James Bond is another example of a character coming back to life in print. SilverFin is the first in a set of novels that will tell the story of a young James Bond. The series, written by Charlie Higson, targets pre-teen crowd and hopes to inherit the recent popularity of Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket. Higson was recently interviewed in Newsweek and tells how the series will differ slightly in the US from the versions being published in the UK and what it’s like being approached by the Ian Fleming estate.
Being approached by various estates and bringing back solidly established characters for a new audience … sounds like a good trend to me.