James Bond 25 was only just launched a few days ago, but new reports have alleged that the blockbuster is already in trouble because of conflicts over its title and plot.
On Thursday, the returning Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Lea Seydoux were joined at the launch of the film by new cast members Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, and recent Oscar winner Rami Malek, who will play the film’s villain.
However, no title was provided at the event, which was deemed odd by some, while it has now been alleged that the script for the film has still not been completed.
“They don’t have a script, there’s no title, it is nearly five years since the last Bond. It starts with a retired Bond living in wedded bliss, but the rest of the script is still being worked over,” insists a source for Page Six.
“They rolled out the cast this week at Ian Fleming’s villa in Jamaica because if they wait much longer Daniel Craig, who is 51, will be too old, and then he really won’t do the film.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was the showrunner on the hugely successful first season of Killing Eve and also created, wrote and starred in the equally acclaimed Fleabag, too, was recently brought in at the behest of Craig to add some last minute humor and wit to the screenplay.
Meanwhile, Danny Boyle originally confirmed that he would be the director of James Bond 25, only for him to leave a few few month later after his script for the film, which he co-wrote with John Hodge, was rejected by producers.
We’ll see what Waller-Bridge, Fukunaga and Scott Z. Burns, who are all writers on the film, can do with Bond 25 when it is finally released on April 3, 2020.