The Original Bond is Back!

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With the Next James Bond Movie on Hold, It’s Good to Know the Original Bond is Back-With His Beloved Aston Martin!

Sir Sean Connery has reunited with the classic Aston Martin DB5, but not in the film you’d expect.  With the next Bond movie on hold, it’s good to know that the original Bond, Sir Sean Connery, will be back on the big screen with a new film that teams him up once again with his beloved Aston Martin.

The movie is “Sir Billi”, Scotland’s first animated feature and Sir Sean’s first starring animated film role (currently in post-production). Sir Sean offers his voice for the lead character, Sir Billi, a retired veterinarian whose motto is “license to heal.”

“As a retired veterinarian, he drives a rusty old Landover about the highlands, but when duty calls, he turns to the family classic  - the Aston Martin DB5,” said Director Sascha Hartmann.

It has been 45 years since Sir Sean Connery drove the legendary silver roadster as James Bond in two 007 films; Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). Now he’s tearing up the road again, this time racing around the fictional village of Catterness, located in the northwest Highlands of Scotland.

“It was only right that in Scotland’s first animated feature film featuring our other icon, Sir Sean Connery himself, that we went for a British classic,” further commented Hartmann.

Connery will be reunited with more than an Aston Martin in this movie. The theme song for the film has been sung by Dame Shirley Bassey, the same woman who sang Bond tunes for Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever (the last film the two appeared in together).

“Sir Billi” is being produced by Glasgow Animation and is currently in discussions with U.S. distributors.

Please see a “sneak peek” still from the film of Sir Billi with his beloved Aston Martin.