According to Dark Horizons Sky Movies is reporting that Orlando Bloom is currently in “serious” talk to play a young 007 in a series of films based on the early life of the MI6 agent.

According to Bloom he says

"I love the idea, in principle, as he can be far more adventurous and do more stunts. This is as near as I think I will get to playing the grown up James for the next 20 years."

Supposedly, Miramax and Dreamworks have been vying to get their hands on these properties. They would be based on a new series of young 007 novels which began this year with 'Silverfin' which has already become a best seller.

In the book, which is set in the 1930's, a teenage James Bond takes a vacation “at a remote castle where he soon comes upon a mystery involving killer eels and an arms tycoon conducting dangerous genetic experiments.”