Daniel Craig will star in a brand new 007 story spread over two separate films

Skyfall‘s John Logan has been hired to write the next two Bond movies.

Daniel Craig will star in a brand new 007 story spread over two separate films, after Logan’s pitch for a two-parter was accepted by Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan has already started writing his two screenplays, which are not based on original works by Ian Fleming.

Logan is credited as co-writer on Skyfall after he reworked the original script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. His impressive screenwriting CV already includes Hugo, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd, all of which he wrote solo. As a co-writer, Logan also contributed to Gladiator and The Last Samurai.

Daniel Craig was confirmed for at least two more Bond movies back in September (2012). Meanwhile, Skyfall director Sam Mendes has admitted that he would consider returning, depending on how the audience responds to his first Bond film.

So far, Skyfall is shaping up to be a smash. It opened in the UK to rave reviews on Friday (October 26) and took a whopping £20.1 million at the box office over the weekend. The US release follows on November 9. You can watch the film’s trailer below.