FWIW: Daily Mail claims Daniel Craig rewriting SPECTRE

SPECTRE teaser poster

SPECTRE teaser poster

Presented strictly for entertainment value: The U.K. Daily Mail IN A GOSSIP COLUMN BY SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE posted June 19, claims that SPECTRE star Daniel Craig has been doing some personal rewriting of SPECTRE’s script.

Here’s an excerpt:

I hear that the 47-year-old actor has been rewriting the script of 007’s latest outing, Spectre, even though filming has been going on since December.
‘The script is still all over the place, to the extent that Daniel himself has had a bash at rewriting it,’ says my man with the vodka martinis. ‘It’s total creative turmoil.’

To be clear, the Daily Mail has a journalistic reputation that would be tactfully described as uneven. However, the U.K. publication has published a number of 007 scoops proven to be correct. On the other hand, most of those were written by Baz Bamigboye, who has been MIA (as far as 007 stories are concerned) since SPECTRE went into production Dec. 8.

The only reason we mention this is because SPECTRE has had a dicey scripting process. The first writer was John Logan. Because of the Sony hacking, it’s now known Logan’s initial efforts contained some questionable ideas.

Logan was replaced by 007 veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (something that Bamigboye originally reported last year), with some polishes by playwright by Jez Butterworth.

Also, it should be noted that Craig said in 2011 he and director Marc Forster did uncredited rewrites for 2008’s Quantum of Solace.

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2 Responses

  1. having rewrites on movies are not new, it’s a regular hands-on thing during production. they’re only lucky that ‘spectre’ isn’t from a living author’s novel, authors dont like director’s completely changing their work on film sets. So rewriting ‘spectre’ can be changed at any moment, even near the ending of filming. remember everybody had believed that christophe waltz’es character was ernst stavro blofeld, from the beginning. but the media was to blame for that hyped-up rumour, and this one about craig rewriting script is probably another one.

  2. Ok, let’s see……….. Waltz is playing Blofeld so they got that right. Also from what I’ve heard, and you know my sources are pretty close to the source, that the film is a mess. Too many cooks, so I’m not surprised that Craig would throw his hat into the ring as well.

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