Video: Jeffrey Deaver Talks About Project X

Dr Shatterhand recently caught up with Jeffery Deaver, announced by Ian Fleming Publications as the new continuation author of the book currently known simply as Project X.

In this short video interview, Deaver explains a few of the details, such as this being a reboot of the literary series, with James Bond having been born in the early 1980s.
Other details revealed include Mary Goodnight appearing as 007’s 21 year old secretary as well as many other original character.

The novel will be published on May 28th 2011, Ian Fleming’s birthday. Let’s hope the result won’t make him spin in his grave.

Thanks to Dr Shatterhand.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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2 Responses to “Video: Jeffrey Deaver Talks About Project X”

  • Peter

    Rather sorry I listened to that clip as Jeffery Deaver comes over as an unbelievably conceited individual. “My own unique trademark of surprises and twists and turns [combined with] a great deal of esoteric research”? “Unique”? Bunkum! Deaver’s plainly never read Frederick Forsyth – who knocks his writing into a cocked hat!
    As you say, M, let’s hope Deaver’s literary effort doesn’t have poor Ian Fleming spinning in his grave.

  • Paul F

    I never saw myself as an unreasoning traditionalist before. Just goes to show how things can change in the presence of utter stupidity. Anyone insane enough to actually buy this nonsense when it is eventually released should prepare themselves for a new low in absolute twaddle. It will only encourage these morons to even greater heights of folly. You have been been warned. After reading the first half of the last dismal attempt commissioned by the Fleming estate (all I could stomach), I vowed never again. Hearing this pompous idiot’s interview and the absurd notion of a modern day Bond “reboot” only confirms my conviction that I.F.’s legacy is being administered by a pack of money-grubbing fools with little or no understanding of their benefactor’s actual work. If they are not stopped soon, they may end up destroying whatever still remains for future generations too lazy or illiterate to seek out the originals. So, traditionalist or not, unreasoning or not, I’m drawing the line here. Enough is bloody enough!