James Bond 25: Regular Screenwriters Reported to Return

Robert Wade and Neal Purvis have worked on every 007 adventure since The World Is Not Enough. It seems they're back for James Bond 25.

It’s expected that towards the end of this year, James Bond 25 – its holding title for the time being – will finally go before the cameras, ahead of a release towards the end of 2018. None of this has been confirmed, but it’d fit the release cycle that Eon Productions seems to be leaning towards.

There are questions still to answer, of course. Who is going to direct the new James Bond film, now that Sam Mendes has moved away from the series? And will Daniel Craig return to play 007?

John Logan had, at least, been working on a screenplay for the movie. But now, the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye is reporting that regular Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are being lured back. They’ve worked on every Bond adventure since The World Is Not Enough, and had left the series following Skyfall. However, they were asked back to help get Spectre into shape, and it looks like they’ve agreed to come back again. Again, this hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.

The same report also adds that Daniel Craig still hasn’t decided whether he’s coming back or not.

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Sam Mendes was involved in the story development of Spectre, and it’s unclear, in the absence of a director, who’s helping to guide this one. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more, of course.

Baz Bamigboye/Daily Mail (we can’t stand the Daily Mail, but do have a policy of linking to our sources. Instead of giving them a click, though, how about clicking on the website of The Big Issue, here)