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Dustin

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In Topic: MGM: 007 films to come out on a 3-4 year cycle

Yesterday, 10:27 PM

Oh yes, the universe...

Perfectly feasible from a strictly entrepreneurial point of view - provided you are prepared for a vastly expanded setup on the production side. Do we currently have any indication Eon are stretching their muscles for a two-or-more set of spinoffs to marry them with their main product somewhere down the line in 2025*? Is there even indication for a firm schedule of Bond films right at the moment?

Frankly, the universe thingy is a no-brainer any big studio would currently float if they had their say with Bond. But from Eon I don't expect much sympathy for the scheme. No doubt they have already a whole cellar room full with proposals and pitches for branching out Bond.

*and very likely aiming for a film per year, otherwise the whole universe fad wouldn't make a lot of sense...

In Topic: The Lounge of Solace

23 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

...ominous sounds from behind the bar...

In Topic: The secret untold story of Richard Hughes and YOLT

23 June 2017 - 10:25 AM

Fascinating reading, a true gem of a find. Thank you for sharing this, glidrose.

In Topic: How to Kill a Franchise

22 June 2017 - 05:58 AM

I think most fans here do not argue the case of pointless media buzz for the sake of it. What people want is real and continuous progress, they would like to see the wheels of the machine turning, writers and directors hired, casting in the works, the lot and so on. Simon perfectly illustrated the case with what has become almost a white elephant of Hollywood lore, and that's hardly in anybody's interest.

However, the current way to handle things differs vastly from what we can observe with similarly professional outfits in the industry. In this respect there is still room for improvement, even when not all of the circumstances are within Eon's sphere of influence.

In Topic: Who do you want for Bond 7? * POLL ADDED*

22 June 2017 - 04:08 AM

It's probably possible, maybe even likely, that towards the end of the endgame in casting a new Bond somebody with actual access to the small circle of insiders gets itchy to make a bet. Can't be helped.

But as far as anybody can tell we're presently nowhere close to such a situation. Whether it's Hardy or anybody else who gets pushed in that sphere, it's usually for reasons outside the realm of Bond; it may not even have to do with the actors themselves.