Cork. John Cork.: One of the local brains behind Bond attends 'Skyfall' premiere

John Cork

John Cork at the “Skyfall” afterparty in London.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 04:51 PM.


As the world eagerly awaits the release of the 23rd James Bond thriller "Skyfall," one man with local ties has already been there, done that.

John Cork was honored to be invited to the world premiere in London of the movie, and walked the red carpet, along with his 13-year-old son, and the movie's stars, director and producer.

Cork is the son of WaterSound Beach resident Betty Cork and spends a considerable amount of time here visiting her at her beach home. The remainder of the year, when not traveling, he resides in Carmel, Calif.

Cork grew up a huge fan of the legendary and debonair fictional spy, and remembers the first Bond book he read: "Casino Royale," on the beach in Destin in 1974.

After beginning his career as a screenwriter, in 1993 Cork was hired to help the Bond powers that be come up with new ideas for their spy.

"We wrote a character Bible for them of who we thought James Bond should be in the 1990s," he said.

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