John Logan has built a name writing films like “Gladiator”, “The Aviator” and “The Last Samurai”. He’s also got a great track record working with some of the industry’s top directors. Now he’s added Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) to the list, with whom he’s doing the latest James Bond movie “Skyfall”. Comingsoon managed to speak with Logan late last week on a number of his upcoming projects, including the 007 film.
He had this to say about the project: “Purvis and Wade who wrote the last several had worked with Sam very closely and written a fantastic, fantastic script. I came into that with Sam in January, so I’ve been on for almost a year now, as a matter of fact. It’s great. It’s so thrilling to work on because like everyone, I grew up on Bond. My first Bond that I remember seeing was ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ and ‘Skyfall’ comes out on the 50th anniversary of ‘Dr. No,’ so it’s thrilling to be a part of it, and I’ve rarely had a better time on a movie. All of us worked very closely, and that includes Sam and Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson. It’s very much a family and it’s a very open, honest exchange about everything, which is frankly, one of the reasons it’s so gratifying. We’re all working together to do the best movie we can.”
“Skyfall” stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace. It premieres 9th November 2012.