James Bond is easily one of the most iconic characters in the history of Hollywood. The average person, whether they’re a fan or not, knows his code name, his favorite drink, his catch phrases and his basic personality. In short, he’s one of the most profitable assets MGM has, and apparently, executives will go to great lengths to protect their hold on the secret agent, even if it means starting a legal war with a giant company with plenty of resources to fight back.
Universal bought up Aaron Berg’s spec script late last year for a good price, with a promise to get the production into gear as quickly as possible after a script rewrite. No screenwriter has been named to take over the revisions, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if Cornish did it himself, assuming he officially signs on.
The story behind Section 6 takes place in Britain during World War I, when the country’s government begins forming MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6) to look into the military strength of foreign countries, particularly Germany.
Now that he’ll be done filming movies as Wolverine for a while, with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting theaters next May, Jackman will have ample time to continue taking on projects that are more emotionally challenging than comic book movies. He’s already shown the world that he’s at the top of his acting game with Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables last year and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners last month.