Bond Writers Purvis and Wade Penning New Action Thriller

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While production on James Bond 23 is on hold due to MGM’s financial situation, screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who together penned such Bond titles as Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace) have been hired by Parkes MacDonald/Imagenation to pen an original action thriller based on a concept from Michael Lieber and Walter Parkes.

Risky Business says that “the story takes place among the nomadic Taureg tribes of West Africa, an area rich with uranium that has become a focal point for both energy companies and terrorist states. An American anthropologist is thrust Into this geopolitical mess when he must travel back to the Sahara to help a former research subject who has been accused of a terrorist attack.”

“At its heart, this is an action movie set within a world that is morally complex, alluring and completely real — which is why Robert and Neal, whose work spans James Bond to John Le Carre, are uniquely suited to bring a project like this to life,” said Parkes.

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