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Following a court battle with Ian Fleming over the novel Thunderball, McClory received a "based on a story by ..." credit in subsequent editions of the James Bond book.
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Kevin O'Donovan McClory
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McClory was approached by Ian Fleming though their mutual friend Ivar Bryce
to produce the first Bond film. McClory argued that the novels as written were unsuitable for adaptation for the screen and that the character of Bond would have to be drastically rewritten. McClory began work on the new Bond with the help of Fleming and later with screenwriter Jack Whittingham. McClory made radical ...