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A High Time to Kill - Film Adaptation

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#1 GalaSilva



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

A High Time to Kill




This is the full plot for my film adaptation of 'High Time to Kill' by Raymond Benson. I used as much as the novel as I saw fit and used inspiration from other films. Please enjoy. 




Daniel Craig as James Bond - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Stellan Skarsgard as Roland Marquis - http://www.imdb.com/...5/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Ralph Fiennes as M -  http://www.imdb.com/...6/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Andrea Riseborough as Maria - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Elodie Yung as Irina - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1

James Frain as Stephen Harding - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Joey Ansah as Baack - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny - http://www.imdb.com/...0/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Ken Watanabe as Mr. Haru - http://www.imdb.com/...2/?ref_=nv_sr_1

August Diehl as Otto - http://www.imdb.com/...4/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Sam Reid as Jon - http://www.imdb.com/...=ttfc_fc_cl_t82

Paul Ritter as Guy Haines - http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_nm_1


Plot (WARNING: contains spoilers from the novel and is very long)


The film begins in Japan, where MI6 agents James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) meet Mr. Haru (Ken Watanabe) at a party held at his mansion in the dining room. Bond explains that a microdot that Haru had previously invested in has been stolen by one of the doctors, Stephen Harding, involved in it's protection. Also, Moneypenny informs Haru that they are at this party to find out if he knows anything. Appearing unfazed, Haru stands to leave, telling Bond  he will continue the meeting later, and exits the room to join the party in the main hall.
Moneypenny casts Bond a glance, saying that she is suspicious of Haru. They walk to an outside balcony where other partygoers mingle and Moneypenny points to a woman nearby, informing Bond she's here. Bond assures him that he'll take care of it and to proceed with the job. Bond approaches the woman who gives Bond more information on Haru. They retreat to a private room where Bond ties a rope to the leg of a chair and tosses the end out of the window. He tells the woman, Maria (Andrea Riseborough), to take a seat. Bond repels out the window to a ledge below. 
He breaks into the room below and accesses Haru's office, searching for information, as the lights in the room turn on. He turns with his gun out to see Haru's guards aiming guns at him and standing beside Haru is a guard holding Moneypenny. Bond slides his gun across the table. One of the guard holds their gun to Moneypenny's head. Bond then dives across the table and retrieves his gun before shooting the guard in the head. He then dashes out of the room, after grabbing Moneypenny, under gunfire from the guards. They manage to hide away for a moment for Moneypenny to arm herself. They both then fight their way out of the mansion and escape in Bond's car, prompting the opening titles.  
The scene shifts to an unknown location, where Haru is meeting with Mr White (Jesper Christensen). Haru informs him of Bond's disturbance of their operation. White, who is not shocked, tells him that Quantum will handle him and that the microdot will soon be with the organisation, but they need someone to transport it. Haru is then grabbed and taken by force out of the room by White's thugs, revealing that Haru will transport the microdot.
Back in London, Bond is ordered to a meeting with M (Ralph Fiennes). After flirting with a back-in-the-office, Moneypenny, M reminds him that the microdot contains vital information. M informs Bond that Q has managed to trace Harding to Mombassa and that M has organised for Bond to meet with MI6's informer, Mara. Bond is escorted by M's assistant Bill Tanner (Rory Kinnear) to meet with Q (Ben Whishaw), who gives Bond the radio locator and the hand-print sensor Walther PPK, along with another gadget. 
Bond travels to Mombassa and finds Maria gambling at a bar and asks for Harding's location. Maria tells him that Harding is in a hotel nearby and to not expect Harding to be there for long. She then reveals to Bond he's being tailed, pointing to two men at the bar. Maria creates a distraction while Bond escapes, leading the thugs on a chaotic chase through the city streets. At the last moment, Leiter pulls up in a limousine and picks up first Bond, then Maria. He explains that he's been sent by the CIA to lend a hand.
Bond checks into a luxury hotel, where Harding is staying, with Maria, before she seduces him in the hotel pool. After learning Harding's room number, he breaks in to find it empty. He searches around and finds a business card for a surgeon, Dr. Thomas Woods, who worked in the area. Bond and Leiter visit Woods in his home to find out his involvement. Bond learns from the doctor that he was forced to implant the microdot into the wound of a Japanese man. As they leave, the house blows up, killing Woods. 
Meanwhile, a van is driving across a field, occupied by thugs. They are transporting Haru, who is in the boot. The van arrives at an airfield, where it meets with a commuter jet. Stephen Harding (James Frain), the holder of the microdot, meets with some merceneries, who are working for him. The thugs escort Haru into the jet, before Harding gets into the vans and drives off. 
During the flight, now in Nepal, Haru is guarded by one of the merceneries. Whilst he is distracted, Haru knocks out the mercenery and attacks the others. One mercenery draws his pistol and manages to get off one round before he is shot dead by Haru. In the shoot out, the pilot is shot dead, causing the plane to fly towards and crash into the Himalayan mountains. Back in Mombassa, Bond returns to the hotel with Leiter and hears on the news about the jet crash. Maria informs them that the site has been shut off by the Nepal government and MI6. Bond is sent to meet with M, who has arrived in Mombassa. 
Bond informs M that he believes there is a traitor involved with MI6 as they have been one step behind the bad guys from the start. M tasks Bond with retrieving the microdot from the wreckage and tells him that he shall be part of a climbing party. In North Africa, Harding storms into his penthouse, furious, wanting to know how the plane crashed, as his bodyguard follows him in. He also demands to see Mr White. White suddenly appears behind Harding, as if magically summoned by the mere mention of his name. Harding tries to shoo him out, telling White that the crash has nearly ruined the whole operation. White dismisses the bodyguard, calmly and casually revealing that Harding's involvement does not give him complete power over the organisation that hired him, and that the plane transportation was organised by Harding himself, which renders him the reason for the problem. Harding calls White pure evil, and just like that, White breaks Harding's neck.
Bond is summouned to the Marquis estate for a face-to-face meeting with Roland Marquis (Stellan Skarsgard), an expert mountainclimber and former squadron leader. In Nepal, from the station, Bond is taken to the estate by Marquis' bodyguard, Baack. Upon arrival, Marquis explains that they will start climbing the mountain in the morning and over dinner, introduces Bond to his associate, Irina (Elodie Yung), who will accompany them on the climb. Later that night, Bruce arrives at his room, where he finds Irina there waiting for him. After they sleep together, Irina talks about how afraid of climbing it she is but she says she can't wait to see the world from up there. 
The next day, they are going to attempt to mount the mountain. Bond meets the other climbers, who include a German expert, Otto (August Diehl) and a British expert, Jon (Sam Reid). They arrive at the bottom of the mountain, where Irina and Bond survey it. They attach rudimentary crampons to their shoes. Marquis tells him to sink his pickaxe deep into the mountain. Bond looks despairingly at the mountain. The party begin climbing. They continue climbing when a crack begins to spread across the mountain, creating a landslide sending several people flying -- including Irina and Bond, who are weighing down Marquis, Baack, Otto and Jon. Baack cuts them loose but Bond gets purchase before Irina falls and he pulls her up. They start climbing again. Reaching a stop point, exhausted. They lie on their backs. Bond and Irina both gaze at the amazing view of where they just came from. He helps her up and they look at the view of where they are going. 
At last they reach the plane, but Bond discovering it first, notices Haru's body to be missing. Bond secretly finds it down a crevasse and rescues it. Whilst, he removes the microdot with a knife, Marquis begins to look around the plane for Haru, but cannot. Irina watches Marquis pull a gun from his pocket and shoot Jon in moment of anger. Ordering her to find Bond as a distraction, he also shoots and kills Irina, revealing he, Baack and Otto are involved with Quantum.  Bond returns to find Irina and Jon dead, before he is confronted by Otto with a gun. Bond tricks him into thinking someone is about to ambush him from behind, and then quickly attacks, knocking the gun out of his hands and wrestling with him. Bond eventually gains the upper hand, and knocks Otto down, before picking the gun up and taking aim. He then decides not to kill him and simply fires the last shot into the air. Otto wakes up and reaches for his knife, but is shot down by a sniper, to Bond's surprise.
He is confronted by Leiter and a team of CIA agents, revealing they were sent to climb the other side of the mountain to keep an eye on the operation, and tells Bond of Marquis murdering the two climbers. Marquis and Baack have tralled to a mountainside fort, where they are to meet with a Quantum operative to give them the microdot. Close by, in the snow covered mountains, Bond, Leiter and the team split up to draw the guards away. Bond travels alone to ward off the guards, and Leiter and the team begin ascending a mountainside to access a blind side of the fort. After destroying a pursuing vechile, Bond inadvertantly causes an avalance. Leiter and the team look up the mountainside and are forced to cut their lines as the avalanche sweeps down upon them.
Bond demands to know if there is another way into the fort over the radio and Leiter tells him that the fortress may have an secret underground entrance that he can access. Bond goes there. He finally enters the main room, where he finds Marquis has murdered Guy Haines (Paul Ritter), who was in charge of recieving the microdot. Marquis tells Bond that he was never going to give it to Quantum and will take the money and sell the microdot again. Meanwhile, Baack having learnt of the other team, shoots some of them dead. Leiter confronts the guard and they engage in a violent fight at the edge of the mountain. 
Marquis tells Bond that he is not the traitor and that it was someone else who betrayed him, before he then reveals he has had explosions set up around the fortress and that he will set them off if Bond doesn't stand down. Marquis sets off one of the explosions, which causes the fortress to rock and part of the building to collapse, distracting Bond as Marquis flees. Baack is also distracted by the explosion, giving Leiter enough time to get the upper hand and fling Baack off the edge of the mountain to his death. Marquis gets in a car and drives away, before setting off all the explosions, destroying the whole fortress. Bond manages to escape and gives chase on a motorcycle and causes Marquis to crash. Marquis crawls from the wreckage, before Bond approaches. Bond simply questions him about if 'she' bertrayed Bond to Quantum throughout the mission, but Marquis dies from his wounds. 
The scene then shifts to Ireland, Bond stands beside his newly built Aston Martin DB5. He calls someone and waits for them to answer. The person he calls turns out to be Maria. Bond informs her he knows that she is the one who bertrayed Bond to Quantum and that he knew because he has experienced betrayal enough to pick it up. Upset, she apologises before hanging up. It is then revealed that Bond is standing on a road near Maria's home, before he enters the Aston Martin and drives off down the road.  


The film closes with a new gun barrel sequence and a title stating "James Bond will return."


Thanks for reading, please leave your comments below.

Edited by GalaSilva, 09 November 2013 - 09:16 PM.