It’s a story that’s worth treating with a healthy bit of caution, but it’s an interesting story, nevertheless. Bleeding Cool have picked up a report originally posed on a Serbian website, Blic Online, which suggests that the 23rd Bond movie may be based on the novel Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver.
The source for this story is a Serbian cellist, Jelena Mihailovic, who’s reportedly been hired to write the score for the next 007 movie, following an impressive performance at the Cannes film festival. While the news story on Blic focuses on the news that Mihailovic will join the likes of Paul McCartney and Madonna in the a 007 musician hall of fame, it only makes a casual mention of Carte Blanche.
As Bleeding Cool point out, it’s possible that Mihailovic may have blurted out the name of the movie by mistake, having momentarily forgotten that it hasn’t been formally announced yet. And given that Carte Blanche is the title of the latest Bond novel officially commissioned by Fleming’s rights holders, it makes sense, we suppose, that it be the basis of the movie – and its contemporary setting would fit well with the tone of the previous Bond films.
Until we get an official confirmation, though, we’ll have to approach this one as an interesting rumour. More Bond 23 news as we get it.