1. Bond Begins With Paul Haggis

    By Matt Weston on 2005-09-16

    Paul Haggis

    Paul Haggis

    With an Oscar nomination under his belt for Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, Paul Haggis has become one of the busiest screenwriters in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Haggis is currently busy polishing the script for Casino Royale in his hotel room, whilst attending the Toronto International Film Festival.

    The screenwriter spoke briefly about his work on the upcoming James Bond picture, confirming director Martin Campbell’s comments from February this year, that we will be seeing a cinematic Bond like never before. “It’s going to be good,” Haggis said. “We’re trying to reinvent Bond. He’s 28: no Q, no gadgets.”

    This news should help narrow down the countless names being bandied around for the role of 007. In particular, it seems to rule out the likelihood of the return of 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan, as has been rumoured this week.

    Keep watching CBn for the latest news on Casino Royale.

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