MI6 can exclusively confirm that Sean Connery
is back as James Bond - in the next 007 game from
EA, "From Russia With Love"...
Sean Connery Is Back As James Bond
MI6 can exclusively confirm that Sean Connery is back as
James Bond 007!
25th January 2005
MI6 first revealed last week, the next 007 licenced
title from EA Games will be "James Bond 007: From Russia
With Love" and the likeness of James Bond in the videogame
will be none-other than the actor who portrayed 007 in the
1963 film of the same
title - Sir Sean Connery.
The game, based around the film, will use the likeness
of a young Sean Connery as 007 in third-person perspective,
much in the same style as Pierce Brosnan appeared in 2004's
"James Bond 007: Everything
or Nothing" from EA Games.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the 75 year-old actor
will also provide the voice of 007 for in-game quips and
cinematic cut scenes.
Work commenced on the game in summer 2004 at EA's Redwood
Shores studios in California, USA, and has been kept tightly
under wraps - until now!
Above: Sean Connery will sport a youthful
appearance as James Bond in the game (Image:
"James Bond 007: From Russia With Love" will be released
in late 2005 / early 2006 on Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation 2
and Nintendo GameCube. Although a date is yet to be officially announced,
it is expected to target November 2005 for shipping as this is the
most lucrative release slot for a Bond game.
"From Russia With Love"
SPECTRE plans an intricate scheme to lure James Bond into
stealing a valuable Soviet decoding machine, and unknowingly
deliver it into their hands. In the process, Agent 007 is
to suffer a humiliating and disgraceful death.
Writer Bruce Feirstein, who penned that last EA Bond outing
"Everything or Nothing", and worked on the first
three Pierce Brosnan Bond films, will be scripting the game.
It was originally planned for Pierce Brosnan to star in
an original James Bond adventure, and a lot of work had
been completed on EA's Bond6 project, until the actor publicly
distanced himself from the role late last year. Click
here for more details on the ill-fated Brosnan/Bond6 project.
Development of the game will take place at EA Redwood
studios (USA) and will ship in late 2005 / early 2006. An official
announcement of the game is expected sometime in Q1 2005. It is
unclear how faithful EA's videogame of "From Russia With
Love" will be to the 1963 film.
"From Russia With Love"
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