Until they are ready are to announce it, the title of an upcoming James Bond film is guarded by its producers more securely than some of the secrets being held by the real British Secret Service. So let us proceed with more than just a note or two of skepticism.
Blic (via BleedingCool) is reporting that Serbian cellist Jelena Mihailovic has been asked to perform the
At one of the many concerts the musician held in France during the Cannes Film Festival, the producers and the director of the next Bond film were in the audience, who were staggered by what they had heard and on the spot offered Jelena a chance to write the opening score for the new James Bond film, entitled Carte Blanche.
So the question here is where did the news outlet get the title Carte Blanche?
The first possibility is that they got the title from Mihailovic herself, who heard it from these unnamed producers and didn’t know that she shouldn’t be repeating it. That seems unlikely, though, as I think that the title wouldn’t be dropped into a conversation with someone they were discussing working on the film. I would think that one wouldn’t get that knowledge until they are under contract with written-in obligations to not divulge said information.
It seems more likely that Blic pulled the name from the latest Bond novel to hit the shelves written by Jeffery Deaver. Bleeding Cool points out that there is an action sequence involving a train in the new book and a rumored train sequence in the upcoming film and suggests that it is possible that the new book and film might be sharing the same.
Personally, I doubt this. The same secrecy that surrounds the title to upcoming Bond film is extended to its plot as well. I highly doubt that Eon Productions, the folks behind the films, would agree to a plan that would put that story out in detail a year and a half before the film is scheduled to hit theaters.
And this isn’t even the first time a rumored title has been reported for Bond 23. In January, the British tabloid The Sun stated that the film would be titled Red Skis At Night. (Though given recent revelations about The Sun’s corporate sibling News Of The World, I would give more creadence to The Sun‘s reporting as they could have hacked someone’s phonemessages for the title.)
The twenty-third James Bond film goes into production later this year and that’s when I’ll expect we’ll get the announcement of the official title. And I would place money that it won’t be Carte Blanche.