'Skyfall' Writer John Logan Will Script James Bond 24 All By Himself
With the 23rd installment in the long running James Bond arriving in the form of Skyfall next week, Columbia Pictures and MGM are already getting James Bond 24 ready to go. The film is already being eyed for release in late 2014 (going along with the proposed plan of having a new James Bond every two years), and now The Daily Mail has word that Skyfall writer John Logan will take on scripting duties. And while he re-wrote the script for the sequel by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who have written each of the last five James Bond films), this time he will write Agent 007's adventures all by himself. More below!
Bond 24, which won't get a title for a little while, is already in pre-production across the pond with a plan to shoot late next year. It's going to be a pretty fast turnaround, so hopefully they can meet the proposed fall premiere date in 2014 without rushing the production. But since there's already an outline for the film completed (only producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig and a few other trusted people know the story) getting the script finished shouldn't take too long. Logan is a solid writer who penned The Last Samurai, The Aviator and Hugo, so this should be another great Bond in the making. In the meantime, we'll just have to wait patiently for Skyfall to hit IMAX screens and conventional theaters next week.