It’s been dubbed the year of James Bond: everyone’s favorite MI6 agent, 007, is returning to the big screen (Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film, is set for a November release–and be sure to check out the new teaser trailer), a Bond film Blu-Ray boxset will be out in September, and news just broke of director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) signing on to direct a biopic about author and James Bond creator, Ian Fleming.
So far, the working title is just called Fleming, and it’s being adapted from the biography Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond which was written by Andrew Lycett. Jones has personally expressed his interest in the author, stating:
“Fleming lived through one of the most perilous periods in world history, in a position that allowed him a unique vantage point of all the players, all the stakes. He witnessed true heroism first-hand. And he saw the evil men could do. Then, when the war ended, he went off to write fiction. The essential question for me is: Where did Ian Fleming end and Bond begin?”
With insight like that, it’ll be interesting to find out where Jones plans to take this – sounds like it could be a passion project for the talented filmmaker, which should hopefully translate into a great film.
Fleming is being developed by K5 Film‘s Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur, PalmStar Media Capital and Liberty Films. The script was written by Matt Brown, and the film is due to go into production this year, with Jones already working on casting.
Ian Fleming and 007 fans will be eagerly awaiting more details on the developing story, including who is cast, and just how much of Fleming’s life as a Naval Intelligence Officer and as an author the film will cover.
Check back to keep up to speed with the details as they emerge.
Are you excited about an Ian Fleming movie?