Duncan Jones departs the Ian Fleming biopic

News Simon Brew 25 Nov 2013 - 06:41

Commitments to the Warcraft movie mean that Duncan Jones is no longer set to direct Fleming...

Here's a disappointing, but not surprising story. Duncan Jones is currently hard at work on this third directorial outing, the big budget blockbuster take on the videogame Warcraft. It's due in cinemas at the end of 2015, and it sees the Moon and Source Code director with an awful lot of work to undertake.

Perhaps inevitably then, it's now meant that he's had to drop a terrific-looking project that he'd been attached to for a while. For Jones had been attached to a biopic of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, that was going by the title of Fleming.

John Orloff - whose work includes Roland Emmerich's Anonymous - has penned the script for the film, which its producers remain keen to get moving next year. As such, The Wrap reports that whilst Jones was still keen to make Fleming, they couldn't wait for him to finish on Warcraft. Duncan Jones has thus now left the project.

The Fleming team are on the hunt for a replacement director "who can hit the ground running and start casting next year". When we find out who that is, we'll let you know...

The Wrap.

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I'm still disappointed that a director with the obvious talent of Duncan Jones is wasting his time on a video game movie. Can he depart that one too?

I'm still hoping there could be more of a well-made film based on video games that has more to them than just CGI and special effects. And Jones is much better be attached to such a project rather than Uwe Boll, that this tendency of awful video games films could finally shift towards a brighter future

Either that or he makes something so weird and tripped-out that all the fanboys hate but is actually brilliant.

Thing is, they always try to make Fleming out to be Bond when it was the opposite which was true. He was nothing like Bond at all, which is why he had to invent him.

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