I’ve heard rumors flying around that the producers of the Bond flicks are considering a different twist in the casting when Brosnan’s contract is up. The next James Bond may be … a woman! Catherine Zeta-Jones is the name being bandied about in connection with the role.
Okay, now I agree that they either need to stop making Bond films or do something to revitalize them. The last two or three have been really appalling, almost totally unwatchable, even considering that the last three supervillians (Bean, Pryce & Carlyle) are all in my top ten favorite actor list. But I think there are a lot of things they should consider before casting shooting the series in the head like this. Not that I wouldn’t love to see more action movies with a female protagonist, but not a Bond film.
What about remaking some of the classics? Okay, maybe not “Goldfinger”, but just about any of the Roger Moore ones are ripe to be remade. Get rid of that '70’s look and use some current technology. Another suggestion - what about putting Bod back where he belongs - the Cold War? Not only would the character be less of an anachronism in a movie set in, say, 1963, but you’ve got a major enemy/villain to put him up against, not just some guy who wants a lot of money.
Anyway, what do you Bondies think of all this? Would you watch a Jane Bond film? What would you do if the producers said, okay, you fix it?