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Quality Over Quantity

27th February 2017

Pierce Brosnan thought an extra year between films would help his fourth outing as 007

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With MGM still to find a finance partner to distribute Bond 25 after their reported attempt to sell to Chinese investors collapsed late last year, 007 fans may be facing another year of inactivity.

It's often cited that longer gaps between Bond films improves their quality. Back in 2001, this sentiment was echoed by then-007 star Pierce Brosnan who had been waiting an extra year to start work on his fourth, and what would be his final, James Bond film.

Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day

"If the studio had its way, we'd be churning Bond films out every 18 months," Brosnan told the Scottish Daily Record in March 2001.

"I think it's wiser to have much larger gaps between them, because it's much too taxing for everyone concerned, except the studio. I don't know why that frightens the studio and the producers so much. I'm contracted to do just one more Bond."

With an extra year to craft his fourth outing, Brosnan was optimistic.

Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day

"We finally have a script now, so we'll be forging ahead with the next film. I'm on record as saying that I want this next Bond to be the most surprising and realistic of any I've done."

Tsunami surfing and invisible car, anyone?

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