Ian Fleming, the author who created the character of James Bond, Agent 007, passed away in 1964, but his estate wants to hire a new author to bring Bond back to readers. Fleming's novels have either been made into direct film adaptations, or have had elements used in Bond films. The last film to take directly from Fleming's books was License to Kill in 1989. The movie Casino Royale, based on Fleming's novel which introduced the dapper secret agent, is set for release next year (not to be confused with the wacky spoof of the same name). No author has been chosen for the new book yet, slated for a 2008 release, though Fleming's family say they want someone who will return Bond to his "dark, complex nature."