History Trivia / NeverSayNeverAgain

22nd Sep '17 1:18:10 PM Byzantine
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.

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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.
2nd Sep '17 5:06:56 AM C2
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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. As part of the legal action, MGM bought out ''Never Say Never Again'', and they would then buy the 1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyal1967 Casino Royale]]'' as a result of the settlement with Sony, uniting the entire Bond canon under one single roof. Sony later led a group that would own MGM for a time, resulting them releasing every Craig-era Bond film to date. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]

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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. As part of the legal action, MGM bought out ''Never Say Never Again'', and they would then buy the 1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyal1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 Casino Royale]]'' as a result of the settlement with Sony, uniting the entire Bond canon under one single roof. Sony later led a group that would own MGM for a time, resulting them releasing every Craig-era Bond film to date. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '17 5:06:32 AM C2
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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. Sony later outright acquired MGM, finally reuniting ''Never Say Never Again'' with the rest of the Bond canon under a single studio roof. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]

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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. Sony later outright acquired MGM, finally reuniting As part of the legal action, MGM bought out ''Never Say Never Again'' with Again'', and they would then buy the rest 1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyal1967 Casino Royale]]'' as a result of the settlement with Sony, uniting the entire Bond canon under a one single studio roof. Sony later led a group that would own MGM for a time, resulting them releasing every Craig-era Bond film to date. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '17 4:58:47 AM C2
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).

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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer producers in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).
2nd Sep '17 4:56:22 AM C2
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).

to:

* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).
2nd Sep '17 4:55:51 AM C2
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in 1997 (as they won the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion.

to:

* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as they won a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion.Lion (or both).
12th Aug '17 2:41:54 AM wistan
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Cotopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.

to:

* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Cotopussy'' ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.
14th Jul '17 2:08:31 AM Saveelich
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** Kevin [=McClory=] sought to make yet another independent film remake of ''Thunderball'' with Timothy Dalton as the lead, but these plans were eventually scrapped. As such, the rival Bond series [=McClory=] sought to produce never materialized, and his demands for the rights to ''Thunderball'' were again torpedoed in 2001 when his suit was rejected. Any further ideas of a rival Bond movie died with [=McClory=] in 2006, and his family did not share the same desire to go forward with a rival Bond series as he did, selling the rights back to EON in 2013 and removing the remaining legal snags between the official Bond series and Spectre, which led to the organization as a whole returning in 2015.

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** Kevin [=McClory=] sought to make yet another independent film remake of ''Thunderball'' with Timothy Dalton as the lead, but these plans were eventually scrapped. As such, the rival Bond series [=McClory=] sought to produce never materialized, and his demands for the rights to ''Thunderball'' were again torpedoed in 2001 when his suit was rejected. Any further ideas of a rival Bond movie died with [=McClory=] in 2006, and his family did not share the same desire to go forward with a rival Bond series as he did, selling the rights back to EON in 2013 and removing the remaining legal snags between the official Bond series and Spectre, which led to the organization as a whole [[Film/{{Spectre}} returning in 2015.2015]].
14th Jul '17 2:07:46 AM Saveelich
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. It also dueled ''Film/AViewToAKill'' in the "remake" arena (that film '''is''' an official Bond film, but was accused of being a "microchip" copy of ''Goldfinger'').

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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. It ''Cotopussy'' also dueled ''Film/AViewToAKill'' won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the "remake" arena (that film '''is''' an official Bond film, but was accused of being a "microchip" copy of ''Goldfinger'').series.



** Kevin [=McClory=] sought to make yet another independent film remake of ''Thunderball'' with Timothy Dalton as the lead, but these plans were eventually scrapped. As such, the rival Bond series [=McClory=] sought to produce never materialized, and his demands for the rights to ''Thunderball'' were again torpedoed in 2001 when his suit was rejected. Any further ideas of a rival Bond movie died with [=McClory=] in 2006, and his family did not share the same desire to go forward with a rival Bond series as he did, selling the rights back to EON in 2013 and removing the remaining legal snags between the official Bond series and Spectre, which led to the organization as a whole returning in 2015.

to:

** Kevin [=McClory=] sought to make yet another independent film remake of ''Thunderball'' with Timothy Dalton as the lead, but these plans were eventually scrapped. As such, the rival Bond series [=McClory=] sought to produce never materialized, and his demands for the rights to ''Thunderball'' were again torpedoed in 2001 when his suit was rejected. Any further ideas of a rival Bond movie died with [=McClory=] in 2006, and his family did not share the same desire to go forward with a rival Bond series as he did, selling the rights back to EON in 2013 and removing the remaining legal snags between the official Bond series and Spectre, which led to the organization as a whole returning in 2015.2015.
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29th May '17 11:36:48 AM nombretomado
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in 1997 (as they won the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion.

to:

* ChannelHop: It was originally released by WarnerBros, Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in 1997 (as they won the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion.
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