In Tomorrow Never Dies, British super-spy James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) goes after a ruthless media baron, Elliot Carver–an amalgam of Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill Gates–played with feisty aplomb by Jonathan Pryce. Carver’s diabolical plan is to instigate World War III so that his empire can obtain exclusive coverage (a la CNN during the Gulf War). This time, 007 must endure the sorrow of love lost as he shares a nostalgic interlude with his ex-lover Paris (Teri Hatcher) who is now married to his nemesis, Carver. He also discovers a worthwhile partner in a female Chinese counterpart, Wai Lin (Hong Kong action diva Michelle Yeoh). Noteworthy for its unabashed commercial product placement, TOMORROW NEVER DIES follows the sharp direction of Roger Spottiswoode.