There’s a brand new trailer for the next Bond Movie out: “Casino Royale“. If you have just the vaguest of interest in Bond (think back to the Connery days), you’ll probably be as puzzled as I am. A quote from the trailer:
James: So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man?
M: I knew it was too early to promote you.
James: Well I understand the double-o’s have a very short life expectancy.
To me this sounds like the very recruitment of Bond. Chronologically this puts it before all the existing Bond films, which might explain the title; “Casino Royale” is the title of the first Bond-novel by Ian Fleming. Yet, Judi Dench still plays the character of M, like she did in Die Another Day.
So, what have we here: a prequel? A sequel? A new 007 agent who by coincidence is also named “James Bond”? Or are we looking at a remake / re-launch of the Bond franchise?