John Logan is only one of four credited writers on Skyfall, but he must have made a hell of an impression on the Bond producers because he’s been hired to write the next two films in the franchise.
He pitched a two-film story arc during the production of Skyfall, and supposedly the producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson (who oversee and approve everything related to 007), loved it so much Logan immediately began writing the scripts.
Logan has been Oscar-nominated three times: Gladiator, Hugo, and The Aviator.
For screenwriting geeks out there: he’s famous for his style of “vertical writing.”
Here’s an example out of the screenplay for Hugo. Notice how sparse and short the sentences are, with the text immediately leading your eyes downward vertically?
Source: Deadline NY