Danny Boyle to direct the next James Bond

The Academy Award-winning writer/director revealed he would be working with 'Trainspotting' writer John Hodge on an original script.



The upcoming James Bond film, likely to be Daniel Craig's last as the titular character, has a director, per The Guardian.

During an interview with Metro New York, Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle validated rumors that he would take the helm on the highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled Bond 25.

He also noted he would be working again with longtime collaborator and writer John Hodge. He's worked with Boyle since his beginnings as a major picture film director, including on (in order) Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, Trance, and T2 Trainspotting.

Last summer, three finalists other finalists had surfaced, according to Deadline: Blade Runner 2049s Denis Villeneuve, Hell or High Waters David Mackenzie, and Dead Sets Yann Demange.

Boyle's high-end quality, and a tendency for subtle darkness, deft action/thriller sequences, and pulp, thrust him over the top of these qualified directors.

We are working on a script at the moment; we'll see what happens. But it's a great idea, so hopefully, it will work. I'd love to be able to tell you more ... but I'm not going to.

Danny Boyle
Academy Award-winning director