For those interested in the history of the James Bond movies, and what may have been, Jeremy Duns (author of the Paul Dark trilogy and Dead Drop) has expanded an article he wrote for The Sunday Telegraph and released it as an eBook.
In the mid-Sixties, the James Bond films became a global phenomenon as the world thrilled to their spectacular action sequences and cool gadgets. But the films nearly went in a very different direction, with a much darker treatment of Ian Fleming’s first novel by Hollywood’s most acclaimed screenwriter. In this short ebook, spy novelist and journalist Jeremy Duns unearths Ben Hecht’s drafts of Casino Royale. Rogue Royale is around 11,000 words long, and builds on a 3,400-word article originally published in The Sunday Telegraph in March 2011.
Rogue Royale is available from Amazon.