Young Bond author Charlie Higson has commented on the possibility of him writing the new adult Bond novel recently announced by Ian Fleming Publications.
Charlie Higson in Los Angeles during his SilverFin book tour
“I’m very honoured. But I’m busy writing the young Bond books and I can’t take the time out. It’s a shame because I’d love to do it,” says Higson, whose first Young Bond book, SilverFin, was a huge success.
There are a total of 5 Young Bond novels planned. Higson’s second Young Bond novel, Blood Fever, will be released January 5, 2006.
At this point in the development of this adult James Bond novel, there still seems to be a great list of authors that could pen the novel. Past mentioned names include Lee Child, Frederick Forsyth and John le Carré. The novel is due for release in 2008.
A report on Contact Music saying Higson “turned down” the offer of writing the adult Bond novel is inaccurate. It’s unlikely that any official offer has yet been made to any author.
Recent reports that Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe and Jamie Bell are compeating for the role of young Bond in a SilverFin movie are also bogus. There is no Young Bond movie currently in the works.
Be sure to stay tuned to CBn for all the news on this upcoming adult James Bond novel.