If Ian Fleming’s world-famous spy developed a curious case of stage fright in the immediate aftermath of Spectre we’re beginning to see the early signs of a 007 comeback. MGM and Eon have over the franchise’s rights fleeting morsels of information are beginning to infiltrate the interwebs.
Longtime series producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have drawn up a shortlist of potential directors and far, only one name has emerged online: Paul McGuigan. The Powers That Be are reportedly aiming to recruit an indie director for Bond 25, and McGuigan fits the bill quite nicely.
Story-wise, it was revealed two months ago that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade had signed on to pen a treatment for MGM and Eon. On paper, enlisting the creative duo and all-around Bond experts makes a lot of sense, but when you factor in the ongoing bidding war, it’s likely that said draft could be dramatically altered depending on where those rights land.
The upcoming Bond 25 will signal Daniel Craig’s final outing with the license to kill.