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The New James Blond

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14th October 2005 20:49  #1

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
The New James Blond
It's been officially announced that Daniel Craig is the new James Bond, and the first  blond one as well.  Thoughts?

14th October 2005 20:56  #2

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
I don't have a clue who that is.

14th October 2005 21:16  #3

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
ill give that a big "meh"

14th October 2005 21:26  #4

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
I think James Bond shouldn't be played by a famous actor.  Because it is a generic role to play.  As far as being blond, they can always dye his hair.  I'm not worried about the performance, I'm just hoping they have a good script.  It's all about the story

14th October 2005 22:04  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Clive Owen should of played.

I also see Adrian Brody playing him too in the near future.

For those who don't know who Daniel Craig is, he starred as the main character in Layer Cake.

14th October 2005 22:06  #6

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
I think he'll be perfect to be honest. I hear they'll be adopting a darker tone for the new film, so it's sounding good so far. It can't be any worse than Die Another Day!

15th October 2005 3:16  #7

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I don't think he looks like Bond. I hope he act's like him though. My pick was Clive Owen. The guy was born to play the role. Ironically I think Daniel Craig is the first Englishman to play the part.

15th October 2005 5:53  #8

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Watch Layer Cake if you don't know who he is.  It's a super cool gangster film with a difference.

15th October 2005 12:23  #9

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Quote: Originally posted by rob murray
ill give that a big "meh"
ditto.....not too worried myself...

16th October 2005 10:12  #10

dbeamish Contributor Join Date: August 2002 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 511
i'm glad its not Clive Owen. After seeing King Arthur I wondered if he could ast his way out of a paper bag. Closer was great but its a different film entirely and I'm not sure hes up to Bond action. Glad Daniel Craig got it. He looks like a hard bastard.

16th October 2005 13:06  #11

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Daily Mirror was out of order yesterday slagging Dan off, saying he was boring etc.

16th October 2005 14:20  #12

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
"and the first  blond one as well"

Roger Moore's hair wasn't exactly jet black, I don't know why all the media is making a big fuss over this fact.
I also really hope "Casino Royale" isn't a prequel (His first mission), because there is no need for one and it just wouldn't work, if they're making it so that 37 year old Craig can replace 50-something Pierce Brosnan, then maybe "The Living Daylights" should've been a prequel.
Besides, you'd need the old admiral M instead od Judi Dench's M (because he was M when Bond joined) and I'm pretty sure Dench is M in this one (also don't forget Q).
I reallly hope this is a much darker "Bond" (even moreso than Licence to Kill) as Fleming wrote it.
I believe Craig could carry it off, and be a great, memorable Bond...if he stays for more than 2 movies...

16th October 2005 15:34  #13

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'm not really that concerned with who was cast as Bond.  I think Craig is a decent actor.  I'm more concerned with the script to the movie.  I'm hoping that they stick pretty close to the script for Casino Royale.  (This will actually be the third go around for Casino Royale, if you include the TV movie.)

I think the bigger news will be who is writing the script.  Why can't they hire a decent script writer and have the Brocolli spawn leave the script alone!?!

17th October 2005 15:35  #14

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I'm very surprised not one of you have mentioned Daniel Craig's appearance in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He looks good playing against Angelina(Croft). When I saw his face in the papers, I just knew I've seen him in some movie before. Lara Croft came to mind. Haven't seen Layer Cake though.

17th October 2005 15:52  #15

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Layer Cake is the movie Guy Ritchie should have made instead of making one with his wife!

17th October 2005 19:49  #16

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
I recently heard that both Moneypenny and Q won't be in the film...

17th October 2005 20:27  #17

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Awesome!

17th October 2005 20:43  #18

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Ryan Bisram
I recently heard that both Moneypenny and Q won't be in the film...
I heard of that too today.

18th October 2005 22:38  #19

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I guess if it is a "prequel", Q would be the late Desmond Llewelyn. But M would be the Admiral, interesting...

24th October 2005 13:51  #20

Keith Darraugh Member Join Date: May 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 3
James Bond
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
I don't think he looks like Bond. I hope he act's like him though. My pick was Clive Owen. The guy was born to play the role. Ironically I think Daniel Craig is the first Englishman to play the part.


Roger Moore is english.

24th October 2005 14:28  #21

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
You're right. I forgot about him completely. So much for being ironic.

1st June 2006 16:28  #22

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Give the guy a chance

1st June 2006 18:14  #23

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
How are we meant to take Bond chronology. I know Casino Royale is one of the earlier books but do we really need to think of the new film as a prequel?

I just see it as the next Bond film after Die Another Day. I take it as the role of 007 (within the context of the film itself) is filled with new people as time goes on. Connery, Lazenby, and Moore's Bond's all retired so that's why we have new Bond's every few years. I never saw a reason for the characters of Q or Moneypenny (in particular) to behave as if it was all the same guy throughout the Connery, Lazenby, Moore years.

Sean Bean was 006. I would just assume there is another 006 now that he is gone and that the role of 006 has it's own fixed 'name' just like Bond.

Daniel Craig's Bond is just Pierce Brosnan's replacement (again within the film) and in this film he's just on the cusp of earning the position of 007.

Am I just stating the obvious here. Is this how others read it or do people prefer to think that all the people who have played Bond are just playing essentially the same 'human being?'

1st June 2006 20:18  #24

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
I have always wished they actually stated this in the films.
Basically the code name James Bond goes with the assigned number of 007.  It does make you wonder if they spot check the personalities of womanizing, Vodka Martini (shaken, not stired), secret agents to fulfill the position of 007 when it becomes available.  One must also ask, what happened to the previous holder of the position of 007?  Did Connery's die to be replaced by Moore's and so on, or do they retire?  Personally, I'd like to see this played out on screen, and Connery come back to teach the new guy a thing or two about the old days.

1st June 2006 21:07  #25

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Connery's Bond probably moaned about not being paid enough and all those missions abroad having a serious impact on his back swing.

Moore's Bond retired because of an over extended eye brow.

Dalton's hasn't been seen since the 70's took his hairstyle back and Brosnan went freelance.

And what about Lazenby? Never happened. It was all a dream in Connery's head. He woke from the dream in a cold sweat and laughing hysterically and yelling, "BURT SHACKSHBY'S DEAD FELIXSHH! My God. I have to call my agent.

3rd June 2006 19:59  #26

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Ah, how soon you all forget...

Licence to Kill
Felix: "He was married once, but it was a long time ago."
Dalton is the same Bond as in OHMSS.

"The Spy Who Loved Me"
Amasova starts reciting his profile and mentions Tracy, to which he gets "sensitive" (in the Egyptian bar).

The "Diamonds are Forever" teaser opener was his revenge for Blofeld killing Tracy. Connery is the same Bond as in OHMSS.

"GoldenEye": 1986 was the year that 006 was 'killed' and the opening took place. Theoretically, if Brosnan was Bond then, he'd be Bond in "The Living Daylights" and "Licence to Kill" (unfortunately, his contract to "Remington Steele" got renewed and he was stuck with it for that year, he was the favourite, but Dalton got the part).

So, he is supposed to be the same Bond for the past 44 years.

4th June 2006 12:33  #27

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Yep. That's the impression I got in the past but they seem to be implying (in the Casino Royale trailer) that the life expectancy for 00's is short. I wonder if they are now trying to go a more realistic route by having an explanation as to why 007 changes every few years. I much prefer this attitude to the character, as it allows for growth as time goes on rather than having to suspend a great deal of disbelief accepting that it's the same guy for all these years.  

5th June 2006 2:18  #28

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I doubt it, I mean, that's why it's James Bond 007. That's why he's so legendary. We just have to suspend belief for Bond films (which we do about the plot anyway).

5th June 2006 13:00  #29

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: I doubt it, I mean, that's why it's James Bond 007. That's why he's so legendary. We just have to suspend belief for Bond films (which we do about the plot anyway).

I agree with you.  Casino Royale is the 21th installment of the legendary series, but the story itself is Ian Fleming very first novel.  Meaning, the movie will explain where Bond is coming from and why he was created....

...this is my 200 posts, BOOYAH!

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