We still don’t know whether Daniel Craig will be returning as 007 in Bond 25, but it seems that screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are officially on board for the next instalment of the long-running spy series, according to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail.
Writers #nealpurvis & #robertwade hired to write story for #Bond25. #DanielCraig still deciding whether he will do it pic.twitter.com/AyF0JlFUV6
— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) March 9, 2017
Purvis and Wade have been ever-presents in the Bond franchise since 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, contributing to the scripts for Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre (the duo initially announced they would not be working on Spectre, but were ultimately brought in to polish John Logan’s screenplay).
As yet, Bond 25 is without a set release date, and will also need to find a new director after Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes opted not to return. Daniel Craig is yet to make a decision about his future, although it is said that he remains the number one choice of producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.