According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Haggis, 007 , the writer, who was nominated for an Oscar for Million Dollar Baby and wrote and directed this summer's sleeper hit Crash, has been tapped to do a rewrite of Casino Royale, Sony and MGM's 21st installment of the lucrative Bond franchise.

Producer siblings Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson have brought back Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, The Legend of Zorro) to direct his second Bond. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who cut their teeth on Bond films The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day, wrote the previous draft.

The search for a new Bond to replace Pierce Brosnan is under way.