When director Sam Mendes agreed to return for the currently untitled James Bond 24, it was revealed that Oscar nominated writer John Logan (who was credited with making Skyfall arguably the best Bond movie to date) would be writing the follow-up alone, and without longtime 007 scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
However, the duo who have written five films in the franchise together, and have now been hired to rewrite Logan’s screenplay and, “give it some ‘punch’.” What exactly could they mean by this?
Well, Bamigboye goes on to claim that they are there to, “sprinkle in more gags, emphasising the witty repartee between Daniel Craig’s 007 and Naomie Harris’s Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and Ralph Fiennes’s M.” It’s not clear who these changes have been requested by.
Skyfall brought back many familiar James Bond tropes, and there was definitely more humour than in some of the other recent instalments since the release of Casino Royale served as a reboot of sorts.
Their sources go on to claim that these changes mean that shooting won’t begin until December, a few months than originally planned. This shouldn’t impact the planned release date of October 23rd, 2015, but hopefully the changes won’t lead to Sam Mendes deciding to leave the project as Edgar Wright recently did when the studio commissioned rewrites on Ant-Man which he didn’t approve with.
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