British screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have written five of the James Bond movies. These are The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), and most recently Skyfall.
It was announced a few weeks back that writer John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo, co-writer of Skyfall) had pitched his take on the next two Bond movies, and was already hard at work penning those scripts.
Now it’s essentially been confirmed that this is the case, straight from the mouths of Purvis and Wade. They’re no longer attached to the Bond series, and based on their statements, this doesn’t seem like such a bad thing.
“We’re very happy to have done five Bond movies, I think we’ve gotten it to a good place. I know that John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with a plot for another one, which takes the pressure off because these films take up a lot of time.”
“We were going to stop with Quantum of Solace, but it’s good to go out on a high with Skyfall.”
The Daniel Craig iterations of 007 have already become instant classics (sans Solace), and I think these two guys had a lot to do with it.
Source: Doha Tribeca Film Festival