The acclaimed screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) spoke to Coming Soon about his work on his newest film – the Clint Eastwood directed Hereafter.
Whilst speaking with Morgan, the team over at Coming Soon could not resist dropping in a Bond 23 question.
Fans will recall that Morgan spent a few months in the second half of 2009 working on a script for the now-delayed James Bond 23 and told reporters in Austria (his new family home) that it would be a shocking story.
Now the only shock for fans is that even less work on the draft was done than anticipated.
The screenwriter revealed that he did not even turn in a draft of the new 007 movie script:
I hadn’t gotten that far. I was working on an outline when they said, “We’re going to have to stop this process now,” and when it came to the point where I was going to commit to doing the Freddie Mercury film, I sort of discussed with my reps that it would probably take me out of all consideration and that’s what’s happened, and I wish them the best.
Now attached to several other projects, it looks like the respected screenwriter will not be returning to the James Bond family any time soon.