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Duncan Jones to Direct Ian Fleming Biopic

24 May 2012 1:14 PM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

With the release of the first trailer for Skyfall earlier this week and a handful of other Bond-related news stories, somehow I missed this intriguing little headline. As most 007 fans are probably aware, Bond's creator Ian Fleming served as a Naval intelligence officer in WWII, and his experiences in the Royal Navy inspired the fictional adventures he would write later in life. We had been hearing about the possibility of a biopic about Ian Fleming for a few years now with James McAvoy and Leonardo DiCaprio both previously rumoured to be attached. While we still don't know who will star, this week the project has been assigned a director in the form of Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code). Here is what he had to say about the announcement: "Fleming lived through one of the most perilous periods in world history, in a position that allowed him a unique vantage point of all the players, »

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