‘Bond 24’ May Be Based On Novel ‘Devil May Care’

James Bond 24 may be based on the novel Devil May Care.

James Bond, what can we say about you? You’ve seen almost as many reincarnations as The Doctor (Dr. Who) and your luck is your greatest asset. Seriously, watch the films and see how many times James Bond has escaped death by just being in the right place at the right time.

The series began with Sean Connery, and according to a myriad of fans, also ended with him. Through the decades, we’ve seen such talents as George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig all portray Agent 007. The “shaken, not stirred” martini-sipping secret agent has also seen several character recastings, although Dame Judi Dench played the same character through the Pierce Brosnan films and the Daniel Craig reboot, confusingly.

Bond 24 has already confirmed its director in Sam Mendes, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, and Penelope Cruz is rumored to be the next girl. As for the plot, James Bond 24 is said to be based on the Sebastian Faulk novel Devil May Care, in which Bond will take on a chemist named Dr Julius Gorner, who aims to control Britain.

Skeptics may point out that this is close to the plot of the first Rowan Atkinson James Bond spoof Johnny English, although in that film John Malkovich played a jewel thief under the guise of a French ambassador bent on taking over England.

The novel that James Bond 24 is supposedly based on, Devil May Care, was released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of series creator Ian Flemming. Sam Mendes has a tremendous amount of responsibility to make the film as good as possible, especially following on the heels of his previous hit Skyfall.

Same Mendes states about James Bond 24, “I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honor all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24.”

James Bond 24 is slated to hit the UK October 25, 2015 and in the US on November 6 of the same year.

Are you excited to see the new James Bond 24 based on the novel Devil May Care?