The official James Bond site has just updated with two new pieces for all fans! The most major, is footage from Die Another Day.
The footage shows Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. Brosnan's own commentry sums up the scene fairly well. "I'm in a study, I pick up a book and it's Bird of The West Indies by James Bond. So I think this will certainly think this will be a memorable scene for all the nods and winks to the past Bonds." It certainly seems that way! Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) It appears that in this scene Bond is in a hot locale, most likely Cuba.
The other update on the official site is a 'sit down' with writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade. The majority of the updated is based on the question “I was just interested in knowing how the stories and scripts for the Bond films are chosen. Are they based on Ian Fleming books, or does the studio hire writers to devise the story and script?” Incorrectly, it said that the ideas from the Fleming books have long been exhausted.
“We come in with ideas, things we’ve found in science magazines, on the internet, interesting weapons and what’s happening in technology. Then we try to find a journey for Bond to go through.”
Rob adds, “Its partly what’s happening in the news then it goes off in a different direction and often ends up even more relevant”.
The do mention that news in the media recently of a diamond smuggler have some similarities to a scene in the Die Another Day script. This seems an obvious reference to Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) the diamond pay off in the pre-title sequence, a scene revealed by CommanderBond.Net.