Quantum of Solace was something of a disappointment, wasn't it? Oh sure, it wasn't awful, but it was a massive step down from the borderline-revolutionary remake of Casino Royale which turned into an over the top Pierce Brosnan movie in the second half. Daniel Craig wasn't a big fan either, and in a recent interview with Time Out he revealed why: because he had to write it himself. Well, some of it anyway.
Quoth the Craig: "On 'Quantum,' we were f**ked. 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. […] Me and the director [Marc Forster] 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."
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