"Everything's movable and doable", Pierce
Brosnan says he wants to return to James Bond for
a fifth outing.
Brosnan Wants Back As Bond
8th October 2005
Following MI6's exclusive
report last month that Pierce Brosnan was privately voicing
his desire to come back for a fifth time as 007, and Sony's wish
to hire him due to the lack of a stand-out replacement candidate,
Brosnan has now gone public on the issue.
In an interview with the San
Francisco Chroncile, the four-times 007 went on the
record that he wants to come back to Bond.
"They know where to find me", Brosnan said. "Would
I go back if they asked me back? Sure I’d go back.
No question; it’s unfinished business, it feels that
On the subject of what happened after "Die Another
Day", brosnan said: "They just changed their minds;
they had a different take on it one day. I was invited back
to do the fifth and I was very happy... And the phone just
rang one day and negotiations stopped. To this day I’m
not sure why.
"I was terribly upset. It was a real body blow. I
thought I’d made some good inroads with the character
and felt a sense of ownership after having played him four
times, it was a sense of ease and confidence. I was looking
forward to making it edgier and grittier — and for
all of that to go down in one phone call was highly disappointing."
"Michael and Barbara, our families have known each other
for many, many years — it’s very hard to talk about
their feelings or why they had a crisis of confidence in doing
a fifth. There have been preposterous ideas that I was asking
for $40 million and $30 million, which is not true. There was
certainly a salary there that was not out of the ballpark, that
other men and women have received for the same (type of film)."
Brosnan starts filming "Seraphim Falls" with co-star
Liam Neeson next week, and after that follows a sequel to "The
Thomas Crown Affair." But would Brosnan clear his schedule
for a return to 007 under director martin campbell if asked? "Everything’s
movable and doable. Nothing’s set in stone."
Unfortunately for Brosnan, director Martin Campell has repeatedly
said this week that the current plan for "Casino Royale"
is to take 007 back to an early point in his career when the character
is 28 to 30 years old, and that a decision on casting a new Bond
(from around 8 current candidates) will be made in the next two
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