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Morgan for Bond 23

Jun. 12, 2009by: Omar Aviles

Peter Morgan Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have scripted the last four James Bond adventures so it's a no-brainer that MGM and EON would contract them once again for the upcoming third in the Daniel Craig-era Bond films. This time around, however, they've also brought FROST/NIXON scribe Peter Morgan on board possibly to give the film a more prescient and political touch. Whatever their reason, this is good news for the franchise since Morgan is one hell of a writer, not only having written the Oscar nominated FROST/NIXON but also the critically acclaimed THE QUEEN and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. Also new this time around is that MGM now has full control of the franchise. They'd previously shared the property and distribution with Sony but now they're going solo so they don't have to share the sweet box office cheese with anyone. No production start date has been given to the 23rd Bond flick but it'll likely be released sometime in 2011.

Extra Tidbit: Morgan's upcoming feature directorial debut THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP is somewhat of a sequel to THE QUEEN in that it chronicles Tony Blair's relationship with Bill Clinton. Michael Sheen will reprise his QUEEN role as Blair with Dennis Quaid playing Clinton.
Source: THR

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1:05PM on 06/14/2009
Good stuff, this sounds like a winner. As a life long Bond fan I'm always up for Bond news. This time, however, it must be alot more tongue firmly in cheek. The humour has to come back, but still coupled with the grittiness Craig has shown. I hope Q and Moneypenny are still returning....bottom line is, this one has to be fun.
Good stuff, this sounds like a winner. As a life long Bond fan I'm always up for Bond news. This time, however, it must be alot more tongue firmly in cheek. The humour has to come back, but still coupled with the grittiness Craig has shown. I hope Q and Moneypenny are still returning....bottom line is, this one has to be fun.
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1:04PM on 06/14/2009
Good stuff, this sounds like a winner. As a life long Bond fan I'm always up for Bond news. This time, however, it must be alot more tongue firmly in cheek. The humour has to come back, but still coupled with the grittiness Craig has shown. I hope Q and Moneypenny are still returning....bottom line is, this one has to be fun.
Good stuff, this sounds like a winner. As a life long Bond fan I'm always up for Bond news. This time, however, it must be alot more tongue firmly in cheek. The humour has to come back, but still coupled with the grittiness Craig has shown. I hope Q and Moneypenny are still returning....bottom line is, this one has to be fun.
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11:17AM on 06/14/2009
Any news on if Bond 23 will be finishing the trilogy or if they are going to just do a new story all together? I think they should finish the trilogy. I get it the story and understood why Quantum was the way it was. Hopefully they don't kill the series and make Craig and Brosnan Bond, I had always hated Bond until Casino Royale! And no I dont want him to be Bourne I just want a Bond who is not such a Pussy
Any news on if Bond 23 will be finishing the trilogy or if they are going to just do a new story all together? I think they should finish the trilogy. I get it the story and understood why Quantum was the way it was. Hopefully they don't kill the series and make Craig and Brosnan Bond, I had always hated Bond until Casino Royale! And no I dont want him to be Bourne I just want a Bond who is not such a Pussy
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8:01PM on 06/13/2009
So Paul Haggis has been replaced then, has he? Well, if it's gonna happen then Morgan is definately not a bad replacement at all.

Can't see Dennis Quaid as Clinton, though. I would have liked to see David Morse (from The Green Mile) do that role. Really great actor, time for him to take the step to leading man! Plus he looks a bit like Clinton. More than Quaid at least. Wait, that was about the tidbit, sorry...
So Paul Haggis has been replaced then, has he? Well, if it's gonna happen then Morgan is definately not a bad replacement at all.

Can't see Dennis Quaid as Clinton, though. I would have liked to see David Morse (from The Green Mile) do that role. Really great actor, time for him to take the step to leading man! Plus he looks a bit like Clinton. More than Quaid at least. Wait, that was about the tidbit, sorry...
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3:48PM on 06/13/2009
I was just watching some of the Connery Bond movies this week and was wondering when we would get some new Bond news. I think Morgan will be a welcome addition to this group.

I find it funny that Quaid will play Clinton, since he already played a Bush-type president in the movie American Dreams. I say he should pull a Robert Downey Jr. and play Obama when the time comes.
I was just watching some of the Connery Bond movies this week and was wondering when we would get some new Bond news. I think Morgan will be a welcome addition to this group.

I find it funny that Quaid will play Clinton, since he already played a Bush-type president in the movie American Dreams. I say he should pull a Robert Downey Jr. and play Obama when the time comes.
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4:51AM on 06/13/2009

Arise Sir Christopher!

As a life-long Bond fan, I think Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been absolutely terrible for the series. There was never an actor more perfect for Bond than Brosnan, yet his films were ruined by those two. The only highlight during their stint was Casino Royale - and that was only because they had the novel to work with (and it was heavily script-doctored).

I thought after 'The World Is Not Enough' they were going to get the boot. So... it seems even the Bond producers realised 'Quantum
As a life-long Bond fan, I think Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been absolutely terrible for the series. There was never an actor more perfect for Bond than Brosnan, yet his films were ruined by those two. The only highlight during their stint was Casino Royale - and that was only because they had the novel to work with (and it was heavily script-doctored).

I thought after 'The World Is Not Enough' they were going to get the boot. So... it seems even the Bond producers realised 'Quantum of Solace' was shit. Now they just need to get Vic Armstrong back.

P.S. Scaramanga is finally a Peer of the Realm - about time too!
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2:55AM on 06/13/2009

SUPERB!!!!!!

Frost/Nixon one of my favs. Love the idea of bringing him in. At least lets hope they come with a good/complicated plot. Cos they seem to be shaking up the formula.
Frost/Nixon one of my favs. Love the idea of bringing him in. At least lets hope they come with a good/complicated plot. Cos they seem to be shaking up the formula.
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11:58PM on 06/12/2009
Particularly considering his work on "Last King of Scotland" Morgan should be a welcome addition.

And Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton? I can kinda see it, but I never really thought who'd be good for playing Bill.
Particularly considering his work on "Last King of Scotland" Morgan should be a welcome addition.

And Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton? I can kinda see it, but I never really thought who'd be good for playing Bill.
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9:23PM on 06/12/2009
HaHa that was a long f*cking extra tidbit but its all goood... And Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton?? lmao Thats pretty funny. Man I've yet to see Quantum, Frost/Nixon, and The f*ckin Queen but I'm not rushing out to get that one
HaHa that was a long f*cking extra tidbit but its all goood... And Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton?? lmao Thats pretty funny. Man I've yet to see Quantum, Frost/Nixon, and The f*ckin Queen but I'm not rushing out to get that one
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8:30PM on 06/12/2009
Not bad. Morgan should have won the Oscar last year in my opinion.
Not bad. Morgan should have won the Oscar last year in my opinion.
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8:29PM on 06/12/2009
Not bad. Morgan should have won the Oscar last year in my opinion.
Not bad. Morgan should have won the Oscar last year in my opinion.
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8:13PM on 06/12/2009
Longest tidbit ever?
Longest tidbit ever?
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