The Hollywood Reporter today delivers the news that Paul Haggis turned in his draft screenplay for the 22nd James Bond adventure late last week.
The Oscar-winner submitted the script to Sony just days before the looming Writers Guild strike causes Hollywood’s writers to put down their pens, potentially as early as this Thursday. Last week CBn reported Haggis was said to be “ploughing through” the script in order to have it complete in case of a Thursday deadline.
The trade paper claims screenwriters are still frantically compiling scripts for future studio blockbusters, such as The Fast And The Furious 4, G.I. Joe and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The script for Sony’s other major Summer 2008 release, Angels And Demons was also delivered last week.
Last month, Paul Haggis said he was headed to Italy to continue writing the Bond 22 script, while another interview from September hinted the film’s plot had been “tossed out” at some point during development.
Bond 22 was recently revealed to be on the studio’s list of priority projects to get off the ground before any strike takes place.
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