Saturday, December 06, 2008
Warhead has been sold for $68,000 at a Christie's auction. The screenplay would have starred Sean Connery as James Bond and was written by Connery with Bond director Kevin McClory and author Len Deighton. It would have featured a plan by SPECTRE to detonate a nuclear warhead under Wall Street using a robotic shark as the delivery system.
Due to legal wrangling over the rights to 007, Warhead was never made. It would have been filmed in 1977 with a $22 million budget and been one of the most ambitious Bond films. Connery would have needed to parachute onto a Statue of Liberty under attack by helicopters, fight robotic sharks in the sewers under the city, and ski on the Hudson River.
Joining Bond would have been regulars like Ernst Stavros Blofeld, Felix Leiter, Moneypenny, M, and Q. The Bond girls would have been Justine Lovesit and Fatima Blush, who would later feature in "Never Say Never Again."
The Warhead screenplay was only expected to go for less than $5,000.
James Bond Storyboard: Shark Release