Just yesterday EON Productions, producer of the James Bond films announced that it has indefinitely postponed all work on Bond 23 (which was slated for release in 2011/12). The delay comes after uncertainty surrounding the future of Hollywood studio MGM.
Well imagine our surprise then to discover that HMV is listing a new Bond game for pre-order: title, James Bond: Bloodstone.
Above: The listing on HMV's website today for James Bond Bloodstone
Could this be the game that UK soap actor Adam Croadsell told the BBC he'd just played Bond in back in November last year? The game described as a third-person shooter with a mix of driving elements? The one that was previously leaked by UK retailers as being titled James Bond Racing?
If this all adds up, the delay of the film wouldn't likely affect the game production - if we believe Croadsell (and why would he make it up?) the game won't have anything to do with the film, and seems unlikely to feature the voice of current Bond, Daniel Craig.
Intiguingly, HMV are listing the game in the driving/racing section of the site, giving creedence to the theory it will be a James Bond 'racing game' - but contradicting Croadsell's intel that it's a third-person shooter. Who's right?
Only time will tell.
Which would make a great name for a Bond film.
21 April 2010