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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Logan: Bond 24 to build on Skyfall

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in the 24th film
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in the 24th film

James Bond screenwriter John Logan has revealed that the next 007 film will be a worthy follow-up to Skyfall.

The American writer is set to pen the 24th and 25th instalments of the hit action series, which will star Daniel Craig as the famed Secret Service agent.

While the 52-year-old, who also wrote Skyfall, remained tight-lipped over details, he told IGN: "All I can say about Bond is that I'm happily writing it. My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal.

"The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there's resonance from Skyfall in the new movie."

Sam Mendes will return to direct the next Bond film, alongside stars Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.

John kept details about the film's next villain close to his chest, teasing: "I think our villain's appropriate to the story we're telling."

He admitted that being involved in the Bond films is a dream come true, because he is a long-time fan.

"I grew up on the Bond movies. The first one I saw was Diamonds Are Forever, when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces," he said.

"I love all the elements, from the books - mostly from the novels. Going back to Ian Fleming is where I started with Skyfall - and there's certainly elements of the movies and the novels that we've brought into the new movie, as they did into Skyfall."

Skyfall, which was Sam's 007 debut, became the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK when it was released in 2012. Bond 24 will be released on October 23, 2015.

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