Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Haggis back on Bond

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis is back on the Bond franchise, reports J.A. Fernandez in The LA Times.
Haggis has more than earned whatever he's being paid to rework the "Bond 22" screenplay by regular Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade ("The World Is Not Enough," "Die Another Day"). His rewrite of Purvis and Wade's "Casino Royale" script helped to revitalize the aging franchise and give it the edgier credibility it needed to hook a new generation of fans and score the franchise's biggest box office — $588 million worldwide. (Don't cry for Purvis and Wade; they keep getting the Bond assignments and they're writing the new "Barbarella" screenplay that Robert Rodriguez just signed on to direct for Universal on Monday.)


  1. Tom , excuse me please for this comment it is not very pertinent to your article.. can Writers Guild accept my new playwright Competition running this summer at

  2. aciddrip - your best bet is to contact the guild office directly - you'll find the phone number on the guild's website at


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