After a four-year gap between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, Sony Pictures is wasting no time getting the next James Bond movie in motion. The studio has hired John Logan to write the screenplay for Bond 24, with a fall 2014 release date already being targeted.

John Logan rewrote the existing Skyfall script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the last five 007 movies since 1999's The World Is Not Enough. John Logan will write the Bond 24 screenplay by himself, with the writing duo stepping aside and moving on to other non-Bond projects.

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Daniel Craig will return as James Bond, and supporting stars Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes have begun negotiations to reprise their roles from Skyfall.