CASINO ROYALE WRITERS TURNING BOND 25 TREATMENT INTO SCRIPT: It’s getting closer to the big screen! Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who’ve written for the 007 franchise since 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, is turning their Bond 25 treatment into a script. They got the go-ahead after Danny Boyle left the project as director and writer. They will reportedly take elements from their treatment and Boyle’s script and combine them into a new film. Meanwhile, MGM continues to look for a new director of the Daniel Craig-toplined franchise. The release date thus far has remained unchanged (November 8th, 2019), though many believe it will shift when a new director is found.
PETA PROTESTS AT TIFF: Animal rights activists led by PETA protested the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual prize giving ceremony. PETA takes issue with TIFF’s sponsor, the luxury parka maker Canada Goose. (The brand uses goose down and coyote fur in its jackets). "The Toronto International Film Festival accepts sponsorship money from Canada Goose, who profit from inflicting torture on coyotes and birds," PETA said online.
NBC TO REMAIN HOME FOR GOLDEN GLOBES: NBC, home to the Golden Globes for 23 years, will keep the show for at least the next eight. The network signed a deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Friday. This year’s telecast will air on January 6th, 2019, starting at 8 p.m. EST. Nominations will be announced December 6th.
ISLA FISHER SET FOR GREED: Isla Fisher has signed on for Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. She joins Steve Coogan and David Mitchell. Coogan plays a self-absorbed billionaire, while Fisher plays his wife, the only person who truly understands his strengths and weaknesses.
GOT WRITER INKS AMAZON DEAL: Amazon Studios has added a new stallion to its stable of producers. Game of Thrones Emmy winner Bryan Cogman has inked an overall deal with the mega-streamer, and is set to create and develop multiple TV projects. "We’re proud to be in business with Bryan, who has written some of the most memorable and exhilarating television in recent history," said Albert Cheng, co-head of TV at Amazon Studios. "His storytelling prowess is undeniable, and we cannot wait to introduce his voice to our Prime Video audience." In addition to GOT, he wrote Disney’s upcoming The Sword in the Stone.