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Duncan Jones Takes On 007 Creator
Moon man to make Ian Fleming biopic

19 May 2012  |  Written by Nev Pierce  

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Duncan Jones Takes On 007 Creator

Bafta-winning Moon director Duncan Jones is taking on the man behind James Bond: spy, journalist and 007-creator Ian Fleming. Yes, it’s the Moon-maker on the Moonraker-maker, with the news that Jones’s third film as director – with his Liberty Films partner, producer Stuart Fenegan – will focus on the events in Fleming’s own life that inspired his books.  

Though he became famous as the author of twelve Bond novels and two collections of 007 short stories, Fleming was himself a man of considerable mystery, co-ordinating real-life espionage in World War II and using his experiences as fuel for his iconic literary creation. 

“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,” says Jones. “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?” 

The screenplay is based on Andrew Lycett’s biography Ian Fleming, The Man Behind James Bond. Though several TV films have been made about the author, this is the first feature to have the cooperation of the Ian Fleming Estate.

Given that Jones proved a dab hand with deductive trickery and action in Source Code, we are excited to see what he can do with this material: sex, violence, betrayal and Trilbys – it’s got the lot. 

Fenegan says, “The opportunity to make a period action film about the life of Fleming and origins of Bond – a hero we all grew up idolising – is too great for Duncan and me to resist.” 

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur of K5 Film and PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes will produce alongside Fenegan, with shooting expected to start later this year.

The film is currently nameless, but we will be having serious words if the working title, at least, isn't A View To A Quill


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agree with rich
Absolutely agree with rich for Geoffery Rush as older I.Fleming reveiwing his career - always thought he's spit of Fleming More

Posted by markeyboy at 20:20 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What happened to Mute.
L: Bloke from Oz Jones should get Geoffrey Rush - the resemblance is very uncanny. hat would be pretty good. Though a biopic would need a few different actors or a younger one to be "aged" through the story. More

Posted by rich at 19:03 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

i apologise for this joke in advance. if they get jason connery maybe they should get that song from beaches to be the theme tune you know the wind beneath my wings. " it must have been cold there n my shadow" not that he is bitter at all in my opinion lol More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 19:00 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

I hope it is better than Spymaker...
...the 1990 Jason Connery film about the secret life of Ian Fleming. More

Posted by D-ToX at 15:46 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

Michael Fassbender?
He's a Bond-type and scrubs up well. Just needs to work on his accents but apart from that he'd be good. More

Posted by oliraceking at 13:40 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: JimmyThe Saint Jones should get someone like James McAvoy or McGregor. That would be quite fitting as he was apparently offered Bond. it true Duncan Jones is Bowies son?/quote] No,but he is David Jone's son. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 12:47 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

Jones should get someone like James McAvoy or McGregor. That would be quite fitting as he was apparently offered Bond. BTW is it true Duncan Jones is Bowies son? More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 12:24 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What happened to Mute.
Jones should get Geoffrey Rush - the resemblance is very uncanny. More

Posted by Bloke from Oz at 12:04 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

What happened to Mute.
Moon is overrated. I don't need a lesson in what its like to be human since i'm human myself. More

Posted by burtbondy at 10:24 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

For a minute there, all i could see was "Jones takes on 007" and got excited. The rest of the sentence made me less so. More

Posted by clarkkent at 10:19 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

Surely the A list'll be...
punching lumps out each other to get that role! More

Posted by partybee at 09:48 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post


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