Duncan Jones Departs Fleming Biopic to Make Warcraft

Before Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones signed on to direct Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, which will be released by Universal Pictures on December 18, 2015, he had been attached to a number of projects including Fleming, a biopic about James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

According to TheWrap, Jones has had to put that project behind him to start production on Warcraft in January with the amount of post-producton likely to keep him busy for most of the year. The producers of Fleming weren’t willing to wait that long to start the movie and are currently looking for a new director who can come on board and start casting next year.

Based on Andrew Lycett’s biography of Fleming with a screenplay by John Orloff (Anonymous), the film will explore his life as an international spy which influenced the James Bond books.

The film is being produced by K5 International’s Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur with PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes and Liberty Films’ Stuart Fenegan, as well as the Ian Fleming estate, represented by Jim Young and Robert Laycock.

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