Sean Connery (search) has a contract to write his autobiography, but confesses to some trepidation about the project.

HarperCollins announced Monday that it has a deal with the Scottish actor for a memoir to be published in the latter half of 2006. The publisher declined to comment on press reports that Connery had agreed on a six-figure deal.

"Having always vowed never to write my autobiography, here I am standing on the runway awaiting my journey into a new space. It's rather scary, but utterly exhilarating, and I'm looking forward to it," the publisher quoted the 72-year-old actor as saying.