‘BOND 23’ Title & Plot Revealed?
Bleeding Cool points out this Blic Online article that claims, via a cellist said to be working on the film’s score, that Bond 23 will be titled Carte Blanche, after Jeffrey Deaver’s recently published 007 novel.
There is a major railroad set-piece in the novel that seems to jive with recent rumors of a huge action sequence that the producers reportedly want to shoot using India’s rail system.
Here’s the book’s official plot synopsis, via Deaver’s site:
“The face of war is changing. The other side doesn’t play by the rules much anymore. There’s thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too…’ James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan War, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6 and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary. A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected. And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche.”
The film aims to start shooting later this year or early 2012 for a November 2012 release.