Still, Variety apparently has asked a reliable source here. And those sentences are most interesting to me:
“A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the British writer was indeed taking a pass through the script and that director [Cary Fukunaga] was fully aware of the decision. The source said production remained on track to begin at the end of April.”
So it is a dialogue polish, probably, and I do applaud the idea to add more humour to a Bond film again.
I don’t know about Waller-Bridge bringing what is needed but I remain hopeful.
I find it hilarious that the source said Fukunaga was “fully aware of the decision”. That does not sound like he wanted someone to do a polish and add humour. It sounds like: Oh, yeah, the big star told me he would bring in flavor of the month and who am I to say no, especially since Waller-Bridge has a relationship with EON.
In any event: big nervousness there on Mr. Craig´s part.
First: I want a name director. Get DANNY BOYLE for me!
Then: What the fuck is Boyle doing? Its too funny!
Then: That script is shit! Pay Burns to rewrite it! What do I care if he’s only available for a month? He’s a genius!
Now: It´s just not funny enough. But I saw this tv show - and Barbara says Phoebe is great, too. So let her give me more one-liners because I can do comedy much better than everybody says - I just need the right writer for that!