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Old 31-07-2004, 20:12   #101
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Frankly, I hope it is over.

I've never been very impressed by Brosnan as Bond. He's got "the look," but he's about as much use on screen as a cardboard cut-out.

I'd probably rank him lowest out of all the Bonds, although to be fair he's probably got the edge over Woody Allen's Jimmy Bond in Casino Royale.

I endured Roger Moore's comical, avuncular, eyebrow-raising antics during my childhood, but at least he was always entertaining.

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Old 31-07-2004, 22:06   #102
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I would love a darker bond maybe with Jason Isaacs, i think he could pull it off.
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Just followed that link and read this:
"Purvis and Wade last used the Ian Fleming novel "Moonraker" as the basis for Die Another Day."

What did I miss
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Old 31-07-2004, 22:35   #104
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I would love a darker bond maybe with Jason Isaacs, i think he could pull it off.

He wouldent be a bad choice
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Old 01-08-2004, 00:14   #106
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So it looks like Eric Bana then (from Yahoo):

Aussie star Bana chosen as next James Bond: report

LONDON (AFP) - Australian actor Eric Bana, star of films including "The Hulk" and "Troy", is the surprise new choice to take over as James Bond, a report said.

The beefy 35-year-old had beaten off competition from British actors such as Jude Law and Ewan McGregor to take over the role of the super-spy in the long-running series of films, the News of the World said.

Current Bond, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, has stepped down after four films following a row with producers, the Sunday tabloid title said.


Bana was still negotiating with the series producers but they were hopeful he would take over for the 21st title in the series, due to begin filming later this year, the paper cited an unnamed "insider" as saying.


"Eric is the guy they want but he has a reputation for being demanding. They want to modernize Bond and turn him into a youthful, suave and modern hero to compete with the likes of Spiderman and Keanu (Reeves) in the Matrix," the source said.


Bana was formerly a popular comedian in Australia before grabbing attention in 2000 film "Chopper", in which he played a real-life character, a famous -- and famously violent -- Australian criminal, Mark "Chopper" Read.


He has subsequently appeared in a string of US blockbusters, most recently playing Hector in swords-and-sandals epic "Troy".


The James Bond films, based on the novels of Ian Fleming, have proved hugely successful ever since the first title, 1962's "Dr No", in which Sean Connery took the lead role.
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They want to modernize Bond and turn him into a youthful, suave and modern hero to compete with the likes of Spiderman and Keanu (Reeves) in the Matrix
Yes, but those "modern heroes" are also lanky, non-muscular and absolutely nerdy. Totally wrong to compare to Bond. Don't believe a word of this rumour.

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Apparently the 'plot' (don't laugh) is about a virus that must be stopped before it wipes out the worlds population. Why don't they get back to good old fashioned James Bond, ie.. real stunts, good scraps, real bad guys and that quirkiness that seems to have disappeared.
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So it looks like Eric Bana then (from Yahoo):

Aussie star Bana chosen as next James Bond: report

LONDON (AFP) - Australian actor Eric Bana, star of films including "The Hulk" and "Troy", is the surprise new choice to take over as James Bond, a report said.

The beefy 35-year-old had beaten off competition from British actors such as Jude Law and Ewan McGregor to take over the role of the super-spy in the long-running series of films, the News of the World said.

Current Bond, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, has stepped down after four films following a row with producers, the Sunday tabloid title said.


Bana was still negotiating with the series producers but they were hopeful he would take over for the 21st title in the series, due to begin filming later this year, the paper cited an unnamed "insider" as saying.


"Eric is the guy they want but he has a reputation for being demanding. They want to modernize Bond and turn him into a youthful, suave and modern hero to compete with the likes of Spiderman and Keanu (Reeves) in the Matrix," the source said.


Bana was formerly a popular comedian in Australia before grabbing attention in 2000 film "Chopper", in which he played a real-life character, a famous -- and famously violent -- Australian criminal, Mark "Chopper" Read.


He has subsequently appeared in a string of US blockbusters, most recently playing Hector in swords-and-sandals epic "Troy".


The James Bond films, based on the novels of Ian Fleming, have proved hugely successful ever since the first title, 1962's "Dr No", in which Sean Connery took the lead role.
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:17   #111
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So about Eric Bana: "yahoo is reporting on what the News of the World said"

So I guess it must be true then.
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Apparently the 'plot' (don't laugh) is about a virus that must be stopped before it wipes out the worlds population. Why don't they get back to good old fashioned James Bond, ie.. real stunts, good scraps, real bad guys and that quirkiness that seems to have disappeared.
Well, the best bond story ever was based on a virus plot... On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Also in my opinion (and generally the opinion of the hard-core fans) the best bond film ever, despite Lazenby (who's not as bad as people make out, just he wasn't Connery and didn't bother with more than one film, though he was offered more). Brosnan did talk once of wanting to remake it because the story is so good, but the direction, photography and acting in the original is such a masterpiece, as is Savalas as Blofeld, it should be left alone.

It was about as good old fashioned Bond as you could get (and a genuine Fleming novel).

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Old 01-08-2004, 16:45   #113
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[QUOTE= Perhaps the first black Bond, Maybe even female.[/QUOTE]
You do realise who that would end up being, don't you?

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Old 01-08-2004, 17:37   #114
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Chris Tucker would be perfect as Bond. With his high-pitched voice and amusing street humour, he's practically the character as Ian Fleming wrote him. If he's not available, there's always Snoop Dogg. Perhaps when they're finished they could do a new remake of Shaft with Hugh Grant in the title role.
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Todays newspapers have pictures of Eric Bana as 007 ,apparently Michael wilson is trying to get him signed up for Bond 21 ,Brosnan wanted too much money thats why he is going as they wont play ball.Could all be paper talk though.
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Old 01-08-2004, 18:30   #116
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O.K. Last film took over $400 million dollers just in cinemas, and the star apparently wants too much money to film another film? Not too sure about that one....
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Old 01-08-2004, 18:53   #117
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I wouldn't put it past Brosnan and the Producers to be in league with causing all this media attention on purpose.

The poll on Comanderbond.net has 77% of voters thinking Bana is a bad choice for Bond. I tend to agree.
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Old 01-08-2004, 18:58   #118
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Brosnan wants to make a non-frills Bond; I don't think it's a money issue.
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Old 01-08-2004, 19:01   #119
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Brosnan wants to make a non-frills Bond; I don't think it's a money issue.

By all accounts they are making a no frills Bond this tome around. Which makes you wonder why he isn't on board.
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I don't think Eric Bana has enough charisma or personality to play 007. I think best choice would be Christian Bale or 2nd Ioan Gruffudd
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