We’ve been saying it for months now, but it’s finally official: Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond movie.
EON Productions and MGM have reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to partner on the global release of this twenty-fifth big-screen outing for 007; an outing that will seemingly be the last for Daniel Craig in this most iconic of roles.
Production on Bond 25 is due to start this December, with Trainspotting’s John Hodge working on the screenplay. Given how Boyle is an Oscar winner and longtime partner Hodge is an Oscar nominee, that’s quite the impressive pedigree for Bond’s next adventure.
On this news, EON’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “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. 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.”
At present, this to-be-titled 007 picture is booked in for a November 8, 2019 release in the United States, although UK fans will be seeing the film as early as October 25th, 2019.