John Logan discusses Skyfall with Collider

John Logan, one of the screenwriters of the upcoming Skyfall, told the Collider Web site what it was like to work on a James Bond movie in a spoiler free interview.

A sample:

It happened because Sam Mendes and I have known each other for 15 years from theater circles…. So we had lunch and he said there’s this great script by (Neal) Purvis and (Robert) Wade that existed, but he wanted me to come onboard and I did the ultimate thing you never do which is I said “Yes. I don’t care what you pay me, I don’t care what I have to do, yes,” because I grew up—the first Bond movie I ever saw was Diamonds are Forever, I remember every moment of it. I’m particularly pleased that Skyfall comes out on the 50th anniversary of Dr. No, so for 50 years this franchise has been going incredibly strong through 23 movies, so to be part of that is incredibly fun.

To read the Collider story CLICK HERE. Collider also provides a video of Logan.

Literary magazine gets free Skyfall exposure, Daily Mail says

The magazine Literary Review will appear as a prop in Skyfall, which amounts to free exposure for the publication, the U.K. Daily Mail newspaper said in a Nov. 19 article.

An excerpt:

So keen were the film’s makers to paint a rounded picture of M, the fictional head of MI6 played by Dame Judi Dench, that they approached the magazine’s publishers for permission to use it.

A copy of the October issue, which features an image of Charles Dickens on the cover, is now set to appear as a prop in a scene set in M’s flat.

According to the story, this isn’t product placement and no money changed hands.