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William Boyd takes James Bond back to 1960s in new 007 novel. 007MUSEUM SWEDEN NYBRO

19 Feb

William Boyd takes James Bond back to 1960s in new 007 novel

Booker-nominated author William Boyd is taking on the mission to write a new James Bond novel.

The as-yet-untitled book will appear in 2013, the 60th anniversary of the super-spy’s first literary outing, in Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale.

Boyd has revealed that his story will mark a return to ”classic Bond” and will be set in the late 1960s.

He is the third author in recent years to be invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write an official Bond novel.

Before him came American thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, who penned Carte Blanche in 2011; and Sebastian Faulks, whose Devil May Care was published to mark Ian Fleming’s centenary in 2008.

Deaver’s book, released in May last year, is set in the present day and portrayed Bond as a Royal Naval Reserve veteran whose service included a tour of Afghanistan. It has sold over 160,000 copies to date and is out in paperback next month.

Sales of Carte Blanche in its opening week were about a third of those achieved by Faulks’ book in the same period.

Other writers to take on Fleming’s hero include John Gardner and Charlie Higson, author of the Young Bond books.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17677611

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Duncan Jones is to direct a feature film about Ian Fleming’s life, it has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival.

19 Maj

Duncan Jones is to direct a feature film about Ian Fleming’s life, it has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
The BAFTA-winning Brit, who previoulsy helmed Moon and Source Code, will direct the biopic about the mysterious James Bond creator.
The movie will explore how Fleming’s real-life experiences of travelling the world and planning top-secret operations inspired his novels.
”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,” Jones said.
”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?”
Jim Young and Robert Laycock of the Ian Fleming Estate will work in association with K5 Film (owned by Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur), PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes and Liberty Films’ Stuart Fenegan to produce the project.  K5 International will handle worldwide rights.
Casting for the film, based on Andrew Lycett’s biography Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond, is currently taking place. The project, the first to be given full support from Ian Fleming’s estate, is expected to go into production later this year.
Frakes said: ”Fleming is a larger than life character and it’s fantastic to be bringing him to the big screen with Duncan.”

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