I bought the hardcover for Vargr for my brother's birthday. It was a nice package.
That would be an interesting idea - even if they were just to pull different creators to do them. I love the short stories. There is a lot of interesting stuff in those. Doing Quantum of Solace (the short story) would be interesting. It is the least Bondian of stories...I'm guessing that 007 in New York would be left out. It is basically a recipe.
I think it could be pretty cool.
I have not read any of the short stories though. I'll work my way around to them for sure.One day...
There are lots of stuff used in the movies. It is padded out, but a lot of the incidents are used.
The bit with the girl with the rifle at the start of The Living Daylights comes from a short story. The auction in Octopussy comes from The Property of a Lady. A lot of For Your Eyes Only comes from Risico.
I did not know that they used them in the movies. Are there any that haven't been touched at all?
In other Bond comic news, Ellis is leaving after Eidolon wraps up.http://nerdist.com/warren-ellis-talks-bringing-ian-flemings-james-bond-to-2016/
“I think two Bond books is probably enough for any continuation author,” Ellis said. “Time to let someone else have a go. I’ve already sent on my development notes, so the next author knows where Bond’s shirts and cigarettes come from in 2016. That was a week out of my life—trying to reconstitute the book Bond’s tastes and habits in 2016! I’m not saying I’ll never write another Bond book, but I’m done for now.”
There are a few and there are some where they just lifted the title and nothing else (From a View to a Kill and Quantum of Solace for instance). Some of them are just not cinematic at all.
Could he not have just said "never say never again"?
How many original Fleming titles haven't yet been used by the movies?
(I can't imagine a modern Bond movie called "The Property of a Lady".)
I think its just that, The Hildebrand Rarity, and Risico
Also 'James Bond in New York' which is not a good title.
Risico is an okay title though, I think.
Especially if they set it in Rhyl.
Yeah, that could work I guess.
It is a worse story. It is Ian Fleming's preferred recipe for Scrambled Eggs.
Some stuff from the Hildebrand Rarity was used in License to Kill I think, but the title was not.
Idris Elba downplays James Bond rumors: ‘I’m too old for that’
So, he's not too street. He's too old.
He's neither, but he is a professional and he knows what to say in interviews.
Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain's newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine - but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there's one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.
What is this? Has it only just been announced?
Edit: It would appear so.http://comicsalliance.com/dynamite-james-bond-hammerhead-diggle-casalanguida/
There are some preview pages at the link. The art looks good! And the story looks ... bombastic? More like a big movie set-piece than anything Ellis has done so far anyway.
Andy Diggle...That's okay with me. I loved The Losers. This seems to be in his wheelhouse just as much as Ellis.
Edit: Waits for flack from that last comment.
Yeah, I'm a fan too.Imagine if he'd brought Jock with him though! I suppose I can dream. Maybe for an annual? Dynamite, please? And then hire my friend Simon while you're at it?
You are dear, sweet man. All of those horrible things that all of the other Millarworlders say about you are completely untrue...
Not ALL Millarworlders.
He's right about Cyclops and Chewie.
Wrong about Predator though.
Lest we forget.
He's right about me though.