Mononoke aftermath

graham lincoln graham at
Sat Mar 4 06:08:50 EST 2000

> I'm not sure about Batman, but after seeing The Corruptor (not
> half as bad
> as you might expect), Chow Yun-Fat is definitely my candidate for
> the next
> James Bond.  He oozes 007, especially compared to the weak
> trickle that is
> Pierce Brosnan.  They've had a Scotsman, and an Irishman play him
> so far, so
> why not give the former colonies a turn?

I've recently read (in The Essential Guide To Hong Kong Movies) that Jimmy
Wang Yu of all people effectively played James Bond in a Shaw
Brothers/Nikkatsu co-production called Asiapol back in the 1960's. While the
idea of Chow as Bond has a certain appeal, I can think of few actors less
suited to the role than Wang Yu. It sounds fascinating, anyone seen it?

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