It seems that things are still ‘go’ for the biopic of James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Orloff (who penned 2007’s A Mighty Heart has been hired to write the screenplay.
The project, which is simply titled Fleming, was first announced in 2005 with a script written by Damian Stevenson. That version of the story commenced on the eve of Fleming’s wedding and just before the author’s debut 007 adventure, Casino Royale was published.
It was then reported last year that Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way film company came on to handle production duties and were looking to take the story in a different direction.
Andrew Lazar, another producer of the biopic, said at the time: ‘It’s going to be very different from the Bond films. There are a lot of different ways to crack biopics, but we’re not trying to emulate a Bond movie … The idea that this guy’s life informed the James Bond character is pretty fascinating.’
A release date is yet to be announced.
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