Monday, 15 November 2010
James Bond takes on the Taliban
According to online reports on James Bond fan-sites, an official, a member of the Foreign Office’s drug task force in the country has signed on as a consultant for the franchise.
The official, who has since left the Foreign Office and Afghanistan, is thought to have signed a confidentiality agreement with the filmmakers preventing any discussion of the project, The Times reported.
Should 007 tackle the opium fields of the country, it will be the second time he has ventured into Afghanistan. In the 1987 film The Living Daylights, Bond, played by Timothy Dalton, was imprisoned in a Russian camp in the country, before teaming up with anti—Soviet freedom fighters.
Eon Productions, the production company set up by Bond producer Albert Broccoli, refused to comment on whether the film would visit Afghanistan, nor will they confirm or deny that Daniel Craig still carries the licence to kill.