John Logan on Bond 24
Screenwriter John Logan has been chatting about the follow-up to Skyfall
Skyfall is the most commercially successful Bond movie of all time, and isn't far behind critically either. So it's little surprise that key members of the team are returning for Bond 24. Daniel Craig will of course return in the lead role, and Sam Mendes will direct once again. Furthermore, screenwriter John Logan has been tasked with writing the screenplay to the eagerly-anticipated follow up.
In a recent interview, Logan has been chatting about the project, and how it will tie into Skyfall. "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", he said. "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".
He continued by addressing his love of the franchise. "I grew up on the Bond movies, the first one I saw was Diamonds are Forever when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces. I love all the elements, from the books – mostly from the novels. Going back to Ian Fleming is where I started with Skyfall – and there's certainly elements of the movies and the novels that we brought into the new movie".
There has been some speculation as to whether Blofeld and SPECTRE would perhaps feature (not least thanks to legal issues over the years), but Logan would only say that "I think our villain's appropriate to the story we're telling". Time will tell.
Bond 24 is set for release on October 23rd 2015.
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