The 91-year-old screenwriter, who also wrote films like “Flash Gordon” and “Never Say Never Again,” Semple brought a lighter version of The Dark Knight to television screens in the 1960s.
Now that MGM has picked up the last outstanding James Bond film rights, the patch is clear for Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his organization SPECTRE to return to the franchise.
Director Sam Mendes has reportedly signed on to return for the Skyfall follow-up, which will feature Daniel Craig as James Bond and Academy Award-winning actress Penelope Cruz.
A new rumor contends The Dark Knight Rises and Inception director Christopher Nolan is in early talks to helm the next James Bond film.
In this week’s installment, Was Superman a Spy? And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed author Brian Cronin digs into the frequently repeated tale that Roger Moore was author Ian Fleming’s first choice to play James Bond.
Skyfall producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who have overseen the Bond films since 1996, talk with Spinoff Online about the 50th anniversary of the franchise, their special relationship with the 007 actors, and convincing Daniel Craig to sign on for two more installments.