No, the director of Moon and Source Code is not helming Bond 24. Calm yourselves! Jones will, however, be tackling the life of 007’s creator: Ian Fleming. The film will be an adaptation of Andrew Lycett’s Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond and the Fleming Estate has officially given this production a Licence To Kill. The project has been in the works for awhile now and a script by Matthew Brown is already in place. The simply needed a director and it seems that Duncan “Son of Bowie” Jones will be the one On Her Majesty’s Secret Service for the duration of the shoot.
The currently-untitled project was announced From [Cannes] With Love and is moving pretty fast. Jones is in the middle of casting and shooting is expected to begin later this year with a Goldeneye on a 2013 release. Both James McAvoy and Leonardo DiCaprio previously had A View To A Kill the lead role, but they are Dr. No longer attached. The film will explore Fleming’s life during his early years as an intelligence officer in WW2, to how he channeled those experiences into the character of Bond, and in ultimately seeing his creation brought to life on the silver screen before his death.
Personally, I think this is absolutely fan-fucking-Thunderball-tastic. Jones always seems to have his Goldfinger on the pulse when it comes to rubbing me the right way in general, so the fact that he will be tackling the creator of one of Mr. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang sounds like a winner to me. It will also give us Bond fanatics something to tide us over between Skyfall (2012) and Bond 24 (2014). And yes, you may now start fan-casting Fassbender as The Man With The Golden [Typewriter], if you wish. This one practically demands to be For [Fassy’s] Eyes Only. All half-seriousness aside, I trust Duncan’s judgement.
For those of you worried about him doing another studio project, fear not! Jones still plans on making the original scripts he’s sitting on, which include Mute, an untitled science fiction action tale, and some sort of follow-up to Moon.
By the way, if you haven’t seen Jones’ first two films, rectify that shit immediately. Stop being an Octopussy and seek them out before I am forced to stomp The Living Daylights out of you!*
Source | Empire
* – I should be ashamed of my childish desire to chuck Bond titles into the above article. But I’m not. If you’ve got a problem with it, you’re probably reading the wrong site.