We've heard from screenwriter John Logan previously on the upcoming 24th James Bond film, but in a recent interview with Empire, he got a little more in-depth on the process of writing the script noting that the first draft is almost completed.
"Right now the first draft is almost done. I'm terrifically excited about it! I've been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it's been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie."
When asked if we would be seeing the Quantum organization in the film, after being absent from Skyfall, Logan replied:
"There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have fifty years of movies – 23 movies and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder. And when I'm working on the new Bond I'm constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies – what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances? One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that's always been a part of my thinking about Bond."
Confirming what actor Ralph Fiennes said previously about production starting in October, Logan had a very simple comment on what to expect from the upcoming sequel, saying: "You ain't seen nothing yet!"
The 24th installment, starring Daniel Craig, is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.
Skyfall took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK. It was also the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray.