Tonight's Double-O MovieMovie: GoldenEye Starring Pierce Brosnan
02.13.13 by Ryan
"He was your friend. And now he is your enemy and you will kill him."
In 1989, Eon Productions, the company responsible for all 23 James bond movies, began a lawsuit with studio MGM over foreign broadcast rights to the Bond movies that would delay the follow up to Licence to Kill. Despite not performing to box office expectations, Timothy Dalton was still in line to play 007, but as the delays continued, he eventually stepped down from the role in 1994.
Replacing Dalton was Pierce Brosnan who was almost cast as James Bond in 1986 but couldn't accept the role due to his contractual obligations to the TV show Remington Steele. Eschewing the darker tone of Licence to Kill, GoldenEye brought Bond back to his suave, womanizing roots, prompting the new M (Judi Dench) to call Bond a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur."
GoldenEye, the first movie not based on material by Bond creator Ian Fleming, sends Bond to Russia to keep the GoldenEye satellite weapon from the Janus crime syndicate, while a former colleague (Sean Bean) plots to use the satellite to cause a global meltdown.
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