What should happen for Bond 26

Global James Bond Day has come and gone. There were no major announcements made related to the Eon film series.

With that in mind, what should happen with Bond 26 (whenever it comes out)? :

Bring David Arnold back

Part of the 60th-anniversary festivities was a documentary about the music of the Bond films. Watching that documentary, it’s clear that Eon Productions still adores the work of David Arnold.

Yet, Arnold hasn’t scored a Bond film since 2008’s Quantum of Solace.

Sam Mendes wanted, and got, Thomas Newman for his two Bond films (Skyfall and SPECTRE). Cary Fukunaga initially got his choice (Dan Romer). But he was rejected. So we got Hans Zimmer and his multiple enablers.

Zimmer even said the No Time to Die score was a collaboration between himself and Steve Mazzaro. When you sign Hans Zimmer, he’s not an artist. He’s more of a film-music conglomerate.

Next time out, just sign David Arnold.

Get on with it

For the past six months or so, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions have yammered about how hard it is to cast a new Bond.

Come on. Your father/stepfather switched gears and cast new Bond actors on the fly. (See what happened between May 1985 and July 1987.)

Get on with it. By this time, everybody knows about Ian Fleming, and James Bond, and how Fleming can be adapted to movies.

5 Responses

  1. If only it was that easy…

  2. AMAZON want more sci-fi to attract a younger audience . Hence GRAVITAS! Coming in 2023 !!!

    Want to know more? Just ask !

    Nick Redford

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  3. Cast Rege Jean page to shake things up

  4. Hans Zimmer is the James Patterson of film score composers. Both were brilliant when starting out but now, they have become a factory assembly line.

  5. Barbara Blofeld must find Bond movies a burden. Fine, hire people to do the Bond movies and make your small personnel films on a appropriate budget. We’ll all be happy then. AND DON’T KILL JAMES BOND!

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