Wednesday, August 18, 2004

First Young Bond novel is SILVERFIN

Ian Fleming Publications as has today announced the title of their first Young Bond novel, SilverFin, and revealed the UK cover art.

The dark waters around a Scottish castle hold a sinister secret. One man with a thirst for power will use it - whatever the cost. SilverFin is dangerous. SilverFin is the future. 
SilverFin must be destroyed... 
Bond, James Bond. 
The legend begins with SilverFin.

SilverFin is due for release in March 2005 with a second yet untitled novel scheduled for November 2005. There are a total of five books planned in the Young Bond series.

Rumors that Orlando Bloom will be appearing in a movie adapted from the Higson novels are not true.

Friday, August 6, 2004

John Gardner on the current state of the BOND films


In an article in The Wall Street Journal ("Uh-Oh Seven" by Merissa Marr), former Bond continuation author John Gardner gave his opinion on the current state of the James Bond film franchise and Pierce Brosnan's 007 in particular. According to reliable sources, Brosnan is to be replaced in the next film with a new actor. Says Gardner:

"There's nothing wrong with Mr. Brosnan, he just hasn't been served terribly well by the scripts. The problem with the films at the moment is that they have nothing to do with the original Bond."

Hard to argue with that.

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