It has hit a few stumbling blocks along the way and a minor delay has incurred but things are looking to have started to move on the development of ‘Bond 25’. Daniel Craig’s final outing in the shaken not stirred role has obtained a working title ‘Shatterhand’
It’s worth noting, this isn’t the official title for the next instalment, this will be officially revealed when filming is to commence at a special press conference. The title ‘Shatterhand’ has a long-standing relationship with the Bond franchise. It was an alias used by Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the novel ‘You Only Live Twice’ and went on to be linked as a possible title for ‘Tomorrow’ back when that film was in early development with a potential plot involving the Hong Kong handover and a bio-weapon.
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A casting rumour being banded around at the moment is that producer Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Fukunaga are currently keen to get Lupita Nyong’o on board but due to her schedule, this could prove to be a bit tricky.
Fukunaga, who took over the post after Danny Boyle stepped down as the director on Bond 25 is onboard to direct from a reworked script by Scott Z. Burns.
Fukunaga has previously revealed what we can expect from the 25th film in the franchise.
“In his first Bond movie, Casino Royale, he brought an incredible amount of vulnerability and humanity to the character, which was a big shift from Pierce Brosnan’s run. In terms of what I can bring to change the character, Bond is on a character arc that started with ‘Casino Royale,’ and I will be carrying that on. There will be changes, I am sure. As in any story, a character has to change in order [to have] a narrative.”
Filming is due to commence at Pinewood Studios on April 6th.