Frost/Nixon's Peter Morgan Hired to Write James Bond 23
by Alex Billington
June 12, 2009
MGM and EON Productions have announced the writers for the upcoming James Bond 23. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, co-writers of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, will return again. They will be joined by the Oscar nominated Peter Morgan, of The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Frost/Nixon. I don't think this means we can expect a very political Bond movie, but it does mean it will still remain in very British hands! Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in the film, which will be a MGM release. They have not yet announced a start date for production on this.
"Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we're looking forward to working with the three of them," producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said. Oscar winning screenwriter Paul Haggis was brought on as the third writer alongside of Purvis and Wade on both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Although a lot of people thought Quantum of Solace was not as good as Casino Royale, I thought they were both fantastic Bond movies. With the Vesper storyline finally wrapped up, it'll be exciting to see where they decide to go next. Maybe we'll finally see Q? And who will they choose to direct this one? Any thoughts?