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