Skip to comments.Brosnan 'will stay on as 007'
Posted on 04/27/2005 9:41:37 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
Pierce Brosnan will play James Bond in the next 007 film, co-star Dame Judi Dench has revealed
The 51-year-old will reprise his role as the suave secret agent in Casino Royale, she said. "Despite the fact that everyone on the face of the Earth has been tested as his possible replacement, Pierce will be doing it again," added Dench, who plays M in the movies.
It will be announced come the summer.
Yes, but who will stop the locust?
Call in the guy who stuffs burgers in his Bill's Khakis.
After him the rest were fops.
Absolutely! From Russia With Love and Goldfinger are by far the best of the series.
Lazenby might have been good too, if he done a couple more movies to grow into the role.
With the exception of For Your Eyes Only, I hate the Roger Moore films. And Timothy Dalton's take on the character was far too dark.
Very true. Roger Moore came closer than anyone else though in "For Your Eyes Only." Remember when he kicked that car down the cliff?
I think "Licensed to Kill", in total, was way to dark, not necessarily Dalton's portrayal, alone.
True, but Brosnan is second best and way ahead of the rest of the group.
The problem with the Bond films is that they have fallen into the "All We Need Is Lots of Action" mode that is so popular these days. This theory of movie-making is based on the idea that, despite what your eyes and brain are telling you, all people everywhere are actually 13 year old boys.
I like Brosnan as Bond, but Jude Law would be even better.
Moore was 007 lite. Took himself too seriously. And those leisure suits! Whoa!
Brosnan drinks his martinis with his pinky in the air. What a wuss.
Connery was indeed best. "I refer to the original brandy on which the solera is based..."
Sorry, I'm paraphrasing.
I kind of liked Timothy Dalton. As for his darkness, 007 is a killer after all.
Didn't like any of the Moore efforts save for OCTOPUSSY, which was so far over the top it was campy.
Hugh Grant for Bond '06!
(Just joking, I can't stand Hugh Grant) =P
"From Russia With Love and Goldfinger are by far the best of the series."
Agree. I checked those two movies out of my local library last week 'cause they are better than anything I can rent at Blockbuster.
I agree with you, Connery first, Brosnan second, then everyone else.
I love watching the Bond movies when I'm sick. They're not too cerebral and you don't have to pay super-close attention to them but they're entertaining and keep your mind off how you feel.
I had the flu really bad during Christmas and for 3 days I did nothing but lie on the couch and watch the Bond movie marathon that Spike was showing. I saw about 10 of them in a row (good way to compare Bonds, BTW :lol: ).
Thank goodness it wasn't George Clooney.
"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you die."
Heh, gotta love it.
Connery WAS James Bond. the best. and he is a gun hating liberal...but he was still the best.
I hear that the next 007 movie will be Casino Royal, an original Fleming book. It was done as a total joke the first time staring Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and David Niven....I would not watch it as in HS, back in the 1960's I was a Bond purist. If I remember the book, I think this is the one where they took away Bonds Beretta .25 caliber and gave him the Wather PPK in .32 ACP. of course my CRS is my excuse if I am wrong about this.
Rogert that ~ Brosnan is the best 007 since Connery.
All we need is lotsa action and great looking broads!
What happened to Clive Owen? I thought he was next in line.
I heard the hold-up was that he wanted $50 million to reprise the role.
I like Brosnan too, he has so much charm...in spite of his politics of course.
The one I'd like to see as Bond is Sean Bean, but he was already killed off as Agent 006 in Golden Eye.
You Only Live Twice is best.
Ah yep, Sean Bean would've been a good pick--very good actor!
Check out Bond vs Flint....
He turned it down ~ said he didn't want to be type-cast.
Maybe Clive has to wait a while.
Hugh Jackman would be good too, there are so many potential ones now...unlike when they chose Dalton. I did enjoy his Bond in The Living Daylights though.
True, but the darkness in Licence To Kill is way overdone, IMHO. Part of the Bond formula is the right mix of action and lighthearted humor. The Roger Moore movies go too far in one direction, the Timothy Dalton ones too far in the other.
I love in Thuderball when No 2 is driving that 65 or 66 Blue 'Stang at about 90 along the darkened road.
"Some men just don't like to be driven."
"Some men don't like to be taken for a ride."
Think I'll do some Stoli and Bond tonight.
I actually thought Dalton was a good Bond, but the scripts on those films were weak. I think Bond should be someone you'd think twice about getting into a fight with, which is why I was initially resistant to Brosnan (though I was gratified that my point was illustrated when he got the snot beat out of him in his debut), but I feel he's grown into the role. I think "The World Was Not Enough" was the best of his (the last started off promisingly, but took a sharp turn into stupidland).
Moore's best were indeed "For Your Eyes Only" and "Octopussy," though the latter does have a couple of moments of agonizing Moore silliness. In fact, the quality of those two left me unprepared for the virtually unwatchable "A View to a Kill."
All-time favorites are "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds Are Forever"
couldnt find another job, huh?
I read that Dalton did a great deal of research for the role and wanted to return it to Ian Fleming's original character, which was a long ways from the frivolous one it became. But that is what audiences expected after all the years and movies!
Who's that honey who works for 'Tiger' and drives him around, the doll who get's killed with the poison?
Doesn't he say to Tiger "No... I like sake?"
Oops. Forgot to endorse the "Connery was the best" sentiment. No question there.
I've thought for some time that Daniel Day Lewis would have been a good Bond.
A Metrosexual James Bond.. is..... queer..
That would be Aki, played by Akiko Wakabayashi. Kissy Suzuki is the one he gets "married" to. </Bond geek>
I agree with you about the "All We Need Is Lots of Action" mode. I thought the original Bond movies had much better character development and story lines. In the context of the times in which they were made, they were clever and inventive. And the original film makers took risks with the formula that the current producers don't.
Such as in Dr. No, after he kills Professor Dent, he puts an extra bullet into the body before he leaves.
Casino Royale was a great book. They were all great books for that matter.
Brosnan was not too bad.. compared to SOME of the winners they had
The last one (with Halle Berry) was pretty good
Man, you are.
She was fantastic, though, huh?
Couple of good points above. Shouldn't Bond should be a psycopath... killing without feeling? Wasn't that the original intent?
Dalton was dark, but he's too emotional... vengeful (about Felix), adoring (the cello chick), etc. I can't reconcile the emoting with his supposed/intended psycopathy.
Brosnan was ok, but that pinky in the air is beyond wuss. What a lightweight. I can hear him saying to himself 'Do I really wanna drink this 70-proof-watered-down-it'll-make-a-hooligan-of-me.'
He just seems like a pencil-neck to me.
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