It's time to put John Gardener and Raymond Benson Bond Novels into film
Why have EON refused to adapt the continuation novels for their own films. There are 21 genuinely enthralling novels still sitting in the closet, waiting to be adapted to film. I think the time has come where EON has to resort to the novels?
If ever there was a time to adapt these novels, it would be now. Itís the start of a new era. A new Bond, a new direction. Just imagine Bond 21: High Time To Kill, based on Raymond Bensonís 1999 novel. Bond 22 would be Doubleshot, based on Raymond Bensonís 2000 novel and finally, Bond 23: Never Dream Of Dying, based on Raymond Bensonís 2001 novel. The Union trilogy is bound for success. Exotic villains, beautiful women, masterful locations and an ingenious plot to go with each title; what more could one want? A trilogy is just what the series needs. Something to keep the movie-goers on edge.
From adapting these novels is this way more films can be produced in shorter periods of time; which, in turn, means more money for EON and more Bond adventures.
So it comes down to this. EONís time to make their decision: take on the novels or back the current writers to come up with something original that the fans enjoy. Most unlikely! But I suppose, ultimately all EON want is to make money and not chase the real ďCubbyĒ Broccoli dream. I truly enjoy reading the novels, but I don't know when can it be adapt into film.
Last edited by lau_timmy on Jan 24th, 2005 at 05:50 AM
The John Gardener Bond Novels-
Licence Renewed, 1981
For Special Services, 1982
Role Of Honour, 1984
Nobody Lives Forever, 1986
No Deals, Mr. Bond, 1987
Win, Lose Or Die, 1989
The Man From Barbarossa, 1991
Death Is Forever, 1992
Never Send Flowers, 1993
The Raymond Benson Bond Novels-
Zero Minus Ten, 1997
The Facts Of Death, 1998
High Time To Kill, 1999
Never Dream Of Dying, 2001
The Man With The Red Tattoo, 2002
Last edited by lau_timmy on Jan 24th, 2005 at 12:53 PM
If they make the novels into film, I think they would change the actual story to something new and refreshing espcially with the old ones. Like the Ian Fleming's novels that has nothing to do with the movie's plot.
Last edited by lau_timmy on Feb 5th, 2005 at 12:18 AM
They did an animated STAR TREK series back in the 70s. And put a bit of effort into it. An animated Bond one would be up to The Franchise of course and you know only too well how they have their heads up their own asses...
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