‘Beamer’ has alerted me to a new addition on the IMDB in the Bond 20 section.
Now with the writing credits for Bond 20 is the name “Ben Willcock”, unlike Neil Purvis and Robert Wade he has not been credited for the story which would be correct.
But who is Ben Willcock? Well he’s a director and a screenwriter. Of three Video Games!
As ‘Beamer’ had to say:
His name is Ben Willcock, who has written or directed the
Japanese video games, SONIC ADVENTURE 1 and 2 and PHANTASY STAR ONLINE. If
this is true, he’s kind of a strange choice to rewrite Purvis and Wade, since
he has no actual feature film credits.
And he is a strange choice. I’d seriously handle this one with a lot of care. Personally, I don’t believe it. Why would a practically unknown screenwriter, who has only worked on a few animated movies in the past, suddenly be promoted to the ranks of Bond 20? The IMDB can get a lot of incorrect credits to begin with. It’s usually once the movie is in production that they become more accurate.
If you have any comments feel free to e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again to ‘Beamer’ for the tip off.