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In Topic: The Ultimate James Bond Quote Conversation

15 June 2017 - 11:30 PM

"We use hormones to make them all male."

In Topic: Next Villain (If Waltz/Blofeld does not return)

10 June 2017 - 04:21 PM

Option one: They take no risks at all. The villain is a heavily accented jerk with connections to recent evil stuff we've all heard about. "He's Catalan, we think. Got his start selling bushmeat in Crimea. When the Russians marched in, he made a fortune." He's played by somebody with stubble who won a Cesar Award. 


Option two: They break with recent tradition and hire a British/Commonwealth/American actor. We haven't had an Anglophone villain in years, and we've never had a really nasty and formidable American villain. A mercenary, a renegade general, a boorish real estate tycoon, whatever. Call him Hildebrand and show him golfing in Florida and scheming with Russian sub-villains. He beats up women, wears a monogrammed windbreaker, and goes to dog fights. 


Option three: They get ambitious and hire some prominent Chinese or Bollywood actor to play the villain. Probably more of a pain than they're willing to suffer, but eventually Bond has to return to India, and when he does, it will be weird if the producers don't involve major Indian talent.


Option four: They create a proper female villain who gets to run the show and not share the stage with another baddie. She's played by a veteran actress, her scheme is ingenious and greedy rather than a hysterical revenge plot, and she never doubles as a love interest.  


Option five: Another damn super hacker. This time his scheme involves the dark web, "onion routers", the world's most sophisticated baccarat-playing computer, a driverless Aston Martin, and a fleet of drones reprogrammed to bomb major cities.

In Topic: The Ultimate James Bond Quote Conversation

08 June 2017 - 01:23 AM


In Topic: The Ultimate James Bond Quote Conversation

05 June 2017 - 08:21 PM

"Then let's start with what you do know." 

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

05 June 2017 - 06:41 PM

Cavill is priced out of contention. A guy who already earns $15 million a picture is not going to be cast as Bond. For comparison, Craig earned £2 million for CR, £4 million for QOS, and £11 million for SF. To sign Cavill to a multi-film contract would require something like $75 million, whereas someone like Rupert Friend or Tom Cullen could be signed on similar terms to Craig. This also rules out Hardy, Fassbender, and probably Stevens and Dornan. As a general rule, actors don't take huge pay cuts, and producers don't spend ten times more than they have to.