John Logan Writing Bond 24 & 25
Skyfall co-writer plans two-part story
Given the enormously positive reaction to Skyfall from both critics and audiences (the film is already breaking box office records here in the UK),it figures that at least one of the people involved, co-writer John Logan, would already be at work figuring out James Bond’s next step. Apparently, he’s ahead of us all and has sold a pitch to Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson for a two-part tale.
With Daniel Craig signed for two more movies, the path is clear for Eon productions to begin shaping the next films around him once more, with the first due in 2014.
Nothing is yet known about the plot of the films, but they’re said to be a linked, original tale. Naturally, we’d expect the usual quota of girls, guns and exotic locations. And… Well, to say any more would be to spoil something of Skyfall, so we’ll speculate no further. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll want to check out the spoiler podcast that will arrive in the coming week.
What this means for long-serving Bond scriptwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade is anyone’s guess, though we have some hope that they’ll at least consult. That said, their producing career is heating up, so perhaps they’re happy to step back from Bond to focus on their own projects.
So if you’ve seen Skyfall (and even if not), what do you want to see in a future 007 outing? Michael Bay finally given a shot at directing? Kidding!
For those yet to experience the film, check out a clip from the film below.