Writer John Logan speaks about continuing the James Bond legacy
In an interview with TriQuarterly
, screenwriter John Logan explains how he took on the James Bond legacy:
TQO: What is it like to work on a series in which other people have written the previous movies?
JL: Itâs like being a part of an ongoing story. I grew up on the Bond movies, and I remember the first one I saw. I remember seeing other ones over the years. They are part of my life story. Same with the Star Trek characters: theyâve been a part of my life for years. So to get to go in and help shape that ongoing journey is thrilling.
TQO: Is there any pressure?
JL: There is a unique sense of responsibility to it. The audience comes with a certain level of expectation and a certain investment and familiarity with the characters. So you want to treat the audience really well.
TQO: Iâve heard you say before that every time you write something, you imagine it will be a hit. Where does that confidence come from?
JL: I have a lot of support. I have a lot of people who believed in me early on and gave me validation for my workâfirst teachers and then theater professionals. Even if they didnât love all my work as a playwright, they were always very supportive of the idea of my becoming a playwright, and they understood that I was trying to find my way as a playwright. When you have colleagues by your side whom you respect and who believe in your work, it helps you feel a sense of pride in your work.
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