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#1 Posted on 31.7.04 1905.52
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    Originally posted by Yahoo!
    Australian actor Eric Bana, star of films including "The Hulk" and "Troy", is the surprise new choice to take over as James Bond, a report said.


    Originally posted by Yahoo!
    "Eric is the guy they want but he has a reputation for being demanding. They want to modernize Bond and turn him into a youthful, suave and modern hero to compete with the likes of Spiderman and Keanu (Reeves) in the Matrix," the source said.


Well, if this is true, I don't really know how to feel about it. I guess it might work but I have to see the movie first. I think he is a good actor but "James Bond" good?

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#2 Posted on 31.7.04 1925.21
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    Originally posted by XPacArmy
      Originally posted by Yahoo!
      Australian actor Eric Bana, star of films including "The Hulk" and "Troy", is the surprise new choice to take over as James Bond, a report said.


      Originally posted by Yahoo!
      "Eric is the guy they want but he has a reputation for being demanding. They want to modernize Bond and turn him into a youthful, suave and modern hero to compete with the likes of Spiderman and Keanu (Reeves) in the Matrix," the source said.


    Well, if this is true, I don't really know how to feel about it. I guess it might work but I have to see the movie first. I think he is a good actor but "James Bond" good?

    (edited by XPacArmy on 31.7.04 2006)


It's not like Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton were the greatest actors alive.
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#3 Posted on 31.7.04 1943.12
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I think the idea of making James Bond a hero to compete with Spider-man or Neo is pretty stupid because that's not James Bond. I think the problem with the last few Bond movies is that they are just overblown pieces of Hollywood crap, and the writers don't even know what to do with the series anymore.

I think we've found our modern day James Bond, and his name is Jason Bourne. And I have to say the last 2 Bourne flicks are better and more complex movies than anything the Bond franchise has crapped up for quite some time save maybe Goldeneye. I could care less about the new James Bond movie, but I'm anxiously awaiting The Bourne Ultimatum.

If they really wanted to "modernize" and make a more "youthful" James Bond, why not cast Orlando Bloom in the role and make a bunch of lame James Bond prequels where he learns to be a spy? I think I heard that rumor somewhere. Well I mean, is Eric Bana a really hot actor for the American youth?
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#4 Posted on 31.7.04 2022.14
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As I've said repeatedly, 007 = Clive Owen.

And, if I ran the Bond franchise, I would set them in the 1960s and make them retro pictures. Bond in a post-Cold War and post-9/11 just seems anachronistic.
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#5 Posted on 31.7.04 2031.23
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    As I've said repeatedly, 007 = Clive Owen.

    And, if I ran the Bond franchise, I would set them in the 1960s and make them retro pictures. Bond in a post-Cold War and post-9/11 just seems anachronistic.



We have a winner!

I like Pierce, but Clive kicks all kinds of ass. And setting all the Bond flicks back in the Cold War would be a smart move.

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#6 Posted on 31.7.04 2036.32
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Instead of concentrating on the new Bond concept, they need to redevelop a Bond enemy.

For the past 30 years he has been a "Cold-War" icon. The Cold War is over, and I am not ready to see bond in a tan camouflage suit, driving a hummer.

Maybe it is time to say good-bye to the character.

Thanks for the memories James.
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#7 Posted on 1.8.04 0340.27
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I dig Clive Owen on a global scale, but sadly I don't think he's got the abilities right now to do Bond justice. Bana's a surprising and gratifiying choice, and I actually see him as one of those guys who's going to develop into a real heavyweight Oscar-calibre thesp over the next five years or so. Then again, tht may be a good reason for him to stay away from teh franchise, especially if they're gonna bury it under this lame-ass 21st century spin.
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#8 Posted on 1.8.04 0644.49
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Argh. Bana was so bland in Hulk and even worse in Troy. I just don't like him as an actor. Hell, Eric Roberts would be a better choice for Bond.
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#9 Posted on 1.8.04 1152.39
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An Australian Bond. No thank you. I say have Ben Stiller as Bond and Owen Wilson as Q, Zucker directing and spoof the hell out of it.
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#10 Posted on 1.8.04 1207.40
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Which would be another great example of taking a good thing and running it into the ground. Stiller and Wilson need to stay away from each other for a little while, so I don't get sick of seeing them.

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#11 Posted on 1.8.04 1328.50
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    Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
    An Australian Bond. No thank you. I say have Ben Stiller as Bond and Owen Wilson as Q, Zucker directing and spoof the hell out of it.


George Lazenby was Australian...ah, I see your point...

Owen would be a good Bond, or Ioan Grufford (sp?) of Arthur and Hornblower, although I do think he's a little young at the minute. I could also tolerate Ewan McGregor as JB.

For the sake of the franchise, they need to forget competeing with modern action heroes and super-villains, and get back to the business of telling spy stories. From Russia With Love is, IMHO, the greatest Bond film. No need for invisible cars or ice palaces there.
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#12 Posted on 1.8.04 1724.35
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Which would be another great example of taking a good thing and running it into the ground. Stiller and Wilson need to stay away from each other for a little while, so I don't get sick of seeing them.

lol, i was only jokin, i agree no more Stiller/Wilson stuff.

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#13 Posted on 1.8.04 2229.17
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    Originally posted by Jonny_English
      Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
      An Australian Bond. No thank you. I say have Ben Stiller as Bond and Owen Wilson as Q, Zucker directing and spoof the hell out of it.


    George Lazenby was Australian...ah, I see your point...

    Owen would be a good Bond, or Ioan Grufford (sp?) of Arthur and Hornblower, although I do think he's a little young at the minute. I could also tolerate Ewan McGregor as JB.

    For the sake of the franchise, they need to forget competeing with modern action heroes and super-villains, and get back to the business of telling spy stories. From Russia With Love is, IMHO, the greatest Bond film. No need for invisible cars or ice palaces there.


I didn't think George played his role too badly but wore the blame for a stinker of a plot. James Bond married? "She's just sleeping" What the fuck is that.

I don't think "Poiter the Panel Beater" is quite at the level required for a swarve Bond type. He does a better job in "Chopper" where for those who haven't seen it, he plays homicidal toe-cutter with no ears Chopper Read
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#14 Posted on 2.8.04 1643.18
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The only way this is acceptable is if Clive Owen was asked first and he turned it down. Owen could hardly be more 007 if he actually changed his name to James Bond.

Bana is a very good actor, but I'm not sure he's the right kind of style for Bond. He's a very good actor, though, so I guess I can give him the benefit of the doubt until I actually see him in a movie. The 21st century spin sounds worrisome.
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#15 Posted on 3.8.04 1527.11
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Apparently these rumors of Eric Bana playing James Bond have been officially...DEBUNKED! Guess we kind of jumped the gun a little there with the speculation huh? Honest mistake .

Here's the link:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news.php?id=5812
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#16 Posted on 3.8.04 1528.37
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    Apparently these rumors of Eric Bana playing James Bond have been officially...DEBUNKED! Guess we kind of jumped the gun a little there with the speculation huh? Honest mistake .

    Here's the link:

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news.php?id=5812


Apparantly there WAS someone with a pulse available instead then...

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