Devil May Care is a new James Bond novel being written by British author Sebastian Faulks. It is authorized by the Ian Fleming Estate. Yet, according to the Associated Press, the film rights to the book have not yet been optioned.
The new novel is set for a November 2008 release date. It itakes place during the Cold War, and features many beautiful locales. Faulks stated, ""My novel is meant to stand in the line of Fleming's own books, where the story is everything. In his house in Jamaica, Ian Fleming used to write a thousand words in the morning, then go snorkeling, have a cocktail, lunch on the terrace, more diving, another thousand words in the late afternoon, then more martinis and glamorous women. In my house in London, I followed this routine exactly, apart from the cocktails, the lunch and the snorkeling."
Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Limited, said Faulks was ideal for the job. She stated, "We had him in mind for our centenary novel for quite some time. He has an ability to write convincingly in whichever period or genre he chooses, and his novel On Green Dolphin Street in particular made me think he might enjoy exploring the world of Ian Fleming and James Bond. We gave a sneak preview of the manuscript to Barbara Broccoli (daughter of Bond film producer Albert Broccoli), who said if I had told her the family had found an old manuscript of Ian's in the basement she would have believed me. Sebastian couldn't have written a better book to celebrate Ian's 100th birthday."