007, Our Man in Afghanistan?

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, in a totally unrelated picture from three years ago.

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, in a totally unrelated picture from three years ago.

The “silly season” of rumormongering between James Bond movies seems to have begun in earnest. Bond fan websites are reporting that the Telegraph UK is reporting that Bond fan websites are reporting that 007 may be bound for Afghanistan in his next screen adventure.

Apparently a former member of the British Foreign Office’s drug task force in Afghanistan has hooked up with Eon productions as a consultant, presumably to advise on matters concerning Afghanistan and drugs. This bit of news should be sufficient for Bond fans everywhere to suss out the plot of the next movie, and cry “rip off!” for a revisit to the background of 1987’s The Living Daylights. In that film, fans with large brains will remember that Timothy Dalton’s agent 007 got tangled up with opium-running Afghan mujahedin, eventually assisting them and helping to pave the way for the birth of the Taliban.

We should at this point also take pains to point out that Sebastian Faulks’ (Ian Fleming Centenary) novel Devil May Care will not be adapted for the next Bond film, nor the one after that, nor even the one after that.

You can read all the nothing about it at the Telegraph website right here

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