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'Bond 24' Delays Production Due to Script Rewrite

June 28, 2014 (3:45 am) GMT
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are brought back to add 'punch' to the original script written by John Logan.

"Bond 24" was initially planned to go into production late this year, but now is reportedly pushed back due to script issues. According to the Daily Mail, longtime 007 movie writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are brought back to polish the screenplay drafted by John Logan.

The trio previously worked together penning script for 2012's "". Purvis and Wade also contributed to the scriptwriting in the previous installments like "The World Is Not Enough", "", "", and "".

"Neal and Robert are only doing what was done to them. There's no blood; no scars," a source said, before adding, "Let's call it polite turmoil. People are getting on with their work, but we have to wait for the script, so filming won't begin till December, a few months later than they wanted."

The duo are allegedly hired to " 'punch up' the script and sprinkle in more gags, emphasizing the witty repartee between 's 007 and ' Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and ' M."

The film is currently due Stateside on November 6, 2015. Sam Mendes is back at the helm, and reprises his role as Q. No other cast is officially announced, but and are among the rumored additions.

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