American mystery and crime writer Jeffery Deaver will write the next James Bond novel — presently titled “Project X” for a lack of better titles — scheduled to release on May 28, 2011. Deaver’s recent works include The Burning Wire: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel — a thriller that takes place in Manhattan where terrorists attack the city’s electrical grid. The Burning Wire is Deaver’s ninth Lincoln Rhyme novel to date. Deaver has also recently released Edge (2010), Roadside Crosses (2009), and The Bone Collector (1997) which was adapted to film and starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. We are certainly looking forward to the novel, which will release almost a year from now. For more info on Jeffery Deaver, check out his wiki page.
There have been plenty of rumors going around about who will be the next James Bond girl. But according to reports from the UK Slumdog Millionaire actress Frieda Pinto signed a multi-million pound agreement to play Bond’s love interest in the next film. The next 007 film will be directed by Sam Mendes and set in Afghanistan, according to Britain’s Daily Mirror. Other actresses who could easily fit the bill and made People Magazine’s short list include Heidi Montag (The Hills), Megan Fox (Transformers), and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek). But if Frieda is already picked, let’s remember there is usually another beautiful actress playing a villain or 00 agent. Remember Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace and Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies?
A new James Bond Encyclopedia from DK Publishing will start shipping Monday, Oct. 19. The updated reference includes the newest Bond film Quantum of Solace, as well as complete coverage of the Bond library of films. The hardcover book is 8.26 x 5.23 inches and includes 336 pages.
The James Bond Encyclopedia retails for $40, but Amazon.com currently has it on sale for $26.40.
Rumor is Amy Winehouse and Duffy are both up for the next Bond Theme song. Winehouse was apparently considered for the “Quantum of Solace” theme song, but as we know it was a collaboration between Alicia Keys and Jack White. We’ll have to wait and see who producer Michael G Wilson picks for the 23rd Bond film. According to The Sun (via Commander Bond) Wilson said, “We have started work on the new film, which I can’t say anything about. Daniel Craig is very keen to get going.”
DirecTV has added Quantum of Solace in HD 1080p to its Video On Demand library today. They also added a bunch of older Bond films that will be available until May 7. The titles in their “007 Collection”include Diamonds Are Forever, Dr. No, Goldfinger, and From Russia With Love, Die Another Day, Golden Eye and Casino Royale.