American screenwriter John Logan was interviewed by Empire Online about his progress on Bond 24.
"Right now the first draft [of Bond 24] is almost done. I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam Mendes, and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling."
"The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie."
Logan was also asked about which themes would be returning. When asked if the Quantum organisation would return he hinted...
"There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have 50 years of movies - 23 movies - and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder. And when I'm working on the new Bond I'm constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies - what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances?"
"One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that’s always been a part of my thinking about Bond."
He also commented on Daniel Craig's involvement with the script
"Daniel’s very involved. It behoves no-one to write a character that the lead actor doesn’t want to play, so having worked so closely on Skyfall, I have my own sense of what I think Dan responds to, as does Sam, (and producers) Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson of course."
Will he be writing doing Bond 25 too?
"I’m just trying to get one done first! If I survive this one, we’ll see about the next one!"
Finally, he was asked if it is going to be better than Skyfall, to which he replied...
"You ain’t seen nothing yet!"
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