The writer revealed in an interview with The New Yorker that he actually performed a similar polish on 2012's Skyfall, but he didn't receive screen credit for his work. Here's what he had to say about his contributions to the Bond 24 script.
"You know, like Bond doesn't have scenes with other men. Bond shoots other men-he doesn't sit around chatting to them. So you put a line through that."
John Logan was initially brought on to write the script, with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written previous 007 adventures The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, later brought in to rewrite the script back in June, when production was pushed to this December.
It isn't known how much of Jez Butterworth's work will eventually make it to the screen, so we'll have to wait and see. Jez Butterworth's other writing credits include Fair Game, this year's Get on Up and the upcoming Black Mass.