lost an eye" in the press filming DAD, while she said she had dirt in it.
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    (This is tangential to Bond 25 but follows on from the video game news above.)

    I've said it before, and I'll said it again: EON should use some of the boatload of cash made across the last 2 films to commission a top-tier studio to take a crack at making a game. A big-budget, 3rd-person, cinematic adventure with great setpieces, characters, and production design along the lines of Uncharted. Get us immersed in everything from the clothing and cars to the exotic locations.

    If you take an honest crack at doing this and it fails, so be it - no more video game Bond. But that would be far better than carrying on with halfhearted stuff.
  • Posts: 11,911
    A new Bond game (or games) would be the only thing that could lure me back into gaming again. Haven't played a video game in 3-4 years.

    If you read the entire article, you realize that they have no definite strategy so far regarding a Bond video game. It's just a catalog-wide deal over merchandising in the gaming industry that starts with a select number of franchises. Expect at least a bunch of free-to-play mobile games where they just change the visuals and a few minor elements to get either a James Bond or a Robocop version. Or some slot machines.

    If they had a clear idea of what a James Bond video game should have, it would have resulted in a specific deal, not something that also involves "Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?" It's basically the equivalent of a PowerPoint presentation where an executive explained that VG licensing could bring MGM a few dozens millions annually for almost zero cost. The program has been okayed, and that's it all.

    Yeah, I guessed this probably was the case without reading through the article. We're most likely far away from getting an actual, proper video game. At least with a new Bond film on the way, it might be a slim chance a video game will be a possibility some time in the future.
  • edited May 14 Posts: 49
    octofinger wrote: »
    (This is tangential to Bond 25 but follows on from the video game news above.)

    I've said it before, and I'll said it again: EON should use some of the boatload of cash made across the last 2 films to commission a top-tier studio to take a crack at making a game. A big-budget, 3rd-person, cinematic adventure with great setpieces, characters, and production design along the lines of Uncharted. Get us immersed in everything from the clothing and cars to the exotic locations.

    If you take an honest crack at doing this and it fails, so be it - no more video game Bond. But that would be far better than carrying on with halfhearted stuff.

    Agreed very much with most of this. However it does not necessarily require a top tier studio, just someone that is grateful for the opportunity and determined to make the best of it rather than take the generic-games-for-the-sake-of-it approach that most big studios that have produced bond games have eventually fell into previously. In fact the more I think about it, the more giving the franchise to a smaller but more dedicated studio - like Rare back in the day - may well go down a treat as they'll have everything to prove rather than just cash in.

    @007Blofeld aware of that fact my dear man, regrettably a British sense of being sardonic isn't often picked up in text.
  • Posts: 1,999
    Posted this in the other thread:
    Couple of new tidbits here:

    1. Phoebe Waller Bridge came on board since the very start of the year
    2. There was a title supposedly ready to reveal but MGM/Universal claimed 'it wasn't strong enough' so they held it back
    3. Don't expect Bond 25 Funko pops as the deal is now dead. Which is a shame because, that's the sort of stuff that's now expected of big franchises/films now...
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
    edited May 14 Posts: 178
    acidie wrote: »
    He probably has injured himself, but I would say cancelled is an over exaggeration, they have probably fiddled around with the schedule and are probably filming scenes that dont require Daniel at the moment. We have seen pics from Pinewood, so they are still going forward. I remember when Halle Berry "lost an eye" in the press filming DAD, while she said she had dirt in it.

    No, they didn't have any medic at the time, but they had vets specialized in racing horses near the set when it happened, so Craig was put down as soon as it appeared that his leg was damaged. Casting for a new male lead is reportedly underway.
    octofinger wrote: »
    I've said it before, and I'll said it again: EON should use some of the boatload of cash made across the last 2 films to commission a top-tier studio to take a crack at making a game. A big-budget, 3rd-person, cinematic adventure with great setpieces, characters, and production design along the lines of Uncharted. Get us immersed in everything from the clothing and cars to the exotic locations.

    These games are much harder to make than people assume. EA tried to develop a Star Wars game with such a description. They even put Amy Hennig, who had directed the first three Uncharted games, in charge of the project. It turned into an Uncharted ripoff with most of the story beats lifted from different episodes.

    A big issue for a James Bond video game is that it isn't exactly celebrated as a gaming franchise. Goldeneye is the only title most people (outside of the Bond fans) can name, and it's 24-year-old. Compare this to the Arkham trilogy by Rocksteady. If a new Batman video game were released next week, people would buy it just because the Arkham trilogy was great. If it were a new James Bond video game, people would ask for more details before taking a decision.

    A few years ago, many people commented that the short "Stolen Memory" mission from Mass Effect 2 had a James Bond vibe, and it makes total sense. It takes place in the mansion of a wealthy master criminal, and you're supposed to investigate, through scanning or conversation, before you get all the pieces of information you need to access a vault. Unfortunately, BioWare is now a shadow of what it was in 2010.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Effect_2:_Kasumi_–_Stolen_Memory
  • Posts: 1,999
    Variety is chiming in, seems the fallout of Craig's injury is bigger than expected https://variety.com/2019/film/news/james-bond-25-suspends-shooting-daniel-craig-injury-1203214273/
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 3,766
    antovolk wrote: »
    Variety is chiming in, seems the fallout of Craig's injury is bigger than expected https://variety.com/2019/film/news/james-bond-25-suspends-shooting-daniel-craig-injury-1203214273/

    This made me chuckle.

  • edited May 14 Posts: 1,578
    This is history repeating itself. We all know of the knee injury that stalled SPECTRE's production schedule and it's happened again! Craig has had a few injuries during his time as Bond. Brosnan had a running injury when making DAD's pre-credit scene. And he got a facial scar making TND. These injuries are not that uncommon, sadly. It's dangerous playing James Bond!

    Perhaps this injury will convince Craig this is his final Bond film? If it's a serious injury (hopefully not too serious) I'm guessing he'll retire. Let's hope there isn't a major delay otherwise Bond 25 could go back to a winter release date.
  • Posts: 1,557
    Craig got injured again.
  • edited May 14 Posts: 124
    antovolk wrote: »
    Variety is chiming in, seems the fallout of Craig's injury is bigger than expected https://variety.com/2019/film/news/james-bond-25-suspends-shooting-daniel-craig-injury-1203214273/

    Again, sourcing the report from The Sun

    Even there is some truth to it, it allows for further work to happen on the script.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    Posts: 4,764
    Matt wrote: »
    antovolk wrote: »
    Variety is chiming in, seems the fallout of Craig's injury is bigger than expected https://variety.com/2019/film/news/james-bond-25-suspends-shooting-daniel-craig-injury-1203214273/

    Again, sourcing the report from The Sun

    YES, this is just parroting The Sun. The tabloid echo chamber is spilling over...
  • Posts: 3,388
    antovolk wrote: »
    Posted this in the other thread:
    Couple of new tidbits here:

    1. Phoebe Waller Bridge came on board since the very start of the year
    2. There was a title supposedly ready to reveal but MGM/Universal claimed 'it wasn't strong enough' so they held it back
    3. Don't expect Bond 25 Funko pops as the deal is now dead. Which is a shame because, that's the sort of stuff that's now expected of big franchises/films now...

    This is intriguing......I wonder what the title was. I imagine that they got fairly far down the road with it. There's a good chance that is was horrible. But who cares? The quicker you name it, the quicker you can build a brand around it. Neither, SF or QOS are strong titles but they quickly established their context.
    antovolk wrote: »
    Variety is chiming in, seems the fallout of Craig's injury is bigger than expected https://variety.com/2019/film/news/james-bond-25-suspends-shooting-daniel-craig-injury-1203214273/

    Nope.

    It's quoting The Sun directly. This is not confirmation. I suspect there is a germ of truth to the tabloid reports, but it's hardly conclusive at this moment. If this is true, I suspect some word from MGM/Universal soon-ish.
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    A new Bond game (or games) would be the only thing that could lure me back into gaming again. Haven't played a video game in 3-4 years.

    If you read the entire article, you realize that they have no definite strategy so far regarding a Bond video game. It's just a catalog-wide deal over merchandising in the gaming industry that starts with a select number of franchises. Expect at least a bunch of free-to-play mobile games where they just change the visuals and a few minor elements to get either a James Bond or a Robocop version. Or some slot machines.

    If they had a clear idea of what a James Bond video game should have, it would have resulted in a specific deal, not something that also involves "Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?" It's basically the equivalent of a PowerPoint presentation where an executive explained that VG licensing could bring MGM a few dozens millions annually for almost zero cost. The program has been okayed, and that's it all.

    Yeah, I guessed this probably was the case without reading through the article. We're most likely far away from getting an actual, proper video game. At least with a new Bond film on the way, it might be a slim chance a video game will be a possibility some time in the future.

    Injustic gods among us mobile is my most played game to be honest if they develop a fun to play 007 mobile game I would love it and play it
  • Posts: 1,999
    antovolk wrote: »
    Posted this in the other thread:
    Couple of new tidbits here:

    1. Phoebe Waller Bridge came on board since the very start of the year
    2. There was a title supposedly ready to reveal but MGM/Universal claimed 'it wasn't strong enough' so they held it back
    3. Don't expect Bond 25 Funko pops as the deal is now dead. Which is a shame because, that's the sort of stuff that's now expected of big franchises/films now...

    This is intriguing......I wonder what the title was. I imagine that they got fairly far down the road with it. There's a good chance that is was horrible. But who cares? The quicker you name it, the quicker you can build a brand around it. Neither, SF or QOS are strong titles but they quickly established their context.
    antovolk wrote: »
    Variety is chiming in, seems the fallout of Craig's injury is bigger than expected https://variety.com/2019/film/news/james-bond-25-suspends-shooting-daniel-craig-injury-1203214273/

    Nope.

    It's quoting The Sun directly. This is not confirmation. I suspect there is a germ of truth to the tabloid reports, but it's hardly conclusive at this moment. If this is true, I suspect some word from MGM/Universal soon-ish.

    I don't think Variety would be posting it if they didn't hear on their end that there is indeed some truth to The Sun's reports. Interestingly though THR and Deadline are yet to chime in, maybe they'll carry MGM/EON comments...
  • DonnyDB5DonnyDB5 Buffalo, New York
    Posts: 1,354
    WHY?! Filming finally begins & now they’re entertaining the idea of a possible suspension/delay. Craig’s gotta lay off the stunts.
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