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'Casino Royale' to be next 007 movie

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The next James Bond movie will be a remake of British author Ian Fleming's first 007 novel, "Casino Royale," the New York Daily News reports.

Director Martin Campbell, who has yet to announce a replacement for actor Pierce Brosnan in the lead role, promises to update the 1953 book about Cold War espionage and romance but back off from more recent special effects.

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"We'll be getting away from the huge visual effects kind of films," Campbell said. Bond's last movie, "Die Another Day," featured an invisible car and a killer satellite.

"In the new film, Bond is essentially starting out in his career, and has just recently become part of the double-0 section," Campbell said. "The idea is to put a bit of the dash back in Bond. By the end of the movie, the character will have been forged into the wiser, harder Bond we know."

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