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Real Bond Would Be an 'Impotent Drunk'

Study: Booze intake would leave spy too pie-eyed to function

(Newser) - If James Bond was a real person he'd be too booze-addled to seduce gorgeous Soviet spies, let alone shoot straight or defuse nuclear bombs, according to doctors who have cast a worried eye over his alcohol intake in the 14 original Bond novels from the '50s and '... More »

23rd Bond Flick Starts Filming

'Skyfall' matches up Daniel Craig with Javier Bardem

(Newser) - James Bond is back for a 23rd time in Skyfall, which begins filming today and will be out next year after a four-year gap in the 007 franchise. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the super spy for the third time, going up against Javier Bardem as the villain.... More »

MI6 History Reveals Real James Bond

Author reveals Ian Fleming's inspiration

(Newser) - An author given license to go through MI6's pre-1949 files says he's uncovered a few real-life inspirations for James Bond in the British spy agency's history, including the most likely devil-may care candidate. Commander Wilfred Dunderdale, "had a penchant for pretty women and fast cars" while heading up the... More »

American to Pen Next 007 Thriller

Thriller writes Jeffery Deaver working on Project X

(Newser) - The next adventure of Britain's most famous spy will be put to the page by an American best known for his psychological thrillers and graphic violence. The estate of late author Ian Fleming has chosen Jeffery Deaver, creator of the popular quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme, to continue the James Bond... More »

New Bond Hits Bookstores

Latest Bond thriller released on Ian Fleming's 100th birthday

(Newser) - A new James Bond novel will hit bookstores tomorrow, marking what would have been the 100th birthday of creator Ian Fleming, AFP reports. Details of the new thriller, Devil May Care, have been kept secret, but author Sebastian Faulks—given a license to write Bond books by the Fleming estate—... More »

Publishers Bank On a 007 Comeback

Bond franchise hoping new author can leave book sales, fans stirred

(Newser) - This year is the centenary of author Ian Fleming's birth, but while Daniel Craig gave the James Bond movie franchise a much-needed recharge, sales of the 007 books haven't caught up. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports, the Fleming estate has commissioned respected writer Sebastian Faulks to pen a new... More »

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