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There Will Be a James Bond Musical

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Because you can never have enough James Bond, Agent 007 will soon make an unlikely leap from the big screen to to the stage, according to Playbill. Exec producer Merry Saltzman — the daughter of big-time Bond guy Harry Saltzman — told the publication that her Placeholder Productions has nabbed rights for a song-and-dance superspy show. Aptly titled James Bond: The Musical, the project will reportedly feature a new story, as well as its own villains and Bond girl. Saltzman is aiming for a late 2017 or early 2018 debut, either for Broadway or Las Vegas (because with Spectre coming out later this year, four years would be too long a wait). Most of the personnel info is currently under wraps, but Bond: The Musical will have a book by novelist Dave Clarke, and music and lyrics by country composer Jay Henry Weisz.

What will it look and sound like? Probably a combination of something totally modest and Busby Berkeley–esque, like this:

And then something explosive, like this:

What would Ian Fleming want? Anyway, get pumped.

There Will Be a James Bond Musical