‘Skyfall’ Scribe Signed For ‘Bond 24,’ To Be Released In 2014

Exciting news for James Bond fans: Though Skyfall won’t release stateside for a few more weeks, Bond 24 and 25 are already in the works with the former set for a 2014 release.

Thankfully, we won’t need to wait another four years for the next Bond film, as planning on Bond 24 is already in the works, reports Deadline. Coming off the heels of the announcement that director Sam Mendes is being groomed for a return in the franchise, it is being reported that John Logan, the man behind the Skyfall script, is being quietly signed to pen the next two Bond films.

With Daniel Craig already on-board for another two outings as James Bond, Logan’s signing to screenplay duties is an encouraging development in the oft-times troubled Bond franchise, notes MTV. Word has it that Logan pitched a two-film Bond story arc to Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson during Skyfall‘s shooting, and the producers are more than happy to see that plan through.

Craig’s Bond has been unique in that his films seem to speak to each other and carry on with some overall continuity in mind. Quantum of Solace was marketed as a direct sequel to Casino Royale, and though the upcoming Skyfall is more of a one-off than a trilogy rounder, it still speaks to elements in previous Craig films.

Logan’s upcoming Bond 24 and 25 could even feasibly be shot back-to-back.

Even more encouraging, Bond 24 will likely go into production next year to prepare for the November 2014 release window.

Logan is no slouch of a screen-writer, either. He has been nominated for three Oscars for co-writing Gladiator, and providing scripts for Hugo and The Aviator. His work also includes Rango, Coriolanus, Sweeney Todd, The Last Samurai and Any Given Sunday.

Are you excited for the next couple James Bond films?