Some authors write their protagonists as wish fulfillment, but Ian Fleming was able to use his life experience working in British Naval Intelligence and as a journalist to create one of the coolest and most memorable characters in fiction, James Bond. It’s true that Bond is a darker character in Fleming’s novels, but there are still the trademarks that made him popular, and some of those traits came from the author’s life. Now that life has received the biopic treatment in Sky Atlantic’s four-part miniseries, Fleming. This is different from Duncan Jones‘ biopic, which we reported on over a year ago, and seems to be stuck in development hell while the director turns his attention to World of Warcraft. As for Sky’s four-part miniseries, it looks like it could be interesting. I particularly like the shot of the twisting staircase that evokes the famous gun-barrel shot from the movies. It doesn’t hurt that if you were casting a new James Bond, lead actor Dominic Cooper wouldn’t be a bad choice.
Hit the jump to check out a teaser trailer and images for Fleming. The mini-series co-stars Lara Pulver (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Ann O’Neill, “the love of his life” according to Fleming’s official bio. No air date has been announced.
Via Bleeding Cool.