Skyfall Follow-Up Bond 24 Gets A Writer And A Release Window

The twenty-third James Bond film, Skyfall, was released in the UK today (you can check out our review here) and already planning is well underway for its untitled follow-up Bond 24.

According to The Daily Mail, writer John Logan, who did some rewrites on Skyfall, has been tapped to write the script and shooting is set to begin next fall with a fall 2014 release date.

This comes hot on the heels of a recent comment from Skyfall associate producer, Gregg Wilson, who stated ‘it would be a dream’ to have director Christopher Nolan helm the next installment.

Actor Daniel Craig is already on board to make his fourth appearance as the intrepid super-spy, and reportedly, only he and a handful of others know the story for the film.

Some may say it’s too early to plan a follow-up to Skyfall, which sadly doesn’t open in the US until November 9th, but the 007 films are a guaranteed cash cow. Even the lukewarm Quantum of Solace raked in a total of $591.7 million, and grossed $27 million on its opening day in Canada and the US.

I’ve never seen a James Bond film that I didn’t like, and it’s comforting to know we won’t have to wait another four years to see Bond on the big screen. Consider the fact that the studios also had those four years between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall to begin planning Bond 24, and getting it into production so soon just makes sense.

UPDATE: Deadline now reports that the producers behind the Bond franchise have made a deal with Logan to pen, not only Bond 24, but also Bond 25Logan reportedly pitched a two-movie arc during the shooting of Skyfall and he’s already writing the scripts.

Have you seen Skyfall? Do you think it’s too early for Bond 24? Let us know in the comments below.