Bond film confirmed as franchise writers sign on again

Daniel Craig as James Bond in SpectreBond will be back, we’re just not sure when, or who will be playing him. But it has been confirmed that the 25th film in the popular spy franchise will be written by longstanding 007 screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. A reporter with the Daily Mail tweeted today that Purvis and Wade had been “hired” for the new movie.

The duo have been screenwriters for 007 since 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, which had Pierce Brosnan donning the suit and sipping martinis as the British MI6 agent. Daniel Craig has yet to confirm whether he’ll be reprising his role.

Daniel has infamously flip-flopped on whether he would want to take up the most coveted role in cinema for a fifth time — one minute saying he would rather “slash [his] wrists,” and the next saying that it’s the “best job in the world.”

But bookies have been speculating for a while about who would be a suitable (no pun intended) replacement, with names like Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy being thrown into the mix.

Wade had mentioned in an interview with The Telegraph that the new Bond film would most likely be very different from the Bond we knew from 2015’s Spectre: “Spectre felt like it closed off a certain way of doing Bond. And I think whatever happens next will be quite different.”

No release date or title of the upcoming film has been confirmed. ~Alexa Caruso

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  1. Snepts • March 10, 2017 @ 3:03 PM

    Perhaps a direct sequel to Purvis and Wade’s earlier Die Another Day?

  2. Samantha • March 10, 2017 @ 9:18 PM

    Looking forward to a new Bond.

  3. bindjamesbind • March 11, 2017 @ 6:51 PM

    fassbender not a brit and Hardy too famous, need young so-so famous like Armie Hammer.

  4. Bollocks • March 11, 2017 @ 7:46 PM

    I dont like the thought of Fassbender as Bond and certainly NO to Armie Hammer. He left a lot to be desired in features such as Man from U.N.C.L.E and Lone Ranger. He has all the range of a daisy air rifle. I would prefer to see someone with a better “Game Face” when it comes to playing villains for fools and scooping the damsel. Although hes more popular I feel Hardy would actually be a good fit. He has the size for the role and swagger to pull it off. Guess we will see how it all plays out.

  5. Snepts • March 12, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

    Hopefully Craig has at least one more in him.

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