Saturday, March 28, 2015

SPECTRE teaser reveals "Young Bond"

We all knew the new Bond movie SPECTRE tied-in with Fleming in that it brings back the classic criminal organization featured in Thunderball and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. But from what we can see in the newly released teaser trailer, it looks like the film also contains a nod -- in a fashion -- to the popular Young Bond book series.

In the screen cap below we see a photo of a young James with, presumably, Hannes Oberhauser, his climbing and skiing instructor whom Bond referred to as "something of a father to me at a time when I happened to need one." So, technically, this is the first onscreen depiction of "Young Bond." But who is the mysterious other boy? Hmmm...


While Bond's schooling and skiing days in Switzerland occur after the Young Bond series (so far), Hannes Oberhauser appeared in Charlie Higson's last Young Bond novel, By Royal Command. The trailer also shows us a quick shot of a "Temporary Transfer of Guardianship" form signed by Charmain Bond, James' aunt, who is a regular character in the Young Bond series.

Of course, both Oberhauser and Charmian originated in Fleming (in name only, never as characters), so this is isn't really a nod to the Young Bond series per se, but it is fun to look at it this way.

You can check out the awesome SPECTRE teaser at www.007.com. The film will be released on November 6, 2015.

8 comments:

  1. Hannes, not Hans :)

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  2. Also, Bond's aunt was Charmian, not Charmain. Sorry :)

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    1. Dang it! Wrote this quickly before I have to jet to work. Now I'm late. :p

      But thank you. :)

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  3. Good, H. Oberhauser apear also in Octopussy and The Autorised Bio'. In By Royal Command, Higson say that he have two son.

    If you are interresed, I have wrote an (very complete) article named "Who is the Hannes Oberhauser in litterary world of 007" ;) Just ask me the link.

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    1. Well, unlike "Project X", the name "Project One" does imply the first in a series. It very well could an announcement of "Project Two."

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  4. You'll be surprised at how many ' nods to Fleming ' the Spectre script actually has ...

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    1. Please don't share anything about the script here. Thanks.

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