Tuesday, August 09, 2005
This is crazy. Go to google news and type James Bond and there will be rumours on just about everyone else being tested to play James Bond. Gad. What's happening to this world?
Being a big Bond fan (my friends know how big, that's why most have played safe by staying away and issuing restraining order) I have often been asked about that: Who do you think that should be the new Bond?
I have two names: Clive Owen and Hugh Jackman. But Owen, like the third Bond, Timothy Dalton, might take the job too seriously. So, I am not sure about him. Jackman will be good. Plus, he has the market, especially over here in Asia. People know him from X-Men and Swordfish. Even his flop, Van Helsing, did big business in this region.
But all these argument are dead on water since we start getting so many news about this feller and that feller going for audition.
So, I thought and thought about it. Lets get radical. Lets think of someone nobody would have thought of.
Here it is:
Larry Mullen Jr.
"Who?" You may ask.
And say, "What are you, a f******* owl?" Haha. Okay, sorry. Stole that line from the movie Heat.
Larry is the drummer for the superband U2. I am a big fan. So are millions all around the world. Look at him. What do you think?
I think I am nuts. But back in 1961, many thought of the same of Bond producers when they took in a blue-collarish Scotsman named Connery.
Just think about it.