Screenwriter John Logan has been busy the last few months penning the script for the next James Bond film “Skyfall”.
Logan tells Empire that the first draft is almost done and he’s been working very closely with Sam Mendes to pull it together. He confirms that the film’s events continues directly on from “Skyfall” with the “characters and themes” introduced in that film set to play out.
Asked if the new film is the first of a two-parter as has been suggested, Logan only replies “couldn’t comment… I’m just trying to get one done first! If I survive this one, we’ll see about the next one”. He does confirm Daniel Craig is very involved in the writing process.
Could we see the return of a certain villainous organisation, be it Quantum or the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. now that MGM has won back the rights to the Connery-era antagonist?
“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.”
Pushed further to comment on whether we’ll see either Quantum or Blofeld, Logan only said “No comment”. Asked if any other Double-0 agents will appear, he pauses before saying “Ah… no comment”.