orlando_h.jpgLord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom is in talks to play the titular future-secret-agent in a proposed franchise of James Bond prequels. The planned series of films, based on a library of books penned by Charlie Higson and authorised by the Bond-owning Broccoli estate, will track the teenaged Bond on a series of adventures in the 1930s. Bloom is up for it: "I love the idea, in principle, as [the younger Bond] can be far more adventurous and do more stunts." Meanwhile, Goldeneye director Martin Campbell has been tapped to make the next grown-up Bond feature; a replacement for the pink-slipped Pierce Brosnan has yet to be announced.
tags casting
categories Cinematical