We wish everyone who celebrates a happy James Bond Day. We hope that Mr. San(ta)guinetti brought you many nice gifts, such as watches with magnetic functions or a rocket jet pack.
And if you’re wondering why October 5th is James Bond Day, it’s because it marks the date that the first official Bond film, “Dr. NO’. was released in Great Britain
Prime Video is bringing a gift of its own, releasing the first short trailer for Bond-based reality competition “007: Road to a Million.”
“Now meet the most extraordinary gentleman spy in all of fiction!”
1 hour 50 minutesMay 8, 1963
What is “007: Road to a Million” about?
Here is the basic description of the show…
Nine pairs of everyday people are set off on an epic adventure through a series of James Bond-inspired challenges to find questions hidden around the world, all with the chance of winning a life-changing prize of £1 million (approximately £1,281). million US dollars) to win.
The Controller (Brian Cox) is the mastermind on the screen behind the game. He dictates where the couples go, what they have to do and asks their questions. From the shadows, he watches the couple’s every move and enjoys watching their often merciless and punishing plans unfold before him.
In total, The Controller has hidden 10 questions worldwide for each couple, each with a chance of winning £1 million.
Find them, answer them, win £1 million… But it won’t be that easy!
To answer these questions, the couples face tricky Bond-inspired challenges that test their physical strength and mental reserves to the limit. Each question is worth an increasing amount of money. If answered correctly, they put the money in the bank and move on to the next question. If you do something wrong, the trip is over.
From the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and the remote Chilean desert to the bustling streets of Venice and the luxurious Caribbean coast of Jamaica. Packed with drama, epic locations, exciting challenges and exuberant emotions, 007: Road to a Million promises a series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Well, now you know.
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How did “007: Road to a Million” come about?
It’s all thanks to Amazon’s purchase of MGM. Since this deal includes the rights to most of Bond’s back catalog, the company has naturally been looking for ways to leverage these for its Prime Video service.
While that naturally led to worries about low-rent spin-offs and endless prequel stories about a young Q in school, EON’s famously protective Bond production team (led by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson) saw to that that is not the case. However, they agreed to this Bond-adjacent reality series.
Here’s what 72 Films boss David Glover had to say about the series when it was originally announced:
“I first had this idea over three years ago. Dan Grabiner and the UK Originals team have taken it to a whole other level. Working with Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the Bond franchise is a privilege and a dream come true.”
We hope it’s entertaining, otherwise Bond will be rolling in his grave (ahem, spoilers for No Time to Die).
“The mission that changes everything begins…”
2 hours 43 minutesOct 8, 2021
Show times and tickets
When will 007: Road to a Million hit screens?
The show will launch worldwide on Prime Video on November 10th