A week after movie producer Adi Shankar‘s “Bootleg Universe” production “Power/Rangers” took the internet by storm, he has debuted another short — this one following the unauthorized adventures of James Bond.
“James Bond: In Service of Nothing,” directed by Tyler Gibb, follows Sean Connery‘s 007 struggling to find his place in a self absorbed world without boarders, where service to one’s nation is an antiquated concept.
Like the rest of Shankar’s “bootleg” interpretations of existing characters including The Punisher, Venom, Judge Dredd and the Power Rangers, this one is told through a distinct visual style: A pre-visulation motion storyboard.
“James Bond is a character that was really born out of the Cold War. He needs to be grittier, dirtier. Being charming isn’t necessarily part of the job description any longer,” Shankar explained. “What would happen to the guy from ‘Dr. No’ and ‘Goldfinger’ in the world today?”