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SKYFALL Co-Writers Brought Back for BOND 24 to Bump Up the Humor

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Before Bond 24 goes into production, it looks like the script is going to get a polish. Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been brought back on board to work on the script that was written by John Logan. The two screenwriters have a history with Bond and have worked on the scripts for Skyfall, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum Of Solace.

According to Daily Mail, this has been causing some issues behind the scenes, and will delay production. A source had this to say to say about it:

"Let’s call it polite turmoil. People are getting on with their work, but we have to wait for the script, so filming won’t begin till December, a few months later than they wanted." 

Apparently one of the main reasons producers have asked Purvis and Wade to come back was to "punch up the script and sprinkle in more gags, emphasising the witty repartee between Daniel Craig’s 007 and Naomie Harris’s Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and Ralph Fiennes’s M."

John Cleese (who played Q during Pierce Brosnan's Bond era) recently criticized the film in the Radio Times calling the new Bond films "gritty and humourless." The script issues were recognized before that comment was made, but maybe that drove the point home that something needed to be done. 

The movie will be directed by Sam Mendes, and it's supposed to be released on  November 5th, 2015. The question is… will that release date hold?

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