Thursday, August 18, 2005

No, Mister Bond, I Expect You to Die!

In other global news:
NEW YORK (AP) — A single, surprising phone call and it was over. That's how Pierce Brosnan says he learned that his services as James Bond would no longer be required.

"One phone call, that's all it took!" the 52-year-old actor tells Entertainment Weekly magazine in its Aug. 19 issue.
Well, I guess we saw this coming. I thought Brosnan did a great job with the role, and helped the franchise regain its footing.

Connery will always be the gold standard for me. Moore was always too much of a priss, believable more as a maitre'd than a master spy. Dalton was an abomination, all furrowed and furry brows. And the one shot Lazenby had just never worked. Maybe it was the fact that he was running around in a kilt with the Sandra Day O'Connor bib, maybe it was the fact that he buckled under and got married. Hard to say.

No idea on who they'll get to replace him. I've heard rumors about Clive Owen, who I think would be great. There have been other rumors about Daniel Craig from the excellent Layer Cake. He's got the attitude down, but he seems a little too rough around the edges. We'll see.


ORF said...

I think there's also been talk of Colin Farell. And I think I heard Don Cheadle mentioned too? This is how rumors get started.

Otto Man said...

Hmmm. Farrell seems too much of a punk for the role. I'm assured by the women in my life that he's sexy, but I think he seems too much of a working-class brawler.

Don Cheadle has the acting chops and the suave attitude, but I doubt they're going to turn the franchise over to an American, much less an African-American.

Still, I'm more than happy to spread the rumor. I heard Ray Liotta will be the next "Q."

Yossarian said...

Nerd Alert- Nerd Alert - I am afraid that you forgot David Nivin who played James Bond in " Casino Royale". I am going back to a really intense game of "Star Wars - Trivia Pursuit" now

Otto Man said...

All apologies to David Niven, another solid Bond in an otherwise bizarre movie.

Rumor has it a serious treatment of Casino Royale is the next movie.

kevjohn said...

I'm pretty sure they'll pick Daniel Craig. That's who I'd go with. Layer Cake was something special.