Representatives for Ian Fleming Publications, which owns the rights to British writer Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, said they would reprint the author’s books with the modified text. Edited editions will appear in April. This is reported by The Sunday Telegraph.
Offensive racial definitions that may “strife modern audiences” will be removed from Fleming’s books. At the same time, the editions, as far as possible, will be as close to the spirit of the time when the novels were created.
Reprints will include a disclaimer: “This book was written at a time when terms and attitudes that modern readers might find offensive were commonplace. A number of updates have been made to this edition, as close as possible to the original text and the period in which the novel is set.
Ian Fleming himself, while alive, approved some of these changes in his second James Bond novel, Live and Let Die.
Previously, Amazon Prime Video released the documentary Sound 007. It is dedicated to the history of the creation of the soundtrack of the James Bond franchise. The documentary stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Sam Smith, Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer, Sam Mendes, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Paul McCartney. You can see the trailer here.