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Pierce Brosnan is a badass again in first pic from spy flick November Man

02.10.2014

Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan has had a relatively steady career since handing over the keys to the 007 role to Daniel Craig, but hasn't attempted to relive those days in other films...until now. In NOVEMBER MAN, Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, an ex-CIA operative made famous in a series of books by late author Bill Granger. Joining Brosnan in the film adaptation is fellow Bond alum Olga Kuryleno, Will Patton, and Luke Bracey with veteran director Roger Donaldson (NO WAY OUT, THE BANK JOB, THE GETAWAY) at the helm. The adaptation has taken a while to get off the ground, but is now in post-production and today we have our first look at Brosnan as the titular character, looking as badass as ever.

Man with gun + Fiery car crash behind him = badass:

Here's the synopsis:

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

I always dug Brosnan's Bond and wish he would've gotten a better send off than DIE ANOTHER DAY. However, with the franchise potential of this series, Brosnan could find himself back in the saddle, joining the ranks of late aged action heroes like Liam Neeson and Kevin Costner.

NOVEMBER MAN is currently in post-production. A late 2014 release is expected.

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Extra Tidbit: Do you think Brosnan was ousted from the Bond series at the right time or should they have given him one more go before hanging up the tux?

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2:43PM on 02/11/2014
Finally another Brosnan badass movie coming. He was a great Bond, and the Matador is a personal favorite.
Finally another Brosnan badass movie coming. He was a great Bond, and the Matador is a personal favorite.
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2:07AM on 02/11/2014
Brosnan will always be my favorite Bond. And Goldeneye will always be in constant battle with From Russia With Love as my favorite Bond film.
Brosnan will always be my favorite Bond. And Goldeneye will always be in constant battle with From Russia With Love as my favorite Bond film.
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7:42AM on 02/11/2014
Goldeneye has one of the best Bond opening scenes ever.
Goldeneye has one of the best Bond opening scenes ever.
11:03AM on 02/11/2014
And on the best Bond villains ever as well.
And on the best Bond villains ever as well.
7:14PM on 02/10/2014
Sounds like fun! Yeah, Pierce Brosnan as a Man of Geri-action certainly sounds cool. The Tailor of Panama and Matador are both good films in which he plays on the Bond persona.
Sounds like fun! Yeah, Pierce Brosnan as a Man of Geri-action certainly sounds cool. The Tailor of Panama and Matador are both good films in which he plays on the Bond persona.
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4:10PM on 02/10/2014
I never jest, and don't call me shirey
I never jest, and don't call me shirey
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4:05PM on 02/10/2014
My Favourite Bond. Goldeneye was the first Bond movie I saw and i've always felt that Brosnan was a perfect mix of all the previous bonds and the best looking as well :D.. Good to see him in a spy movie again.

Now only if he can resurrect that Spy Vs Stu movie where he was supposed to parody Bond of sorts.
My Favourite Bond. Goldeneye was the first Bond movie I saw and i've always felt that Brosnan was a perfect mix of all the previous bonds and the best looking as well :D.. Good to see him in a spy movie again.

Now only if he can resurrect that Spy Vs Stu movie where he was supposed to parody Bond of sorts.
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3:04PM on 02/10/2014

Mustache-less Matador

Nice to hear this is getting a release, as Brosnan has a knack for surprising everyone when he's given some meaty roles to work with. Although that photo does sort of look like a more serious version of the opening scene from THE MATADOR, which is a really great film if you haven't seen it.

Looking back, he was a good Bond, and he had the potential to be up there with Connery and Craig, but it's just a shame that the films he was in were wildly uneven. He did deserve a better send-off from
Nice to hear this is getting a release, as Brosnan has a knack for surprising everyone when he's given some meaty roles to work with. Although that photo does sort of look like a more serious version of the opening scene from THE MATADOR, which is a really great film if you haven't seen it.

Looking back, he was a good Bond, and he had the potential to be up there with Connery and Craig, but it's just a shame that the films he was in were wildly uneven. He did deserve a better send-off from the series, but I tend to think of THE MATADOR as his "real" last Bond flick; it works surprisingly well if you watch it as though his character in the film is actually a burnt-out James Bond at the tail end of a globe-trotting binge drinking marathon, trying to forget the events (and script) of DIE ANOTHER DAY.
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3:45PM on 02/10/2014
You're right there: if you watch the way he's plays the character in Die Another Day, he's spot on. And he's a good sport: he tries to sell that scene where he's surfing and parasailing as best he could.
You're right there: if you watch the way he's plays the character in Die Another Day, he's spot on. And he's a good sport: he tries to sell that scene where he's surfing and parasailing as best he could.
12:57PM on 02/10/2014
Craig is great, but this proves that Brosnan could still be playing Bond.
Craig is great, but this proves that Brosnan could still be playing Bond.
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12:11PM on 02/10/2014
um, Kevin costner?? The "action" flick i enjoyed from him was The Bodyguard. Waterworld, 3000miles to Graceland, and The Guardian he was (strangely) boring.
um, Kevin costner?? The "action" flick i enjoyed from him was The Bodyguard. Waterworld, 3000miles to Graceland, and The Guardian he was (strangely) boring.
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12:06PM on 02/10/2014
Brosnan's Bond was great, and was in keeping with the spirit of Bond that came before him. Die Another Day was not nearly as bad as folks like to pretend it is now, it actually did quite well, and in fact at the time they were talking about doing a spin off film with the Jinx character.

I remember that at the time there was going back and forth over Brosnan or a new bond for the next film, I was really hoping we'd get one more Brosnan Bond film, with Brosnan as Bond, Speilburg directing,
Brosnan's Bond was great, and was in keeping with the spirit of Bond that came before him. Die Another Day was not nearly as bad as folks like to pretend it is now, it actually did quite well, and in fact at the time they were talking about doing a spin off film with the Jinx character.

I remember that at the time there was going back and forth over Brosnan or a new bond for the next film, I was really hoping we'd get one more Brosnan Bond film, with Brosnan as Bond, Speilburg directing, and Sean Connery coming back as the villain. For me, that would have made a really fun send off.

I honestly can't get into the new Bond films. I know they're supposed to be gritty and realistic and all that, but they just don't do it for me.
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3:44PM on 02/10/2014
I think you hit it on the head. DAD was intended to be a campy (though the opening Korea sequence is dark...) anniversary/tribute film for the series. And, it made MAJOR bank and was the most successful flick of the series. It didn't age well, but it was meant to be a party, not a terribly though-provoking entry in the series.
I think you hit it on the head. DAD was intended to be a campy (though the opening Korea sequence is dark...) anniversary/tribute film for the series. And, it made MAJOR bank and was the most successful flick of the series. It didn't age well, but it was meant to be a party, not a terribly though-provoking entry in the series.
5:04PM on 02/10/2014
I don't know if it was intended to be campy, say along the lines of Batman & Robin or a Brady Bunch movie, but when I look at some of the major gripes I've read about the film, I have to wonder if they've ever seen Bond movies before it.

Was there really much of a difference between the invisible car, or Roger Moore's submarine car?

But certainly it was meant, like all the Bond films before it, to be lighter adventure fare, like Indiana Jones in terms of tone.
I don't know if it was intended to be campy, say along the lines of Batman & Robin or a Brady Bunch movie, but when I look at some of the major gripes I've read about the film, I have to wonder if they've ever seen Bond movies before it.

Was there really much of a difference between the invisible car, or Roger Moore's submarine car?

But certainly it was meant, like all the Bond films before it, to be lighter adventure fare, like Indiana Jones in terms of tone.
12:04PM on 02/10/2014
Pierce Brosnan has the charisma of Sean Connery and the playfulness of Roger Moore rolls into one and that makes him great James Bond. I think after the silliness of Die Another Day it made him tired of the role. When you have James Bond sort of paragliding along Tsunami wave, the franchise is due for a reboot. Nevertheless, this looks like another great performance from Pierce Brosnan. Sidenote: he's also a great voice-acting narrator for Thomas the Tank Engine series.
Pierce Brosnan has the charisma of Sean Connery and the playfulness of Roger Moore rolls into one and that makes him great James Bond. I think after the silliness of Die Another Day it made him tired of the role. When you have James Bond sort of paragliding along Tsunami wave, the franchise is due for a reboot. Nevertheless, this looks like another great performance from Pierce Brosnan. Sidenote: he's also a great voice-acting narrator for Thomas the Tank Engine series.
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11:47AM on 02/10/2014

Brosnan was a great Bond

I really liked Casino Royale, but I would have liked Pierce to have gotten one more Bond film under his belt. He had all of the previous Bond's best traits and was practically bred for the part. It's a shame he didn't get to do a more serious finale than Die Another Day.
However, of his 4 Bond films, he bats an impressive .50. Goldeneye is, easily, one of the greatest Bond films ever. The World is Not Enough has actually aged rather well, with the only real weak link being Denise
I really liked Casino Royale, but I would have liked Pierce to have gotten one more Bond film under his belt. He had all of the previous Bond's best traits and was practically bred for the part. It's a shame he didn't get to do a more serious finale than Die Another Day.
However, of his 4 Bond films, he bats an impressive .50. Goldeneye is, easily, one of the greatest Bond films ever. The World is Not Enough has actually aged rather well, with the only real weak link being Denise Richards. You take her out, you have one of the most well conceived Bond films, with its plot becoming more pertinent in today's world than it was in the late 90s.
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1:33PM on 02/10/2014
You are so right, Erik. TWINE is an overlooked gem. TND wasn't bad by any means, but TWINE upped the ante and delivered some sensational action pieces while stretching to try to get to get to the character's core. It holds a great re-watch factor.

And honestly, I don't think Denise Richards did half as bad as Halle Berry did in DAD. From her delivery of clunky dialogue to just general lack of believability. Die Another Day did give me one love: Rosumund Pike.
You are so right, Erik. TWINE is an overlooked gem. TND wasn't bad by any means, but TWINE upped the ante and delivered some sensational action pieces while stretching to try to get to get to the character's core. It holds a great re-watch factor.

And honestly, I don't think Denise Richards did half as bad as Halle Berry did in DAD. From her delivery of clunky dialogue to just general lack of believability. Die Another Day did give me one love: Rosumund Pike.
3:50PM on 02/10/2014
I agree, Halle Berry did stink it up in DAD. I still think Denise is bad, but she had to star in the same film as Sophie Marceau. She just didn't stand a chance.

Also, while DAD isn't great, I think people misunderstand its purpose. I feel it was intended to be (despite its dark opening, which should have been in a different Bond film. Perhaps Brosnan's last one?) more of party. A campy celebration of the series on its anniversary. Which, is why I think it was so popular at the time.
I agree, Halle Berry did stink it up in DAD. I still think Denise is bad, but she had to star in the same film as Sophie Marceau. She just didn't stand a chance.

Also, while DAD isn't great, I think people misunderstand its purpose. I feel it was intended to be (despite its dark opening, which should have been in a different Bond film. Perhaps Brosnan's last one?) more of party. A campy celebration of the series on its anniversary. Which, is why I think it was so popular at the time. I think Brosnan's final film could have been a story derived from his time spent as a N. Korea prisoner. Possible brainswashing, MI6 no longer trusting him...maybe he fakes his own death and retires...
A proper send off for his Bond.
11:27AM on 02/10/2014

Awesome!

Donaldson also directed Brosnan in 'Dante's Peak.' Brosnan's best has got to be his performance in 'The Matador.'
Donaldson also directed Brosnan in 'Dante's Peak.' Brosnan's best has got to be his performance in 'The Matador.'
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11:27AM on 02/10/2014

Bond fans may crucify me for this

I have always thought that Pierce Brosnan was the best Bond, even if a couple of his Bond movies weren't great. Yes, I think he's better than Daniel Craig and (gasp!) Sean Connery. He just oozes the suave spy role. Tell me that looking at the picture above, you couldn't easily see him walking away from that explosion, gun in hand, and walking directly into a classy bar and ordering a martini right before some beautiful dame starts a conversation with him. I am a big fan of some of these
I have always thought that Pierce Brosnan was the best Bond, even if a couple of his Bond movies weren't great. Yes, I think he's better than Daniel Craig and (gasp!) Sean Connery. He just oozes the suave spy role. Tell me that looking at the picture above, you couldn't easily see him walking away from that explosion, gun in hand, and walking directly into a classy bar and ordering a martini right before some beautiful dame starts a conversation with him. I am a big fan of some of these older actors coming back onto the scene for good, fun roles. I am down with this film.
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11:20AM on 02/10/2014
Thrilled to see him back in action again. As for the tidbit, they shafted him with Die Another Day and he deserved to go out in a great way.
Thrilled to see him back in action again. As for the tidbit, they shafted him with Die Another Day and he deserved to go out in a great way.
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11:19AM on 02/10/2014

Welcome Sir !!!!!!!

Woah. Lovely article. Glad to see him back in Badass action mode.
Woah. Lovely article. Glad to see him back in Badass action mode.
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