It turns out he put in some of the ground work on the next Bond film, having worked on a treatment which, due to the shenanigans at MGM, has ended up being taken on and developed by John Logan, among others. In his own words:-
“I wrote a treatment for it and I believe, I haven’t read the final script, but I believe the core idea of the final script is that. But what then happened was the whole MGM bankruptcy thing happened. And by [the time it was sorted], I was completely snowed under with other stuff, and Sam had a good relationship with John Logan, and I said ‘Look, I can’t do anything with it.’ It’s sad, but what can you do?”
A Bond film would be quite a change of pace for Morgan, but it seems that it might have given him some other ideas. He is now working on a script for what is being described as a “Heat”-style heist thriller, which he is writing on spec. Clearly Morgan is enjoying a different style of script-writing:-
“I’m writing a big commercial heist movie. Completely on spec. A couple of people want to do that. I’m really enjoying that. [Lots of] guns… My agent read it and said ‘It feels like a 25-year-old man wrote that.’ The sort of scale of “Heat.””
Anyone stretching themselves and trying something new gets a thumbs up for starters. Hopefully the end product will showcase the enjoyment Morgan is getting from writing it.