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Only the Good Die Twice by ninjaink Only the Good Die Twice by ninjaink
"Only the Good Die Twice" is a spy story set within the fictional James Bond universe. Through the prologue, it is revealed that the name "James Bond" is the codename for agents with 007 status and that the original James Bond from the Cold War (played by Sean Connery in a returning role) has gone rogue and is now the head of SPECTRE. The current Bond is tasked by MI6 to stop him before he can initiate a global thermonuclear war.
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DecidingNebula Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Unfortunately, only the good die. Sir Roger Moore being the good that died. Unfortunately, he doesn't get a second life.
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not even a big fan of Craig as Bond, but I would watch this.

It'd be even better if the other Bonds (Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, and Brosnon) had cameos/supporting roles. :la:
segasonic3039 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I really hate the codename theory. But..At the same time...I'd watch this.
laauraaaaa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I think Asda have copied this design for a shirt?? I bought it for my dad and we were both confused about why it said "Only good die twice", so a quick google search brought me here. Just letting you know :/
X2Magneto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Wow! Just the story concept alone would be a knock out of the park. Well done!
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Didn't Skyfall sorta flush that "Bond is just a codename" theory down the crapper?
8one6 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Is there a way to get a print of this?
mrdamron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
etrenis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
If this were a movie size poster print. I would buy in a heartbeat.
Suran37 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wolfcrest1701 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic concept! Trailer is coming out when?
artsketcher135 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I would have preferred Daniel Craig's Bond go rouge like Sean Bean did in Goldeneye and they call on Sean Connery to save the world.... again. haha. But fantastic idea!
Blackachu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
This is probably the single greatest idea in the history of forever.
Deepizzaguy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
My favorite Bond actor Sean Connery as a villain versus the current actor who plays Bond. Looks like a teacher versus student contest.
jesusmonger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
It's a shame that this isn't possible, what with the Daniel Craig movies being "prequels." But still, it would be such a cool movie.
WatchmanJ Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a prequel, it's a reboot which retconned all films prior to Casino Royale. So it would still be possible, but Connery would not be the same 'Bond' that he was in the older movies. He'd be an alternate-Universe Bond which just so happens to be played by Sean Connery, who is not connected to the Connery-Bond we all know about in real life.
jesusmonger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
True, true. I just thought that it was a prequel series since, in Casino Royale, Bond wasn't a 00 yet. But nonetheless, having those two meet would be pretty awesome.
JamesGod10 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This would be a fantastic movie. Even better than Skyfall.
CuchulainnBoru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome idea
Blakkstorm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best reboot ideas for a movie I've ever seen. Kudos.
starlightdraik Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Ah, how I like many wish this could be real. We have our imaginations at least, else we wouldn't be here.
ChrisStarkiller Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
DUDE! You've got to send this to Eon Productions! I'd want to see the first Bond fight the current Bond.
RoninPsycho Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. God.... This needs to happen. This needs to become a real movie. :D
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I love this idea :)
cheesefoxlee Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I'd watch this.
funinabag420 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
id watch the hell of that, Sean Connery would own.
DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't that also how they explain so many 007 Bonds in the unofficial Casino Royale comedy film, the one with David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen in it?
Anyways totally digging the retro spy-fi layout - brilliantly conceived and laid out. Well done once again ninjaink!
razgriz1011 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
i really want it to be a real movie
cne9979 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Seriously though. I never saw it answered clearly. Did you make prints of this and is there a high-res version somewhere as i would love to have it at 1080p or preferably double that for my portrait screen wallpaper. Thank you in advance for either of these.
ninjaink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Prints were never sold: no other hi-res version exists! Sorry about that. :-(
Deadfish-Comics Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I really like this idea, I wish this could get made into a real movie.
mobile707 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
The plot-description actually makes more sense than some of the Bond movies that actually got made.
ninjaink Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At least better than the non-Goldeneye Brosnan ones!
Riddick99 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Great idea. Love the piece.

Just one problem with the story if it was actually made into a movie, no true Bond fan would accept Connery being turned into a villain, unless it ended up being some kind of twist where the only way to prevent SPECTRE from causing the doomsday catastrophe of a thermonuclear war was for him to go deep undercover and place himself as head of the organization.
Ryuk124 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Loved it, specially the logo.
I think Craig is the best James Bond since Sean Connery, but I'd really like to see Connery back as an oldman Bond
calderman96 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
who else would want the bad guy to win? just because it's Connery..
Neyebur Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
A very good idea
Wolfblade670 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Two words:

Bluegreywolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is such a great work, and an interesting idea for a Bond plot. Great job in capturing the flavor of the Bond films and characters.
Wanako Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YES! There is so much win with this. and of course, Sean Connery would be victorious in the end because, well, he's SEAN CONNERY!
tjm6f4 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Will you please put the bond posters up for sale?
TheNoirGuy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Amazing illustration, and I want this to be real so bad...
Sorantheman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Awesome! Just....awesome!
Flame-G102 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
want so bad...
War-Journalist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Not the first time I've heard this idea, but this is still an awesome poster. Probably the only decent part of that 90's "Avengers" film (based on the English tv series) was Sean playing the insane Sir August DeWynter. I'd love to see him in a villain role again. Shame he's retired.
Valaaris Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Please make a print. I need this in my living room.
KitNathaniels Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
That is effing genius. Not only is it an awesome setup, but also neatly explains the different Bonds throughout the years and continuity between them.
GWoolley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Great piece of poster work you've done, it could easily be confused for a real 007 movie poster.

I think that a previous Bond should do a cameo appearance in Skyfall / Bond 23.
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Are you gonna write this.. or is real.... or what? I'm only asking cuase I would totally watch you if you wrote this... IT WOULD BE EPIC!!!!!!!
ninjaink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, it's a standalone piece. :-) Thanks!
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