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#31 DaveBond21

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:47 AM

Well there is a helicopter in every Bond movie, except for Dr No and The Man with the Golden Gun.

 

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#32 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:14 AM

Could it just be for the current non-Bond film EON is producing?



#33 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:29 AM

For what it's worth...

 

https://hmssweblog.w...g-long-way-off/



#34 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

Either it´s a way to keep the secrecy (after the "helicopter-leak") - or it´s the sad truth.

 

Probably the latter.



#35 Dustin

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

It does not necessarily mean Bamigboye speaks with any specific knowledge about developments. 'Long, long way off' is what anybody with a general overview of MGM intricacies would likely answer. Bamigboye may not even have been aware of the helicopter purchase when he made that tweet.

#36 RMc2

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:27 PM

This is an exciting and bewildering (non-)development! Thank you to everyone for spotting and investigating it.

 

Naturally, the Express has picked up on it... http://www.express.c...on-Daniel-Craig



#37 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

For once I would love the Express to be right...



#38 RMc2

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:18 PM

Pigs might fly...



#39 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:05 PM

Has the "helicopter situation" been solved?   Could not find anything else on the news about it. 

 

Either it was a complete nothing - or EON has immediately shut down anything that could give away why that museum piece really was bought by them.



#40 Jim

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

I'd say one of their aircraft is missing.



#41 Agent 76

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:18 PM

So much for german efficiency! 

 

 

 

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#42 The Dove

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:23 PM

Ahh!! So it was Elliot Carver behind this news!! And I suspect that Mr. Gupta has been messing around with one of his satellites again? :D



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

They bought it, they own it. It's just that the transport has been delayed. This could be because there are difficulties with the transport itself or maybe storage problems. Of course, it's all possible that it is simply delayed until this minor media buzz has toned down.

 

The German Fan Club remains in contact, I'll keep you posted...

 

 

Edit: ...and faster than you think:

 

The helicopter has been picked up today. The Bond Bulletin has all the information, pictures and a video. With many thanks to Benjamin: 

 

http://thebondbullet...licopter-way-uk



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:33 PM

http://www.theaustra...012b96c79502c07

 

Another take-with-a-grain-of-salt bit of news. Daniel Craig is supposedly meeting with the head of Omega (possibly!) to discuss Bond's new watch in the next couple of weeks..I saw this story come up the other day on Twitter but now have found a link to it on The Australian.. make of it what you will. It might be just more of a publicity / marketing thing since Bond is well associated with Omega watches.

 

Here's a link to the Tweet: https://twitter.com/...461815431774209

 

EDIT: Huh..it looks like the link takes you to a pay-subscription-first article.. apologies everyone! I was able to access it the first time I clicked on the Twitter page but now can't.



#45 sharpshooter

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:40 AM

Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to projects throughout late 2017 to early 2018 (theatre work and direction respectively). I wonder if this would be an issue? I guess it would depend on the size of their roles too?

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:57 AM

Q and M die in that non-working helicopter then.  :P



#47 Dustin

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:09 AM

That chopper is supposed to bring them to the studio, that's why...

#48 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:15 AM

The whole thing is a mystery.

 

Why buy this museum piece if it doesn´t fly anymore?  Was building a miniature really more expensive?  Especially if it is supposed to be blown up.  How many people watch a Bond film and actually recognize that model?  Why was this old model so important that other helicopters were not chosen?

 

Okay, we know that setpieces are thought out most of the time before any script is finished.  But why was the purchase of that helicopter now so important?  Was it being scheduled to be bought by someone else?  Was it good for tax purposes?

 

And what´s EON´s fascination with helicopters?  Didn´t SKYFALL and SPECTRE had enough helicopter action?

 

Wow, this makes me really... paranoid.



#49 Dustin

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

Perhaps it's like with the submarines in TSWLM. Nobody needed a third one to start nuclear holocaust - but it's handy to have one in reserve...

#50 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:39 AM

:D



#51 Agent 76

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

Someone said this could be used in some sort of press event / announcement like the one Eon organized to present Craig in 2005.

 

 

Well, one can hope.  :D

 

 

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#52 Orion

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:57 AM

...in a helicopter that can't fly?



#53 Agent 76

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:16 PM

Well Craig used a lifevest, and the press made fun of that, too.

#54 Dustin

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

But luckily they used a speedboat that could float.

I think we'll hear about it, whatever story is behind the ominous vehicle.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

We clearly need better surveillance in place to find out the truth... we could call it 9 Eyes... that has a nice friendly ring to it!

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:39 AM

Does it feel like Bond is stuck in the same rut that it was between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall?



#57 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:53 AM

Does it feel like Bond is stuck in the same rut that it was between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall?

Given the lack of a studio deal, I reckon it's worse than that.

Edited by Toxteth_OGrady, 19 February 2017 - 08:55 AM.


#58 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:04 AM

Indeed.  This feels more like the time after DAD.



#59 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:47 PM

Another snippet

https://hmssweblog.w...s-website-says/

#60 DaveBond21

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:29 PM

This was a story a year ago. 

 

 

http://www.croatiawe...m-in-dubrovnik/

 

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