Future Bond writers

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  • Nic Pizzolatto
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited January 2017 Posts: 4,436
    Before he was confirmd for Avatar sequels (what made him not avaible) Shane Salerno (Savages, Armegeddon, Shaft) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Salerno as replacement (or mabey working with them) of Neal Pervis & Robert Wade.

    Since a couple of months a go i thinking about:

    Neal Pervis and Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth and Chris Marrs Piliero.
    Piliero Wrote and directed Britney Spears videoclip Criminal in 2011 and video clip having a bit of Skyfall style and in 2014 he made some short/comercial.





    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Marrs_Piliero

    If writing movie going to far, mabey atleast then titlesong and writing/directing title song videoclip.

    Like i said before with Daniel Craig era i don't mind Britney Spears doing a Bond song.
    It not be first time some kind of videoclip writer working on Bond. With Tomorrow Never Dies Mobey and David Arnold making version on the Bond theme. Also Paul Oakenfold and Die Another Day.
  • M16_CartM16_Cart Craig fanboy?
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    It would help if maybe actual literary writers wrote the story.

    In all honesty, I don't expect Bond to be a serious epic drama but it needs to have some innovation and refinement rather than just go the Hollywood action route.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    M16_Cart wrote: »
    It would help if maybe actual literary writers wrote the story.

    In all honesty, I don't expect Bond to be a serious epic drama but it needs to have some innovation and refinement rather than just go the Hollywood action route.

    Another Berkeley Mather, Roald Dahl or George Macdonald Fraser perhaps? Not a bad idea, I would say.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I would worry about a literary writer taking a screenwriter's job. The pacing of each form of writing is much different, and the writer would need to know how to condense details and information while adhering to the scripting template.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    Maybe a literary author not as screenwriter, but with a Story By credit instead.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited July 2020 Posts: 4,436
    Eoin Colfer. Irish writer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eoin_Colfer In the past he was scool teacher. In a interview for Artemis Fowl turn out he is Bondfan. Together with young new actor more then once there be pushed by Disney / fooling the audince with those lies about chacter of the book from who i have understand is much difrent in the movie. That faild with a movie of his book. He and the directer possible be over ruled by Disney. Of course Barbara be carefull enough to Saltzman and her father legacy.

    He also wrote this English movie and because he is Irish, mabey he can write scenes playing in Ireland.

    There also make tv series of another book of him:
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    M16_Cart wrote: »
    It would help if maybe actual literary writers wrote the story.

    In all honesty, I don't expect Bond to be a serious epic drama but it needs to have some innovation and refinement rather than just go the Hollywood action route.

    I think that Anthony Horowitz should get the chance to write a screenplay, or adapt his novels for the screen. I know he wants Bond set in the past, but Fleming’s books weren’t period pieces for their time either. Forever and a Day would be a great starting point for a new Bond actor. Same with Carte Blanche. RUNS FOR COVER. One of my guilty pleasures is big ensemble casts, and CB doesn’t disappoint me with characters that could be used for future stories.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    @peter ?? He's got my vote
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    @peter ?? He's got my vote

    Minetoo but if he gets the job I am sending him the short tory compendium Quantum of solace with all the short stories and highlighting full passages and parts that ddnt get filmed yet ;)
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    @peter ?? He's got my vote

    Minetoo but if he gets the job I am sending him the short tory compendium Quantum of solace with all the short stories and highlighting full passages and parts that ddnt get filmed yet ;)

    Haha sounds like a plan mate
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    @peter ?? He's got my vote

    Minetoo but if he gets the job I am sending him the short tory compendium Quantum of solace with all the short stories and highlighting full passages and parts that ddnt get filmed yet ;)

    Haha sounds like a plan mate

    @Jordo007 and @Risico007 : fantastic! It just so happens I’ve put a petition together to submit to EoN and convince them that I should be the next writer! I’ve placed both of you on the list (the list that only has two names…).
    In all seriousness, it would be a challenging gig for any writer (and one where you definitely wouldn’t be able to satisfy all the people. Those that aren’t satisfied would certainly fire arrows your way, 😂!).
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    peter wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    @peter ?? He's got my vote

    Minetoo but if he gets the job I am sending him the short tory compendium Quantum of solace with all the short stories and highlighting full passages and parts that ddnt get filmed yet ;)

    Haha sounds like a plan mate

    @Jordo007 and @Risico007 : fantastic! It just so happens I’ve put a petition together to submit to EoN and convince them that I should be the next writer! I’ve placed both of you on the list (the list that only has two names…).
    In all seriousness, it would be a challenging gig for any writer (and one where you definitely wouldn’t be able to satisfy all the people. Those that aren’t satisfied would certainly fire arrows your way, 😂!).

    Just use the short stories The Hildebrand rarity and From a View to a Kill as a film plot and we will be fine :)
  • Bumping this thread with a few names, because I don’t think the writers are discussed often enough.

    Pheobe Waller Bridge. I know it’s hard to pinpoint what she contributed to No Time to Die, but what we do know is that she had a lot of input into the scenes with Paloma, and even the film’s detractors seem to agree that was a highlight. She’s great with character and funny, zippy dialogue, without ever coming across as too clever clever and snarky. I don’t think plotting is really her strength, the first season of Killing Eve was by far the best one, but it did get weaker towards the end. So, might be best to have other writers on the back burner to help in that area. But I still think she could deliver something fun and fresh, and I’d like to see what she could do with a Bond film that was her own story.

    Mark Gattiss and Steven Moffat. Gattiss is a big Bond fan who knows his Fleming, Moffat is one of the most imaginative and high concept writers working, and both are great at coming up with funny, snappy bits of dialogue. I’m surprised neither have jumped to films too, because I think shorter form storytelling could suit them a lot better. The weakest part of Moffat’s Doctor Who was the series arcs, and Sherlock went off the rails by the end. But if they were tasked with delivering a tightly plotted standalone blockbuster, then I think they could nail it. They could get Edgar Wright to help too, and have him direct. I think they’d work well together.

    Armando Ianuccci. An unconventional choice, because he hasn’t really done any sort of action/adventure stuff before. But he’s a brilliant and versatile writer, and I’d like to see something with a bit more real world relevance again next time around. I don’t just mean the same old drab surveillance state/is Bond still relevant themes either. I mean something like a villain who’s parodying some real world figure, or some sort of political satire. I think he could be the man to deliver that. In a similar vein, maybe Jesse Armstrong? His Murdoch stand in is much better than TND’s (and so was Steven Moffat’s, come to think of it).

    Paul Schrader. A prestigious name who’s still on top form (I really loved First Reformed, and the Card Counter is meant to be good too). Only thing is, would he deliver something quite heavy emotionally? I think he’d be attracted to exploring the moral implications of Bond’s job, and the psychological consequences, and we’ve had a lot of that lately. I‘m hoping for something a bit less introspective next time.

    Quentin Tarantino. Won’t happen obviously, but a man can dream.

    Any other suggestions? I don’t mind Purvis and Wade, they’re solid and dependable, but I do think they’ve been repeating themselves a bit in recent years, and I’d like some fresh blood with a strong new feeling voice. Waller Bridge bought that to NTTD’s rewrites, but it’d be cool to have that from day one this time.
  • Any other suggestions?
    I suggested Scott Z. Burns before on the next director discussion. He did uncredited rewrites on NTTD, wrote an unproduced draft for Man from UNCLE back when Steven Soderbergh was set to direct the movie, and made his directorial debut in 2019 with a political thriller titled The Report that was pretty good. If Eon is going to keep the tone or the mood of the Craig era, Burns may be a good fit to if not direct, at least write Bond 26.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited November 2021 Posts: 4,436
    Paul Thomas Anderson. As directer and writer. Sugest already before NTTD based on The Master.But goodnews be that some people of NTTD with him before on Phantom Thread. Look like a bit what happend with Marc Forster and Dennis Gassner with QOS before Sam Mendes work with Dennis on Skyfall and Spectre.

    For Rami Malek he comes to late, Malek also get a part in The Master. Whyle of course there can do FRWL (Where there connected the previous villian Dr No with Spectre) but then with showing flashbacks to Safin to refeal more about his chacter by another chacter. I sugest in another thread to connected Safin with with Mystery Quantum member/You Know My Name and let him refeald as real guy behind everthing (Safin just be played by him to get ridd of Spectre.) with Hinx return (As there did with Jaws in Moonraker). Besides using Quantum symbol (Use at theater play in QOS) there can even consider
    'rotten'' apple
    as hints.





    Poster earler:
    Should return from NTDD:
    Mark Tildesley ... Production Designer and mabey some of the Art directers (if there not be local based like Italian person). I don't have problem with it if Dennis Gassner and his QOS Art Directers returns if there not be avaible/don't whant to return. But i stil hope he wil, inspecialy because he working with Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) on Phantom Thread who i like to see direct and write Bond movie since The Master. This also count for Véronique Melery who replaced Anna Pinnock with NTTD can return as set dresser.

    Anna Pinnock (QOS, Skyfall, Spectre) was not avaible because betrayed Bond for Nolan and again wil not be avaible with working on Indiana Jones 5 and Fantastic Beast movies.

    If not Mark Tildesley return then production designer of The Master can take over. Paul Thomas Anderson also did Cinematopgraphy for Thantom Thread, but i think it is better that have another extra person and he ask the guy from The Master. IF needed there can ask Robert Elwit back who working on Anderson There Will Be Blood and on Tomorrow Never Dies.

    Sean Durkin
    Sean Durkin. Canadian directer. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1699934
    A movie named The Nest with Jude Law he directed/wrote. I read a Dutch ''Belgium'' review about BD.

  • TheQueensPeaceTheQueensPeace That's Classified
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    Will Self
    Martin Amis
    Daniel Waters
    Richard Curtis/Emma Freud
    David Mamet
    Shane Black
    Jesse Armstrong
    Tom Cain
    Tom Bradby
    John Grisham
    Peter Morgan
    Aron Sorkin
    JK Rowling
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Will Self
    Martin Amis
    Daniel Waters
    Richard Curtis/Emma Freud
    David Mamet
    Shane Black
    Jesse Armstrong
    Tom Cain
    Tom Bradby
    John Grisham
    Peter Morgan
    Aron Sorkin
    JK Rowling

    In a wild dream, Aaron Sorkin is writing my favourite Bond film. What I love about Sorkin is that he excels at dialogue, which is always intelligent, witty and tremendously kinetic in his voice. I'm sure he would give Bond killer one-liners. But another writer would have to come in for the spy and action stuff, I'm sure.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
    edited December 2021 Posts: 2,507
    Krysty Wilson-Cairns, underrated talented writer
    Christopher McQuarrie, would be a dream but I doubt it'll happen
    Cary Fukunaga again, with a clean slate would be great
    And of course @peter
  • TheQueensPeaceTheQueensPeace That's Classified
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    Tom Stoppard
    David Koepp
    Dan Brown
    Russell T Davies
    Eric Van Lustbader
    Andy McNabb
    Charlie Higson
    Brian Freeman
    Tony Gilroy
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Will Self? He's the kind of person that would write a snooty, anti-bond article for The Guardian. He would rather cut his own heart out with a rusty hacksaw blade, than write a Bond film.


    What about Anthony Horrowitz? He's doing a good job with the books.
  • slide_99slide_99 USA
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    Martin McDonagh
    Tony Gilroy
    Billy Ray
    Brian Helgeland
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Will Self? He's the kind of person that would write a snooty, anti-bond article for The Guardian. He would rather cut his own heart out with a rusty hacksaw blade, than write a Bond film.

    He wrote quite a decent Fleming pastiche/mickey take for one of his articles many years ago I recall.
  • Will Self? He's the kind of person that would write a snooty, anti-bond article for The Guardian. He would rather cut his own heart out with a rusty hacksaw blade, than write a Bond film.


    What about Anthony Horrowitz? He's doing a good job with the books.

    I’m not sure if it’d work either to be honest, doesn’t seem his gig at all, but to play devil’s advocate, sometimes getting an “outsider” perspective can be interesting. Peter Morgan’s a republican who’s made lots of interesting stuff around the Royal Family for example, because he finds that whole circus fascinating.

    Don’t think I’d want that next time though. I think the Craig era has done enough critiquing and deconstructing, time for something fresh. Horowitz could be good, as long as they don’t let him do another origin story. I found that side of Forever and a Day really contrived. Trigger Mortis was great though. There’s even a few bits in that one I wouldn’t mind them using in a film actually, now that the continuation novels seem to be on the table.
  • TheQueensPeaceTheQueensPeace That's Classified
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    Thomas Harris
    Michael Arndt
    Ben Elton
    David Hare
    Bruce Feirstein
    David Webb peoples
    Oliver Stone
    Steven Zaillian
    Michael Schiffer
    David Goyer
    Antonia Fraser
    Rona Munro
    Ian Briggs
    Daniel Petrie jr
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited December 2021 Posts: 17,781
    Will Self? He's the kind of person that would write a snooty, anti-bond article for The Guardian. He would rather cut his own heart out with a rusty hacksaw blade, than write a Bond film.


    What about Anthony Horrowitz? He's doing a good job with the books.

    I'd say likewise for the suggestion of Martin Amis as a future Bond author too. Although he's the son of our own Sir Kingsley Amis and a highly successful author in his own right, he once said* that he'd only write a Bond novel if he'd suffered from some kind of brain aneurysm or brain injury. However, he also revealed that as a teenager he'd helped his father think up potential Bond girl names for his father's book The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007 (1965). He offered critiques to his father on the writing in Colonel Sun (1968). He does seem to take a rather snobbish approach to the idea of writing a Bond novel, rather like how Sebastian Faulks talked about the literary Bond in press and TV interviews as part of the publicity for the Fleming centenary Bond novel Devil May Care (2008). No future Bond author (or past one, for that matter) should think that the material is below them.

    I think that the next author should be someone who is not only a great writer but also a fan of Ian Fleming and James Bond. A great writer with a good depth of knowledge of Bond should be the basic entry requirements for the role of Bond continuation author. One thriller writer I'm surprised that they haven't approached before is Ken Follett. He is a literary Bond fan and he certainly knows his stuff.

    * On Amis, Amis and Bond, (BBC Radio 4, 17 July 2007).
  • TheQueensPeaceTheQueensPeace That's Classified
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    people citing gatiss/moffat should watch sherlock; which imho just rips off bond a lot. they bring nothing new to this table.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    people citing gatiss/moffat should watch sherlock; which imho just rips off bond a lot. they bring nothing new to this table.

    You don't think there's any difference between Sherlock and Bond from a script point of view? Really?
  • Jesse Armstrong. His genius work on Peep Show and Succession would elevate Bond writing to new heights easily.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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