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`Casino Royale` screenwriter Paul Haggis confirms `Batman` influence

13-Oct-2005 • Casino Royale

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Paul Haggis, who has been brought onboard "Casino Royale" to polish the first draft script by Neal Purvis and Rober Wade, has confirmed a major influence on the direction of the next James Bond film.

"Casino Royale" is set to take 007 back to the early days in his career as an agent with a licence to kill.

Speaking to a Canadian news site, Haggis said he's excited about sculpting the iconic secret agent into a much darker Bond.

"We're trying to do for Bond what Batman Begins did for Batman," he said, referring to the feature film prequel released this past summer that explained Batman's metamorphosis.

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