1. Is James Bond Bound For Afghanistan?

    By Matt Weston on 2009-06-09

    According to, James Bond may be headed to the Middle East for his next adventure.

    The site reports that a former Foreign Office official from the British Embassy in Kabul was recruited by the 007 team to provide technical advice about the country’s lucrative opium trade.

    The official has reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement that precludes them from discussing the project.

    What might give this report extra credence is the fact that last year’s bestselling centenary novel, Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care, was concerned with the opium trade in Persia (now Iran). Bond producers had previously ruled out a Devil May Care adaptation.

    Ian Fleming’s 007 short story “Risico”, from the For Your Eyes Only collection, also featured a plot involving the drugs trade.

    Eon Productions refused to comment on the Afghanistan reports.

    The drug trade in Afghanistan also featured prominently in 1987’s The Living Daylights, starring Timothy Dalton.

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