James Bond in Space!
Broccoli wanted to cash in on the science fiction craze that Star Wars had generated. With that in mind, he decided to make Ian Fleming’s Moonraker as the Bond next movie. However, with the exception of the name of the villain, Hugo Drax, as well as aspects of a thrilling sequence where Bond and his female companion are nearly burned to death by the ignition of a rocket, nothing from Fleming’s story was used.
Script duties for Moonraker were handled by Christopher Wood. Wood was a co-writer on The Spy Who Loved Me. He also wrote the novelizations for both of these classic films….
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