Morgan, Purvis and Wade Set To Pen ‘Bond 23’

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace

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In a press release today producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced that Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale) will be the screenwriters of the 23rd James Bond adventure.

Daniel Craig, obviously, is set to return as the British super-spy, but a director and date for the start of production is yet to be announced.

Quantum of Solace was released on November 14, 2008, two years after the release of Casino Royale, so logic would assume this new film would be pushing for a November 2010 release with production looking to begin late this year. Unless I am mistaken Quantum of Solace got started right around January 2008.

As for story, last December Craig was asked about the direction the next film would take and if it would serve as a third film in a trilogy that began with Casino Royale. Craig told Collider.com, “We’ve finished this story as far as I’m concerned. We’ve got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. Let’s try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let’s do all that and have some fun with it.”

There’s no indication of where the next film may actually go, but that’s a little something for you to consider while we wait.

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