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Bond Screenplay Co-Written by Connery Unearthed

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From IMDb:

A completed screenplay of Warhead, a movie that would have returned Sean Connery to the screen as James Bond in 1977, has been discovered by British writer Robert Sellers, together with pre-production sketches and photographs, according to Scotland on Sunday. The screenplay, it noted, was co-written by Connery himself as well as thriller writer Len Deighton and Kevin McClory, who worked with Bond creator Ian Fleming on the screenplay for Thunderball. Connery would also have served as executive producer. The story about the fate of Warhead is to be told in a new book, The Battle for Bond, due to be published this week, the newspaper said. Sellers was quoted as saying that his source "actually had the original script. ... This wasn't a proposal or a suggestion, this was an actual script, a full-fledged, finished screenplay." He added: "You had an underwater base that rises out of the sea, you had helicopter attacks on the Statue of Liberty. ... It would have been the most extravagant Bond film ever."
 
Sounds interesting, hope its real but too bad it never got made.
 
From IMDb:

A completed screenplay of Warhead, a movie that would have returned Sean Connery to the screen as James Bond in 1977, has been discovered by British writer Robert Sellers, together with pre-production sketches and photographs, according to Scotland on Sunday. The screenplay, it noted, was co-written by Connery himself as well as thriller writer Len Deighton and Kevin McClory, who worked with Bond creator Ian Fleming on the screenplay for Thunderball. Connery would also have served as executive producer. The story about the fate of Warhead is to be told in a new book, The Battle for Bond, due to be published this week, the newspaper said. Sellers was quoted as saying that his source "actually had the original script. ... This wasn't a proposal or a suggestion, this was an actual script, a full-fledged, finished screenplay." He added: "You had an underwater base that rises out of the sea, you had helicopter attacks on the Statue of Liberty. ... It would have been the most extravagant Bond film ever."

It's a damn cool idea. There are even radio-controlled sharks with bombs attatched to them swimming through the New York sewers. And 007 parachutes onto the Statue of Liberty for the climax.

I'd love to have seen this movie. Instead we got Never Say Never Again, which is dull as ditchwater.
 
It sounds better than Never Say Never Again. :o

Never that bond film since most of them are the same thing sold as somthing different. This unearthed story sounds like a good idea for a bond film since its a worldwide disater situation.
 
You had an underwater base that rises out of the sea
Well that obviously ended up in The Spy Who Loved Me. I wonder if any more elements found their way into a future Bond outing?
 
Well that obviously ended up in The Spy Who Loved Me. I wonder if any more elements found their way into a future Bond outing?

Doesn't seem likely since they are going for realizism. But it would be great to see some this made into a movie. I doubt anyone can remember every Bond film.
 
There are even radio-controlled sharks with bombs attatched to them swimming through the New York sewers.

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