Fleming described Bond as having a clean cut, classical looking face with a thick mop of dark hair, but the makers of the current Bond series don't really seem concerned with Fleming at all and the previous two James Bland movies Casino Royale and Quantum of Shit owe nothing to the original novels other than the name James Bond.
Director Sam Mendes claimed in a recent interview that he is scaling down the action scenes to include more dramatic scenes and make the new Bond movie more Oscar friendly. This could be a disaster in terms of sales at the box office. Given that James Bland needs to make at last £300 million to break even.
Still who cares? The James Bond movie franchise is down the toilet and maybe it is time to call it a day - and that's the opinion of a lifelong fan of the Bond movies. But it comes to something when movies like Johnny English are more Bond than Bond himself.