Bond 24 to start filming in October or November

"Will I be in the movie, James?" "Sorry, that's on a need-to-know basis."

“Will I be in the movie, James?”
“Sorry, that’s on a need-to-know basis.”


Bond 24, the next James Bond movie, will start filming in either October or November, depending who you ask.

Ralph Fiennes, the new M after the events in Skyfall, has said Bond 24 was “meant to start shooting in October,” according to MTV NEWS.

Meanwhile, Baz Bamigboye of the U.K. Dail Mail, who had a number of Skyfall scoops proven correct, HAD A BRIEF MENTION IN A FEB. 27 STORY that the start date is now November, having been pushed back from October.

The untitled Bond 24 will start shooting in November, a month later than planned. The filming schedule will run until April or May 2015. Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw are all lined up.

If true, it’s probably not a big deal. Skyfall began production in November 2011 and was ready for an October 2012 debut in the U.K. and November 2012 in the U.S. Bond 24 has a similar schedule for the fall of 2015.

MI6 Confidential interviews Purvis & Wade

Robert Wade, left, and Neal Purvis.

Robert Wade, left, and Neal Purvis.

MI6 Confidential, the James Bond fan magazine, is out with a new issue that includes an interview with five-time 007 screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

In issue 24, the duo “talk candidly about their years with Bond,” according to an MI6 Confidential promo. The writing team’s work on Bond spanned more than a decade, from 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, through 2012’s Skyfall.

Purvis and Wade have now departed the series. Bond 24 is being written by John Logan, who rewrote Purvis and Wade on Skyfall. Logan is also slated to write Bond 25.

As we discussed IN A JAN. 11 POST, four of the five Purvis/Wade movies involved a theme where either Bond isn’t “fully” Bond yet, or he’s lost his mojo and needs to get it back.

Also in issue 24 of MI6 Confidential is a feature on John Glen, director of the five 1980s 007 films, about his career; a story about the casting of the female leads in 1989’s Licence to Kill; a story about Denise Richards; and a story about highlights of John Barry’s scores of Bond movies.

The price is 7 British pounds, $11 or 8.50 euros, plus postage and handling. For more information, CLICK HERE.