The New Yorker, IN A PROFILE OF PLAYWRIGHT JEZ BUTTERWORTH in its Nov. 10 issue, says the writer has tweaked Bond 24’s script, and did similar work on Skyfall’s story.
Here’s an excerpt:
It was early September, and Butterworth, who divides his time between London and a farm in Somerset, had spent the week in conference with Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig, tweaking story lines for the new Bond movie…This was Butterworth’s second Bond; he worked on “Skyfall,” too, making the kind of script changes that his twelve-year-old self, watching the movie at the St. Albans Odeon, would be pleased to see. “You know, like Bond doesn’t have scenes with other men. Bond shoots other men—he doesn’t sit around chatting to them. So you put a line through that.”
The Bond 24 script began with John Logan and then got overhauled by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who delivered their draft in July, ACCORDING TO BAZ BAMIGBOYE OF THE DAILY MAIL.