TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
(for educational purposes only)
FADE IN ON:
EXT. DESOLATE MOUNTAIN RANGE - HIGH ANGLE - DAWN
Super: THE KHYBER PASS, AFGHANISTAN
We're looking down at what used to be called "The End of the
World." A landscape that is both beautiful, and forbidding.
In the center of this vista, there is a deep ravine.
Pushing in on the ravine, there appears to be a giant icicle
over a cliff:
AN ICE FALL. A 600 foot waterfall whose face is frozen solid.
Pushing in still closer, there is a tiny black dot inching its
the ice. A human figure. This is:
JAMES BOND, BRITISH SECRET SERVICE AGENT, 007.
Bond is sweating and straining, four hundred feet in the air. He
an ice-pick tethered to each hand, ice-cleats on his boots. A
backpack. As he climbs, spider-like, pulling himself up, he goes
JAM A CLEAT into the ice, but -
CRACK! A 50 foot stiletto of ice breaks off, CRASHING onto the
below. Regaining his foothold, Bond looks down: Certain death. He
looks up: So very, very, far to go. Bond shakes his head:
There has to be an easier way to earn
Still, Bond climbs. Huffing, sweating, he goes up, and up, until
ANOTHER ANGLE -
He's 25 feet from the top. He drives a first ice pick in. Gets a
toehold. But when he slams the second pick in -
THE ICE WALL SHATTERS, FALLING AWAY IN FRONT OF HIM. IN THE SHOCK
BOND LOSES HIS GRIP ON THE FIRST ICE PICK -
And 007 is now dangling, 575 feet in the air, staring at a
water - hanging only by the leather thread around his wrist,
to the first ice-pick, still embedded in the wall.
Bond pauses. Thinks. And coolly begins to swing himself back and
forth, in widening arcs, like a clock's pendulum.
At the high point of his swing, Bond reaches back to smash his
pick into the ice - BUT MISSES. He looks up at:
THE FIRST ICE PICK, STILL EMBEDDED IN THE WALL -
Beginning to work its way out. The tether, fraying.
RETURN ON BOND -
Cautiously, 007 begins to swing a second time. Once. Twice. And
the third arc, he swings the ice-pick viciously - but MISSES
ANGLE ON THE FIRST ICE PICK, STILL EMBEDDED IN THE WALL -
Now jutting downward, barely holding. The tether is almost
RETURN ON BOND -
One last chance. Bond swings. Once. Twice. He reaches back, hurls
himself at the wall, lunging - AND SMASHES THE SECOND PICK INTO
ICE... Just as the tether finally snaps on the first one. Still,
he's all but home: He reaches over, grabs the first pick (barely
holding in the ice,) jabs it in, and continues upward.
EXT. THE TOP OF THE WATER FALL -
Exhausted, Bond reaches up, over the edge. He drives a pick down
through the ice, into the hard, flat, ground beneath the
As he pulls himself up, (his full weight on the first ice-pick,)
smashes a second pick through the ice, into the waterbed, and -
THE ENTIRE ICE FALL GIVES WAY -
Breaking off with a groan, tumbling onto the rocks below.
IN THE WATERBED -
A torrent of water crashes over 007. Fighting the oncoming
he crawls - on his belly - through the water - 25 feet inland.
NEW ANGLE - (TOP OF THE WATER FALL, INLAND)
Bond stands, walks out of the riverbed. He looks back at the
BOND'S POV - THE WATER FALL -
On either side of the water, there are two small RADAR DISHES,
down, scanning every inch of the area, save for
PIERCE BROSNAN stars as James Bond in United Artists' TOMORROW
NEVER DIES, the 18th installment of the longest running film
franchise in history
MICHELLE YEOH stars as Wai Lin, an agent of China's Peoples
External Security Force
Wai Lin (MICHELLE YEOH) makes quick work of the five thugs who
are sent to kill her
JONATHAN PRYCE stars as the megalomaniacal media baron Elliot Carver, who hatches a deviant plot to start World War III to
garner ratings for his new global satellite news network.
Hand-cuffed together on the back Of a stolen motorcycle, Wai Lin
(MICHELLE YEOH) and Bond (PIERCE BROSNAN) race through Vietnam's
streets and over roof-tops.
PIERCE BROSNAN stars as James Bond and
TERI HATCHER portrays
At a rental office in Hamburg, Q (DESMOND LLEWELYN, Left)
introduces Bond (PIERCE BROSNAN) to his new gadget-enhanced BMW
Bond (PIERCE BROSNAN) and Wai Lin (MICHELLE YEOH) prepare to
secretly infiltrate Carver's Stealth Ship.
Bond (PIERCE BROSNAN) and Wai Lin (MICHELLE YEOH) escape Carver's
Vietnam headquarters by sliding down a giant banner high above
Gotz Otto portrays Carver's ruthless henchman, Stamper.
Left - TERI HATCHER portrays Paris Carver, Carver's disillusioned
wife who shares a secret past with James Bond. Right - DESMOND
LLEWELYN appears in his 16th foray as M16's ingenious inventor Q
Tomorrow Never Dies CD
Music by David Arnold 1997
THE ORGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Tomorrow Never Dies: Music From The Motion
Picture [SOUNDTRACK] 1997
1. Tomorrow Never Dies (Sheryl Crow)
2. White Knight (Arnold David)
3. The Sinking Of The Devonshire (Arnold David)
4. Company Car (Arnold David)
5. Station Break (Arnold David)
6. Paris And Bond (Arnold David)
7. The Last Goodbye (Arnold David)
8. Hamburg Break In (Arnold David)
9. Hamburg Break Out (Arnold David)
10. Doctor Kaufman (Arnold David)
11. -3-Send (Arnold David)
12. Underwater Discovery (Arnold David)
13. Backseat Driver (Arnold David ; Gifford Alex)
14. Surrender (Lang K.D.)
15. James Bond Theme (Moby)