Bond 23 gains three writers
Now I know writers often work in pairs but they mostly work on all their projects together and there's often multiple writers working on a script, but they tend to write on separate drafts one after the other.
Not so with the next Bond film it would seem as word came today that there are going to be three writers working on the film script, yes three.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are the writers who have been on the last four Bond films, yes Quantum of Solace (Filmstalker review) too, and they're now attached to Bond 23, whatever it may be called. However they're not alone, I said three.
Peter Morgan, the man who wrote The Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review), The Queen, Frost/Nixon (Filmstalker review) and The Damned United, is now on board with the guys to write the new Bond film.
However it sounds like, and The Hollywood Reporter says something similar, that the two Bond writers will work hard on the first draft and then pass it to Peter Morgan to polish it off, something that we've seen happen before, particularly on Quantum of Solace. Great idea.
I just hope they can turn out something much better than the previous film and that we'll get a much more cohesive story that actually carries some dramatic weight to the villain.
Peter Morgan? Sounds a good choice if you want tension, characterisation, and a reliance on a lot more than action.