Bond 25: Daniel Craig starred delayed after Bourne Ultimatum writer is hired to rewrite script
The next James Bond film, dubbed Bond 25, has been delayed by two months thanks to extensive changes in the script. Reports said that writer Scott Z Burns has been roped in by MGM Studio to write a new script for the upcoming film, leading to the delay. Bond 25 is to be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Burns is credited for write Bourne Ultimatum and MGM Studio wants him to overhaul the entire screenplay of Bond 25. The new release date is April 8, 2020.
Reports said that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have already written a draft version of the script but the studio, as it turns out, is unhappy with their work. Initially, the film was to be directed by Danny Boyle and had a release date of November 8, 2019. The release was shifted to February 14, 2020, after Danny Boyle dropped out of it citing ‘creative differences.’ Bond 25 is currently untitled and will be the fifth film starring Daniel Craig as the spy with a license to kill. Bond 25 might also be the last James Bond film starring Craig.
Bond 25 will also witness Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw reprising their roles. The French star Lea Seydoux, who played the role of psychologist Madeleine Swann in Sam Mendes' Spectre, will also make a comeback.