The next James Bond?

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  • 10-17-2005, 10:22 AM
    Smokey
    The next James Bond?
    I just read that English Actor Daniel Craig will be the next James Bond (I guess Pierce Brosnan retired from that role). Is he the right choice?

    http://www.telegraaf.nl/multimedia/a...pg_795951b.jpg

    If it was up to you, who would you nominate?

    I would choose Alec Baldwin for that role. He got that smart, yet rough and determine look that role require.

    http://www.devondelapp.com/pics/lj/0...ec_baldwin.jpg
  • 10-17-2005, 10:41 AM
    Kam
    watch Layer Cake, you'll see how incredible a bond he COULD be, depending on how much leeway they give him to make the character his own and not killed by the broccoli's if they turn him in to another brosnan type blandbond.
  • 10-17-2005, 10:49 AM
    topspeed
    I'm not crazy about the choice. I was really hoping they'd pick someone like Clive Owens or even guy from the Transporter movies. Both have a bit of understated menace to them that Bond's character needs.

    I believe Brosnan's contract was not renewed because:
    1) He wanted too much money
    2) He wanted too much control (he claimed he was never allowed to make Bond his "own" and despised the one liners prevalent in the movies)
  • 10-17-2005, 05:05 PM
    markw
    Ever see the Highlander TV series a few years ago?
    I always thought Adrian Paul would have been a natural for the Bond role. He might be a little long in tooth nowadays, though.
  • 10-18-2005, 04:52 AM
    Worf101
    Here's a thought....
    Considering the current racial makeup of England, particularly London I think they should've thought outside the box.

    A Jamaican, Indian or Chinese Bond would certainly have raised some eyebrows and stirred a lot of interest in what I consider a moribund franchise. Just thinking out loud.

    Da Worfster :cool:
  • 10-18-2005, 05:40 AM
    Defshep
    The Transporter's Jason Statham would've been a hip choice. Even Hugh Jackman (I think he was actually approached) would've been cool. Don't know about this guy...
  • 10-18-2005, 06:12 AM
    Kam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Worf101
    Considering the current racial makeup of England, particularly London I think they should've thought outside the box.

    A Jamaican, Indian or Chinese Bond would certainly have raised some eyebrows and stirred a lot of interest in what I consider a moribund franchise. Just thinking out loud.

    Da Worfster :cool:

    other than batman, bond would be the next franchise character i would love to play!! (although am praying i can play Bishop in XMen4, as long as rattner doesnt destroy the xmen franchise with x3) although if i were bond, it would have to end up being a comedy and i could do the shaken not stirred line in my best apu accent!
  • 10-18-2005, 07:05 AM
    vxaudio
    from what i read, brosnan was considered too old looking to portray bond b/c the next movie is from the 1st book in the series when bond was young. sad, b/c batman begins already did this same thing this year. anyways, sorry, but that guy doesnt look bond worthy to me. colin farrell was approached and rejected, same with clive owens and hugh jackman....this guy apparently is the best they could get.
  • 10-18-2005, 03:47 PM
    recoveryone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Defshep
    The Transporter's Jason Statham would've been a hip choice. Even Hugh Jackman (I think he was actually approached) would've been cool. Don't know about this guy...

    Statham would be a nice choice, but he needs more hair. He does have that Bond swagger though, I only seen him in a couple of films, Transporter and The Italy Job flick.
  • 10-18-2005, 08:49 PM
    Smokey
    Ok guys, since I don't know half poeple you all mentioned, I try to put some faces on the names.

    Clive Owens
    http://www.cincinnati.com/freetime/m...g/croupier.jpg

    Adrian Paul
    http://webfantasy.info/Images/Webrin...drian_Paul.jpg

    Jason Statham
    http://www.shop4photos.net/graphics/262/262433.jpg

    Hugh Jackman
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44...gh_Jackman.jpg

    colin farrell
    http://www.computing.dcu.ie/computet...%20Farrell.jpg

    Not too shabby, but who in the world recommended Jason Statham (was it you Defshep?) :D

    One reason why alot of actors might turn down Jamed Bond role might be that they will be type cast as Bond forever. Not a bad thing, but may be it is for a young and upcoming actor.

    Worf, I let you post picture of any Jamaican, Indian or Chinese Bond you had in mind :)
  • 10-19-2005, 05:48 AM
    shokhead
    I'm a big bond guy. Saw all of them starting with the first one as a kid at the theaters. I'll wait until his first bond flick to judge. Try this; Why as kids were the bond films the only movies you would stay until the last of the creits rolled through? At least the first 15 or so did this.
  • 10-19-2005, 06:24 AM
    Kam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shokhead
    I'm a big bond guy. Saw all of them starting with the first one as a kid at the theaters. I'll wait until his first bond flick to judge. Try this; Why as kids were the bond films the only movies you would stay until the last of the creits rolled through? At least the first 15 or so did this.

    to get the title for the next bond movie? for the "James Bond will return in ___________" final credit? :)
  • 10-19-2005, 07:36 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Worf101
    Considering the current racial makeup of England, particularly London I think they should've thought outside the box.

    A Jamaican, Indian or Chinese Bond would certainly have raised some eyebrows and stirred a lot of interest in what I consider a moribund franchise. Just thinking out loud.

    Da Worfster :cool:

    Not a bad idea. I'm thinking James Lesure. What do you think?
  • 10-19-2005, 07:56 AM
    shokhead
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kam
    to get the title for the next bond movie? for the "James Bond will return in ___________" final credit? :)

    That was easy. As a 8,9,10 year old it was so cool to see the next title.
  • 10-19-2005, 10:30 AM
    Defshep
    [QUOTE=Smokey]Ok guys, since I don't know half poeple you all mentioned, I try to put some faces on the names.

    Clive Owens
    http://www.cincinnati.com/freetime/m...g/croupier.jpg

    Adrian Paul
    http://webfantasy.info/Images/Webrin...drian_Paul.jpg

    Jason Statham
    http://www.shop4photos.net/graphics/262/262433.jpg

    Hugh Jackman
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44...gh_Jackman.jpg

    colin farrell
    http://www.computing.dcu.ie/computet...%20Farrell.jpg

    Not too shabby, but who in the world recommended Jason Statham (was it you Defshep?) :D
    Yeah. I think Statham captures the coolness of 007. The look may not be what some of us would call "traditionally" Bond, but maybe freshness would be good for the franchise. I mean, The Transporter movies were simply 007 knockoffs - if he were a criminal! And after the dismal Transporter 2, he could use a new franchise. Plus, the ladies seem to like him, so it would be easier to drag my wife to a Bond film!
  • 10-19-2005, 02:54 PM
    shokhead
    Shag me baby.
  • 10-20-2005, 05:17 AM
    Worf101
    You know who'd do a good job.
    As a Bond of Indian extraction. Siddig from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Or Doctor Julian Bashir. Hell, he's had plenty of practice doing a pseudo James Bond on at least 2 episodes of DS 9. The guy's a good actor as well. Suave, sophisticated and he can handle a phasor in a pinch. He gets my vote.

    Da Worfster
  • 10-20-2005, 05:35 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Worf101
    As a Bond of Indian extraction. Siddig from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Or Doctor Julian Bashir. Hell, he's had plenty of practice doing a pseudo James Bond on at least 2 episodes of DS 9. The guy's a good actor as well. Suave, sophisticated and he can handle a phasor in a pinch. He gets my vote.

    Da Worfster

    How about a female? Bond, Janes Bond.
  • 10-20-2005, 07:39 AM
    recoveryone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Worf101
    As a Bond of Indian extraction. Siddig from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Or Doctor Julian Bashir. Hell, he's had plenty of practice doing a pseudo James Bond on at least 2 episodes of DS 9. The guy's a good actor as well. Suave, sophisticated and he can handle a phasor in a pinch. He gets my vote.

    Da Worfster

    Worf shame on you, Dr. Bashir! please I wouldn't trust him with a butter knife. He's more like the sneaky double agent type always smiling in your face. 007 has to be more MACHO and sure of himself. I would pick Mike Myers (Austin Powers) over Dr. Bashir ...........lol
  • 10-20-2005, 07:47 AM
    recoveryone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    How about a female? Bond, Janes Bond.

    I would think the only contender as a female bond would be Anglina Jolie

    I didn't see Mr.&Mrs. Smith but from her roles in Tomb Raider and the smith role I think she could pull it off. It may be the first 007 flick that gets a X rating. You all know 007 is always in the sack with at least one or two each movie. That may be worth the price of admission in its self (Anglina Jolie banging some guy for his help, I'll buy that for a dollar ....lol)
  • 10-20-2005, 08:44 AM
    topspeed
    No, no, no...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by recoveryone
    I would think the only contender as a female bond would be Anglina Jolie

    I didn't see Mr.&Mrs. Smith but from her roles in Tomb Raider and the smith role I think she could pull it off. It may be the first 007 flick that gets a X rating. You all know 007 is always in the sack with at least one or two each movie. That may be worth the price of admission in its self (Anglina Jolie banging some guy for his help, I'll buy that for a dollar ....lol)

    You're not thinking here, recoveryone. If they got Jolie to bang another Bond girl for info, shoot I'd buy that for TWO dollars! :D:D

    FWIW, she was excellent in M/M Smith. Angelina + guns = mmm,mmm,good!
  • 10-20-2005, 09:11 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by topspeed
    You're not thinking here, recoveryone. If they got Jolie to bang another Bond girl for info, shoot I'd buy that for TWO dollars! :D:D

    FWIW, she was excellent in M/M Smith. Angelina + guns = mmm,mmm,good!

    You guys are reading my mind. I was thinking of Angelina when I suggested a female. I say make her bi. When was the last time Bond had a threesome, or foursome, or .....?
  • 10-20-2005, 12:33 PM
    Smokey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by topspeed
    You're not thinking here, recoveryone. If they got Jolie to bang another Bond girl for info, shoot I'd buy that for TWO dollars! :D:D

    I think you and Recoveryone have spend too much time reading Worf's latest porn poll, and even corrupted GMichael's mind with his threesome and foursome commnet :D
  • 10-20-2005, 12:37 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smokey
    I think you and Recoveryone have spend too much time reading Worf's latest porn poll :D

    But what's wrong with that?
  • 10-20-2005, 12:41 PM
    Smokey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    But what's wrong with that?

    I think you better read my commnet again. I re edit it :D
  • 10-20-2005, 12:45 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smokey
    I think you better read my commnet again. I re edit it :D

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  • 10-20-2005, 02:13 PM
    recoveryone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smokey
    I think you and Recoveryone have spend too much time reading Worf's latest porn poll, and even corrupted GMichael's mind with his threesome and foursome commnet :D

    All I said smokey was that in almost every Bond moive he sleep (nicely said) with one or two women. To reverse that role on a female the Censors would go off and the English would riot in the streets.................lol thats why I said it would get a X rating. And every American theater would sell out to see it. somethings that make you go HMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
  • 10-20-2005, 02:15 PM
    L.J.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by recoveryone
    I would think the only contender as a female bond would be Anglina Jolie

    http://s12.skins.be/pics/angelina_jol_01__1024.jpg

    Now I think you guys are on to something! :D
  • 10-20-2005, 03:12 PM
    Defshep
    Whew! The sexiest woman alive!! I actually heard they were considering her for a Bond girl in the next film. This would be the second time she's worked with the new Bond. The first was Tomb Raider. If there ever was a female Bond, Lara Croft would be the closest thing. Double-D 7?
  • 10-24-2005, 07:22 AM
    20to20K
    The most important trait...
    ...of a Bond (IMO) is his confidence.

    The acter chosen to protray Bond needs to be oozing with confidence.

    Confidence in is approach to women, the villians, his intelligence and
    his principles. This is what made Sean Connery the best Bond ever.
    He had wit...but he didn't use it as a crutch like Moore did. He had looks
    but he didn't need them to get chicks like Dalton and Bronson did. Plus he was
    athletic, learned and hip all at the same time. When Connery said something,
    be it about guns, wine, or politics, you KNEW he knew what he was
    talking about. When he looked a honey up-and-down...he knew she was
    his...she knew it too.

    After seeing Owen in "Sin City" he gets my vote for meeting this criteria
    the best. Colin Farrell would be a joke. It would be Roger Moore all over
    again. A wussy, smart-alec, clown.

    I know very little about the guy they chose so I can only hope for the best.
    I do like the "Transporter" guy in general..but he seems a little too menancing
    to be Bond. That role he played in "Cellular" is too heavily etched in my head.

    I guess as long as they don't choose "The Rock" or Vin Diesel I won't kill
    myself over it!
  • 11-14-2005, 04:42 PM
    kelsci
    I was thinking about this question some time ago. Actor Will Snow from the tv series, THE LOST WORLD, would be my choice. I know that somewhere in the internet that I stumbled on others who also felt that Snow would be a great Bond. Kelsci.
  • 11-15-2005, 01:57 AM
    Defshep
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kelsci
    I was thinking about this question some time ago. Actor Will Snow from the tv series, THE LOST WORLD, would be my choice. I know that somewhere in the internet that I stumbled on others who also felt that Snow would be a great Bond. Kelsci.

    You've got a good choice in that one. He's definitely got the "Bond" look. Maybe the cavegirl from the show could do a cameo...Her and "Kimber" from Nip/Tuck...Okay, I'm a little off topic now!
  • 11-15-2005, 02:07 AM
    Defshep
    The more I think, the more I don't like the choice the producers made. Remember when Pierce Brosnan was chosen? Most people thought he was an excellent choice, and they were right. This new guy has Timothy Dalton's stink all over him! I'm moving closer to Clive Owen or Hugh Jackman for the next one, (you know, when they replace this guy after Casino Royale) although I still like Statham as a dark horse.
  • 11-15-2005, 06:42 AM
    shokhead
    Daniel Day Lewis