Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Bond is Blooming...or, Bloom is Bonding....


"Orlando Bloom's dream of becoming the next James Bond looks set to become reality - but he'll be playing the young 007. The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor has confirmed he has been in negotiations to star in Young 007. He says, "I love the idea, in principle, as he can be far more adventurous and do more stunts. This is as near as I think I will get to playing the grown up James for the next 20 years." The first Young 007 movie will be based on new novel Silverfin and will be set in the 1930s, years before Bond discovered he likes his Martinis shaken, not stirred. The film will follow the young Bond from school at Eton, England, to his uncle's house in the west Highlands."

Of course, execution is all. I remember that one problem with the Young Sherlock Holmes movie was that they had Holmes involved in a fantastical case, which didn't really suit the character. I'd like to see a tough-minded film, with much less reliance on gadgets, and have Bond be a bit naive but lot so much as to be played for comedy. In other words, don't "make this for kids" in the way Hollywood uses the phrase, as with "it's a comic book movie", as shorthand for "it doesn't matter if it makes any sense or not."


At 11:54 AM, Anonymous twitterpate said...

Do Bond films make a lot of sense at the best of times?

OK, there's "makes sense IF you take into account the singular properties of the Bondian universe", as opposed to "completely random things happen, and people respond in completely random ways". Apparently that second type of movie is MUCH easier to write.


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