hier der original-artikel:CommanderBond.net hat geschrieben:According to guardian.co.uk, James Bond may be headed to the Middle East for his next adventure.
The site reports that a former Foreign Office official from the British Embassy in Kabul was recruited by the 007 team to provide technical advice about the country’s lucrative opium trade.
The official has reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement that precludes them from discussing the project.
What might give this report extra credence is the fact that last year’s bestselling centenary novel, Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care, was concerned with the opium trade in Persia (now Iran). Bond producers had previously ruled out a Devil May Care adaptation.
Eon Productions refused to comment on the Afghanistan reports.
The drug trade in Afghanistan also featured prominently in 1987’s The Living Daylights, starring Timothy Dalton.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jun ... fghanistan
ich finde es etwas merkwürdig, dass in dem guardian-artikel von bereits letztem sommer die rede ist...The poppy fields and drug barons of Helmand are likely to star in the next James Bond film after scriptwriters sought technical advice from the British embassy in Kabul.
Speculation that at least some of the next Bond adventure will be set in the volatile southern province of Afghanistan has been running high since a member of the Foreign Office's drug-busting team in the country began acting as a consultant for the Bond franchise last summer.
The official involved, who has since left the Foreign Office and Afghanistan, is believed to have signed a confidentiality agreement with the filmmakers preventing any discussion of the project.
UK diplomats have long joked about the need for a Bond figure to turn round the situation in Helmand, where thousands of British troops have struggled against a resilient, drug-funded insurgency.
None of them, however, expect the film to faithfully portray the realities of daily life for British officials stationed in Lashkar Gah, the dusty capital of Helmand, where diplomats live in fortress-like conditions and are only allowed out with teams of bodyguards and bomb-proof vehicles.
Eon Productions, the production company set up by Bond producer Albert Broccoli, would not comment on whether the film would have an Afghan theme or give any other details of the closely guarded plot. It will not be the first time 007 has ventured into Afghanistan. In the 1987 film The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton's Bond was imprisoned in a Russian camp in Afghanistan and teamed up with anti-Soviet freedom fighters.
Helmand is the epicentre of Afghanistan's $4bn drugs industry – if it were a country it would be the world's biggest producer of illegal opiates – and the UK has responsibility for trying to cut back the heroin business which funds the insurgency and fuels endemic corruption.