‘You’re sentimental towards him’ – Mallory, Skyfall
In this article we’ll look at the fan made trailer for Risico by Jake Levy. (Scroll to bottom to see trailer).
I’ve also included a short interview with Jake and learn ‘how to make a fan made trailer’.
What is Risico? Risico is a chapter from Fleming’s For Your Eyes Only, considered to be one of the best titles never used for a celluloid Bond.
In Risico, Bond is sent by M to investigate a drug-smuggling operation based in Italy that is sending narcotics to England.
Both the plot and the chapters’ characters have already been mined for the Roger Moore film For Your Eyes Only the film so why revisit?
Well it has a kick-ass name for one and so many of the James Bond films are loosely based on the novels so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Risico could be used for Bond 25, 26, 27 and so on.
In Moonraker for example James Bond never left the UK. Quantum of Solace was also well removed from the original short story.
Other original Fleming titles “Property of a Lady” and “The Hildebrand Rarity” are still available, although the Hildebrand Rarity was already referred to as a safehouse in the movie Spectre.
The fan made trailer doesn’t quite topple the Roger/Spectre mash up trailer, but that’s probably because I’m sentimental towards ol’ Rog.
I reached out to the gentleman that put the trailer together, Jake Levy, and asked him..
How to make a fan made trailer?
What are the tools you need for the job?
Do you ever get in trouble for copyright infringement from YouTube?
Is it possible to monetise any fan made trailers?
How long does it take to put a trailer like that together?
What is your favourite Bond film and favourite Bond scene?
What would you like to see happen in Bond 25?
When will your next fan trailer come out?
If you have any advice on how to make a fan made trailer then I’d love to hear them in the comments bar below. Do you have a favourite?