James Bond 23 screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are writing a new, untitled thriller for producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie McDonald, according to Risky Business Blog.

The news comes in the wake of MGM's decision back in April to put James Bond 23 on an "indefinite hold." Purvis and Wade will write the script for the untitled film, based off an original ideal by Parkes and Michael Lieber. Parkes, McDonald and Lieber will serve as producers on the project.

The story takes place in West Africa and revolves around the Taureg tribes, whose land is rich with uranium and has garnered interest by energy companies and terrorist organizations alike. An American anthropologist gets stuck in the middle of this conflict when he is forced to travel to the area to help a research subject, who has been accused of a terrorist attack. Here's what Parkes had to say about the project to the site:

"At its heart, this is an action movie set within a world that is morally complex, alluring and completely real -- which is why Robert and Neal, whose work spans James Bond to John le Carré, are uniquely suited to bring a project like this to life."

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any furhter details on this Neal Purvis and Robert Wade project as soon as we have more information.