Today Eon Productions announced that they’re making a Bond 24 announcement this Thursday, at 6AM EST. I’d like to announce that I’m excited about their announcement. Since it’s billed as a “press announcement” and not a press conference, we’ll get little more than a look at the cast (most of which we already know) and the title. But hey, the title! I’m so sick of typing Bond 24, I almost don’t care what they call this thing.
That's a lie; I'm dying to know the title, and will be awake at 6AM to find out via YouTube livestream on Thursday. But what WILL they call it? Here are the Ian Fleming titles left to pick from, all (like The Living Daylights, A View To A Kill and Octopussy) culled from Bond short stories:
Property Of A Lady
The Hildebrand Rarity
007 In New York
Not bloody likely. (Hedging my bet: if it's one of those, it's The Hildebrand Rarity.) It’s more likely they will make up a new title, a la Skyfall. Are there any clues as to what direction they’ll go? Daniel Craig’s 007 has had a two-word title, a three-word title, and a one-word title. Statistically, his Bond is due for a real mouthful this time out, an unwieldy phrase that should - again, statistically - contain either Kill, Die or Death somewhere in there. On the other hand, Sean Connery went from Goldfinger to Thunderball, so Craig could follow that pattern. Speaking of Goldfinger, the villain's name as the film's title is another tradition due for a comeback. Shatterhand? SPECTRE?
I’m giving myself a headache. You too, maybe. Sorry. It’s going to be a year of this. Anyway, what do you guys think the title should be? Make up the most believable and/or most ridiculous Bond title in the comments below. Whoever gets the most upvotes will win a silly Bond-related thing from me.
One last nugget, from an interview Daniel Craig gave MI6 Confidential back in 2012.
"I think we set a good tone, I think we set a real tone, but I am happy for fucking exploding volcano lairs. Obviously I am joking but what I love and what I really wanted to achieve with Skyfall was a level of fantasy, it's one of the less violent ones, there's less blood, and people aren't dying in a horrible way, and it feels like much more of a family movie, and they should be family movies. I don't want to go ludicrous and we've got to keep them in reality, but Christ almighty, the world's fucking weird and there's plenty we can start mining and taking out. If Blofeld turned up again, it wouldn't be a bad thing."