The Man with the Olden Gun: Sir Roger Moore reveals bid to bring back all the ex-James Bonds to star in a blockbuster together – but Sean Connery isn’t keen
- Sir Roger reveals producers’ plans to unite five past Bonds on big screen
- George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan may also be involved
- Film would follow the format of huge action franchise, The Expendables
- But it may struggle to get off the mark as Sir Sean is said to be uninterested
Written by Euan McLelland.
Seven time James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has revealed movie bosses are trying to shake-up the franchise by uniting all the men who have played 007 in one blockbuster film – but admitted Sir Sean Connery just can’t be stirred.
The screen icon has claimed producers are hoping to feature Sir Roger, Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan together on screen in a Bond equivalent of The Expendables.
As much of a money-spinner as the killer combo would prove to be, its licence to thrill might already need to be revoked, with Sir Sean already believed to have distanced himself from any potential project.
Roger Moore (pictured, as Bond) has claimed producers are hoping to feature Sir Roger, Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan together on screen in a Bond equivalent of The Expendables
Sir Roger said: I’d be up for it.
‘But Sean balked at the idea as I don’t think he wanted to be associated with Bond anymore.
‘I’d need about ten stunt doubles!’
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According to well-placed sources, the movie would follow the format of explosive trilogy The Expendables, which brought Hollywood superstars including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren together for a swashbuckling series paying homage to famous actions films of the 1990s.
In total, the three movies have brought in almost £500,000,000 at the box office.
Sir Roger Moore’s most recent film was 2011’s A Princess For Christmas.
Bond is currently played by Daniel Craig, who has so far donned the MI5 agent’s famous tuxedo on three outings – in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012).
He’ll appear back on the big screen later this year in the new film, Spectre.
Daniel Craig is currently playing the role of Bond, with his latest 007 outing in Spectre set for release this year.