Empire got the chance to sit down with Bond 24 screenwriter John Logan, and tried to extract info out of him classic villain style.
He didn’t divulge too many details but, talked about the film’s progress:
“Right now the first draft is almost done. 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.”
On whether any themes or specific elements from Casino Royale or Quantum Of Solace might be present in the new film , such as a particularly a certain nefarious organization who was absent from Skyfall:
“There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have fifty years of movies – 23 movies and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder. And when I’m working on the new Bond I’m constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies – what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances? One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that’s always been a part of my thinking about Bond.”
When asked if Daniel Craig would still be as involved in the writing process as he was in his previous films:
“Daniel’s very involved. It behoves no-one to write a character that the lead actor doesn’t want to play, so having worked so closely on Skyfall, I have my own sense of what I think Dan responds to, as does Sam, (and producers) Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson of course.”
Finally on whether Bond 24 would be as big as Skyfall:
“You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Bond 24 is set to hit the UK on October 23rd, 2015, and in the US on November 6th, 2015.