Danny Boyle Confirmed For Bond 25

Danny Boyle

by James White |
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Two of the biggest questions surrounding the future of the Bond series have now been settled. EON has announced that Universal has scored the rights to distribute the 25th official entry in the series outside the US and, as part of the announcement, confirmed that Danny Boyle will call the shots, with Daniel Craig, who had already agreed to return, as 007.

Boyle, of course, had been the latest name suggested and in recent months had said that he had been developing a script with regular collaborator John Hodge. He'll still be working with Richard Curtis on a music-themed comedy that will film this summer, and will now also be kicking off shooting the still-untitled Bond movie from 3 December. His Bond is setfor a UK release of 25 October 2019, ahead of an 8 November date in the States.

"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 installment of the franchise," said EON Productions' Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a statement. "We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor." Danny Boyle's going to be a busy man...

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