For months MGM has been floating around directors for Bond 25 from Christopher Nolan to Denis Villeneuve. Now it looks like they’ve finally found their man with Trainspotting director Danny Boyle.
During a press conference for his show Trust, Boyle said (via Metro US):
“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.”
Boyle has also confirmed that he’ll be bringing in longtime collaborator John Hodge to work on Bond 25 with him. He says:
“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”
For now, we still have no idea where Bond 25 is going to go, but what we do know is that this will likely be the last Bond film for Daniel Craig. After nearly 12 years in the role, it looks like Craig is finally ready for another Bond to step in on his shoes.
While we still have no idea if we’ll see Craig replaced in the movie itself, a lot of fans have already started fan casting who the next Bond will be. Idris Elba is a name that always pops up, but there are also some who think that Tom Hiddleston would be right for the role.
Bond 25 is aiming for a release on Nov. 8, 2019.