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Young Bond holding off on film adaptation - for the time being

18-Aug-2007 • Young Bond

Ian Fleming Publications are holding off on a big-screen adaptation of their hugely successful Young Bond series of novels by Charlie Higson.

Corinne Turner, IFP managing director said, "We are not making Young Bond into films yet because we wanted to establish them as a literary series first."

Author Charlie Higson has previously weighed in on the issue, "There's a lot of interest from film companies and from Hollywood but we're going to hold off for the time being", but conceded, "I'm pretty sure there will be a film one day."

Hisgon also explained his reasoning, "I want to get the books written - I don't want people to come to the character through film. Part of what the Fleming estate was keen on was reminding people that Bond was a literary character before the film."

The fourth novel in the series of five books - Hurricane Gold - is due out on 6th September 2007 in the UK.

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