pixelburp wrote: »
Part of the problem with Bond now? There's simply no compelling antagonists that work as effectively as Russia and the Cold War did in the franchise's heyday. Now, they're flimsy tech bros gone mad, or some limp Illuminati esque blather. The world, as much as it seems to be coming apart, doesn't have the same obvious factions as the Cold War caused. It wasn't great for peace in the world, but made for good stories and great material for espionage tales of war in the shadows.
flasher0030 wrote: »
How about Bond Versus ISIS
mikhail wrote: »
I'm just thinking about the plot in Casino Royale. A money launderer gambles his clients' money on a stock shorting scheme backed up with a piece of terrorism, and when he loses Bond is dispatched to bring him in so that MI5 can leverage his weakness for information. No volcano lairs, no Russian generals, no nukes, perfectly credible. It can be done, they're just too lazy to do it.
cdgalwegian wrote: »
How about this?
Given the original Bond films had Russia as the big baddie, and potential global destruction through nuclear war, how about making it properly contemporary, yet back to basics? Russians somewhere in the shadowy background, with a single egomaniac as the big baddie, throw in certain ecological destruction, but have the big baddie with the ability to trigger global destruction by a theoretically technical means? Might involve time inversion...
glasso wrote: »
sounds like something that might pop into Christopher Nolan's head whilst he was taking a sh1t.
ArmaniJeanss wrote: »
Was the Russia/USSR state ever really the bad guy in any film?
Wasn't it usually SPECTRE working with a renegade Soviet for the Connery films.
By Roger Moore's time, General Gogol was generally working with Bond (with the exception of For Your Eyes Only) and if a Russian was a bad guy, again it was a renegade like Orlov (Octopussy).
Dalton's first went with renegade again.
CastorTroy wrote: »
2nd of April 2021 now
FunLover18 wrote: »
Weird, they just launched an official No Time To Die podcast last week in the run up to release.
glasso wrote: »
Well Pierce is selling his gaff in Malibu for a price that is about the average budget of the Bond movies that he was inhttps://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/pierce-brosnan-s-malibu-mansion-on-the-market-for-100-million-1.4368586