A movie tie-in edition of Ian Fleming's original novel Casino Royale has been announced, to coincide with the new film release later this year...

UPDATE 13/10/06: Cover art released

Casino Royale Movie Tie-In Book
3rd April 2006 / 12th October 2006

A movie tie-in edition of Ian Fleming's 1953 James Bond novel "Casino Royale" will be issued this year to coincide with the movie of the same name being released in theatres.

As the movie is heavily based on Fleming's first literary adventure, a new novelisation of the film will not be produced, especially as there is no continuation author currently assigned to the literary Bond series. All four of Pierce Brosnan's cinematic outings included a novelisation, initially by John Gardner for "GoldenEye", and subsequently by Raymond Benson.

Instead, Fleming's original novel will be reprinted with a new cover to tie-in with movie poster art starring Daniel Craig as 007.

The 240 page paperback book will be published in the USA by Penguin for release on 31st October 2006, two weeks before the film opens in theatres around the world. The book will retail for $7.99 in the USA. In the UK, the paperback will be released on 26th October 2006 and will retail for £6.99

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Above: Penguin UK cover art

Above: The USA release will re-use the retro artwork by Richie Fahey, but with an additional "Now A Major Motion Picture" label.

Previous "Movie" Editions
Fleming's first 007 novel has been released dozens of times around the world, but notably a movie tie-in edition was issued coincide with the spoof "Casino Royale" comedy starring.

Pan released the special edition paperback in 1967 (editions 22 to 27) and featured a cover based on artwork from the film.

In the USA, Signet issued their 29th printing with similar artwork from the spoof film in 1967 (pictured far left).

Above Centre: A Russian Poligraph paperback edition with an image of Timothy Dalton (1996).

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon Productions) and directed by Martin Campbell, CASINO ROYALE is scheduled for release November 17, 2006. Principal photography started on January 30th 2006, with locations in the UK, Czech Republic (Prague), Italy, and the Bahamas. It will be British actor Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond. He is the sixth actor to play the 007 role in the franchise.

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