ANOTHER "Thunderball" Remake??

Summary

Movie producer Kevin McClory owns "some" of the rights to the old-school Bond classic "Thunderball," which explains why, several years ago, he was able to mount a Bond semi-remake called "Never Say Never Again" over at WB. Bond purists don't really consider it an actual part of the series, but hey, it brought Sean Connery back, so it can't be all bad. Anyway, looks like McClory is once again up to his old tricks. Back to Article

Comments

dracus

Cap Nord

Right or wrong, there's something comforting when an underdog beats the establishment and then rubs salt in its wounds.

Jun 30 - 10:43 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

The only problem with that is, in Never Say Never Again, the producers weren't allowed to use the music from the other Bond films. That didn't work for me. They need that music.

Jun 30 - 11:23 AM

UweBoll

laurent de alberti

You've never heard of Goldfrapp? Shame on you!

Jun 30 - 04:05 PM

vader_of_vjun

Timothy Maddocks

That bastard McClory. Casino Royale's storyline should be dumped, and they should just film Daniel Craig, in a tux, hunting down and killing McClory. What a homewrecker!

Jun 30 - 04:58 PM

TheAnswerMVP2001

Snipes .

I have no problem with this, except I don't know why he wants to keep remaking Thunderball, sure it was probably one of the best Bond films but twice is enough. Remake some other one, or better yet come up with an entirely new idea, based on one of the books not done yet or better create an entirely new story!

Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

Conehead2188

Conehead 2188

If you read the article, it says MGM won a lawsuit against him, preventing him from actually making his own Bond mini-franchise. He only has the rights to make Thunderball and nothing else. So if he's going to be remaking anything, that's pretty much his only option.

Jul 2 - 11:28 AM

TheAnswerMVP2001

Snipes .

So he couldn't write an entirely new storyline not based on any of the films or the books? That kinda sucks then, another remake of Thunderball is just stupid unless they change the story up a little. Of course there are ways to get around it just change all the names then he can do whatever he wants. Get Brosan to play the lead just don't call him Bond, start a new franchise, of course he'd probably still get sued by MGM for some reason.

Jul 2 - 12:34 PM

InfinityCorp

A A

This is awesome. Bring back Brosnan and make a better film...
He did it with "Never Say Never", and gave us Sean's last tour as 007.
Let us pray he is successful again.

Jul 1 - 12:23 PM

Conehead2188

Conehead 2188

If you read the article, it says MGM won a lawsuit against him, preventing him from actually making his own Bond mini-franchise. He only has the rights to make Thunderball and nothing else. So if he's going to be remaking anything, that's pretty much his only option.

Jul 2 - 11:28 AM

TheAnswerMVP2001

Snipes .

So he couldn't write an entirely new storyline not based on any of the films or the books? That kinda sucks then, another remake of Thunderball is just stupid unless they change the story up a little. Of course there are ways to get around it just change all the names then he can do whatever he wants. Get Brosan to play the lead just don't call him Bond, start a new franchise, of course he'd probably still get sued by MGM for some reason.

Jul 2 - 12:34 PM

TheAnswerMVP2001

Snipes .

So he couldn't write an entirely new storyline not based on any of the films or the books? That kinda sucks then, another remake of Thunderball is just stupid unless they change the story up a little. Of course there are ways to get around it just change all the names then he can do whatever he wants. Get Brosan to play the lead just don't call him Bond, start a new franchise, of course he'd probably still get sued by MGM for some reason.

Jul 2 - 12:34 PM

sr78

Sander Roubos

So when can you still call a remake a remake? Never Say Never Again and Thunderball share the same basic theme, but that's about it. They also share that theme with most other Bond films and, um... a whole bunch of other action flicks. By that line of reasoning it's still a remake as long as it involves a good guy, a bad guy, a babe and some stolen nukes. I could remake every other Bond movie that way, depending on where I place the accent of the story and the details I add ;)

Jul 3 - 09:14 AM

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