Danny Boyle Officially Confirmed As Next James Bond Director
He will direct the as yet untitled 25th Bond movie with Daniel Craig set to return for probably the final time.
In news that we could have sworn broke months ago, Danny Boyle is now super officially working on the next James Bond film, according to the spy franchise’s official Twitter account.
We’ve been expecting you… #Bond25, Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as 007, will be directed by Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle from an original screenplay by John Hodge. Production is set to begin on 3 Dec 2018. MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to release the film worldwide pic.twitter.com/h8fVhyYhyY
— James Bond (@007) May 25, 2018
“We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th instalment of the franchise. We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios…with our partners at MGM”, said producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a statement.
Details are exceptionally scarce at this moment as you’d expect. All we do know for sure is that Boyle will direct from an original script from John Hodge, who has previously collaborated with Boyle on writing Shallow Grave, A Life Less Ordinary and both Trainspotting films. Production will begin on December 3rd this year and will be distributed internationally by Universal pictures, who replace long-term partners Sony.
Most interestingly, however, is that Daniel Craig is officially confirmed to reprise the role of James Bond for the fifth, and no doubt final time. While speculation has been rife that he’d be replaced by everyone from Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddlestone and Idris Elba even getting a mention, he’s seemingly had a change of heart — no doubt with the the help of a few extra zeroes.
The as yet untitled 25th film in the Bond franchise will be released in the UK on October 25th 2019 and in the US two weeks later.