2. July 2015 14:08
This story is now a couple of weeks old, and there have been several articles about it on the web for a while, but it only recently came to my attention that Britain's SUN newspaper had created some pretty good poster artwork to go with the story - taking classic Bond film posters and updating them to show how those Bond actors look today.
The titles are the usual bad puns you'd expect from The Sun, and as one Facebook commentator pointed out, "How did they pass up Octogenarianpussy?". I'm sure they thought of that one, but were perhaps concerned that some of their subscribers wouldn't know what it meant and might miss the pun.
What do you think? Would an Expendables style movie featuring former 007's work?
Here is the original article as it appeared in The Sun newspaper:
EXCLUSIVE: 007 Moore reveals mission to get ex-Bonds back for movie
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MOVIE bosses have approached the former James Bonds to star in a blockbuster together, Sir Roger Moore has revealed. The veteran actor, 87, says producers want to line him up with Sean Connery, 84, George Lazenby, 75, Timothy Dalton, 71, and Pierce Brosnan, 62.
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It is understood the film would follow a similar format to The Expendables franchise, which stars action legends Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. But bosses are struggling to convince retired Connery to take part.
Sir Roger said: “I’d be up for it. But Sean balked at the idea as I don’t think he wanted to be associated with Bond any more.
“But I’d need about ten stunt doubles.”
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Roger is the longest-serving 007, starring in seven films. His last notable movie appearance was in 2011’s A Princess For Christmas. He says he now prefers to stay clear of violent thrillers. Sir Roger, who is releasing a bedtime stories app, Giving Tales, added: “I watched Scarface recently and it’s so violent. I suppose I’m a little old-fashioned but I like traditional fairytales. It’s why I’m involved in this app.”
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[Source: The Sun, June 21st 2015. Copyright © 2015 News Group Newspapers Limited in England. "The Sun", and "Sun" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. ]