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Old 02-11-04, 01:44 PM
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Official James Bond thread, news, actors, films

Needed a place to direct the news, discussion of films are on going, mainly I will be writing about Bond 21, the next Bond film here, there are some wild rumours out there going right now, shocking news infact, but I don't know how true it is, basically Pierce might be out of the Bond role for next year's Bond film.


BROSNAN, LICENCE REVOKED?


http://www.ianfleming.org/mt_content/000152.html

I still don't know how true this can be, but everyone is talking about it in the Bond forums I visit.

Another link:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/enter...ws-bond11.html



I have heard the news might of been leaked out of EON to see audience's reaction if Pierce left, it might be a test, it might be a PR thing, I'm not sure what to think right now.

I think it was a done deal he had one more to do, but maybe not so sure now.



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Pierce Brosnan reportedly has had his license to kill revoked.
After his appearance in the video game "James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing" (out Feb. 17), Brosnan likely leaves the famous secret agent behind.
Is Brosnan simply too old for the role? We look at the ages of other movie Bonds:


Sean Connery
Number of appearances as Bond: 7
First appearance: 1962's "Dr. No"
Age at first appearance: 32
Last appearance: 1983's "Never Say Never Again."
Age at last appearance: 51





David Niven
Number of appearances as Bond: 1
First/last appearance: 1967's "Casino Royale"
Age at last appearance: 58





George Lazenby
Number of appearances as Bond: 1
First/last appearance: 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Age at last appearance: 30







Roger Moore
Number of appearances as Bond: 7
First appearance: 1973's "Live and Let Die"
Age at first appearance: 45
Last appearance: 1985's "A View to a Kill"
Age at last appearance: 57


Timothy Dalton
Number of appearances as Bond: 2
First appearance: 1987's "The Living Daylights"
Age at first appearance: 41
Last appearance: 1989's "Licence to Kill"
Age at last appearance: 42


Pierce Brosnan
Number of appearances as Bond: 4
First appearance: 1995's "GoldenEye"
Age at first appearance: 42
Last appearance: 2002's "Die Another Day"
Age at last appearance: 49
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He is under contract for one more.
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GE, TND, TWINE, DAD + One more...
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Re: Official James Bond thread, news, actors, films

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Sean Connery
Number of appearances as Bond: 7
First appearance: 1962's "Dr. No"
Age at first appearance: 32
Last appearance: 1983's "Never Say Never Again."
Age at last appearance: 51
Can you really officially count NSNA as a Bond film, when it was one of the 'unofficial' bond films? If so, then his last appearance was in "Diamonds Are Forever" in 1971 at age 41 (Connery was born in 1930).

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Brosnan keeps flirting with retirement because that nets him more money at contract time.

He's a spectacularly successful Bond, and the producers aren't going to let him go easily. I doubt his reign will end with the next film.
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Yeah I think it's just a popular PR thing, but EON haven't deny or commented yet, they usually are quick too.
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But even if he does leave, he's had a sucessful run as Bond. Even if he leaves after the next one (the last one of his contract) he'll have 6 under his belt, with him in the roll 8 or 9 years. That doesnt suck by any stretch of the imagination.

If he wants to leave, I'm content to let him go.

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FIVE under his belt, not six. That's what I mean to say!
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Sucessful? Besides Goldeneye, all his films are horrible.

My opinion of course.
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I'd like them to just get on with Clive Owen already...I wouldnt mind Brosnan doing another...but not like DaD...much smaller and darker...like License to Kill...hardcore shit ya know!
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Originally posted by QuiGonJosh
like License to Kill...hardcore shit ya know!
that sound funny... sorry
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Originally posted by QuiGonJosh
I'd like them to just get on with Clive Owen already...I wouldnt mind Brosnan doing another...but not like DaD...much smaller and darker...like License to Kill...hardcore shit ya know!
Clive Owen has publicly turned down the role of Bond.

Hugh Jackman would be the next ideal candidate to replace Brosnan.
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Originally posted by Robert
Clive Owen has publicly turned down the role of Bond.

Hugh Jackman would be the next ideal candidate to replace Brosnan.
I like the guy, but this won't work. He's too known as Wolverine already.
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I think Jude Law would make a great Bond. He would just need to bulk up alittle with muscle.
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Originally posted by Kal Jedi
I like the guy, but this won't work. He's too known as Wolverine already.
He's also Austrailan...the Brits (and a few of us Yanks too) would throw a fit.

However, I think Clive is a good pick. No, NOT Clive Owen...but Clive Robertson!


The guy just LOOKS like Bond, IMHO.

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I'm still hanging onto the idea of Adrian Paul as Bond.

whenever Brosnan calls it quits, that is. Brosnan is fine in my book.
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Out of the 3 names in the thrown around in the news (Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, and Colin Farrell), I'll go with Jude Law. He would be awesome as 007.
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Originally posted by Kal Jedi
I like the guy, but this won't work. He's too known as Wolverine already.
I had similar thoughts when they brought on Remington Steele as James Bond. But that turned out alright. I don't think Brosnan is too old to continue, but I would like to see Jude Law as 007.
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Well, I hope these rumors are false and Bronsan does another Bond. He's been a good Bond, in my opinion.
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Clive Owen turned Bond down?? NOOOOOOOOOO!!! BY GOD HE WAS PERFECT!!!!! CRAP!!

Just let Pierce do 1-2 more and let Jude take over!
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Originally posted by D-Ball
I had similar thoughts when they brought on Remington Steele as James Bond. But that turned out alright. I don't think Brosnan is too old to continue, but I would like to see Jude Law as 007.
True, but wouldn't you say that Remington Steele's personality was already close to Bond's anyway? Now Wolverine....nah.

Didn't think of Jude Law, but yeah he's a great choice.
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Re: Re: Official James Bond thread, news, actors, films

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Can you really officially count NSNA as a Bond film, when it was one of the 'unofficial' bond films? If so, then his last appearance was in "Diamonds Are Forever" in 1971 at age 41 (Connery was born in 1930).
NSNA was 'unofficial' when it came out but since the rights have changed hands over time it has become more or less 'official' - wasn't it even included in one of the Bond box sets?
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Originally posted by Shannon Nutt
He's also Austrailan...the Brits (and a few of us Yanks too) would throw a fit.

However, I think Clive is a good pick. No, NOT Clive Owen...but Clive Robertson!


The guy just LOOKS like Bond, IMHO.
yeah, that guy got the looks of Pierce, little bit of Sean, & eyes of Dalton

BUT if only he could ACT!! good lord, that guy was horrible in that late-night TV sci-fi show ugh


Orlando Bloom?? no, thanx! he looks like a KID!! what next? Leonardo??


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Originally posted by Shannon Nutt
He's also Austrailan...the Brits (and a few of us Yanks too) would throw a fit.

However, I think Clive is a good pick. No, NOT Clive Owen...but Clive Robertson!


The guy just LOOKS like Bond, IMHO.
That dude does in fact look just like Bond should...but I take it he cant act...major bummer...
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Originally posted by El-Kabong
But even if he does leave, he's had a sucessful run as Bond. Even if he leaves after the next one (the last one of his contract) he'll have 6 under his belt, with him in the roll 8 or 9 years. That doesnt suck by any stretch of the imagination.

If he wants to leave, I'm content to let him go.

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FIVE under his belt, not six. That's what I mean to say!


Sucessfull in box office is one thing, but once the money is counted, how will his films be looked at, successful in creavity is the test of time, I for one thing the Bond producers haven't given him a really good story to work with, he's delivered good performances, but deserves better, one last crack with a good bond story, thus if does leave now, it would be disappointing, as tnd, twine and dad were all good in their own ways as Bond films, but not great or standout as they could of been, he needs one more.












http://www.darkhorizons.com/news04/040212b.php
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Whilst MGM or Eon have yet to comment on the issue, what makes the report sceptical are two reasons - one, Brosnan's run has easily been the franchise's most profitable with each of his movies outgrossing the previous one. The other and most solid reason why its not happening is a recent quote from Brosnan himself who says "I think we're good for a fifth. Barbara and Michael [producers] say they're happy to have me on board until I say no. But one has to be realistic about this. As for a sixth,it's a possibility".

On the other side of the argument though, 007 site CommanderBond.Net has confirmed with its own sources close to the negotiations for Bond 21 that Pierce Brosnan will not be returning and negotiations with him for the the role contract have ceased. They also say the reasoning why the rumour hasn't been squashed til now is that Eon is waiting til they select a successor before announcing Pierce's retirement.

Expect the madness to end soon one way or another.



EON have yet to debunk it, that's the worry for Brosnan fans.

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Sigh...when did Clive publically turn down Bond? Anyone who has seen the BMW films knows that he's basically playing a Bond like character. He did it so well too; I think it's missing a role of a lifetime.

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