caractacus potts wrote:
both films have an opening act loosely inspired by Flemings Man with the Golden Gun, so thatd be an easy swap.
SkyFall and the World Is Not Enough both heavily feature M in peril plots, so that might be repetitive. Or might be a natural evolution of her character arc if they play it right.
a huge chunk of SkyFall is the introduction of a new Moneypenny, so thatd have to be changed. Though Naomi Harris is definitely an upgrade from the scolding bigsister Moneypenny of the Brosnan era, narratively it just wouldnt work, because unlike Q or M, Moneypenny is not a code name.
On the plus side, we just change the name of Harris' character, and Bond can get her in a clinch at the end, same as normal.
We just met John Cleese as R in tWiNE, but maybe instead of R getting promoted, they give the job to this kid from the IT department instead. Brosnan's attempts to trade witticisms with John Cleese were painful anyway, those scenes could easily go.