Screenwriter John Logan, who is writing the next James Bond film and co-wrote “Skyfall,” was interviewed by Empire Magazine on Wednesday regarding the next Bond film. While there was nothing too revelatory in the interview as those involved with the project have taken a pact of silence regarding specific details, Logan did confirm the first draft is almost done and that the movie will continue the themes of “Skyfall.” He also announced that we as an audience “ain’t seen nothing yet.”
“Right now the first draft is almost done,” he told us. “I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.”
Many have wondered if the next film would include the organization Quantum from the films “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale” or even SPECTRE. Logan said it it is a possibility.
“There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have fifty years of movies – 23 movies and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder. And when I’m working on the new Bond I’m constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies – what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances? One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that’s always been a part of my thinking about Bond.”
Logan also expressed his excitement to be a part of the James Bond franchise:
“Working on Skyfall was the most enjoyable experience I’ve ever had on a movie, ever. And I’ve done a lot of movies! And this is shaping up in much the same way, because it’s a loving, sensitive director who loves the material as much as I do, it’s producers and a studio who believe entirely in the story we’re telling and it’s leading actors who are a joy to write for. Honestly, because I’ve been working on both Skyfall and the new Bond simultaneously it’s been a really, exuberantly happy time in my life because what I’m actually writing currently brings me incredible joy.”
James Bond 24 is scheduled to hit theaters in the US on November 6, 2015. Daniel Craig will return as Bond and returning from Skyfall are Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.
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