James Bond has made the unlikely transition from a spy on Her Majesty’s Secret Service to star of his own musical! Playbill has reported that a musical based on the iconic spy is currently being prepared for Broadway or Las Vegas. The production will have an original storyline inspired by the 14 James Bond books penned by Ian Fleming.
Merry Saltzman, the daughter of Bond film producer Harry Saltzman, stated that her company Placeholder Productions had secured the rights for a stage adaptation of Bond titled James Bond: The Musical. She also revealed that the production will have a book by novelist Dave Clark and music and lyrics by country composer Jay Henry Weisz.
No cast has been announced for the project as yet, but producers stated that it would feature “several Bond villains, plus some new ones.” We’re already intrigued.
[Via – Playbill]