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#1 of 49 OFFLINE   VinceCar

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Posted June 27 2003 - 02:39 AM

Pierce Brosnan has done unbelievable job, but rumors suggest that the next Bond movie will be his last.

So, who do you suggest would make a great next Bond? In my opinion, the choice is very hard to make, as i've gotten really use to Brosnan, and its hard for me to picture anyone else. I'm thinking maybe they'll try casting someone like Colin Farrell, not sure though.

#2 of 49 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted June 27 2003 - 03:09 AM

Ewan McGregor might work. Colin Farrell would be a good choice too.

However, when are they going to finally make CASINO ROYALE into a serious Bond movie? That book rocks!

#3 of 49 OFFLINE   TheLongshot

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Posted June 27 2003 - 03:17 AM

Considering how long it is going to be until they need to cast a new Bond (4-5 years, I would guess), doing any casting right now will probably be worthless, since we probably haven't met the new Bond yet...

On that note, I personally like Clive Nolan. He's good looking and has a cool demeanor.

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#4 of 49 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted June 27 2003 - 03:38 AM

The only "Clive Nolan" listed at IMDb was a driver on a 1995 film called The Reggae Movie. Do you mean "Clive Owen" (as in Croupier, Gosford Park, The Bourne Identity)? He'd certainly be a good choice.

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#5 of 49 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted June 27 2003 - 03:55 AM

I would also like to see Clive Owen.

#6 of 49 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 27 2003 - 04:01 AM

Yeah, Clive Owen is my current favorite for the role. His brief role in The Bourne Identity locked it in for me.

As I recall, previous favorties include Jude Law and Jeremy Northam (at least I think).

#7 of 49 OFFLINE   Dominik Droscher

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Posted June 27 2003 - 04:44 AM

I hope they do the next Bond as a period piece back in the 60s. That would be fun and much more interesting. Back to the roots.

#8 of 49 OFFLINE   Matthew_Millheiser

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:07 AM

They don't need a new Bond so much as they need to wrench the property from the Brocollis (fat chance, I realize). Until then, the series will remain formulaic and interchangeable with each other.

My ideal Bond movie would have a pre-credits sequence that would appear to be the ending of another Bond adventure, only with Bond losing and the Evil Genius Supervillain succeeding in taking over the World/Europe/America/Whatever.

Opening credits roll, and the rest of the movie features Bond doing actual espionage work behind enemy lines inside the new regime, coordinating with fifth column groups and partisan resistance. The thrust of the movie would then be how Bond (working deep underground alongside M and Q but not a "sanctioned" 00-agent) would work with other groups/agents to topple this New Order. There'd be "gadgets" -- nothing sleek, state-of-the-art, or flashy, but rather raw, functional, vicious, deadly. "Knives within shoes" and all that fun stuff. Posted Image The ending would be full-staged infantry battle scenes crosscutting with Bond leading a small infiltration unit within the Bad Guy's Central Command/Headquarters/Undeground Lair/etc..

And yes, a final hand-to-hand battle with Bad Guy. I'll relent on that one!

Of course, this would never happen... alas.

As for a new Bond... Hugh Jackman. He's got the physicality and the gravitas.

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#9 of 49 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:35 AM

Me.

#10 of 49 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted June 27 2003 - 06:44 AM

Why not...I second Angelo M. Posted Image
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Posted June 27 2003 - 07:51 AM

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#12 of 49 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:10 AM

To change the formula, CASINO ROYALE would be a perfect vehicle.

Assuming they stay true to the source material, there is only so many explosions and surfing scenes they can put in the movie.

This is the perfect book they need to revitalize the series...dark and focused on plot and character.

#13 of 49 OFFLINE   TheLongshot

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:10 AM

D'oh! I can't believe I got his name wrong... Yes, it is Clive Owen that I'm talking about..

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They don't need a new Bond so much as they need to wrench the property from the Brocollis (fat chance, I realize). Until then, the series will remain formulaic and interchangeable with each other.


I agree. It is sad that the kids learned nothing from their father...

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#14 of 49 OFFLINE   Steve Phillips

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:13 AM

Robbie Williams would probably do it for nothing.

#15 of 49 OFFLINE   Joel Mack

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:12 AM

Jason Statham.

No, really.

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#16 of 49 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:17 AM

Clive Owen has already said he would not do the role if offered.

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James Bond contender Clive Owen has snubbed the legendary franchise - by dismissing it as unchallenging. The British hunk is reported to be a frontrunner to replace departing 007 Pierce Brosnan when he hands over the superspy role after the next film. However, Gosford Park star Owen is nonplussed about the prospect of being the world's most famous hero - in fact, he doesn't want the job. According to British tabloid The Daily Express, he told a pal, "I think it's too formulaic, too tried and tested and a little past it's sell by date. I would not consider it to be a challenge. I've just come back from Los Angeles where I had a meeting with Francis Ford Coppola who wants to cast me in an exciting new project, which will be Bond-like but more challenging and relevant today. I'm really excited about it."


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#17 of 49 OFFLINE   Dan D.

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:20 AM

Christian Bale!

Clive Owen would have been great too if he'd had the interest.

#18 of 49 OFFLINE   Steven J. Hurst

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:21 AM

A few years ago I really felt like Denzel Washington would be a great choice. I'm not sure I feel as strongly now but I do kinda' like the more mature Bond's. I think the action portion is getting a bit out of hand and I would like to see a more suave bond. I think that kind of character needs to be more mature.

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:48 AM

On the Die Another Day commentary track, Pierce Brosnan said that Colin Salmon (Charles Robinson) would make a great Bond. It's also interesting to note that Colin was the individual who read as Bond during various actors' auditions for Die Another Day.
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Posted June 27 2003 - 10:20 AM

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Opening credits roll, and the rest of the movie features Bond doing actual espionage work behind enemy lines inside the new regime, coordinating with fifth column groups and partisan resistance. The thrust of the movie would then be how Bond (working deep underground alongside M and Q but not a "sanctioned" 00-agent) would work with other groups/agents to topple this New Order.


You mean The Matrix? Brian
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