IN addition to carrying the 22nd installment of Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig also wrote the script according to an interview with the star conducted by Timeout magazine.
Quantum was being written when the writers strike hit Hollywood meaning that the producers couldn’t hire any script writers to polish off the script. Craig said: “‘Me and the director were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn’t employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together.
“We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished.’”
He wasn’t too impressed with the last Bond film adding: “On ‘Quantum’, we were f***ed. We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, “Never again”, but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not.’
Currently the 23rd installment ‘Skyfall’ is being filmed and Craig is a lot more upbeat about this script saying in comparison to the critically acclaimed Casino Royale “I think this one is better.” He was also full of praise for Skyfall director Sam Mendes.
As well as filming the next Bond film Craig has been busy promoting the English adaptation of The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo book. In the film he plays journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Craig revealed his admiration for certain journalists including the legendary Robert Fisk.
He said: “The truth is, I don’t have any problem with journalists – I count some of them as friends – also some of my heroes are journalists, I’m a big fan of Robert Fisk – great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what’s right.”
Maybe we can see Craig portraying Fisk on the screen sometime in the future in his biopic? Now that I would pay to see. My journalism role model being played by one of my favourite modern day actors.