'Moon' Director Duncan Jones Set for Bond Author Ian Fleming Biopic
The Year of James Bond gets even better. Variety is reporting that one of our favorite up-and-coming directors, Duncan Jones of Moon and Source Code, is signed on to direct a biopic about Ian Fleming, the author and creator of James Bond, Agent 007 (who's back this year). I feel like we've heard of this project before, but can't find much on it, though there's plenty of fresh details now. The working title is currently just Fleming and it's being adapted from the biography titled "Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond" written by Andrew Lycett. Duncan Jones delivers a few choices quotes about his interest in the author, too.
Fleming is being developed by K5 Film's Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur, PalmStar Media Capital and Liberty Films. Matt Brown wrote the script, it's slated to go into production this year, and Duncan Jones is already working on casting. He comments 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." Adding, "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?" Excellent.
Great way to end that quote, I can't wait to see where he's taking this. I already know that Duncan Jones is a talented filmmaker and I'm sure this is going to be a passion project for him, something he can really get into and deliver a great film. We'll keep you updated on this, including who he casts and details on the story, just how much of Fleming's life as a Naval Intelligence Officer and as an author it'll cover. Sound good?