James Bond is a character (or, perhaps, caricature) who can’t seem to stay out of the public eye. New movies are always popping up, and now, Bond has even linked himself to the Queen of England during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. James Bond isn’t just good for Olympic entrances, he’s also a perfect guy to make fun of. Over the years, there have been many spoofs of the super spy, including Jean Dujardin’s “OSS 117,” Rowan Atkinson’s “Johnny English” films, and James Coburn’s “Our Man Flint” and “In Like Flint.”
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has joined the legions of James Bond spoofers. Paramount has picked up a pitch from Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Dictator,” “Borat”) and Phil Johnston (“Wreck It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids”) for an untitled comedy project featuring a James Bond-like spy who “is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a moronic soccer hooligan,” according to the studio.
Baron Cohen may also take a role in the project, but that would depend on his availability and the film’s scheduling. Much about this project is unknown, but we can be sure that the film will have some of Baron Cohen’s signature controversial comedic stylings.