Daniel Craig Didn’t Like ‘Quantum of Solace’ Either

James Bond promises that Skyfall will be better than the last one, which he had to help write himself.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Quantum of Solace was something of a disappointment, wasn't it? Oh sure, it wasn't awful, but it was a massive step down from the borderline-revolutionary remake of Casino Royale which turned into an over the top Pierce Brosnan movie in the second half. Daniel Craig wasn't a big fan either, and in a recent interview with Time Out he revealed why: because he had to write it himself. Well, some of it anyway.

Quoth the Craig: "On 'Quantum,' we were f**ked. We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, “Never again”, but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not. […] Me and the director [Marc Forster] were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn’t employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together. We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished."

On the upside, Craig adds that Skyfall "works better" than Casino Royale, which is hearty praise indeed. Read the rest of his enjoyably candid interview at Time Out.

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