Production delay hits James Bond 24

News Simon Brew
30 Jun 2014 - 06:26

Shooting on Sam Mendes' next James Bond film, starring Daniel Craig, moves back two months for script work...

It's little secret that the 24th James Bond film, and the one to pick up the mantle from Skyfall, is set to shoot later this year. With a UK release date of October 2015, time is not on the side of the production.

The new movie, which Sam Mendes is returning to direct, won't however be shooting until December now it seems, courtesy of a fresh delay caused by the need for more script work. With it previously having looked as if they'd completed their work on the Bond series after five movies, screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are apparently back on board to take a pass at John Logan's screenplay. The aim is to add more humour, it seems, with a specific focus on scenes between Bond and Miss Moneypenny, and 007 and his new boss, Ralph Fiennes' M.

This won't affect that aforementioned release date, although it doesn't allow much further breathing room in the production for further delays.

James Bond 24 will star Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes. Expect more casting news in the autumn.


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