Friday November 27, 2015

Bringing James Bond to Ottawa

Daniel Craig appears in a scene from the James Bond film Spectre.

Daniel Craig appears in a scene from the James Bond film Spectre. (Susie Allnutt/EON Productions via AP)

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What do you get when you cross a Vesper martini with Canadian whisky?

This year, the copyright on the James Bond character expired in Canada. That means that anyone can republish the books, adapt the stories contained within, or basically do anything they want with the suave secret agent character.

Filmmakers Lee Demarbre and Ian Driscoll did just that. Buoyed in part with the recent release of Spectre, the duo are working on a production of For Your Eyes Only — convenient, since the original version by author Ian Fleming was partly set in Canada.

Demarbre and Driscoll join Shad from the CBC studios in Ottawa.

And of course, we couldn't not mention this week's featured guest Adele, who headlined the last Bond flick with her theme song Skyfall.