Movie Bond 25

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See, Purvis and Wade wrote Casino Royale and Skyfall.
They also wrote Quantum of Solace and Spectre.
So their reliability is straight down the middle. But based on their interesting sequence (good movie followed by bad movie followed by good movie followed by bad movie), maybe Bond 25 ends on a high note.
 
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See, Purvis and Wade wrote Casino Royale and Skyfall.
They also wrote Quantum of Solace and Spectre.
So their reliability is straight down the middle. But based on their interesting sequence (good movie followed by bad movie followed by good movie followed by bad movie), maybe Bond 25 ends on a high note.
It's actually interesting because the movies end up good when they're rewritten (CR had Paul Haggis after them and SF had John Logan) and not so much when they rewrite. QoS - a film I love despite its flaws, incidentally- had them rewriting Haggis' infamous draft with James Bond Jr. before the Writer's Strike hit while SPECTRE brought them in to fix Logan's 1st draft only to be eventually rewritten themselves by Jez Butterworth. I would even daresay their rewrite was the best possible version of that film because Butterworth's work (coupled with some not very judicious editing) muddled a few interesting points in their draft, all things considered*.

Not to mention TWINE, originally a 1st draft of theirs, and DAD, which supposedly kept them as the only writers on board throughout the whole process. My point being they're bad writers per se as they're pretty good at structure, know their Bond lore inside out and their stuff reads quite swiftly, with some occasional crackling bits of dialogue, but they always seem to need an extra oomph to make "their" movies better. Much has been said of BOND 25 at this point -from starting from two different scripts, one theirs and the other from Danny Boyle's regular John Hodge- but I never doubted they would always be kept around by EoN as they've developed a pretty solid dynamic with them. At this very hour they're supposed to be the movie's only credited writers, but with Fukunaga directing, I expect he'll have a final hand in that too, which is... encouraging.

* Meaning it was Amy Pascal who forced on EoN the ******* half-brother storyline that had Blofeld be "the author of all Bond's pain", including his teenage pimples and that one time the supermarket lady charged him double on his credit card.
 
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Scott Z. Burns was hired to rewrite the script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, less than 2 months before they are going to start production. It’s an overhaul, he has 4 weeks to rewrite it and he'll receive a huge paycheck.
 
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