Back in June Peter Morgan, writer of The Queen, Frost/Nixon and The Last King of Scotland, was hired to work on the script for Bond 23 alongside regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Morgan recently spoke to fan site Mi6 and talked briefly about working on the film.
From July until October this year, Morgan was writing the first draft of Bond 23 – the third outing for Daniel Craig as 007. “It’s a shocking story”, he said after admitting he couldn’t give anything more away.
Being on the 007 team is a new experience for Morgan. “Bond creates a hysteria around it, one that I haven’t previous known”, he said. “It’s a magnet for publicity – everyone wants to know what’s going on with the new Bond”.
Shocking is good. I never thought I’d ever see a scene which involved Bond getting his gonads beat repeatedly by the villain, but that “shocking” scene occured in Casino Royale.