TV - Movies
Writer John
Logan On How
Being A 'Fanboy'
Impacted The
James Bond Films
By KATY KROLL
The James Bond film franchise is one of Hollywood's biggest success stories, spanning seven decades with 27 movies and grossing over $7 billion and counting worldwide. It has made living legends out of actors like Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and of course, Daniel Craig, whose run as the secret agent with a license to kill came to an end with “No Time to Die.”
Arguably, two of the biggest Bond films are 2012's "Skyfall" and 2015's "Spectre," both starring Craig and co-written by multiple Academy Award nominee John Logan. An admitted "fanboy" of the franchise, Logan — who also penned the blockbuster “Gladiator” — revealed to Looper during an exclusive interview how his lifelong love of 007 impacted these two movies.
Both 007 flicks fit right into the canon of James Bond films — and that's exactly what Logan wanted. He said, "Working with [director] Sam Mendes, who I've known for years in theater, was very rewarding because we were both new to the franchise. Our biggest concern was, 'Don't mess it up. Try to be faithful and pay homage to everything that's come before us.’”