EON did go for that script for some time, that was what I meant.
Not really…there already was a script but Boyle wanted his own input, so Hodge was hired.
Eon went with Boyle for some time.
Can you say anything about what was so outlandish about Boyle's ideas?
Making Bond a drug addict.
...and then making him jog up Arthur's Seat!
That would be a bridge too far.
would he at least have a Scootish accent once again?
Boyle's latest interview has him saying that his treatment had Bond dying - it was in Craig's contract so it had to be done - but his plan was to take Bond back to Russia, and his past - but the powers that be didn't like it so that was that.
I like Tildesley's comment about trying to get Danny involved again. Makes you wonder.
Boyles treatment didn't make any sense as Russia and the cold war aren't part of Craig's Bonds past, he only got his double O status in 2006.
My interpretation of Boyle is that the character as written by Fleming has his roots in the cold war, not CraigBond.
Hodge did get scratch his itch by writing the recent Ipcress File TV series, which I thought was pretty good fun.