Skyfall barely premieres, plans for Bond 24 and 25 are full steam ahead
With Skyfall not even in full release, plans are already being announced for the next two Bond films. Josh Logan, the screenwriter who doctored Skyfall and also penned Hugo, will write the next two films in the Bond series solo.
Skyfall was originally written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, co-writers who have worked on every Bond film since 1999 and The World Is Not Enough. Logan had been brought in afterward to fix up their script. Bond 24 and 25 are reported to be a two-part story, not based on Ian Fleming's works. While all of the Bond novels written by Fleming have been adapted into films already, a few short stories, a nonfiction work on diamond smuggling, and a travelogue by Fleming still remain unseen on screen.
Without Purvis, Wade, and Fleming, Logan will certainly have more reign over the material, although Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whisaw are all in talks to return and reprise their roles. Bond 24 is expected to begin production in late fall 2013 for a fall 2014 release, returning to the manic days of the earlier Bond films, when films were released every 2 years or less.
After the four year delay between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall due to MGM's bankruptcy, the accelerated timeline for Bond 24 and 25 is not shocking. Plans move full steam ahead.
|SKYFALL – Official Trailer|