Ian Fleming Estate Issues Response To James Bond Books Being Edited To Cut Offensive Language

Over 60 years of history, the James Bond movies have changed with the times. Shifting in terms of how it presented its villains, women and even 007 himself, a natural evolution has kept the franchise moving forward cinematically. It looks like that same sort of forward thinking will be applied to the books, though to a lesser extent, as the Ian Fleming Estate has issued a statement about forthcoming edits to cut offensive language.

As part of the 70th anniversary celebration of "Casino Royale’s" publication kicking things off in 1953, every book will now be re-released under Ian Fleming Publications, Ltd., which has regained the publishing rights to the source novels as of last year.