Telltale's president wants to make a James Bond game

Would tone down the "mass murderer" angle of the films.

Telltale president and co-founder Kevin Bruner's dream project would be a James Bond game.

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Telltale's already made a poker game, so it's got that base covered.

"I'm a giant James Bond fan and I'm always frustrated by games that make him a mass murderer," he said in an interview with OXM in response to being asked what he'd like to work on if money and copyright law were no object.

"He's a super-spy, and that's a different skillset," Bruner noted. "The films make him less of a mass murderer, and there's not much killing in the books - more spying and intrigue."

The OXM piece also noted that Telltale would like to make a Star Wars game, but then again, who wouldn't?

And what about a new IP altogether? Telltale is cautious about this notion, but feels that it wouldn't risk this unless it was confident it could create not only a new game IP, but an IP strong enough to be cross media. "I think we're looking more at 'Can we engage some great storytelling mind to come in and work with us on something and make it not just a game franchise, but a full-on entertainment franchise with comics or a TV show and such and build it all together at once?'" CEO Dan Connors noted. "We really see that as the next thing that's gonna happen."

As appealing as a Telltale James Bond game would be, the studio certainly has its hands full with The Walking Dead Season 2, The Wolf Among Us, Tales From the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones on the docket. But hey, maybe someone at MGM is listening and Telltale is a hot commodity right now. Mr. Bond hasn't starred in a good game in awhile with the superspy's latest title 007 Legends being a debacle, so maybe somewhere down the road license holder Activision will change its tack when Telltale has a more open schedule?

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