Next Bond Flick, “Skyfall’ Will Be Standalone Movie. Bonus!

The next James Bond flick, Skyfall, is going to be a standalone. This tantalizes my taint. I want my Bond flicks to be self-contained techno-sexual-suave wankfests.


John Logan, screenwriter of “Hugo” and “Coriolanus,” confirmed to The Playlist that “Skyfall,” the upcoming James Bond film to be directed by Sam Mendes, will not continue the same story that Martin Campbell started with “Casino Royale” and Marc Forster expanded in “A Quantum Of Solace.” “It’s standalone,” Logan said last week in a telephone interview. “It’s a new story with a beginning, middle and end. It’s very much a standalone piece.”
Suffice it to say that ‘Quantum’ was coolly received by audiences, especially after “Casino Royale” proved to be the most successful installment in the series’ history. But Logan said that he wasn’t interested at all in trying to right a ship that some might think went off course. “No, no, no, I don’t feel that’s necessary at all,” he insisted. “[Neal] Purvis and [Robert] Wade are fantastic writers and they did the grunt work on ‘Skyfall.’ I mean, they worked with Sam forever, so I have nothing but respect for the work that they’ve done all the way along.”

Logan revealed that he’s a huge fan of James Bond, both on film and in print, and indicated that his previous work with Mendes made their collaboration on “Skyfall” particularly fertile. “I love Bond,” he said. I mean, the first Bond I saw was ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and I just loved all the Bonds since then. I’ve got all the Ian Fleming novels and it was it was kismet. Sam Mendes, who I’ve known forever through theater circles and he and I had actually developed ‘Sweeney Todd’ for years before Tim Burton came on, we ran into each other in New York, and he said do you want to do it?”

“I instantly said yes because I thought it would be such a great adventure,” he continued. “That was a year ago — we’ve worked on it since January.”

Fuggin’ sweet. Works for me.