Charlie was asked about the possibility during a Q&A at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival on Saturday (part of his current World Book Tour). A report on his appearance at the Auckland City Libraries website explains.
“When asked about the possibility of movies being made of the Young Bond series, Higson felt that this was unlikely. As all rights are controlled by the Fleming Estate, it would be very confusing to produce both adult and children's versions of the same character simultaneously. Explaining away the time differences between adult and children's movies would be just too confusing, as the Young Bond series is set as Fleming intended it, in the 1920s and 30s.”
And finally says Higson, “It would just be too hard to find a 13 year old boy with the charisma of Sean Connery and Daniel Craig.”
Charlie is currently touring Australia.