Duncan Jones To Bring The Life Of James Bond Creator Ian Fleming To The Big Screen

Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett

We’ve all been getting pretty excited over here recently with hints dropped on Duncan’s Twitter feed about future projects, but no one had any idea that Duncan and his producing partner Stuart Fenegan have been working away on something totally unexpected, but totally fantastic.

We are now very pleased to announce that Duncan will be bringing the amazing life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming to life in a new feature film going into production later this year. Read on, for the full press release :)

Duncan Jones and K5 Set Crosshairs On Ian Fleming 

CANNES, FRANCE. 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. Fleming travelled 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 – “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 (Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur), 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.

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 Frakes says, “Fleming is a larger than life character and it’s fantastic to be bringing him to the big screen with Duncan.”

“Duncan is one of the hottest directors currently working in film and everyone has been waiting to see what he would do next,” say K5’s Co-Founding Partners Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur.

Stuart Fenegan commented, “The opportunity to make a period action film about the life of Fleming and origins of Bond – a hero we all grew up idolising – is too great for Duncan and me to resist.”

14 thoughts on “Duncan Jones To Bring The Life Of James Bond Creator Ian Fleming To The Big Screen”

  1. Brilliant news! Can’t wait. I believe Duncan is one of the most talented directors of my generation. It’s great to see him evolving artistically.

  2. I can’t wait for this. I really admire Duncan. He didn’t try and trade in on his father unlike lots of famous children and more to the point he is genuinely very talented.

  3. Sounds cool. But I thought that earlier this year Duncan said that his next film would be sci-fi followed by something different? Unless this is going to be a very unconventional biographical film.

    1. Hi, Daryl. The Fleming announcement was a huge surprise to all of us (apart from Duncan & Stu of course). Rest assured though, the Sci-Fi feature is in development along with other projects ;)

  4. Glad to hear this. Kevin Spacey’s the first name that popped into my mind. Or are they going after the creme de la creme in Hollywood?

  5. Very exciting~ What I wouldn’t give to be an intern when this film is being made. I’m surprised a biopic hasn’t been made sooner since he lead a very interesting life.

    I can’t wait for casting news!

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