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The Next Bond Movie: Casino Royale

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 25

Looks like the next Bond will be Casino Royale. I wonder how they will change it (it is the first Bond book, and heavily involves SPECTRE IIRC).Looks like the next Bond will be Casino Royale. I wonder how they will change it (it is the first Bond book, and heavily involves SPECTRE IIRC).

There is talk about how Brosnan played his last Bond, but I have a feeling he'll do just one more.
Honestly, I'd HATE to see a popular actor (Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrel, etc..) as a Bond... I'm thinking someone who would do a good job (someone suggested this a long time ago) would be Clive Owens (from the movie "Closer").

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25 comments

It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574390)

Which is nice, because it's 'real' Bond, not the fake crap they've done lately.

Frankly, am I the only one who thinks Sean Connery should do this one?

Connery (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574691)

Sure - if he can get away from the Level 3 ads long enough.

Ouch. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574949)

Yeah. It really makes you wonder - I'm sure that he doesn't need the money, right?

Re:Ouch. (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 9 years ago | (#11579024)

He just likes hearing the sound of his voice when he watches CNN, I think.

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574696)


Frankly, am I the only one who thinks Sean Connery should do this one?

Have you seen him lately? He's looking reeeally old at this point.

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574918)

Well, SOFT camera focus is our friend. ;-) Have you ever seen Rue McClanihan? I waited on her once in 1986. This was when she was playing the 'sexy' one on 'The Golden Girls'. In person on the other hand, that woman is one big liver spot! You'd be amazed at what they can do with make up!

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575274)


That reminds me of that line in Tootsie, when the producer instructs the cameraman to back off because she wants Dustin Hoffman's character to look "softer". His response, "How do you feel about Cleveland?".

DISCLAIMER: It's been a while since I've seen the movie, so my depiction may not be completely accurate.

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575568)

Hahahahahaha! That is classic! I'm going to steal that one.

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575406)

Connery sucks balls. The only true to the books Bond was Dalton.

OTOH, if you live in the movies only, Connery was tolerable.

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575596)

Well, you get my vote on Dalton - he WAS the most like Bond in the books, without a doubt. The funny thing is, he was offered the part much earlier in life, and turned it down from what I understand. If you want to see really funny Dalton, just watch the late 70's/early 80's (my memory of the time is hazy) remake of Flash Gordon. :-)

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

elmegil (12001) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575873)

That was Dalton? Whoa!

As for Casino Royale, I think the Peter Sellers/David Niven version is pretty definitive :-)

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11577032)

ROTFL - I had forgoten about that!!! It was quite funny, I agree. Did you ever see the made for TV version of Casino Royale staring George Lazenby?

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575946)

I totally despised Dalton until I read the books. Afterwards, I was like "holy crap, this book character has only been portrayed well by one actor (although to be fair, Lazenby never had the chance".

Re:It's an original Ian Flemming story, too. (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11576214)

Heh. George Lazenby was really an interesting choice, sure.

I wonder if they'll consider this a remake?

SPECTRE? (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574470)

SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counterintelligence, Terror, Revenge, and Extortion) never appeared in the books. It was completely an invention of the movies. In the books, Bond's nemesis organization was SMERSH, a division of the KGB (the name was a contraction of the Russian for "Death to Spies", roughly rendered as Smiert Shpionam). Compare the book From Russia with Love, where the plot to kill Bond is a SMERSH initiative, while the movie has the same characters as SPECTRE doubles within Russian intelligence.

Re:SPECTRE? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574599)

Bah, sorry. I haven't read the books in forever and now it shows...

I suggested Clive Owens (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11574505)

but for The Croupier. Sweet casino movie.

C'mon you're missing the obvious!!! (1)

TheConfusedOne (442158) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575043)

Meesa Bond! James-a Bond!!

(Please don't kill me...)

You're fired. (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575308)


*cool-viper-strike-hand-motion*

From the horse's mouth (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575438)

From the horse's mouth [piercebrosnan.com] :
I would like to thank all of you who have supported me over the last year or so in regard to my playing Bond. It was a decade of my life that I will always hold dear to my heart and a time that will never be forgotten. And you dear friends stood by me throughout. Many, many thanks! But everything comes to an end, and one must accept this decision which cannot be dealt with in any other way but with some kind of grace and knowledge that I did the job to the best of my ability.

Jude Law (1)

duder (86761) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575768)

Jude Law's name is also usually thrown around. He would not be so bad- and as one of my friends said, "If Jude Law was James Bond they could make 4 or 5 a year!"

Please, just not Bloom or Colin Crackhead.

Clive Owens (1)

On Lawn (1073) | more than 9 years ago | (#11575908)


Someone told me once that watching Clive Owens you'll notice he's a ham. A good ham, but a ham. To her, Clive Owens would be the second coming of Roger Moore. Not a bad thing in my book.

Personally I think the American Matthew McConaughey would do a bang-up job. My pick after that is Hugh Jackman. Both are extremely versitile actors who can be tough, smarmy, likable and generally have fun with the role. These would be the Sean Connery style Bonds.

Julian Sands is another good choice. To me he'd be the second coming of Timothy Dalton (which isn't a bad thing either).

Collin Ferrel is too much a Tom Cruise-punk kind of charectar. Christian Bale makes being tortured look Eddie Haskel-ish.

And when Pierce is gone for good, I think we'll realize he played a new Bond that we'll miss and try to find actors to play his style. I don't know if we'll get a new style bond. Not for a while. Word is he might do a non UA Bond, like Connery's "Never say Never".

Re:Clive Owens (1)

red5 (51324) | more than 9 years ago | (#11581474)

McConaughy? Can I have some of what you're smoking?

I always figured Clive Owen since he did those BMW commercials.

Re:Clive Owens (1)

On Lawn (1073) | more than 9 years ago | (#11586357)


Clive isn't a bad choice, but he's not first on my list. Not even second. Come to think of it, of those mentioned he's close to last after Julian Sands, but that is a real short list.

Re:Clive Owens (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11596768)

Probably the same thing that McConaughy has been known to smoke. In fact, I bet he was over there for one of those bongo parties.
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