Goldfinger. Dr. No. Live and Let Die. The Spy Who Loved Me. The Living Daylights. Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace.
Such great titles. Often-times horrible screenplays. Always sexy in interpretation whether it be brunette or blonde.
Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and now Daniel Craig.
The neverending debate as to “who” played the best James Bond.
None compares to knowing more about the man who had the mind to come up with all this hedonistic mind candy: Ian Fleming. (even his name is sexy)
Duncan Jones is currently making a film based on the iconic James Bond author.
Duncan Jones remarked – “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 witnesses 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?”
K5 Film (Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur), PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes and Liberty Films’ Stuart Fenegan will produce the film in association with Jim Young and Robert Laycock of the Ian Fleming Estate. K5 International will handle worldwide rights.
Jones is currently in the process of casting the film, which is based on the authoritative biography “Ian Fleming, The Man Behind James Bond” by Andrew Lycett, and is anticipated to go into production later this year. It is the only film to be given the full support of The Ian Fleming Estate.
Kevin Frakes says, “Fleming is a larger than life character and it’s fantastic to be bringing him to the big screen with Duncan.”
“Duncan is one of the hottest directors currently working in film and everyone has been waiting to see what he would do next,” say K5’s Co-Founding Partners Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur.
Stuart Fenegan commented, “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.”
Is there anything sexier than a man with a large gun?<wink> Okay, there is…the writer who created him!
And for the record, my answer to the great debate is this: Sean Connery was the best. Daniel Craig is the sexiest! Happy Birthday James Bond!