Skyfall is out soon, and if early reviews are to be believed, it looks like an absolute classic James Bond film that will stand the test of time, next to such other films in the franchise such as Goldfinger and Goldeneye.
Current Bond actor Daniel Craig is still keen for two more rounds as 007, and EON Productions doesn’t want to squander that opportunity. They’re striking while the iron is hot, and it looks they might just Craig in a Bond film that can only be told in two parts.
Skyfall writer John Logan will be tackling the next two films on his own, setting a new precedent for the franchise, as Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – who have contributed to the series ever since they started work on The World Is Not Enough – are moving on to greener pastures.
According to Deadline, these two films could form the remainder of Craig’s run, giving him a grand finale to finish out his tour of being Bond. EON is looking to fast track production, and get the next film out in 2014, with the second following shortly after.
It’s a daunting task for Logan, as the hiatus between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall allowed the team involved to come up with a grand tale. There’s a lot riding on his shoulders, but it could work.
If EON wants to make the most of Craig before his face turns into a weathered scowl of espionage and hate, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to see Bond 24 and 25 filmed back to back.
What do you think? An intriguing break from the standard formula, or is Logan in over his head?
Last Updated: October 29, 2012