Venkman Here - LA Times reports that Leo's production company Appian Way will produce a film based on the life of the guy who created James Bond, Ian Fleming. This could be a really interesting story because from what I hear Mr. Fleming has lead a very interesting life. DiCaprio is a great actor that I think will be able to pull this role off. The Times says:
"It's going to be very different from the Bond films," says producer Andrew Lazar ("Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Get Smart"), who first championed the project. "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."
His latest version of the screenplay begins on the eve of Fleming's Jamaica wedding in 1952, just before his first Bond novel, "Casino Royale," was published (a wedding present to his new wife).
It then flashes back to Fleming's years as a Reuters journalist stationed in Moscow and then a Commander of Naval Intelligence (MI6 code name "17F") during World War II who devised innovative spying plots.
Fleming later drew from his own playboy life and his espionage contemporaries' to invent one of literature and film's most enduring characters.
This is going to be a pretty slick movie. They say this is not going to be a James Bond type movie, but we all know Hollywood and how they like to embelish the stoies to make them more interesting than they really are. I'm sure they will take the liberty to do that hear as well. Not that there anything wrong with that! I mean it does make the movie more interesting and watchable. The Studios do want people to fill the seats. I'm just sayin that I'm sure there will be plenty of James bond moments in the film.
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