Monday, January 24, 2011
Bond is back
Pictured here is the cover of the U.S. edition of Carte Blanche, the new James Bond novel by popular thriller writer Jeffery Deaver. To be released in the United Kingdom on May 26 and in the U.S. on June 14, the book reboots the intepid agent 007 as a fresh new intelligence operative in the present day, similar to what the 2006 Film Casino Royale did to the world's most famous spy.
And speaking of the films, the next James Bond film now has an official release date: November 9, 2012. Still untitled, the film will see the return of Daniel Craig as James Bond, with directing duties performed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition).
More to shortly follow on the James Bond literary and film front. There's some fresh, interesting stuff going on for a franchise that's been around for so long.