Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014

Next two James Bond films to build on ‘Skyfall’

Skyfall writer John Logan is busy completing production on his new horror series for Showtime, Penny Dreadful. Speaking with IGN the writer discussed plans for the next Bond adventure and beyond.

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“My goal is to write a great movie that’s appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal,” Logan said of the teams’ aspirations for Bond 24.

“The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there’s resonance from Skyfall in the new movie.”

“All I can say about Bond is that I’m happily writing it,” Logan told IGN.com. “Sam [Mendes] would rappel through the window and kill me if I revealed anything on the plot.”

“I grew up on the Bond movies,” Logan said of his own connection to the franchise.

“The first one I saw was Diamonds Are Forever, when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces. I love all the elements, from the books — mostly from the novels; going back to Ian Flemming is where I started with Skyfall — and there’s certainly elements of the movies and the novels that we’ve brought into the new movie, as they did into Skyfall.”

Logan joined the praise for one of the most memorable elements in Skyfall: Javier Bardem’s villainous Silva. “He was just fantastic!”

Eon, the production company behind the Bond franchise, just got back the rights back Ernst Stavro Blofeld. As such, fans have been wondering if we may see Blofeld make an appearance was early as the next Bond film.

“You know, I think our villain’s appropriate to the story we’re telling,” Logan said when asked if there was a temptation to utilize that character now that they are able.

The next James Bond film arrives in theaters November 6, 2015.

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