You might be asking yourself how he can miss playing a character he never actually played on screen? But never mind that now. The big news is the man who brought us the name ‘Quantum of Solace‘ says the new script is ‘fantastic’! Although I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the last script Craig seemed to approve of was thrown across the room by Harrison Ford as rubbish.
Amazingly Extra caught up with Craig and was able to get him to comment on the new Bond movie beyond his annoyance with ‘people thinking they own him’, as one of the forum members pointed out there is one woman who might think she does own him and she might not be far off as she had him wearing one of her old frocks earlier this year!
In the Extra interview Craig said:
‘We’ve got a script, it’s fantastic. I’m gagging to go, I’ve had a break now,’
‘Although it sort of seemed like it was never going to happen, it always was going to happen – it was just a matter of sorting out people and financing. We start shooting October or November this year.
‘It’s been nice to have some time off from the role, it’s given me a chance to have a break.’
Oh goody! This means Craig’s £8 million pay-day will be coming through! Well, OK, admittedly that part was a bit shallow on my part. However is does answer some of the questions that were raised before about the script being ready. As was said earlier the DCinB position is more or less, I am paraphrasing here; get on with making Craig’s third and then for the love of all that is good and holy Bring Back Bond! The Jason Bourne mimicry* has gone on long enough.
*For both Ms. Broccoli and Sony, executives said, the model was Jason Bourne, the character Matt Damon successfully incarnated in two gritty spy movies for Universal Pictures, “The Bourne Identity” and “The Bourne Supremacy.” -NY Times October 15, 2005