A ‘Royale’ Script Review


You had to know they would get their hands on it, didn’t you? LatinoReview has found its niche and it is in the form of major script reviews, from GI Joe to Halo they continue to offer up reviews of films they know the Internet movie fan is clamoring for, and they have done it once again with the script review for the 21st James Bond film, Casino Royale.

The script was written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and then revised by Paul Haggis, the man behind Million Dollar Baby and Crash. Yup folks, they are putting a lot of work into this one, and despite beginning production without a Bond Girl it seems LR’s El Mayimbe was satisfied with what he read. Here is a snippet:

This story shows us why James Bond is the way he is, the chip on his shoulder, and the origins of the super secret agent to be. For sure, the edgiest of the Bond films because this is Bond at his most edgy. For sure, the Bond that Fleming intended and the fans have clamored to see.

Overall, a fantastic read and quite the origin story although contemporized, which may piss off some fans but for me the story works because the cold war is over after all. I have a feeling that if Ian Fleming were alive, he would contemporize the story also to go with today’s times. As of this writing, they still haven’t cast the part of Vesper and Le Chiffre. They are probably shooting the big action set pieces and chase scenes from Act I that don’t require either Vesper or Le Chiffre.

To read the whole script click here, but I warn you there are major spoilers. I can’t even tell you what the spoilers are, because I wasn’t going to read ’em.

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