All rumours have been put to rest: Danny Boyle is going to direct the latest instalment of the James Bond movie franchise, reports Metro New York.
“We are working on a script right now,” Boyle, the director of "Trainspotting" and "127 Hours," told the publication at a screening of his new FX show "Trust."
"And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year.”
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The names of a number of directors for next Bond film had been doing the rounds, including Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie, for a while now.
Currently called James Bond 25, the film is said to be Daniel Craig’s last role as the British spy. It is set to be released on November 8, 2019.
Boyle added that screenwriter John Hodge and he were exploring an idea for Agent 007 from many years ago. “John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment,” he said. “And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”
When reporters from pagesix.com asked Boyle if the female characters in Bond films will be portrayed differently in the #MeToo era, he said : “You acknowledge the legacy of the world [of Bond] and you write in the world — but you also write in the modern world as well.”
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