Van Jensen And Matt Southworth To Adapt James Bond’s Casino Royale By Ian Fleming As A Graphic Novel

PrintDynamite is moving on to their second original story arc for James Bond, but now the company is announcing a graphic novel adaptation of Ian Fleming’s original James Bond novel, Casino Royale. Van Jensen (The Flash) will be writing the script with Matt Southworth (Amazing Spider-Man) doing the art chores.

“There’s a very obvious reason why I wanted to tackle the adaptation of Casino Royale: because it’s James damned Bond! Also, when I cracked open Ian Fleming’s first 007 novel (I had read it years before), it also immediately appealed to me as a great creative challenge,” says writer Van Jensen. “Fleming’s prose is powered by his descriptive punch, an eye for detail that captures the post World War II time period in full color, from decadent meals to the intricacies of baccarat to the sinister machinations of Le Chiffre. It’s a heady book, diving deep into the character of Bond. Adapting it into comic book form meant creating some fun new approaches to storytelling, to recast a familiar tale as something that hasn’t been seen before. Also, it’s James damned Bond!”

James Bond: Casino Royale will be solicited in the September 2016 Previews catalog and slated for release in November.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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