Had to be done
Frickin' robot sharks with frickin' laser beams...
The 1976 screenplay for Warhead, a planned 007 outing penned by Sir Sean Connery, author Len Deighton and producer Kevin McClory, has sold at auction for £46,850, the BBC reports. The ill-fated project, eventually scuppered by legal issues, would have wowed the crowds with a classic roster of characters including Blofeld, …
Nuclear powered robot sharks with refrigerator sized beam weapons? Built by a secret lab owned by the Big3 car makers. So the paint peels and they leak, with the resulting malfunction threatening to destroy some place people care about. So not New York. Slough maybe. Meanwhile, Bond has a drink, shags the gal, and goes home early after realizing he's nothing more than a civil servant anyway.
Nobody misses Slough.
OK most Bond nerds know this already, but "Warhead" is an adaptation of "Thunderball", the only screenplay that Ian Fleming himself had a hand in (the book was published afterwards).
The film rights to Thunderball were sold (i.e. 'escaped' from the clutches of EON productions who made/make most of the Bond films) along with the film rights to the Blofeld character, at the end of the '60s which is why Blofeld does not appear in any EON films after "Diamonds are Forever".
'Never Say Never Again' was the first rehash of the Thunderball story, using the Thunderball film rights. (Both stories feature Blofeld stealing nukes and using them to terrorise the free world), and was not an EON production either. Warhead will certainly feature Blofeld stealing nukes and using them to terrorise the free world.
'The character previously known as Blofeld' appears at the beginning of the EON film "For Your Eyes Only", ending up falling down a factory chimney, but he is never named, neither does the name "Blofeld" appear in the credits. Sneaky trick, but you only risk it once.
Shame EON didn't buy the Warhead screenplay, then we could have Blofeld (played by Samuel L. Jackson? or Ben Kingsley?) back in all his glory, with white persian pussy, up against Daniel Craig, without the rigmarole of Blofeld stealing nukes and using them to terrorise the free world.
That's something I'd like to see.
This Warhead milarkey seems to me to make a lot more sense than QoS.
Which is after all a short story - and not about Bond either.
IIRC it's about a couple who are splitting up. If features no nukes, no terrorists, no huge fireballs, no Walther PK-47, no Q, no M, no Bond and no Moneypenny.
No Moneypenny? Hmmm. It's certainly made a LOT of money tho!
Mine's the one with a plot in the pocket.
I don't think you understand the "rightist" neo-con mentality. If it doesn't blame [insert non-white culture here], liberals, socialists, communists, (yes, ladies and gentlement, there' sa difference between those last two,) terrists, homeless people, unions, and charities for all the ills of the world, then it's a commie pinko leftist libral bleeding heart.
Get yer guns!
Mine's the one with the change for the street people in the pockets, and the volunteer pass to help out at the old folks' home on my way from my state funded school to my state-funded hospital.
Also: FRICKIN LASER BEAMS.
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