Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been hired to write a story for Bond 25, Baz Bamigboye wrote on Twitter.
The Daily Mail scribe, who had a number of Skyfall and SPECTRE scoops proven correct, also said actor Daniel Craig is “still deciding whether he will do it.
Bamigboye didn’t say anything else. His tweet went out around around 7:15 p.m. New York time.
If Bamigboye is correct, it would be the pair’s seventh consecutive James Bond film assignment.
Purvis, while promoting SS-GB in January, said, “I’m just not sure how you would go about writing a James Bond film now,” in an interview with The Telegraph.
Bamigboye hasn’t written about Bond on a regular basis since the fall of 2014.
UPDATE (12: 20 a.m., March 10): Bamigboye followed up his tweet with a STORY IN THE DAILY MAIL.
Highlights: Purvis and Wade are doing the first draft of the story. That’s how most of their Bond movies have gone, except for SPECTRE, where they were summoned to revamp John Logan’s first draft.
Also, Bamigboye wrote that while Craig is undecided, “I hear he’s keener to do it than not.”
Bamigboye also writes the following about possible post-Craig Bonds.
However, when I was in Los Angeles, an executive at a studio close to the Bond franchise told me that while (Barbara) Broccoli is keen on (Jack) Huston, she is also ‘absolutely keen on having a black actor playing Bond’.
Here’s Bamigboye’s original tweet:
— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) March 9, 2017