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« on: July 06, 2010, 06:23:51 PM »

I'm not sure if this old news around here or not, but it's been announced that the next James Bond movie has been cancelled .


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Plans for the 23rd 007 flick have been shelved due to ongoing 'financial problems' at MGM. England's Daily Mirror quotes an 'insider' who says the film has been 'canned.'...

...The insider speculates it could be years before a new Bond film goes into production. A statement from production company EON reads: 'We do not know when development will resume and cannot comment further at this stage.'

Bummer that it sounds like it's going to be some time before we see the next one.  icon_frown
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 06:29:49 PM »

Laaaaaaaame
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010, 06:31:21 PM »

Poor Daniel Craig...
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 06:46:13 PM »

I think he'll survive.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010, 06:52:28 PM »

i knew that MGM had put it on hold..but this is pretty shit


MGM needs to pull themselves out off the shit or sell off everything to other companies...maybe SONY can deal with this

just how succesful are Lionsgate?if they are trying for a merger?..i have heard of them but i can't think of one film they have done without looking it up...as we don't want to be in this same situation again in a few years,so i reckon they should sell up altogether

although we know that the Hobbit has been put on hold as well,hopefully it wont get out and out canceled like James Bond has

so,potentially the best Bond since Connery,may not get a chance to really take the series to another level which is sad

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 07:51:57 PM »

After the dreck that was Quantum of Solace, I'm not so sure this is a bad thing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 07:55:30 PM »

The problem is that MGM is bankrupt but the debt holders don't want to liquidate it because they won't get as much money from that as they would if they can find some other studio to buy the whole thing.  So this keeps dragging on and on while they hold out for that pipe dream in a bad economy. 

Supposedly, though, the Hobbit films are on track still since MGM is only one part of the financing for those films.  The Bond series, on the other hand, is wholly an MGM franchise.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 08:09:25 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 06, 2010, 06:52:28 PM

although we know that the Hobbit has been put on hold as well,hopefully it wont get out and out canceled like James Bond has

Ian McKellen was just quoted as saying that an announcement about The Hobbit is imminent, but he didn't know its nature.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 08:37:22 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on July 06, 2010, 08:09:25 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 06, 2010, 06:52:28 PM

although we know that the Hobbit has been put on hold as well,hopefully it wont get out and out canceled like James Bond has

Ian McKellen was just quoted as saying that an announcement about The Hobbit is imminent, but he didn't know its nature.


well thats something i suppose,at least we will find out


and saying that i had heard of Lionshead films but not knowing any films they have done...in the interval of the World Cup match a trailer for Inception played....and yes,it was Lionsgate Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 10:06:36 PM »

MGM's a mess, but maybe they'll go so broke they have to sell the movie rights to another studio. How about WB? Maybe Christopher Nolan would take a stab at a Bond film down the road.  icon_cool

If you recall Sean Connery's last "unofficial" Bond outing in 1983 (Never Say Never Again), marred mainly by a truly ridiculous toupee, perhaps they could find a way to do another Unofficial Bond Movie, not based on an Ian Fleming book title (Lord Knows, most of the Bond films in the last 35+ years have little or nothing to do with the source book material).
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 10:24:59 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on July 06, 2010, 10:06:36 PM

If you recall Sean Connery's last "unofficial" Bond outing in 1983 (Never Say Never Again), marred mainly by a truly ridiculous toupee

thats a wig!!!?? slywink






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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 10:45:00 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on July 06, 2010, 07:51:57 PM

After the dreck that was Quantum of Solace, I'm not so sure this is a bad thing.

Agree.  They did set the bar high with the reboot but damn QOS was dreadful.
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 09:59:49 PM »

While I didnt hate QOS it definately paled to Casino Royale.  Of course the worst part of Quantum of Solace was the frikkin title.    Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, GoldFinger, even On Her Majesties Secret Service... but Quantum of Solace?!  Really?  What the frack is that supposed to mean anyways? 
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010, 10:27:39 PM »

It's the title of a short story that Flerming wrote that had Bond as a background character only.  Like all the other titles, it was taken and used in a completely different manner by the producers.
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010, 06:17:30 AM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on July 08, 2010, 09:59:49 PM

What the frack is that supposed to mean anyways? 

Beside the fact that Fleming used the title himself, it's a word play on the Quantum organization and that Bond's motivation in the movie is to find some degree of relief for his sorrow (ie. a quantum of solace) over the loss of the girl he loved.
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010, 09:38:15 AM »

according to the film's composer it's back on?

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Now that it looks like the next Bond is finally getting going, have you thought about what youíd like to do for the next score? And how do you hope Bondís character, and the series continues to evolve?

I havenít thought about it yet. We only just got the news that weíre back on. But Ďthereís many a slip twixt cup and lipí So I will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas. I just hope the next one is as good as my favorites, as I think everyone does. And Iím always interested in what Daniel Craig brings to the part. But like most things with movies, if it ainít on the page etcÖ All I can say is that Iím looking forward to a great script for it, alongside every other Bond fan in the world!

and Sam Mendes still directing?
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2010, 12:09:40 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2010, 09:38:15 AM

according to the film's composer it's back on?

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Now that it looks like the next Bond is finally getting going, have you thought about what youíd like to do for the next score? And how do you hope Bondís character, and the series continues to evolve?

I havenít thought about it yet. We only just got the news that weíre back on. But Ďthereís many a slip twixt cup and lipí So I will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas. I just hope the next one is as good as my favorites, as I think everyone does. And Iím always interested in what Daniel Craig brings to the part. But like most things with movies, if it ainít on the page etcÖ All I can say is that Iím looking forward to a great script for it, alongside every other Bond fan in the world!

and Sam Mendes still directing?


i am glad its finally getting sorted out,as i think Daniel Craig is a good Bond,but age is always a factor with the Bond Movies and i was hoping he could get more than Roger Moore(7 movies),but its looking very unlikely now if the Bond films keep happening every 2 years at least(not included how long this is taking)

same thing with Timothy Dalton i thought he was a good Bond,and License to Kill(his second) a great movie...but problems arose and there was no Bond movie again for 5 years,and Dalton gracefully bowed out

Connery stepping down after You Only Live Twice was the correct thing to do,but to come back after the Lazenby spectacle for Diamonds are forever was a mistake,IMO...and then of course we have the last 3 Bond Movies for Roger Moore where he had age spots and that glassy stare...i certainly don't want Daniel Craig to end up doing Bond movies like that

and i will just put Pierce Brosnans name here as i haven't mentioned him Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2010, 12:44:43 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 04, 2010, 12:09:40 PM

...and then of course we have the last 3 Bond Movies for Roger Moore where he had age spots and that glassy stare...i certainly don't want Daniel Craig to end up doing Bond movies like that

Except that For Your Eyes Only is considered by many fans -including myself- as one of the best Bond movies ever. Moore did look aged, but he really shook off any notion of being too old in the great cliff climbing scene in that movie.

Glad the next Bond movie is back on, here's hoping it's a good one.
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2010, 01:55:58 PM »

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Except that For Your Eyes Only is considered by many fans -including myself- as one of the best Bond movies ever.


Really?..i think that and Octopussy may be my least favourites,i still like them,just my least favourites...I have just had a Bond Marathon and watched all 22 Bond Movies in 22 days icon_biggrin

then again i loved 'License to Kill' and didn't like 'Tomorrow never Dies' and 'Die Another Day',and people disagree with me on that as well,LOL...i guess everyone has their favourites

For Your Eyes Only i guess the age thing again was embarrassing when that teenage ice skater took an interest in Bond,thankfully he didn't try it on with her(even though she took her clothes off and got in his bed)...the climbing scenes as you say were cool though...however the skiing scenes with obvious blue screen behind RM who wore ridiculous woolly hat was also terrible

Anyway,before anyone mentions it,i think OHMSS was a great Bond film,but Lazenby wasn't that great(not as bad as some make out though...maybe he was just too different)..if Roger Moore or maybe Sean Connery did that,i think it could of been one of the greatest(supporting cast of Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas were great as well,not to mention the new theme in the Opening Credits)

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2010, 07:53:13 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 04, 2010, 01:55:58 PM

Quote from: kronovan on December 04, 2010, 12:44:43 PM


Except that For Your Eyes Only is considered by many fans -including myself- as one of the best Bond movies ever.


Really?..i think that and Octopussy may be my least favourites,i still like them,just my least favourites...I have just had a Bond Marathon and watched all 22 Bond Movies in 22 days icon_biggrin

then again i loved 'License to Kill' and didn't like 'Tomorrow never Dies' and 'Die Another Day',and people disagree with me on that as well,LOL...i guess everyone has their favourites

For Your Eyes Only i guess the age thing again was embarrassing when that teenage ice skater took an interest in Bond,thankfully he didn't try it on with her(even though she took her clothes off and got in his bed)...the climbing scenes as you say were cool though...however the skiing scenes with obvious blue screen behind RM who wore ridiculous woolly hat was also terrible

That scene was pretty painful, but I suspect it would have been no matter who was playing Bond.  Which was the point, after all.  Personally, i consider License to Kill one of the worst Bond movies, if only for that stupid semi truck doing a wheelie thing, the Wayne Newton cameo, and the hodge podge of Fleming unused plot ideas they tried to jam together.  But by that point many of the stunts had gotten ridiculous and people were just laughing at the absurdity of them.  When the series came back with Brosnan they fixed that problem.

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Anyway,before anyone mentions it,i think OHMSS was a great Bond film,but Lazenby wasn't that great(not as bad as some make out though...maybe he was just too different)..if Roger Moore or maybe Sean Connery did that,i think it could of been one of the greatest(supporting cast of Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas were great as well,not to mention the new theme in the Opening Credits)

I really like OHMSS as well, but I don't think anyone could have pulled it off.  Simply because of the plot and how it ends, there was no way that most fans were going to be happy.  It was a significant departure from the action/adventure tone of the series and Lazenby was definately screwed by the decision to make that his first movie.
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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 09:00:43 PM »

The next James Bond film directed by Sam Mendes is due for November 9th 2012 release(yes 2012)

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41025001/ns/today-entertainment/

although it is still a long way off,i am just happy that MGM have sorted things out and the film is actually getting made,and also its given Daniel Craig another chance,i was afraid things were going to go the same way they did for Timothy Dalton
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 09:17:49 PM »

Good news, everyone!  The next Bond ... dammit MO!
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2011, 09:19:33 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 11, 2011, 09:17:49 PM

Good news, everyone!  The next Bond ... dammit MO!

LOL Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2011, 11:02:07 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2010, 10:27:39 PM

It's the title of a short story that Flerming wrote that had Bond as a background character only.  Like all the other titles, it was taken and used in a completely different manner by the producers.

Not all.  Dr. No is very close to the book, as is From Russia with Love and a few others, as I recall.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2011, 11:06:05 PM »

Wow, to be directed by Sam Mendes - a great director with a solid track record in stage and film production too! I loved his American Beauty, Road to Perdition and Jarhead, heck I even liked his Revolutionary Road despite it not really being my type of film. He really hasn't done anything as action-heavy as a Bond film, but despite the challenge I'm betting he can pull it off. If this gets a good script it has all the makings of being one heckuva Bond film. The best thing about Mendes doing it, is he probably has the clout to demand a good script. slywink
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2011, 11:09:05 PM »

Maybe it's time to change the thread title  icon_wink
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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2011, 11:50:34 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2011, 03:56:49 AM »

just read on Kotaku that the film will be a direct sequel to Quantum of Solace,while as we know QoS was a direct sequel to Casino Royale,i think i would rather they be unconnected,storywise

Sam Mendes i am hoping will be as cool as Martin Campbell(Goldeneye,Casino Royale...and er the Zorro films,and up coming Green Lantern)
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2011, 07:27:48 AM »

I think this new movie was always intended to be the final part of a trilogy dealing with the Quantum organization, so it has to be a direct sequel unless they want to drop that plot completely.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2011, 02:01:21 PM »

Sam Mendes? So now Bond will get shot in the head in the opening scene and look back on his tortured life and his doomed romance with Kate Winslet, when his true love was always Leo DiCaprio. Yeah that could be interesting.  saywhat
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »

Craig has been a fantastic Bond so I'm happy to hear this.  He really does bring the character back some respectability.
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2011, 04:00:35 PM »

I was 9 years old when my dad took me to see "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" at the theater in 1969. It was my first Bond film (and my second film seen at an actual theater--the first was "Planet of the Apes" a year earlier, which blew me away). I didn't see Secret Service again until I was into my 30's, but in the meantime, I remember being haunted by that "Snowblowers-on-the-railroad tracks" scene. Being 9 years old, I was aghast!

And, being 9, I wasn't too fussy. I thought Lazenby did a fine job.
And all these years later, after having seen it twice more now, I still think so.
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2011, 04:18:01 PM »

Quote from: Giles Habibula on January 12, 2011, 04:00:35 PM

I was 9 years old when my dad took me to see "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" at the theater in 1969. It was my first Bond film (and my second film seen at an actual theater--the first was "Planet of the Apes" a year earlier, which blew me away). I didn't see Secret Service again until I was into my 30's, but in the meantime, I remember being haunted by that "Snowblowers-on-the-railroad tracks" scene. Being 9 years old, I was aghast!

And, being 9, I wasn't too fussy. I thought Lazenby did a fine job.
And all these years later, after having seen it twice more now, I still think so.

I actually thought George Lazenby was a great Bond, too.  It didn't hurt that the film featured a young Diane Riggs...

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Quote from: Giles Habibula on January 12, 2011, 04:00:35 PM

I was 9 years old when my dad took me to see "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" at the theater in 1969. It was my first Bond film (and my second film seen at an actual theater--the first was "Planet of the Apes" a year earlier, which blew me away). I didn't see Secret Service again until I was into my 30's, but in the meantime, I remember being haunted by that "Snowblowers-on-the-railroad tracks" scene. Being 9 years old, I was aghast!

And, being 9, I wasn't too fussy. I thought Lazenby did a fine job.
And all these years later, after having seen it twice more now, I still think so.

I actually thought George Lazenby was a great Bond, too. 

I always wondered why he only had one part, so I looked it up.  I hope he fired that agent who convinced him not to take the contract for 7 more movies.
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2011, 04:51:09 PM »

Regarding Lazenby, according to imdb
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He owns mansions in Hawaii, Brentwood, California, Australia, and a 600 acre estate/ranch in Southern Caifornia.
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Dragon Flies (1975) $10,000
Universal Soldier (1971) £ 100,000
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) £ 50,000
So how did he afford all those mansions?

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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2011, 04:58:34 PM »

All the residuals from the seven Emmanuelle movies that he appeared in.
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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2011, 05:06:00 PM »

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Regarding Lazenby, according to imdb
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Dragon Flies (1975) $10,000
Universal Soldier (1971) £ 100,000
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) £ 50,000
So how did he afford all those mansions?



i know he did Commercials(or modeling) before films,but i doubt it made him that much.....maybe the Bond re-releases of VHS,DVD,BR etc over the years have been good for him even though its only one film

and in the making of OHMSS,as CK said it was his agent that apparently convinced him,but Lazenby must of had a big head at the time thinking he was shit hot to agree,he also decided to tell the OHMSS production crew half way through filming that it would be his only Bond film and in the making,they say it did stir a lot of tension,it would of been interesting to see what he would of done with another 6-7 Bond movies under his belt,like i say i didn't mind him as Bond,he is just my least favourite
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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2011, 05:19:53 PM »

He was the highest paid male model in Europe prior to the Bond films. He also starred in a bunch of Kung-Fu flicks in Hong Kong and has won numerous car races and ski races.

So, wealthy, good looking, expert martial artist, driver and skier. Which seems to make him the closest to the actual character of all of the actors that have played it.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2011, 05:28:35 PM »

Quote from: Gryndyl on January 12, 2011, 05:19:53 PM

He was the highest paid male model in Europe prior to the Bond films. He also starred in a bunch of Kung-Fu flicks in Hong Kong and has won numerous car races and ski races.

So, wealthy, good looking, expert martial artist, driver and skier. Which seems to make him the closest to the actual character of all of the actors that have played it.

oh that's right!!,in Bruce Lee documentaries he is always talking about his time with Lee,i think Bruce Lee may of even been his instructor as Lee was instructor to a few famous faces back then(included i think Steve McQueen)...Lazenby was to feature in Game of Death but then Bruce Lee died
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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2011, 05:48:06 PM »

Quote from: Gryndyl on January 12, 2011, 05:19:53 PM

He was the highest paid male model in Europe prior to the Bond films. He also starred in a bunch of Kung-Fu flicks in Hong Kong and has won numerous car races and ski races.

So, wealthy, good looking, expert martial artist, driver and skier. Which seems to make him the closest to the actual character of all of the actors that have played it.

How can that top Sean Connery. His Scottish routes epitomize the stealth Celt, dagger tossing oatmeal warrior. You know, the same folks that went into battle in WWII with pipers that had sniper rifles and grenade launchers strapped on under their kilts. The very people that pioneered the silent kill knife tucked in your sock tactic. Heck, you do know that Britain's top crime unit (Scotland Yard) is named after them - right?! How can you top that for a Bond actor pedigree. OK, so maybe he wasn't rich.  Tongue
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