Earlier this week, CommmanderBond.net reported that Eon Productions had passed on the movie rights to Sebastian Faulks’ one-off James Bond novel, Devil May Care.
Eon reportedly decided against picking up the option to film the novel due to its period setting. The production company has not adapted over 20 continuation novels, opting instead to work solely with Ian Fleming material (and their own).
“We love the book, but because it is set in the 1960s, we haven’t considered making it in the near future,” 007 producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson told Variety.
The Independent today carries a few more quotes from the parties concerned.
“Devil May Care is a period book which is set in the 1960s, and it really wouldn’t fit as one of the films that Eon has been making recently,” Broccoli told the British newspaper.
An Eon spokesperson added that a movie adaptation of Faulks’ book was “not in discussion”.
Faulks, meanwhile, raised a valid point: “I would have thought that if you could move Casino Royale from the 1950s you could move Devil May Care from the Sixties.”
“But Eon know what they are doing,” the novelist added.
Faulks also told the paper that if Eon changed their mind, he would support the idea of a film version of his bestselling novel.
An Eon spokesperson told BBC News that the company had not ruled out an adaptation of Devil May Care in the future.
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