With No Time to Die repeatedly delayed, it’s starting to feel like we’ll never see Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007. It’s fitting, then, that The Lost Adventures of James Bond should come out this November, as it offers a comprehensive guide to the many Bond projects that either never materialised over the years or have been long forgotten.
In this follow-up to his previous hit title, The Many Lives of James Bond, Mark Edlitz dives deep into the 00-world to unearth all-new details on all kinds of unmade movies, novels, stage productions and more that have been lost in time. Edlitz leaves no stone unturned, covering everything from movie scripts vetoed by Cubby Broccoli to obscure Chilean comic strips.
Even those who know their Kronsteens from their Koskovs will find much to surprise them. Did you know there wasn’t just a third Timothy Dalton film in the works but a fourth, too? And that legendary horror director John Landis almost made The Spy Who Loved Me? And, in perhaps the biggest coup of all, Edlitz reveals the lost final performance of Sean Connery as Bond, destined to never be seen by the public.
Edlitz’s research into the subject matter is meticulous, with the book enriched with many fascinating first-hand interviews. The lost tales are also brought to life with gorgeous illustrations from artist Pat Carbajal, never-before-seen photos and exclusively-shared script treatments and plot outlines.
The Lost Adventures of James Bond is a must-have for any card-carrying 007 enthusiast and the perfect thing to soften the blow of Bond 25 being delayed until next spring. Edlitz’s book reminds us that, with the wealth of material, unmade or otherwise, he’s got behind him, James Bond will always return.