SURVEY – Who to embody the next 007? Should the character’s masculinity be blurred? His ideas passed through the sieve of current concerns? Questions to which fans await an answer with anguish.
There are anniversaries that cannot be ignored. On April 13, 1953 appeared in the United Kingdom Casino Royale, the first spy novel by Ian Fleming (1908-1964), featuring James Bond.
Seventy years later, the mythology of the spy we loved has largely crossed borders. With twenty-five official films (not counting never ever again, the real-fake James Bond with Sean Connery in 1983), and no less than six actors to embody the secret agent in the service of Her Majesty, the James Bond franchise still weighs heavily in the Hollywood industry. However, almost four years after Daniel Craig’s farewell in Dying can wait no actor has been appointed to replace him.
Over seven decades, James Bond has generated nearly $8 billion at the global box office, making it the fifth highest-grossing franchise in film history. Beyond this success, there is a family affair. In 1961, producers Albert R. Broccoli…