To the editor:
Re: “Is there a market for a used Bond?” (Daily Variety, Feb. 14):
There is no market for a 21st-century Bond — but if anyone at MGM/UA really understood the property, they’d realize that it can really only resonate if it were a period piece.
James Bond in the 21st century is ridiculous. What’s a tuxedoed and stylish secret agent going to do in the dusty backwaters of Arab nations? Nothing. But set the stories in the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, with two civilizations competing to see who could be the most advanced — well, then Bond makes a lot of sense.
Loved the story.