As with every new Bond continuation novel, I can't help but imagine what a cinematic adaptation of said novel would look like. SOLO takes us back to 1969, which means a film starring either Lazenby or Connery, with a potential release sometime in 1970. A few musings regarding a SOLO Bond film...
* The overall look and feel of the film would be like a proto-LALD. London (Bond's flat)/Zanzarim (Fictional African nation)/Washington D.C. is not dissimilar to London (Bond's flat)/San Monique (Fictional Caribbean island)/New York City.
* Breed's method of killing his victims would have been too gruesome for audiences back in 1970. The producers would have had to come up with something else.
* Coming off the heels of OHMSS, could SOLO perhaps have accommodated Blofeld in its story in some fashion?
* There'd have to be a few action sequences added to liven things up. As is, SOLO is relatively action-free.
* Any casting suggestions for the main characters? We have:
- Kobus Breed
- Bryce Fitzjohn
- Blessing Ogilvy-Grant
- Hulbert Linck
- Solomon Adeka
- Quentin Dale (the new Q)
- Brigham Leiter
Any thoughts on a hypothetical SOLO film? What would have to be changed in/added to the book for it to work as a successful entry in the Bond film franchise?