Bond Bosses Dismiss Writer Troubles
BOND bosses have dismissed rumours the next 007 movie is in trouble following reports screenwriter PETER MORGAN quit the project after the appointment of director SAM MENDES.
Morgan, who penned screenplays for critically-acclaimed films including Frost/Nixon and The Queen, was hired to work on the 23rd Bond movie, but reports over the weekend (10-11Apr10) suggested the writer had quit the project.
Morgan's rumoured departure was linked to the recent arrival of Mendes, with speculation that the director planned to replace him with Closer creator Patrick Marber.
But a spokesman for Hollywood studio MGM has dismissed the story as gossip, telling Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "The filmmakers say the Morgan/Marber switch is just speculation."