News - February 22, 2019

New James Bond working title confirmed to be Shatterhand
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New James Bond working title confirmed to be Shatterhand

The working title for the next James film has been revealed to be Shatterhand. 

A listing for the film appeared in industry publication Production Weekly, which listed the film with the working title. 

Reports that the film would be titled Shatterhand first appeared back in 2017, when newspapers suggested that it would be based on the 1999 thriller Never Dream Of Dying by Raymond Benson. 

Benson also wrote Bond books Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough. 

If these reports prove true and the new film is a version of Never Dream Of Dying, then the movie will see Bond battle a blind criminal genius behind an evil organisation called the Union.

Dr. Shatterhand is also a known alias of Blofeld, Bond's most iconic nemesis. 

The movie has already been in news once this week after it was announced the release date been delayed.

It had been due to hit cinemas on February 14th in 2020, a delay from its original release date of November 8th in 2019, but has now slipped again. 

The film will now hit cinemas on April 8th in 2020. 

As well as this, Scott Z. Burns, writer on Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum, has been brought in re-work the script.  

Burns' arrival is the latest change for the film, which has already seen director Danny Boyle leave and be replaced by True Detective creator Cary Fukunaga. 

Boyle had wanted to work with screenwriter John Hodge on the project, but his script was rejected by producers.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriters on Skyfall and Spectre, were then brought back in, but their new effort does not seem to have satisfied producers and Fukunaga. 

Production on the movie, which is widely anticipated to be Daniel Craig's last in the role, is still expected to begin in the first half of this year. 

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