Purvis & Wade Back for Bond 24

Turnabout is fair play, as veteran James Bond scribes Neil Purvis & Robert Wade have been reinstated to add a bit of witty repartee to the upcoming Bond 24, according to the reliable Baz Bamigboye of UK’s  DailyMail.

Purvis & Wade, franchise staples since Pierce Brosnan’s The World is Not Enough (1999), turned over the screenwriting reigns to John Logan for Bond 24 after he was brought in to polish their work on Skyfall, which, of course, become the first billion Bond in franchise history.

While tag-teaming the scripting of Bond is not unusual, the return of Purvis & Wade has caused “polite turmoil,” according to an exec, and will push production back on Bond 24 from October to December, but still on course for its 2015 release (Oct. 23 in the UK and Nov. 6 domestically).

But while Skyfall brought back a sense of Connery-like droll humor (particularly during the meet cute scene with Q in the National Gallery), there have been some members of the Bond family that want to see 007 have more fun.

Read the rest at TOH/Indiewire.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Books, James Bond, Movies, Screenwriting

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