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The Equaliser (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on the TV series of the same name by Michael Slone, and to an extent on the first film. Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Evelator Pitch: Robert McCall is an ex black ops … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A newish screenplay using the characters form the previous films and the concept from the TV series. Director Christopher McQuarrie Writers/Script Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBruney, Tom Hollander, Alec Baldwin, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Bond 14: A View to a Kill (1985)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Apparently only part of the title of an Ian Fleming short story was used. Director John Glen Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, David Yip, Fiona Fullerton, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, … Continue reading

Bond 13: Octopussy (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The title from an Ian Fleming short story – the content more or less original. Director John Glen Writers/Script George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, … Continue reading

The Equalizer (2012)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A development of a TV series “The Equaliser” starring Edward Woodward and created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Elevator Pitch: A man working in a … Continue reading

The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A TV series of the same name which ran for four seasons in the 1960s, created by Sam Rolfe Director Guy Ritchie Writers/Script Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram (Story by Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram) Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth … Continue reading

Bond 3: Goldfinger (1964)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name, and at this stage in the franchise much of the content, written by Ian Fleming Director Guy Hamilton Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, … Continue reading

Hobbs & Shaw (Of Fast & Furious)2019

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Two characters who have appeared on opposite sides in recent F&F outings. Director David Leitch (He of John Wick and Atomic Blonde) Writers/Script Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, (story by Chris Morgan characters by Gary Scott Thompson) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen … Continue reading

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on a graphic novel “The Coldest City” written by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart. Director David Leitch Writers/Script Kurt Johnstad Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård Elevator Pitch: In the days before … Continue reading

Bond 12: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Elevator Pitch. When a British spy ship, with a control system for Polaris submarines is accidentlly sunk a number of clandestine organisations are searching  for it, in order to capture the control system and sell it to the eager Russians. In order to frustrate the searchers, Bond is required to infiltrate their organisations then find … Continue reading

Bond 4: Thunderball (1965)

Elevator Pitch. When SPECRE steals two atomic bombs, by hijacking a Vulcan bomber, and holds the civilised world to ransom Bond is dispatched to the Bahamas to infiltrate the organisation and to firstly find out what is going on, and secondly to locate the bombs. But the clock is ticking so can he convince the … Continue reading

Jason Bourne (2016)

Elevator Pitch Nicky Parsons, working for an environmental group, hacks into the CIA database and finds stuff about the origins of Treadstone, and as a result contacts Bourne who has been living off the grid as a bare nuckle fighter They meet in Athens, but the new head of cyber ops in the CIA detects … Continue reading

Bond 1: Dr No (1962)

Elevator Pitch When the MI6 agent in Jamaica disappears and his secretary is found dead,  Bond is sent out to find out what has happened. On the trail Bond is waylaid by a couple of young women, one on his side and one against him, but finally he determines that he must go to Crab … Continue reading

RED 2 (2013)

Elevator Pitch. Former CIA agent Frank Moses and his young girfriend once more find themselves being hunted by gunmen apparently due to his involvement in an operation called Nightshade. They are rescued by a former colleague, and despite an increasing level of danger, they recruit the assassins sent to dispatch them and go in search … Continue reading

Extraction (2015)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Yet another screenplay about a secret code which will be capable of taking over the world. Writers/Script Max Adams, Umair Aleem Additional Info I had thought that Bruce Willis would have filmed his scenes in a couple of days, but actually he had managed to do … Continue reading

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