Empire reports that Duncan Jones, the director of 2009′s Moon and 2011′s Source Code, is set to tackle a biopic about 007-creator, Ian Fleming. The movie will follow the real-life career of Fleming, who was an actual spy himself (Naval Intelligence Officer who coordinated espionage during World War II), before finding fame through his James Bond novels and short stories. The untitled film will be based on Andrew Lycett’s 1996 biography Ian Fleming, The Man Behind James Bond.
Jones’ upcoming movie won’t be the first film based on Fleming’s factual adventures. In 1989, there was Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, a TV movie starring Charles Dance as Fleming; In 1990 came another TV movie called Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, with Jason Connery (yes, Sean’s son) as Fleming; Also two drama-documentaries were produced, 2005′s Ian Fleming: Bondmaker and 2008′s Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began; Lastly, 2011′s Age of Heroes, a movie that revolved around Fleming’s 30 Commando unit during World War II.
Who knows? Maybe this upcoming project will somehow lead Jones into making an actual Bond picture. He definitely has what it takes. In fact, many of Jones’ die hard fans believe that nobody can do it better.