May 21, 2012

Tradecraft: Duncan Jones to Direct Ian Fleming Biopic

Deadline reports that Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones (who, as a child, played the part of Bill Roach in the BBC version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) will next helm a big screen biopic of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. The still untitled film will be based on Andrew Lycett's 1997 biography Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond, with a script by Matthew Brown.

There have been so many Fleming projects in the works these last several years (including two that came to fruition on TV: Age of Heroes and Any Human Heart) that it's hard to tell, but as best I can figure out this is the same one that caused a brief flurry of press a few years ago when James McAvoy was erroneously connected to the lead, and not the one that Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Andrw Lazar's Mad Chance production companies have been developing on and off since

I think Jones is a pretty amazing director and, if the quotes he gave to Empire are anything to go by, he's quite passionate about the project! So I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

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