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John Logan on BOND 24 - "'You ain’t seen nothing yet"

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It sounds like the next James Bond film could be spectacular! Screenwriter John Logan seems to be really excited about it. He is very confident in the script that he is writing. Logan recent did an interview with Empire to talk about Bond 24 saying,

“Right now the first draft 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.”

When asked if there will be any themes from Daniel Craig's other Bond films like Casino Royale or Quantum Of Solace, the writer says,

“There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have fifty 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.”

They really did such a great job with Skyfall. I think Logan and Mendes know what they are doing when it comes to Bond, and I have a feeling they will once again make fans happy. He goes on to talk about the excitement of working on these films,

“Working on Skyfall was the most enjoyable experience I’ve ever had on a movie, ever. And I’ve done a lot of movies! And this is shaping up in much the same way, because it’s a loving, sensitive director who loves the material as much as I do, it’s producers and a studio who believe entirely in the story we’re telling and it’s leading actors who are a joy to write for. Honestly, because I’ve been working on both Skyfall and the new Bond simultaneously it’s been a really, exuberantly happy time in my life because what I’m actually writing currently brings me incredible joy.”

Finally, when he's asked if Bond 24 will be just as big as Skyfall and the 50th anniversary celebration events he replies with a maniacal Bond villain smile and says,

“You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

So could this next one be the biggest Bond movies of all time? It sure sounds like it! Bond 24 is released in the UK on October 23rd, 2015, and in the US on November 6th, 2015.

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