There’s trouble brewing in the world of spy films with the producers of James Bond’s 25th movie today announcing that award winning director Danny Boyle has pulled out of directing Bond 25 due to creative differences.
The statement which was released online didn’t mince any words. It simply read: “Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25”
This is a rather big deal considering the weight that the 25th instalment holds in the 007 franchise along with the added pressure of Daniel Craig’s last outing as the famous British spy. As it stands for the moment, Bond 25 is still slated for an October 25 release date in England next year with international premieres kicking off from November 8.
There was no announcement on whether Boyle’s untimely exit would affect this tight production schedule with filming set to commence this December.
At the time of his departure, Variety magazine revealed that Boyle was in the process of looking for a new Bond villain and Bond girl. With the departure of the Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director, the captaincy seat is now wide open for other frontrunners previously linked to the film including David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) and the rumoured Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight & Inception).
The question now is, who do you want to see stepping up to the high profile job?
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