Oscar winning director Danny Boyle quits the upcoming 25th James Bond film, sending Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 plunging into turmoil. The announcement came posted on the site, referencing the producers and star of the long-running British spy movie franchise, “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”.
The sudden news has sent some uncertainty to the upcoming project, it was not immediately clear whether the director’s exit would delay the production of the film. The project was expected to start filming in December at the Pinewood Studios, west of London.
There has been no announcement yet on Danny Boyle’s replacement, but according to the resources the producers were reported to be taking interest in Scottish director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) before the Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director was hired.
The new film of James Bond franchise is due for release next year, on October 25 in Britain, with Universal handling the international distribution. MGM and EON Productions plan to release it in the US two weeks later in November.
Craig is reported to be all set to make his fifth and last appearance as the legendary British spy in the 25th, as yet untitled film in the storied 007 franchise. He has previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.