Duncan Jones, the BAFTA Award-winning British director of Moon and international box office hit Source Code, will direct the action-packed story of one of Britain's most celebrated yet mysterious legends - James Bond creator Ian Fleming.
Before Ian Fleming became the globally renowned best-selling author, his own life was no less exciting than that of the hero he created. Ian Fleming traveled the world and masterminded real life top-secret operations, inspiring him to create James Bond. Duncan Jones' take will explore and tie together those events in the author's life that gave birth to Britain's greatest superspy.
Duncan Jones remarked:
"Ian 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, 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.
Duncan 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 Scott Frakes says:
" Ian Fleming is a larger than life character and it's fantastic to be bringing him to the big screen with Ian Fleming."