After weeks of negotiation, the status of who will be directing the 25th film of the James Bond franchise has been confirmed. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle has officially been named as director of the next James Bond feature staring Daniel Craig, who will be returning to the role of Bond for the fifth and final time.
Boyle and his Trainspotting collaborator John Hodge are also crafting a script for the follow-up to Spectre.
We are working on a script right now. 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 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.
The ball is officially rolling for this picture and I am very interested now that Boyle is on board. I’m convinced that the man who directed Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Steve Jobs, 28 Days Later and the architect behind the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is certainly up to the task of directing a James Bond flick and perhaps send Daniel Craig out on a high note if he elects to truly walk away from Bond after this film. Eagerly awaiting to see what’s in store for this!