Aired tonight on France 3, “Tomorrow never dies”, 18th episode of the (mis) adventures of James Bond and the second time where Pierce Brosnan takes on the costume of 007, finds the origin of his title very twisted in a rather unusual anecdote .
After Goldeneye, France 3 remains on its momentum by broadcasting this September 10 the 18th episode of the (mis) adventures of James Bond, this time entitled Tomorrow never dies.
In this opus where Martin Campbell gives up his director’s chair to Roger Spottiswoode, Pierce Brosnan takes on Agent 007’s (still) impeccable costume for the second time, this time struggling with Eliott Carver (Jonathan Pryce), a tycoon de la Presse megalomaniac determined to start the 3rd world war, if that can increase the circulation of its daily baptized Tomorrow…
Below is the trailer for the film:
It is an understatement to say that the title of the film is capillotracted, at least in its French version … To the point of saying absolutely nothing. Because we can at least understand a vague beginning of meaning in its original version, Tomorrow Never Dies; Tomorrow being, as recalled above, the name of the daily newspaper possessed by the villain of service.
Still, the origin of this fairly WTF title is quite unusual. It would originate from the title of a Beatles song, Tomorrow Never Knows, released by the group in 1966. A song intimately linked to John Lennon’s experiences with drugs, especially LSD. One of the film’s writers, Bruce Feirstein, recounted in Vanity Fair to have had the idea of the title while listening precisely to the song of the Beatles which was played on the radio.
The rest is funny: “When we went into production, the producers and the director couldn’t decide between the words“ Dies ”and“ Lies. ”After a lot of debate, they finally decided on the title Tomorrow Never Lies. called an assistant, dictated a fax to her, which she was to send to MGM. But, due to a typo, “Dies” came through and not “Lies.” The rest belongs to the story”.
A pretty and sympathetic story. A little too pretty to tell the truth … Because nothing prevented to iron a fax with this time the right title …
There is always that Tomorrow never dies did noticeably less well at the Box Office than its predecessor. There where Goldeneye raised over $ 352 million, Brosnan’s second incarnation of Agent 007 brought in just over $ 333 million.