Ottawa Magazine

Ian Driscoll and Lee Demarbre


Filmmaking duo Ian Driscoll, left, and Lee Demarbre, right, want to bring Agent 007 to the capital. And now they can. In advance of the latest blockbuste­r Bond movie, Chris Lackner talks to the team about why it is a perfect time to bring

— based on Ian Fleming’s story, partially set in Ottawa — home.

Why can you make your own Bond movie in Canada?

Ian: On January 1 of this year, Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels fell into the public domain here and in a number of jurisdicti­ons around the world [including China], which means that anyone can take them and republish them, adapt them … or write new novels or scripts based on the material.


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