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At this moment in time, very little is known about the upcoming 007 movie other than the principal talents involved. Daniel Craig is making his fourth appearance as the man 007, and Sam Mendes is once again directing, though without the incredible work of cinematographer Roger Deakins. Another key ingredient returning is screenwriter John Logan, who recently sat down with the good people over at Empire and discussed the movie. “Right now the first draft is almost done,” he told the outlet about the sttus of ‘Bond 24.’ “I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.”
Out and about on the promotional campaign for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ Ralph Fiennes opened up to MTV briefly about the next James Bond film, the tentatively titled ‘Bond 24.’ While he says that he knows nothing about the ‘Skyfall’ follow-up itself, he did confirm he’s got some filming dates already marked in his calendar. “It’s meant to start shooting in October,” Fiennes said.
At this moment in time, very little is known about the upcoming 007 movie other than the principal talents involved. Daniel Craig is making his fourth appearance as the man 007, and Sam Mendes is once again directing, though without the help of master cinematographer Roger Deakins. ‘Skyfall’ co-writer John Logan is providing the script, which Ralph Fiennes has yet to read. “I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much,” he said. “They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway.” Alongside Ralph Fiennes and Danie Craig, Naomie Harris will also return.
While three of the key ingredients for enormous success of ‘Skyfall’ have been confirmed for its untitled follow-up (director Sam Mendes, writer John Logan and lead Daniel Craig), it looks as if cinematographer Roger Deakins won’t be returning for the latest 007 adventure. Hitfix’s Kristopher Tapley tweeted, “At dinner with Deakins last night I learned some news that makes me sad: He won’t be shooting the next Bond.” No reason was given for Deakins not returning for ‘Bond 24,’ but I believe it would be safe to assume that scheduling is the likeliest culprit, as Deakins is one of the most in-demand cinematographers around.
Roger Deakins might just be at the top of my “how-the-hell-does-this-guy-not-have-an-Oscar” list considering his incredible work on the likes of ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘Fargo’ and especially ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ for me the most beautifully shot film in modern cinema history.
According to reports, Daniel Craig will headline an upcoming courtroom drama titled ‘The Whole Truth.’ ‘Frozen River’ director Courtney Hunt is helming from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan (Matilda, The Bicentennial Man). Details on the plot of The Whole Truth are still few, but Craig is said to be playing a lawyer with production targeting Boston, Massachusetts. Craig hasn’t appeared in a film since his last outing as James Bond in 2012′s ‘Skyfall.’ That said, he set to reprise the 007 role for the franchise’s as-yet-untitled 24th film, which will again be directed by Sam Mendes and scripted by John Logan. The tentatively titled ’Bond 24′ opens in October 2015.
‘Skyfall’ Writer John Logan Talks ‘Bond 24′: “Build On What We Did On ‘Skyfall’, But Make It Its Own Unique Animal”
During a recent chat with ‘Skyfall’ writer John Logan for ‘Penny Dreadful,’ IGN asked him about the upcoming 24th and 25th installments in the James Bond franchise, the first of which ‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes will also helm. Details on Bond films are notoriously kept under lock and key, and Logan was hesitant to reveal particulars about the story for the upcoming film. “All I can say about Bond is that I’m happily writing it” he said. Joking that, “Sam [Mendes] would rappel through the window and kill me.” Though the writer did indicate that the next two films would carry forward what had been established with ‘Skyfall.’
One of the intentions with ‘Skyfall’ was to recapture and contemporize some of the classic elements of Bond. “My goal is to write a great movie that’s appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal,” Logan said of the teams aspirations for Bond 24. “The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there’s resonance from Skyfall in the new movie.”
Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail is reporting that Naomie Harris’ Eve/Moneypenny will be featured in more of the action in the next James Bond film, which starts shooting in 2014. Introduced as Miss Moneypenny in the last Bond movie, ‘Skyfall,’ Harris will appear alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and other cast members yet to be determined in ‘Bond 24′ (it will be given its release title later), which John Logan is writing now.
Director Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are all reportedly big fans of Naomie’s and don’t want her to be too desk-bound, as other Moneypennys have been. ‘The idea formulating in Bond-land is for Naomie to be much more of a sidekick to James, and for her to get out and harm the bad guys,’ an executive close to the production reportedly told the outlet.