Though some scenes for the new James Bond film have already been filmed in Norway, the project’s main shoot has yet to begin and the clock is ticking. Part of the reason only second unit photography has been filming ties to the script which is still reportedly not finished.
At last report, “Contagion” scribe Scott Z. Burns had done a re-write of the script and now The Observer reports that Daniel Craig has reportedly specifically requested that “Killing Eve” and “Fleabag” creator and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge come in to ‘liven up’ the script.
Waller-Bridge, who is probably best known in the U.S. for her work as droid L3-37 in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” is also an acclaimed actor, artist, writer and playwright. Craig wants her to bring her “wit and quirkiness” to the screenplay with their source saying the pair met and discussed: “how to improve the script of Bond 25, which the 007 actor felt needed some ‘polishing,’ by introducing more humor and the offbeat style of writing she is best known for.”
The hiring makes sense due to her work on BBC America’s critical and commercial hit “Killing Eve,” which effortlessly jumps between serious espionage spy thriller and witty, quirky, biting black comedy in not just episodes but individual scenes – and does so without ever feeling tonally jarring.
Cary Fukunaga is directing the film with Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Lea Seydoux all expected to reprise their previous roles, while Rami Malek is said to play the villain. The project will shoot in Italy, Norway and Jamaica along with its homebase at Pinewood Studios in the UK.