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Bond 24 writer John Logan teases the next 007 adventure

17-Jan-2014 • Spectre (2015)

Whilst promoting his current cable TV show project 'Penny Dreadful' (starring Bond girl Eva Green amongst a gaggle of Bond alumni), screenwriter John Logan talked to IGN at the Television Critics Association press tour today.

Logan is contracted to pen the next two Bond outings, with director Sam Mendes returning from "Skyfall".

When questioned about what he could say so far about Bond 24, he said: ""All I can say about Bond is that I'm happily writing it. Sam Mendes would rappel through the window and kill me."

"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. 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. I grew up on the Bond movies. 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 Fleming 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 rounded out the Bond 24 questioning on the subject of whether or not Blofeld would return to the series now that the legal rights have been cleared up: "You know, I think our villain's appropriate to the story we're telling," he teased.

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