Back in 2005, shortly after the release of the 007 video game ‘Everything or Nothing’, a new title was in development that was supposed to bring 007 back to consoles with the likeness of Pierce Brosnan. There had been no James Bond film since ‘Die Another Day’ in 2002 but as far as the developers were concerned, Brosnan was still James Bond.
Despite having the backing of his fans and the critics, Brosnan officially announced that he would not return to play 007 in October 2004. He made clear, that he did not make the decision himself but that he was fired from the role. Suddenly, there was no need for his likeness to appear in a videogame.
The unfinished game, with the simple working title ‘BOND6’, was allegedly supposed to be a continuation of the critically acclaimed ‘Nightfire’, which had been released in 2002 to tie-in with the 20th film of the James Bond franchise. Not having Pierce Brosnan as the active James Bond nor a replacement made game developer EA Games change their minds and turning the game into ‘From Russia with Love’ with the likeness of Sean Connery.
Conceptual work for the cancelled videogame title began in 2003 and some of the CGI work was later reused in television commercials for ‘GoldenEye: Rogue Agent’. On 03 October 2017, YouTube channel RDPH Games released a set of five videos showcasing concept video footage of both the Brosnan likeness as well as the proposed car chase of ‘From Russia with Love’.