BOND 25's Working Title is Shatterhand and it Will Reportedly Be Inspired By the Book NEVER DREAM OF DYING
According to a recent report from The Mirror, the next James Bond film will be shooting under the working title Shatterhand. They also claim to have information regarding the plot.
They are reporting that Bond 25 will be inspired by the 1999 book Never Dream of Dying. The book was written by US author Raymond Benson, who also wrote Bond books Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough.
A source close to the production said, "Bond scriptwriters feel it could be the perfect follow-up to Spectre. They are hoping to film in Croatia next year."
In Never Dream of Dying, 007 comes "face to face with his most cunning nemesis-the enigmatic blind criminal mastermind behind the sinister organization known only as the Union." The report goes on to offer the following details:
The action kicks off in the south of France where a police raid ends up killing innocent people.
A dead man’s jail confession puts 007 on the trail of the bad guys. He starts a relationship with a film star called Tylyn Mignonne whose husband just happens to be connected to the Union.
Our hero has an underwater brush with death, a chase through the wilds of Corsica, a surprise encounter with an old friend - and a showdown with the blind baddie.
There's no confirmation that this is the story that Bond 25 will be based on so treat it as a rumor for now. But, it doesn't sound that too far fetched. It definitely seems like a story producers might be keen on telling. If this is true, is this a story that you'd be interested in seeing adapted for the next James Bond film?
Bond 25 is being written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who are long time collaborators and writers on the previous Bond films such as Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role and as of right now there are three directors in the running to direct the film. Those directors include Yann Demange ('71), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and David Mackenzie (High or High Water).