James Bond 24 Getting A Rewrite By Series Vets Wade And Purvis, Production Reportedly Pushed Back

daniel craig james bondI’ve said it before and I’ll doubtlessly have many chances to say it again but while Baz Bamigboye writes for one of the most passionately disliked of newspapers it doesn’t he mean he doesn’t do a good job. When it comes to scooping bits of James Bond business, he’s the king.

His latest update brings word that production on the next Bond movie has been pushed back until December. At the same time, Robert Wade and Neil Purvis have come in to “punch up” the script some. They’ve worked on a lot of prior Bonds, both good and bad, as well as writing the Johnny English films.

What will their punch up involve?

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.


I’ve enjoyed James Bond films in spite of their “humour,” not because of it. I hope that’s the very worst we can expect from film 24.

Bamibgoye quites a source as saying:

we have to wait for the script, so filming won’t begin till December, a few months later than they wanted.

But I can’t see how a gag punch up a few months before production starts could cause any sort of delay. Either the delay is down to something else entirely, won’t happen, or this is a more extensive do-over than claimed.

Maybe this story is all ground work to provide an excuse for Sam Mendes to bail over “scheduling differences.” Crazy paranoid conspiracy nonsense? Yeah, probably.

Bond 24 is scheduled for release late next year.