Reports: John Logan scripting original two-part story for Bond 24 and 25
Skyfall is just days into what looks set to be a record-breaking run in theatres, so it’s not surprising that the wheels appear to already be in motion for James Bond’s next adventure. Or should that be adventures?
According to reports in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Skyfall screenwriter John Logan has signed on to pen the 24th and 25th films in the James Bond series.
The Hollywood Reporter claims the scripts will feature an original two-part story arc, not based on the Ian Fleming novels. Variety, meanwhile, speculates that the Logan deal could see Bond 24 and Bond 25 filmed back-to-back.
The reports claim Logan pitched the story to 007 producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and that he has already begun solo work on the screenplays.
The news follows an earlier report in the Guardian claiming that Logan had signed on for Bond 24. That report also revealed Neal Purvis and Robert Wade would be bowing out from the series, having written or co-written every Bond film since 1999’s The World Is Not Enough.
MGM declined to comment on the latest reports.
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