'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.


"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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