After much talk, Danny Boyle has now seemingly confirmed that he will direct the next James Bond film and plans to start shooting later this year for MGM and EON.
For a while now rumors have been that Boyle had come up with a great take that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson loved. His involvement though was in question due to a new film with a script by Richard Curtis which has taken priority.
Now, according to Boyle at a screening of his new FX series “Trust” this week, he’s finishing up work on the Bond script, will then do the Curtis film and then begin shooting Bond at the end of the year. He tells 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.”
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.”
Expected to be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as Bond, the movie is targeting a late 2019 release.