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Friday, 12 June 2009

Bond 23 has The Queen and Frost/Nixon screenwriter attached

Some interesting news regarding the next James Bond film has come to light via AICN

LOS ANGELES, CA June 12, 2009 – Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have today announced that Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale) will be the screenwriters of the 23rd James Bond adventure.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in the film, which will be a MGM release of an EON production. Bond 23 is the latest installment in the longest-running franchise in motion picture history and will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. A date for the start of production is yet to be confirmed.
 “Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we’re looking forward to working with the three of them,” commented Wilson and Broccoli.

 Peter Morgan is the award-winning writer of such films as The Last King of Scotland, The Queen and Frost/Nixon, which was based on his play. He has also scripted the upcoming The Special Relationship for HBO and Hereafter for DreamWorks. He will turn his attention to Bond 23 on completion of these duties. Morgan is represented by UTA (US) and Independent Talent Group (UK).
Since 1991 Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have collaborated on a diverse range of projects including The Italian Job, Johnny English and the past four Bond films. They recently adapted John Le Carre's The Mission Song and are also working on the upcoming sequel The Brazilian Job. Purvis and Wade are represented by Endeavor (US), Casarotto Ramsay & Associates (UK).

Now I loved Casino Royale but was left disappointed with Quantum of Solace. Hopefully, having a great writer like Morgan onboard means the next Bond (rumoured to be set in Afghanistan) will be another fine addition.

Do you think Morgan will write a good Bond film? What or who do you want to see in it?

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.



Jens H. Altmann said...

There's an untruth in there: Bond isn't the longest-running film franchise. Gojira has been on 8 years longer (Gojira: 1954; Dr. No: 1962). Unless you count the Casino Royale TV adaptation from 1954, but that's not part of the official franchise.

For those who think that Final Wars has officially ended the Gojira franchise, that was in 2004. Which means that Gojira still has three years on Bond's claim as "longest running franchise." And it's only on hiatus, not terminated.

pamela fruendt said...

i'm hooked on daniel craig as bond...that y-shaped body...the everyman face...those eyes with a thousand stories behind them...priceless. he's my guilty pleasure.