Oscar winning screenwriter John Logan has spoken to Comingsoon.net on working with Sam Mendes on Skyfall. Logan is best known for his work on The Gladiator and The Aviator, with his collaborators a whose who of Hollywood royalty.
"I think what's great about one thing Sam and I share is we have the language of theater, because that's where we grew up, but we're also filmmakers. I would like to think those two things inform all of our work, so back and forth. 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 is shaping up very nicely, with a fantastic director, cast and by the sounds of it, script, Bond fans should be in for a treat.