Bond 24 and 25, the next two films in the 007 film series, will not comprise a two-film story, the Daily Mail REPORTED IN A STORY BY BAZ BAMIGBOYE.
Here’s an excerpt:
(The two-film story) plan has been jettisoned, and Bond 24 and 25 will be stand-alone pictures.
At present, (screenwriter John) Logan’s thoughts for Bond 24 are in the form of two treatment papers outlining a rough idea of the plot.
The only people who have seen the Bond 24 blueprint are Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (the extraordinary producing duo behind the 007 franchise), Mendes, Craig and a handful of key executives at Sony and MGM.
Bamigboye had a number of scoops about the production of Skyfall, which proved to be accurate, including that agent Eve (Naomie Harris) would be revealed as new Miss Moneypenny.
More recently, he reported that Logan (a co-scripter of Skyfall) had been hired to write the next installment and that screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were leaving the series. Purvis and Wade later confirmed their departure while Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer said in November that Logan had been hired to write Bond 24 and 25. The MGM comments came only days after Barbara Broccoli denied Logan had been hired to write the next two scripts.
Most of Bamigboye’s latest article centers on how making Bond 24 and 25 stand-alone movies increases the chances that Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall, will return for Bond 24. To view the complete story, CLICK HERE.
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