It looks like MGM is trying to replicate the massive success of Skyfall by keeping as many of the same pieces in place for Bond 24. Sam Mendes will be back to direct, and the writing duties have been handed to John Logan, who co-wrote the 23rd installment in the franchise. Recently, when talking with Logan about his new series Penny Dreadful, IGN took the opportunity to ask a few questions about the next 007 flick. While the write didn’t say anything too revealing, he did state they’re trying to build off what they did with Skyfall.
All I can say about Bond is that I’m happily writing it… Sam [Mendes] would rappel through the window and kill me… My goal is to write a great movie that’s appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal. The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there’s resonance from Skyfall in the new movie.
Ever since MGM secured the rights to Ernst Stavro Blofeld, many fans have been wondering if the infamous SPECTRE leader would be the main villain in the next film. Unfortunately, as expected, Logan isn’t willing to confirm or deny that just yet.
You know, I think our villain’s appropriate to the story we’re telling.
When Skyfall first released, many were proclaiming that it was the best Bond film of all time. While I won’t go quite that far, I’m definitely a big fan of it. I especially like how they brought back some of the more classic elements and made the series fun again. That being said, I hope they don’t drift too far into that territory and lose the grittiness that Daniel Craig has brought to the character. Skyfall had the proper balance, and hopefully Bond 24 is able to replicate that without becoming too campy.
Bond 24 will hit theaters on November 6, 2015. What do you think of Logan’s comments about Bond 24? Are you excited for 007’s next film? Head on down to the comments section to share your thoughts.