Why Quantum of Solace wasn't so good  DEC 14 2011

Daniel Craig, star of the two most recent Bond films, in an interview with Time Out London:

Q: It seems that the script is sometimes an after-thought on huge productions.

A: 'Yes and you swear that you'll never get involved with shit like that, and it happens. On "Quantum", we were fucked. 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.'

Q: You had to rewrite scenes yourself?

A: '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.'

I wonder how many other movies that happened with? io9 and Screenrant speculated on this very question after the strike ended. (via df)

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