"Bond 22" Has Paul Haggis Back

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis is reported to about polish the script of "Bond 22" like he did before on that of "Casino Royale."

Previously recruited to give his touch on the script of "Casino Royale", Paul Haggis will delightfully return to perform the similar task for the hit flick's follow-up "Bond 22", the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.

Currently in the editing room finishing up "In the Valley of Elah", Haggis is said to about polish the movie's screenplay that regular 007 scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have already finished writing. The man's rewrite of "Royale" script proved to help revitalizing the franchise and hook a new generation fans to pull over $588 million tally on the worldwide box-office.

The twenty-second official film in the James Bond series set for a November 7, 2008 release, "Bond 22" will still be produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson with Daniel Craig returning for the second time as the suave British agent. While it has been confirmed that Judi Dench and Giancarlo Giannini are set to reprise their roles as M and Mathis, respectively, name to direct the project has not yet been hired.

In related news regarding the helmer problem, LatinoReview recently pointed out that Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster has been offered to fill in the position, along with fellow filmmakers like Tony Scott, Alex Proyas, and Jonathan Mostow. For Forster, this is not the first time he is in line to direct a major franchise as he previously was asked to work on "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", which he finally turned down to helm "Finding Neverland" instead.

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