HOLLYWOOD – Everyone knew that Terrence Malick‘s new James Bond film provisionally entitled The Tree of Wonderful Glory Bangs would be different.
With Leonard Cohen and Arvo Part collaborating on the theme song and Daniel Craig boning up on his Heidegger, the chances were Terrence Malick was going to head in a totally new direction. However, now with the leaking onto the internet of a 600 page draft of Malick’s finished script it has become clear that his Bond is going to be like nothing you have ever seen before. Read after the jump some choice extracts from the script.
EXT. PARADISE – DAY
Paradisial expanse of lush grassland. Dinosaurs and unicorns frolic.
EXT. WATERFALL – DAY
Water falls from a water fall.
EXT. BEACH -TWILIGHT
M. walks towards camera past camera. Looks back wistful. She is dead and has therefore gone to the beach.
M? Mother? Who are you that sends me on these missions?
INT. LONDON WHITEHALL OFFICE EVENING
Bond sits at his desk looking thoroughly miserable. Miss Moneypenny comes in. No words. She dances around the room and together they discover the beautiful fall of the failing sun reflected on the wood paneling of the windowsill. They cry.
Why? Who sent us hear? Who invented this love that we call love but other people don’t call love and don’t love it as much as us lovers of love do? Was it you?
INT. CHURCH – MAGIC HOUR
Javier Bardem dressed as a priest.
Jesus is great. Really top class.
Bond admires the church architecture and takes note of the glittering sunlight on the canal water.
Where am I? Who am I?
EXT. BEACH TWILIGHT
Bond dances past M on the beach.
What happens? Happens?
The Tree of Wonderful Glory Bangs will be released in 2015.
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