In a shock announcement, the official James Bond Twitter account has posted a tweet indicating Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will no longer direct the next 007 film.
The tweet says producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the film’s star Daniel Craig jointly announced Boyle’s exit which is due to ‘creative differences’.
Boyle has been linked to direct the new film since the start of the year, coming onboard with a whole new take that the producers and Craig warmed to for what will be Craig’s fifth and likely final outing. That new take has been developed with screenwriter John Hodge for several months so it’s unclear if the film is starting over from scratch or if they’ll try and salvage elements of Hodge’s work with new writers.
The project was gearing up for a shoot at the end of the year for a November 2019 release, so it’s likely those dates will be impacted by this news.
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. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd
— James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018