New James Bond Movie Finds Writers, Report Says

But who will play Bond? Daniel Craig said to be interested.


The next James Bond movie has found its writers, apparently. 007 series veterans Robert Wade and Neil Purvis have been hired to write the story for the 25th 007 movie, according to a report from the UK's Daily Mail (via Variety).

Wade and Purvis are no stranger to the James Bond series, as they wrote for Skyfall and the latest entry in the super-spy series, Spectre. In all, the pair has written for six Bond movies over the years.

Another big question around the next 007 movie is who will play James Bond. Daniel Craig has not yet committed to coming back, but Daily Mail reports that the rumor is Craig is "keener to do it than not."

Filming for Bond 25 won't start until fall 2018 "at the earliest," according to the report. A recent report from another source said filming could begin in Croatia as early as this year.

Director Sam Mendes, who made Skyfall and Spectre, has already confirmed he won't make the next Bond film. Last month, actor Tom Hardy weighed in on the subject, stating that he'd love to see Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan tackle the series.

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