Get Carter…seriously!

Posted by Jon Wiener on August 10, 2010

Some of the biggest news in Hollywood lately is the questionable fate of MGM and the James Bond franchise of movies.  It’s no secret that MGM has had its share of near-death experiences and resurrections.  The iconic studio, however, is facing bankruptcy due to a debt of over $400 million.  Yikes.

MGM controls the James Bond movies and is planning the next installment in the series, but due to the studio’s questionable future, Daniel Craig has begun several other projects, including the 3-part Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.  How else will we get our super-spy fix?

Nick Carter

With over 250 thrilling spy novels, American “Killmaster” Nick Carter is a shoe-in for his own blockbuster movie franchise.  Carter is the top spy in the AXE organization, which is like the CIA, except even more secret.  Is that not enough for you?  Get this…he’s American and he names his weapons (Wilhelmina the Luger, Hugo the knife, and Pierre the smoke bomb [according to the Wikipedia article, Pierre is a small, egg-shaped bomb stored in his scrotum, disguised as a third testicle]).

There are many similarities between Bond and Carter.  They both have top scientists who develop gadgets for them (Q and Pointdexter, respectively), secretaries and bosses.  They both drive cool cars and sleep with the most attractive women.

Possible actors to portray Agent Carter?  Perhaps Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Robert Downey, Jr…what do you think?

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