Monday, April 18, 2011
Age Of Heroes: Sean Bean Bonds With Ian Fleming In WWII Commando Film
The British newspaper The Sun reports on the release of Age of Heroes, the new World War II film about the 30 Assault Unit (30 AU) commandos, staring Sean Bean as one of the commando leaders.
Royal Navy Commander Ian Fleming, who would of course go on to write the James Bond thrillers after the war, was a naval intelligence officer during World War II and he created the elite intelligence-gathering commando group.
I look forward to seeing this film. Sean Bean was very good as a Bond villain in GoldenEye and he was also very good as Bernard Cornwell's Napoleonic-era British soldier Richard Sharpe in the fine TV series.
I also look forward to seeing James D'Arcy's portrayal of Ian Fleming in the film.
You can read the newspaper piece and watch a film trailer via the below link:
You can also read my GreatHistory.com interview with British journalist Craig Cabell, who wrote a book about Fleming and 30 AU called Ian Fleming's Secret War (Pen & Sword Books), via the below links: