It has been a while since we’ve had any news of the 24th James Bond film. We know that it is due in theaters in November 2015 but with production set for some time later this year, but beyond that things have been silent. But with production slated to begin later this year, it looks as if we’re getting our first rumored news story as reportedly writers Robert Wade and Neil Purvis have been brought in to punch up John Logan’s screenplay.
The news comes to us from the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye and while I would normally dismiss most things from a British tabloid immediately out of hand, Bamigboye has a pretty good track record for scoops from inside the Bond franchise production camp. He reports –
Purvis and Wade have been asked to ‘punch up’ the script and sprinkle in more gags, emphasising the witty repartee between Daniel Craig’s 007 and Naomie Harris’s Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and Ralph Fiennes’s M.
Purvis and Wade are veterans of the last five Bond films, so they’ve worked both pre- and post-franchise Casino Royale reboot. They definitely know what they’re doing and what to deliver for producers. And that track record is the only thing from me not worrying to much about the whole adding “more gags” portion of the report.
The story also states that the anonymous source is stating that the script revisions may push the start of production back to December of this year. If so, it is not known if that will affect the planned November 6, 2015 release date.