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Originally posted by Raven:
So did EON already use all of the original Fleming Bond novels for movies or were some skipped over?

Are the scripts now into all new material or are they adding parts of new material for the current Craig era, which is running an arc that keeps building on the last film?

Since Blofeld has popped up again, might we consider new Bond movies to be remakes or re-imaginings of films already made?

Why can't they just start a whole new series with a whole new spy? Oh wait, that was Bourne. Big Grin Last one with Damon was horrible. Shake Head


Not a simple question to answer:

1953: Casino Royale novel / film adaption 2006 (loose adaption)

1954: Live And Let Die novel / film adaption 1973 (loose adaption)

1955: Moonraker novel / film adaption 1979 (VERY loose adaption)

1956: Diamonds Are Forever novel / film adaption 1971 (loose adaption)

1957: From Russia With Love novel / film adaption 1963 (very faithful adaption)

1958: Dr. No novel / film adaption 1962 (faithful adaption)

1959: Goldfinger novel / film adaption 1964 (very faithful adaption)

1960: For Your Eyes Only (short story collection)
> From A View To A Kill - title modified for A View To A Kill film, 1985 (content not used)
> For Your Eyes Only - story is basis for segment for film of same name, 1981
> Quantum of Solace - title used for film of same name, 2008 (content not used)
> Risico - title not used to date, often speculated may be used at some point
> The Hildebrand Rarity - title used as name of safe-house in SPECTRE, 2015

1961: Thunderball novel / film 1965 (very faithful adaption)

1962: The Spy Who Loved Me novel / film 1977 (title used only: Fleming disliked the book in retrospect after negative reception so forbid its adaption when he sold the rights, one character is loose inspiration for Jaws)

1963: On Her Majesty's Secret Service novel / film 1969 (most faithful adaption IMO)

1964: You Only Live Twice novel / film 1967 (title and main location of Japan used only)

1965: The Man With The Golden Gun / film 1974 (loose adaption)

1966: Octopus*y and The Living Daylights (short story collection)
> Octopus*y - title used for film of same name, 1983 (story content referenced in film dialogue)
> The Living Daylights - title used for film of same name, 1987 (content adapted)
> The Property of a Lady - title referenced in Octopus*y film (content adapted for Octopus*y)
> 007 in New York - title obviously not used! (content inspiration for final scenes of Quantum of Solace 2008)

In summary:
  • All of the novel and short story collection titles have been used.
  • Not all individual short story titles have been used.
  • The original producers (Saltzman & Brocolli) were all over the place in choosing which films to make next (in the books Bond very much had a character arc that was discarded in the more episodic film series).
  • Licence to Kill (1989) was the first original film title (with plot points lifted from the novel Live And Let Die).
  • GoldenEye (1995) was named after Ian Fleming's home in Jamaica.
  • Brosnan's other films (Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 and Die Another Day, 2002) are original titles, except for The World Is Not Enough (1999), which is the Bond family motto (mentioned in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service).
  • Skyfall (2012) is an original title.
  • SPECTRE (2015) is named after the organisation mentioned in the original novels.

    The new producers, Barbara (daughter), and Michael G. Wilson (step-son) of original producer Cubby Broccoli have mined the original novels extensively and are purported to know them cover to cover and back-to-front and always use them as reference for each new film.

    PHEW! Red Face
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    X is correct, but I would add this:


    The 1981 movie "For Your Eyes Only" is a combination of 2 short stories-- FYEO (woman with crossbow seeking revenge for killing of her parents) and "Risico" (Bond gets involved with Greek smugglers)

    The 1989 Bond film "Licence to Kill" used the character of Milton Krest and his boat from the short story "The Hildebrand Rarity", along with the stingray tail whip

    The 2006 movie version of Casino Royale is pretty faithful to the 1953 book. But the first 2/3 of the movie is new material. Once Bond gets to the casino, everything from that point onwards is 80 % taken from the novel.
     
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    Thanks for the extra Tommy, it's been so long since I read them all I had forgotten those bits! Thumb Up
     
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    Another bit of trivia. The 1997 film was originally called "Tomorrow Never Lies" (not DIES), which would have made more sense, as the movie concerned a media mogul manipulating the news with fake stories, to start war between China and the UK. His newspaper was called "Tomorrow"
     
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    Originally posted by Tommy C:
    Another bit of trivia. The 1997 film was originally called "Tomorrow Never Lies" (not DIES), which would have made more sense, as the movie concerned a media mogul manipulating the news with fake stories, to start war between China and the UK. His newspaper was called "Tomorrow"


    I read somewhere that Dies was a typo. It was supposed to be Lies.
     
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    Daniel Craig stated in an interview the other day that his upcoming Bond film, his fifth outing, is definitely his last. He will be 52 next year. So if it takes them 4-5 years to do another one, he will likely be too old.

    He became Bond in 2005, and next year he will have been 007 longer than anyone else. Even longer than Roger Moore, who lasted 13 years, 1972 to 1985.
     
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    Originally posted by Tommy C:
    Daniel Craig stated in an interview the other day that his upcoming Bond film, his fifth outing, is definitely his last. He will be 52 next year. So if it takes them 4-5 years to do another one, he will likely be too old.

    He became Bond in 2005, and next year he will have been 007 longer than anyone else. Even longer than Roger Moore, who lasted 13 years, 1972 to 1985.


    Honestly, I just wanted him to finish out the big 25. Would have made my eye twitch a little if they had brought in someone new before that.

    Maybe Bond can go away for a little while.
     
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    They just pushed the Bond release from next month until November 2020, due to the coronavirus

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04...ronavirus/index.html
     
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