James Bond Musical in the Works

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The stage show will open on Broadway or in Las Vegas as early as 2017.

James Bond has many skills, but can he sing?

The superspy created by Ian Fleming is the subject of a developing stage musical, according to Playbill.

Executive producer Merry Saltzman, whose father Harry produced nine of the early Bond films such as Goldfinger, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever and more, secured the rights to adapt 007's adventures for James Bond: The Musical.

The show aims to debut either on Broadway or in Las Vegas, with an opening tentatively scheduled for late 2017 or early 2018.

Dave Clarke is set to pen the book, while its music and lyrics will come from country composer Jay Henry Weisz.

The production will include an original storyline and "our own Bond girl," said its producers, but still cater to the franchise's fans by featuring "several Bond villains, plus some new ones."

The 24th Bond film, Spectre, starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz, hits theaters Nov. 6.

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